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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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Here Today Gone Tomorrow…

Visuals By Jud Yalkut On Friday, October 1 from 5 to 10 p.m., the first in a series of four exhibitions entitled “Here Today Gone Tomorrow” will be held in a space above the Southern Belle, 134 N. Patterson Blvd., as part of First Friday. The collective show of Dayton artists Netta Bits, Todd Hall, […]

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True Man Group

Blue Man Group Performs At Schuster Center By J.T. Ryder Since the perfect family doesn’t exist, it’s never a surprise, no matter how uncomfortable or unnerving, to discover that deception, hate, jealousy and regret can live and fester under the same roof of people who say they love each other. Secrets and lies linger for […]

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Dysfunction Rages On The Plains

Human Race And Wright State Produce Must-See ‘August:Osage County’. By Russell Florence, Jr. Since the perfect family doesn’t exist, it’s never a surprise, no matter how uncomfortable or unnerving, to discover that deception, hate, jealousy and regret can live and fester under the same roof of people who say they love each other. Secrets and […]

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Fire And Ocean

Dayton Philharmonic enters 78th season with Beethoven Overtures. ByPatrick Suarez The first week of fall is upon us, so that means football, Christmas music in stores and, best of all, the first concert series of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra’s 78th season. On Thursday, September 23 and Saturday, September 25 at the Schuster Center, DPO music […]

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Fresh Movement

Dayton Ballet welcomes new dancers. By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Remember the first day of your high school freshman year? You were a little excited, a little nervous, a little, well . . . nauseous. Sure, being the new kid on the block can be tough, but it can also mean big opportunities. For five new dancers […]

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On Stage

News and reviews By Russell Florence, Jr. SOLID ‘SPITFIRE grill’ IN BEAVERCREEK ________ Beavercreek Community Theatre’s 15th sea- son opens with a charming, poignant and authentic production of The Spitfire Grill, James Valcq and Fred Alley’s simplified musical adaptation of the 1996 film of the same name. Directed with character-driven clarity by Doug Lloyd and […]

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August: Osage County

Performing Arts By Russell Florence, Jr. The Human Race Theatre Company and Wright State University will co-present the regional premiere of Tracy Letts’ 2008 Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning comic drama August: Osage County Sept. 23-Oct. 10 in the Creative Arts Center at Wright State, 3640 Col Glenn Hwy., Fairborn. An epic story of a […]

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Home. Grown. History.

Troy celebrates 200 years by Janell Ward Photo: A group of friends spends time in Troy in 1888; photo: Troy […]

Biplanes and barnstormers

WACO Museum Fly-In lands in Troy by Andy Hertel Photo: A row of vintage biplanes on display in Troy; photo: […]

One good eye

Cyclops Festival returns for fourth DIY year By Tim Anderl Photo: Cyclops Festival, the handmade art and apparel event, will take […]

Causing an uproar

Godsmack shreds across the country By Alan Sculley Photo: Godsmack will perform on Aug. 17 at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati […]

Yellow Springs Theater Company

New company of professionals pushes theatrical boundaries By Joyell Nevins Photo: The Yellow Springs Theater Company rehearses D’Arc Comedy by wanda […]

Give it a spin

Whirled Festival of Tops By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: The festivities begin at 5 p.m. in the area north of the […]