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How Peter became Pan

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Peter and the Starcatcher flies in to Dayton By Joyell Nevins Photo: “Peter and the Starcatcher” comes to the Schuster Center June 9-14 Do pirates and buried treasure capture your imagination? Do you want to know what it feels like to fly? Then get ready for your imagination to soar in “Peter and the Starcatcher,” […]

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Building bridges

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Sinclair theatre program performs collaborative, Dayton-focused show By Tammy Newsom Photo: Sinclair Theatre presents “Building Bridges in Our Town” May 29-30; photo: Patti Celek One never knows where the next really big idea comes from. Gary Minyard, vice president of education & engagement at The Victoria Theatre Association (VTA) wanted to improve literacy in Dayton […]

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On Stage

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Your guide to Dayton’s rich theatrical offerings By Jacqui Theobald Photo: Tim Lile stars in The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, adapted by Joe Mantello and performed by the Human Race Theatre Company December 10-19, 2015 So many choices! So many theater groups. Will you make commitments for a season of plays from several different theatres? […]

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Good as Goldstein

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World-renowned pianist Alon Goldstein returns for Vanguard Concert Series By Tara Pettit Photo: Alon Goldstein will perform May 23 at the Dayton Art Institute as part of the Vanguard Concert Series; photo: Meagan Cignoli As the Dayton Art Institute Vanguard Concert performances continue, Gem City concert-goers will once again be moved by musical melodies that […]

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The Rose is alive with the sound of music

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Dayton Performing Arts Alliance christens new venue By Eric Street Photo: Dayton Ballet dancers Case Bodamer and Annalise Woller will perform as part of “An Evening of Rodgers and Hammerstein” at the Rose Music Center at the Heights on May 16 Come prepared for an “Enchanted Evening” when the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance and the […]

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Blood, sweat and success

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Dayton Sideshow celebrates a decade By Lisa Bennett Photo: Dayton Sideshow music coordinator Todd the Fox performs with assistant music coordinator “Queen” Victoria Harper at Sideshow 8; photo: Jennifer Taylor At first glance, Dayton is not a place where anyone would imagine one of the largest art communities in the U.S. to reside. But block […]

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Hung on the high wire

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Jessica Hung’s “Concertmaster’s Choice” at the DAI By Pat Suarez Photo: Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra concertmaster Jessica Hung will perform her “Concertmaster’s Choice” May 17 at the Dayton Art Institute Who doesn’t love a generous helping of symphonic red meat? Seventy-some musicians filling the Mead Theater with blood-pounding fortissimos, brass blazing, percussion thundering; it’s the backbone […]

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Seeing (and hearing) stars

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Catch A Rising Star Gala showcases young talent By Erin Callahan Photo: Alpin Hong will perform in the Education Center of the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery as part of Discover Classical WDPR’s Catch A Rising Star program The three performers of Catch A Rising Star, hosted by Discover Classical WDPR, can boast professional music study, […]

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On stage 4/21/15

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A look ahead to spring theatre By Jacqui Theobald Photo: Dayton Playhouse presents Grease May 1-17 Dayton Theatre Guild’s “Criminal Hearts,” April 24-May 3, 2015 Jane Martin’s comedy will run for two more weekends at the Dayton Theatre Guild. In the unlikely role of ego-centric, neurotic, clueless-about-life Ata is multi-talented Katrina Kittle, a local theatre […]

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Making the grade

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A review of “Taking Shakespeare” at Human Race By Jacqui Theobald Photo: Johanna Leister as Prof and Jon Kovach as Murph in Human Race Theatre Company’s “Taking Shakespeare”; photo: Scott J. Kimmins We may know grouchy teachers and alienated students in the real world, perhaps none so passionate as the pair in the current HRTC […]

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Freedom and joy

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Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra closes season with Lincoln tribute By Joyell Nevins Photo: Dr. Herbert Martin will narrate Aaron Copland’s “Lincoln Portrait” during the Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra Freedom & Joy concert “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth, upon this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the […]

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Packing a punch(line)

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The Nobodies of Comedy tour at Victoria Theatre By Erin Callahan Photo: Comedian Liz Miele will perform as part of the “Nobodies of Comedy” tour at the Victoria Theatre on April 10; photo: Mills Entertainment “The best comics you’ve never heard of” are coming to Dayton. On April 10, the “Nobodies of Comedy” tour will […]

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Melodies that move

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Escher String Quartet continues Vanguard legacy By Tara Pettit Photo: Escher String Quartet will debut at Dayton Art Institute’s NCR Renaissance Auditorium as part of the annual Vanguard Concert series; photo: Laura Rose It’s no secret that at the heart of Dayton lies deeply embedded ties to decades of cultural arts and music. Dayton continues […]

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Songs for a New World

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Sinclair Theatre presents life, through music By Joyell Nevins Photo: [l-r] Andrè Tomlinson, Anna Sheldon, A.J. Breslin, Natalie Sanders and Skyler McNeely will perform Songs for a New World April 3-11 at Sinclair Community College; photo: Patti Celek It’s about one moment. The moment before it all becomes clear. The moment of decision. The precipice […]

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One woman, one act

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Mary Lou Quinlan’s “The God Box” at UD By Jacqui Theobald Photo: Writer Mary Lou Quinlan will perform her one-woman play, “The God Box,” March 30-31 at University of Dayton “I let myself fall into my feelings and it was exciting to share this story about love,” Mary Lou Quinlan, writer/performer says of her one-woman […]

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Sax and swagger

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Gerald Albright comes to the Schuster By Mike Ritchie Photo: Gerald Albright will perform on March 27 at the Schuster Center; photo: Lori Stoll He’s been called one of the biggest stars in R&B, contemporary and straight-ahead jazz while earning a well-deserved reputation by world known artists as a “musician’s musician.” Born in Los Angeles, […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]