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Flash: The Musical

Performing Arts By Russell Florence, Jr. Clark State Community College will stage Flash: The Musical, an original work by Dan Hunt, through Sunday, November 7 in the Turner Studio Theatre at the Clark State Performing Arts Center, 300 S. Fountain Ave. The musical tells the story of Ed, whose life flashes before his eyes after […]

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Porgy And Bess

Opera By Eric Street The Dayton Opera’s brilliant, collaborative Porgy and Bess is a worthy celebration of 50 years. Conducted with verve by Neal Gittleman, the swift-paced, visually striking production is awash in vocal talent. NaGuanda Nobles particularly casts a spell with her opening “Summertime.” Thomas Beard and Kearstin Piper Brown fully inhabit their title […]

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Charlie Hunter

Jazz By Russell Florence, Jr. Guitar whiz Charlie Hunter will bring his unique fusion of jazz, funk and pop to Gilly’s (132 S. Jefferson St.) on Wednesday, October 27 at 8 p.m. Hunter, who grew up in Berkeley, California and is known for a diverse repertoire and comparisons to such greats as Thelonious Monk and […]

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Once On This Island

Editor’s Choice By Russell Florence, Jr. Sinclair Community College produces a terrifically cohesive, emotionally engaging production of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty’s Caribbean-flavored, ensemble-driven musical Once On This Island. The heartwarming and heartbreaking Island, skillfully directed with a universal concept by David Brush and featuring Rodney Veal’s colorful choreography, is affectionately led by perky Aziza […]

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The 39 Steps

Performing Arts By Russell Florence, Jr. The Human Race Theatre Company will present the local premiere of Patrick Barlow’s Tony Award-winning comedic thriller The 39 Steps Oct. 21-Nov. 7 at the Loft Theatre, 126 N. Main St. This spoof of the 1935 Alfred Hitchcock film of the same name and the overall Hitchcock brand will […]

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Classical

Eileen Whalen By Jeff Huntington You can’t have a great orchestra without a great oboist, and they’re scarce. Dayton is fortunate to have one of the country’s great oboists, Eileen Whalen (shown). You can hear her 49 times this season with the Dayton Philharmonic, but you have a special opportunity to hear her solo with […]

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Yellow Springs Artist Tour And Sale

Visual Critic’s Pick By Jud Yalkut The 10th consecutive Yellow Springs Artist Tour and Sale will be held Sat. Oct. 16 and Sun., Oct. 17 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. It will feature an open tour of eight artist studios each with multiple artists. Yellow Springs is noted for artists in this tour who […]

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Flashbulb Fires

Rock Critic’s Pick By Kyle Melton Recently named Best Indie Pop Band in Denver’s Westward Music Showcase, Flashbulb Fires will make a stop next week at South Park Tavern in Dayton. With a unique chamber pop flavor, this quartet employs a wide variety of instrumentation on their most recent album, Glory. Taking cues from contemporaries […]

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Living City Film Festival

Film Critic’s Pick By Russell Florence, Jr. The Living City Film Festival returns to the Neon Movies next week. The five-week festival will salute the work of Jeff Bridges, who received the Academy Award for Best Actor earlier this year for his acclaimed performance in Crazy Heart. The festival begins Monday, October 18 with The […]

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Immersed In Ink Tattoo & Arts Festival

Around Town By Russell Florence, Jr. Hara Arena will host an assortment of tattoo artists from across the country this weekend for the Immersed in Ink Tattoo & Arts Festival. Live tattooing, sideshows and human suspension are among the activities in store. Patrons can also leave their mark at the graffiti wall or be entertained […]

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The Docket: 8/30

Regional police blotters, reported and interpretedby By Ehron Ostendorf Feeding for two The owner of a store said a woman […]

Debate Forum: 8/23

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For rent Can Ohio’s national park be “leased” for drilling? By Sarah Sidlow Quick quiz: name the only national forest […]

On The Beat: 8/23

Roadside fruit stands, where art thou? By Jim Bucher Think the older you get, the more nostalgic. Guess it’s all […]

On Your Marc: 8/23

No character like McVie By Marc Katz I know, there were iconic entertainment groups that played early in their careers […]

Debate Forum: 8/16/16

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For the love of the game Olympic athletes have big dreams, but empty wallets—Should the government step in? By Sarah […]