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Accomplished Musicians – WDPR concert showcases young talent

Seven of southwest Ohio’s finest young classical musicians will share their talents Sunday, May 16 at the University of Dayton. The teens, WDPR/Classical 88.1 FM Young Talent Search honorees, will present a “free classical concert … where everyone leaves inspired,” according to Shaun Yu, WDPR program director. Yu described this year’s field of competitors as […]

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Carefree Satire Definitely – Mikado

Gilbert and Sullivan’s ‘Mikado’ closes Dayton Opera season If you want to know who we are, we are gentlemen of Japan!” Thus begins the energetic opening chorus of Gilbert and Sullivan’s comic masterpiece, The Mikado. But please don’t take the chorus at their word. The Mikado (or The Town of Titipu) is a rollicking good […]

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The Fraze – Kettering’s Outdoor Oasis

Fraze Pavilion organizers have seemingly perfected the art of scheduling a lineup with a balanced mix of music and entertainment that cuts a swath across all demographics and musical genres. The 2010 season particularly sets the bar higher, including a variety of music we have come to expect from the venue such as jazz (Dave […]

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Masterly Prints – Bud Shark

Bud Shark’s amazing collaborations at Wright State Since 1976, a fabled but little known phenomenon in the art world is the work of master printer/director Bud Shark, particularly his “Shark’s Ink” workshop and collaboration with over 19 innovative contemporary American artists. Reminiscent of the great French print workshops of the 20th century, rendering editions of […]

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The Great Drum

The drummer stands, legs rigid and splayed, mimicking the wide lines of the prone wooden drum. His left arm points to the heavens as his right arm traces an ever increasingly insistent tattoo across the taut drum’s head with the straight wooden drum stick, or bachi. This technique, called oroshi, utilizes silences, or ma, to […]

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Bright and Beautiful

California shines in latest Dayton Art Institute exhibition California has always been a glorious dichotomy between the altruistic sharing of the earth and the unobtainable mega-lifestyle. Still smarting from the eternal battle between natural preservationists and ruthless developers, there is a dramatic monumentality about California that encapsulates the American Dream and struggle. So much a […]

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Devilishly Satisfying

Dayton Opera produces compelling ‘Faust’ Perhaps the spell of Dayton Opera’s impending 50th anniversary season is already working its magic because the organization’s current Faust, which opened Saturday, April 10 at the Schuster Center, seems to be a banner celebration production. Gounod’s masterwork has captivated and stirred audiences for over 150 years, and the Dayton […]

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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; […]

Meet the artist

Abby Rose Maurer on lines, light and the movement of drunk people By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Artist Abby Rose Maurer in […]

Addressing dress

Decked Out! explores culture through costume and adornment By Susan Byrnes Photo: Visitors to the Experiencenter look through a zoetrope, which […]