Archives for March 8, 2013

Lucky’s and Wings host Eat to Win Contests this Weekend

When you say Extreme Eating Contests, most people envision Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest, held each4th of July at Coney Island, in Brooklyn, New York.  ESPN broadcasts this and Joey Chestnut has captured the title six times, most recently by eating 68 hotdogs, buns and all in 12 minutes. While Dayton hasn't gotten quite that extreme, we do have our share of eating contests that exist. There's the E-I-E-I-O challenge from OinkADoodleMoo: [yframe url=''] Johnny’s Pizzeria in Centerville offers a Brooklyn Brawler Challenge, has seen a … [Read more...]

Dayton, Foreclosures, and Caveat Emptor!

Dayton is the second-best metro area in the nation for good deals on foreclosures. You probably saw that news and for some buyers that will be good news, but only if you are prepared. Foreclosures are a different beast than buying a home via a traditional home seller so if you are looking at these homes, here are a few tips to make your Dayton home-buying experience more productive, your real estate agent can give you details. Foreclosures are popular right now and that means you need to plan ahead. These homes can sell in a matter of days, and often sell with multiple offers … [Read more...]

Annie Griffiths: A Camera, Two Kids and a Camel + TICKET CONTEST

Photographer ANNIE GRIFFITHS kicks off the second event of the 2012-2013 FIFTH THIRD BANK NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC LIVE SERIES on March 11 at 7p.m. in the historic Victoria Theatre. This thrilling event is presented by Victoria Theatre Association and Five Rivers MetroParks. Tickets are available at the Ticket Center Stage Box Office, by phone at (937) 228-3630, (888) 228-3630 or online at In this presentation, audiences get an inside look into the life of ANNIE GRIFFITHS and how she maintains balance and joy of creating a meaningful life. Griffiths will share stories … [Read more...]

Green Day’s American Idiot comes to Dayton + TICKET CONTEST

The Victoria Theatre Association continues to expand its boundaries in bringing the best of Broadway to Dayton, and will provide a musical theatre experience of a different kind with Green Day's rock opera American Idiot, playing at the Victoria Theatre March 12 - 14. A story very much of this era, American Idiot is the tale of three young men who've been friends all their lives. The story finds them on the brink of adulthood, and soon they'll have to decide whether they'll strike out into the world to follow their hearts or take an easier path and remain in the comfort of the suburbs. The … [Read more...]

ON STAGE DAYTON REVIEW: The Addams Family (Victoria Theatre Association) – Ghoulishly Good

It’s wonderful to know top-drawer musical comedy is alive and well at the Schuster Center thanks to the outstanding local premiere of “The Addams Family,” the absolutely hilarious 2010 musical inspired by the legendary creations of cartoonist Charles Addams in “The New Yorker” and presented on the Victoria Theatre Association’s Premier Health Broadway Series. Completely retooled with new songs and tighter character development since its messy 2009 pre-Broadway Chicago tryout (which I loathed) and subsequently shaky Broadway mounting, “The Addams Family” finally gels as its wonderfully witty … [Read more...]

ON STAGE DAYTON REVIEW: A Chorus Line (Beavercreek Community Theatre) – What They Did For Fun

Overreaching can be precarious in the topsy-turvy world of community theater, especially when an organization has to live up to iconic material. A recent case can be found at Beavercreek Community Theatre where James Kirkwood, Nicholas Dante, Marvin Hamlisch and Ed Kleban’s 1975 Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning “A Chorus Line” receives a bizarre treatment. Director Doug Lloyd, who rarely missteps when staging musical theater, startlingly assembles a jarring hodgepodge of clashing ages, skills and sizes for this classic look at aspiring hopefuls longing to join an upcoming Broadway musical. … [Read more...]