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Photographer Andy Snow’s Now photo from Franklin, Ohio is part of his “Flood Show.”

Photographer Andy Snow featured at Tripod Club event

Well-known photographer Andy Snow will offer a pictorial journey through the history of Dayton when he shares his work on the Great Flood of 1913 at an upcoming event hosted by the Tripod Photographic Club. The free presentation, slated for 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 13, will be held at the ...

Alter Prayer Garden open to all

What better time to highlight a prayer garden than the season of Advent? At the moment, we’re referring to the lovely rosary garden at the entrance to Archbishop Alter High School in Kettering that features 20 life-size original paintings illustrating the life of Christ. The artist is Suzanne Ley of ...

Tenor Jonathan Burton, a Dayton Opera favorite and rising talent in the opera scene, will sing the arias of Puccini and Verdi in the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance’s presentation of “New Year’s Eve: Classical Destinations” Dec. 31 at the Schuster Center. CONTRIBUTED

DPAA celebrates New Year’s Eve with global flair

The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance invites you to welcome 2015 with “New Year’s Eve: Classical Destinations” Dec. 31 at the Schuster Center. “Classical Destinations,” the second Signature Event of the DPAA’s New Horizons season combining the expertise of the Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera, and Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, focuses on musical ...

Wright State University musical theater students Ian Benjamin and Kelsey Pohl star in Dare to Defy Productions’ staging of Jason Robert Brown’s joyous and heartbreaking musical “The Last Five Years” Jan. 2 and 3 in the Schuster Center’s Mathile Theatre. CONTRIBUTED

Dare to Defy prepares compelling ‘Last Five Years’

Wright State University senior musical theater majors Ian Benjamin and Kelsey Pohl star in Dare to Defy Productions’ staging of Jason Robert Brown’s humorous, romantic and heartbreaking 2002 musical “The Last Five Years,” scheduled for Friday, Jan. 2 and Saturday, Jan. 3 in the Schuster Center’s Mathile Theatre. Brown, who ...

From left to right, Yellow Springs residents Emily Seibel and Penny Adamson are shown dressed as elves in front of the YSAC Gallery. CONTRIBUTED

5 things to see and do during the holiday break

Whether you want to soak up the spiritual meaning of Christmas or still have presents to buy, here are five suggestions of exhibits to see or holiday gift shows to browse in the Dayton area: “At the Manger: And Now the World” The annual celebration of the true meaning of ...

Art in Motion School of Dance will present “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” at the Fairfield Community Arts Center (FCAC) on Sunday, Dec. 21. CONTRIBUTED

‘Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree’ at Fairfield Arts Center

FAIRFIELD – Art in Motion School of Dance will present “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” at the Fairfield Community Arts Center (FCAC) on Sunday, Dec. 21. Shows will be held at 2 p.m. and 6:30 p.m.The winter dance recital will feature the school’s recreational and competitive dancers (ages 2-18), said ...

Sara Clark as Gustav the Green-Nosed Reingoat (It’s a copyright thing, don’t ask) in a performance of “Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some) at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company. The show runs from Dec. 17-28.

‘Every Christmas Story Ever Told’ sends up holiday classics

Although “Every Christmas Story Every Told (And Then Some),” a mishmash send-up of virtually every classic Christmas movie, TV and play, reliably sells out its entire two-week run at the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company, actress Sara Clark said it’s not simply an alternative for people who are sick of “A Christmas ...

Springfield Art Musuem shows student artists’ work

Local high school and college students are just entering their holiday breaks, but their hard work of the past few months is on display at the Springfield Museum of Art.“Youth Capture the Colorful Cosmos” is a project from the Smithsonian, which the Museum recently gained affiliation with, and opened in ...

From the 2013 “Nutcracker”: the party march. CONTRIBUTED

‘Nutcracker’ marks 25 years as local holiday tradition

The Ohio Performing Arts Institute’s annual production of “The Nutcracker” has become as much a part of the Springfield holiday season as Christmas cookies and visits to Santa.This year’s performances, 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Clark StatePerforming Arts Center, mark the 25th consecutive year it’s been presented. With ...

Visiting pastor pens original holiday play

Howard Matson came to Urbana’s Crossway Vineyard Church from Wisconsin last summer on a temporary assignment as pastor.He’ll leave later this month with another title: playwright.Matson’s first play, “I Remember Christmas,” will be presented at Urbana’s Gloria Theater at 7 p.m. Saturday and 6 p.m. Sunday.Matson pondered a special Christmas ...

