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Behind The Scenes Of Porgy & Bess

Dayton Opera Prepares Immense Canvas A Collaborative ‘Porgy And Bess’ By Eric Street Backstage at the Schuster Center the atmosphere nearly crackles with anticipation as musicians, dancers, chorus, soloists and stage hands prepare for what should be the biggest collaborative project of the season: George Gershwin’s iconic American opera Porgy and Bess. This landmark production, […]

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On Stage

News And Reviews By Russell Florence, Jr. FUNNY ‘MOMMIE’ AT DAYTON PLAYHOUSE Charles Busch’s over-the-top 1999 comedic melodrama Die Mommie Die! receives an admirable local premiere at the Dayton Playhouse. Directed by Michael Boyd and set in 1967 Beverly Hills, Mommie concerns the dysfunctional world of faded star singer Angela Arden-Sussman (Cassandra Engber, attractively costumed […]

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Yellow Springs Artist Tour And Sale

Visual Critic’s Pick By Jud Yalkut The 10th consecutive Yellow Springs Artist Tour and Sale will be held Sat. Oct. 16 and Sun., Oct. 17 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It will feature an open tour of eight artist studios each with multiple artists. Yellow Springs is noted for artists in this tour who […]

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Mozart’s Eternal Requiem

DPO Salutes One Of Classical Music’s Finest Works By Patrick Suarez Ah, Hollywood: Entertainer of the masses, distorter of history. In 1997, Titanic featured star-crossed lovers who never existed. Thirteen years earlier, a film nobody thought would do very well became a sensation, telling the amplified story about one of classical music’s brightest lights: Wolfgang […]

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Striking Artistry

‘Future Structures’ Bolstered By ‘Future Visions’ At Dvac By Jud Yalkut Pseudo-science and the body in motion are thematic elements playing against each other in the two-man show “Future Structures” running at the Dayton Visual Arts Center through Friday, October 15. Both artists in this exhibition operate at a high level of both technical mastery […]

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Jazz Artistically

DCDC Presents Fall Concert By Caroline Shannon- Karasik Balance. We’ve all heard it’s one of the keys to any great marriage, right? It even strikes an even flow in the workplace, and the joining of strength and tranquility can bring along the mind-body symmetry to which so many people attribute inner solitude. For a performer, […]

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Reloaded

Tune In To Political Cartoonist Mark Fiore On Relaunched Daytoncitypaper.com By Mark Luedtke One of the great advances of the Internet over print media is animation, and the honored profession of political cartooning has expanded to take advantage of the Internet’s power. In particular, Mark Fiore, the first animated, Internet-only cartoonist to win the Pulitzer […]

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The Importance Of Being Earnest

Performing Arts By Russell Florence, Jr. Cedarville University delivers a delightfully sophisticated presentation of Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, a charming and lighthearted romantic comedy that addresses class, hypocrisy and Victorian mores. Fluidly directed by Diane Conrad Merchant and featuring an attractive set and costume design by Donald N.C. Jones, Earnest is enjoyably […]

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MESOAMERICA: Scribe Serise At WSU

Visuals By Jud Yalku Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month, a site-specific painting installation by Mexican heritage Cincinnati artist Rebecca Nava Soto will be presented through Friday, October 22 in the Student Union Art Gallery on the Wright State University campus, 3640 Col. Glenn Hwy., Fairborn. Soto says that Mesoamerica is a region and cultural area extending […]

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Past And Present

Indigo Work Of Rowland Ricketts At Wright State Rowland Ricketts delves into the realm of what he calls “immanent blue” (Aizome) personified by the indigo plant and its ability to recall the color of the sea and sky and “to transfigure all the energy of human endeavor so that its vitality lends its life to […]

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On craft and craftsmanship

In the studio with Landon Crowell By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Landon Crowell, Inertia in Light of a Likely Disaster, 2011. Wood, […]

Modern masters, talking turkeys and the king himself

Your summer roadmap to art in Cincinnati By Susan Byrnes Photo: Trenton Doyle Hancock, “Hot Coals in Soul,” 2010. Acrylic and […]

International flavor, Midwest vibe

Annual Festival of Nations returns By Andy Hertel Photo: The Brazil delegation proudly represents its country at the 2012 Festival of […]

It’s my party

Troy Hayner Cultural Center rings in 100 years By Alyssa Reck Photo: Hayner Days will begin at 11 a.m. on Aug. […]

Scene around the fence

Beautifying a Yellow Springs construction space By Tammy Newsom Photo:  This is a wall of many capers. A Young’s Dairy […]

Drawn on the lawn

Annual Art on the Lawn event returns By Evan Shaub Photo: A musician performs at 2013’s Art on the Lawn event; […]