Dayton Ballet Presents the Classic Cinderella


Say “Cinderella,” and what word comes to mind? Romance? Intrigue? Love? Humor? How could it not? Just look at the list of characters in the cast: a harassed serving girl, a wicked stepmother, two evil stepsisters, a fairy godmother, four fairies, 12 prince’s courtiers, four mice, four attendants, a beautiful princess, and, of course, a handsome prince. This October, Dayton Ballet opens with the first of three full-length story ballets for its 2015-2016 Ascend Season.

Sunday Afternoon Musicales at DAI


The Dayton Art Institute continues its long-standing tradition of concerts at the museum. Afternoon Musicales are presented on Sunday afternoons in the fall, winter and spring, beginning at 2:00 p.m. (note new time!) in the NCR Renaissance Auditorium.

Fall Menu Arrives At Lily’s Bistro


Focusing on the change that comes with the autumn in Ohio, Lily’s head chef, Mariah Gahagan has designed a menu perfect for enjoying over the shortening days and cooling nights. “We start with the ingredients that we can get fresh, and locally whenever possible, and then build from around that,” said Mariah Gahagan. “

GemFest Anti-Bullying Concert at Yellow Cab

GemFest is a concert to battle bullying in schools

Live music and art communities are coming out to support a timely benefit concert to combat bullying in schools, especially for the#LGBT Youth. GemFest takes place this Saturday, October 3rd, at the Old Yellow Cab Building. This event directly benefits GLSEN Greater Dayton and their local anti bullying programs and GSAs in our local schools. It's your opportunity to "Stand Up and Be Heard!"! Organizers are excited to display area art work for the youth, and offer an open mic for spoken word, slam poetry, or any form of live music. Schedule of events: Doors will open for the GemFest Youth … [Read more...]

Masquerage Chair Named United Way’s Volunteer of the Month!


Lauren has volunteered since childhood. Both of her grandmothers taught her “about the value of giving back and instilled a spirit of volunteerism.” She says she encourages others to volunteer by “talking about my positive experience and thus encouraging them to participate in opportunities.”She has also volunteered with Alzheimer’s causes. When not busy volunteering she enjoys reading and baking.

East Fifth Street Named One of “Great Places in America


The American Planning Association (APA) today named East Fifth Street in Dayton as one of five Great Streets on the organization's annual Great Places in America. Dayton's East Fifth Street, stretching a quarter mile through the city's popular Oregon District, is lined with century-old buildings, shops, restaurants, taverns and attractions, making it one of the region's premier destinations.

Star Gaze Music & Arts Festival


Star Gaze is a grassroots music and arts festival initially founded in 2013 by members of Nevele from Cincinnati, OH. The festival was built to celebrate the talents and community of southern Ohio and eastern Indiana but has since expanded to include event producers and artists from across the midwest. Star Gaze is two days and two nights of live music, visual art installations, flow performances, impactful workshops, and human togetherness, set among the backdrop of scenic Oxford, Ohio. Since the inaugural year, Star Gaze invites attendees to embrace their own creativity and expand outside … [Read more...]

Opioid Overdose Reversal Drug Narcan Available Without Prescription


According to the Ohio Department of Health, more than 13,000 Ohioans have lost their lives to drug overdoses since 1999. On average approximately five people die each day in Ohio due to drug overdose. Opioids, which include heroin and narcotic prescription painkillers, are the leading cause of most overdose deaths. Individuals with liver disease and/or HIV have an increased risk for overdose.

West Carrollton Host the Battle of the Bands


Jim Bucher emcee's the Battle between 3 bands, for a $275 grand prize - to be determined by a panel of three judges. The bands, which will each perform for 30 minutes, include: Ghetto Circus, a band from Louisville, Kentucky, that performs music ranging from classic rock to heavy metal. Band members include Kel Bowman, Jordyn Cunnagin and Ryan Slaton. Jacob Shane & Company, a Dayton-based band that performs rock and blues. Band members include Jacob Shane, Sam Davis, Sarah Davis, Andy Couch, and Chris Cooney. Out of the Attic, a local band that has been together for 18 years, … [Read more...]

Get Married at Masquerage 2015


This year couples attending Masquerage will be able to get married at the event. “Kitschy chapel weddings are one of the staples of the Las Vegas Strip,” said ARC Ohio Masquerage Committee Chair Lauren Williams. “Thanks to the recent Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage, we now have the opportunity to add an extra special element to this year’s Masquerage that is open to everyone.” Weddings may be added as a premium ticket package.