​SMAG celebrates ‘Holiday With Friends’

SMAG Dance Collective, a contemporary fusion dance troupe, offers “A SMAG Holiday With Friends” on Saturday at the Dayton Playhouse.The varied, entertaining program, replacing the company’s traditional holiday presentation of “An Urban Nutcracker,” captures the spirit of the season with a collaborative essence. Artists scheduled to appear include spoken-word poet ...

Fancy bags by Beth Holyoke are available at ARTtoBUY at DVAC. PAMELA DILLON/CONTRIBUTED

DVAC’s ARTtoBUY: works by 51 local artists

There’s a solution to shopping doldrums: Visit the ARTtoBUY Holiday Gift Gallery, where there are a variety of presents that will delight that special person on your gift list. Instead of a murmured, “Thanks,” you might get a, “Wow! Where did you find this?” Fifty-one area artists have filled the ...

Wright State grad creates sets for television, film

When his fourth-grade teacher told him his drawings were “just scribbles,” Martin Fahrer stopped making art. But when his Wright State University professor, Joe Tilford, insisted he learn to draw if he wanted to become a stage designer, he reconsidered and signed up for art classes. That decision turned out ...

​Sinclair supplies ‘Charlie Brown Christmas’

Sinclair Community College’s regional premiere of “A Charlie Brown Christmas” opens Wednesday afternoon in Blair Hall Theatre. Written by “Peanuts” creator Charles M. Schulz and based on the beloved 1965 Emmy Award-winning television special by Bill Melendez and Lee Mendelson, “A Charlie Brown Christmas” spreads goodwill through the prism of ...

Christina Nam

Holiday concert slated for Sunday

The Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra will celebrate its 25th Anniversary this afternoon at 3 p.m. at the Centerville High School Performing Arts Center with a program of holiday favorites. Twelve-year-old violinist Christina Nam, winner of the 2014 Clark J. Haines Concerto Competition and the Charles Wendelken-Wilson Community Musician Award, is ...

Mummies of the World coming to area

When it comes to exhibits that initially may sound a bit creepy, we’ve learned to trust the folks at the Cincinnati Museum Center. First it was “Bodies: The Exhibition,” the 2008 exhibit of real human bodies and body parts. Many of us were quite apprehensive when we first heard about ...

Susan Brockman of Dayton’s Walnut Hills neighborhood crochets one-of-a-kind scarves, hats and fingerless gloves for DVAC’s annual Art-to-Buy gift shop. Brockman makes her own freeform designs and likes “wild and colorful things.” CONTRIBUTED

DVAC snags a winner with crochet artist

Dayton native Susan Brockman learned to crochet from a co-worker when she was just 19, and did it for leisure for a number of years. Her hobby evolved into an artform.Her one-of-a-kind “wearable art” pieces are popular at the Dayton Visual Art Center’s annual holiday Art to Buy holiday gift ...

Whoopi Goldberg and Usher attend the 37th annual Kennedy Center Honors at The John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts on Dec. 7, 2014, in Washington.

Photos: 2014 Kennedy Center Honors

The 2014 Kennedy Center Honors were held Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014.

Actress Lily Tomlin (L), actor Tom Hanks (2L), Senator Roy Blunt (R), R-MO, and others applaud US first lady Michelle Obama (3L) and President Barack Obama (C) arrive for the 37th Kennedy Center Honors at the Kennedy Center December 7, 2014 in Washington, DC. Artists from various mediums were honored for their contribution to arts in the United States. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Photos: 2014 Kennedy Center Honors

The 2014 Kennedy Center Honors were held Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014.

Actor Tom Hanks (L), ballerina Patricia McBride (2L), musician Sting (C) and US President Barack Obama (R) clap for actress Lily Tomlin during an event in the East Room of the White House December 7, 2014 in Washington, DC. Obama and the first lady welcomed recipients of the 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors to the White House to celebrate their contributions to the arts. AFP PHOTO/Brendan SMIALOWSKI        (Photo credit should read BRENDAN SMIALOWSKI/AFP/Getty Images)

Photos: Kennedy Center Honor Recipients at the White House

The Kennedy Center Honors ceremony was held Sunday evening, Dec. 7, 2014.

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