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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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Double pleasures

Circus archetypes and philosophical tubes at Rosewood Gallery By Jud Yalkut Never be surprised that the Rosewood Gallery will stretch the aesthetic envelope with unconventional indi-vidual visions in its scheduled exhibitions. Running through Friday, October 8 are two concurrent shows by Laine Bachman of Columbus, with her detailed and quirky circus watercolors, and Jean Ann […]

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Performing arts

The Spitfire Grill By Russell Florence, Jr. Beavercreek Community Theatre will open its 15th season September 17-26 with James Valcq and Fred Alley’s 2001 off-Broadway musical The Spitfire Grill, based on the 1996 film of the same name. Wright State musical theater alum Sydney Lanier will star as Shelby, a young ex-convict who starts a […]

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Dancing With God

Sharen Eninger’s Fiver Works in Waynesville By Jud Yalkut Sharen Eninger has been a powerful cultural force since she navigated the Fish House Art Gallery in Waynesville, Ohio from 2000 to 2007. She continues her active career as a part-time instructor at the We Care Heal-ing Arts Center inDayton since 2003, as the Head of Art Ministry […]

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Romeo and Juliet

Shakespeare in South Park Troupe prepares ‘Romeo And Juliet’ By Katie Maurer Romeo and Juliet will make an appear-ance in South Park this weekend, but it won’t be the Romeo and Juliet we are used to. Director Daniel Wilson has decided to go with a Civil War theme for the Shakes-peare in South Park Company’s mini-malist interpretation […]

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Inspired Work

PETER GOOCH CAPTIVATES WITH ‘PROJECT ETHIOPE’ AT UD ARTSTREET By Jud Yalkut Peter Gooch is a unique painter who has for 25 years distilled his recollections of travel in such varied places as Siena, Italy, Cambodia, Malta, coastal Maine, and the Georgian Bay of Canada into striking and colorful abstractions. An associate professor at the […]

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Artistic Extravaganza

Urban Nights Showcases Downtown Dayton By Lara Donnelly As the nights start to cool off and students head back to school, the city of Dayton is giving summer one last hurrah. On Friday, September 10 from 5 to 10 p.m., downtown Dayton, the Oregon District and the Wright-Dunbar neighborhood will be the stage for the […]

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Gays Continue To Leave Ohio

The Struggle For Equality Goes On By Christopher Johnson Presently, House Bill 176, the Equal Housing and Employment Act, sits in Ohio Senate President Bill Harris’ office collecting dust. Meanwhile gays that come to or stay in Ohio particularly to further their educations continue to jump ship upon graduation. I was never so aware of […]

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