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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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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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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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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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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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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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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; […]