I first saw the paintings of Stephanie McGuinness at the Dayton Visual Arts Center. Stephanie was one of three artists featured in an exhibit called “The Secrets We Keep.” The other two were Ashley Jonas and Zoe Hawk. Three of Stephanie’s works from that show appear below. I wanted to arrange a visit to Stephanie’s studio for two reasons – I liked her work and I was fascinated by what DVAC’s Executive Director Eva Buttacavoli told me about how Stephanie uses discarded notes to fuel her painting process. When I called Stephanie I … [Read more...] about Dayton Artists At Work: Stephanie McGuinness – Painter
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Hello Everyone! How can you not love Shirley MacLaine? From THE TROUBLE WITH HARRY to THE APARTMENT to THE CHILDREN'S HOUR to IRMA LA DOUCE to SWEET CHARITY to TERMS OF ENDEARMENT to STEEL MAGNOLIAS to POSTCARDS FROM THE EDGE to BERNIE - there's so much to love! This Friday, we will bring this legend's latest film to town - THE LAST WORD - and MacLaine fans won't be disappointed. We will also hold onto both KEDI and THE SENSE OF AN ENDING for one more week. Synopsis for THE LAST WORD: "In THE LAST WORD, Shirley MacLaine is Harriet Lauler, a once successful businesswoman in tight control … [Read more...] about Shirley MacLaine’s LAST WORD at THE NEON This Weekend
"I HATE the album Monkey Business by The Black Eyed Peas – quit asking me about it!" The titular character lets his rage flag fly in a scene from KONG: Skull Island. Credit: Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures © 2017 Warner Bros. Pictures, Legendary Pictures' and Ratpac-Dune Entertainment LLC. All rights reserved. WATCH THE TRAILER(S) HERE: KEY CAST MEMBERS: Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Toby Kebbell, Jason Mitchell, John Ortiz, Shea Whigham, … [Read more...] about Kong: Skull Island an entertaining take on the primate king
Toruk – The First Flight, inspired by James Cameron’s Avatar, Cirque du Soleil transports you to the world of Pandora in a visually stunning live setting. Experience a storytelling odyssey through a new world of imagination, discovery and possibility. With 7 performances at the Nutter Center from March 22- 26th, this show begins 3,000 years before the movie takes place, long before humans ventured to the moon Pandora. Tickets run from $35-100 and are available through Ticketmaster. DaytonMostMetro.com has your ticket hook up. Like, Share and Comment on this post for a chance to win a … [Read more...] about Cirque du Soleil Show at Nutter Center – Ticket Give Away!
Last year, the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company was awarded the highly-coveted Bessie award for Outstanding Revival, for it's revival of Donald McKayle’s iconic “Rainbow ‘Round My Shoulder." The Huffington Post listed it as one of the top 10 dance performances for 2016. Daytonians have the opportunity to see this work, along with two others, as part of DCDC's newest production “Vantage Points: A Read Between the Lines,” March 4 & 5 on Dayton’s historic Victoria Theatre stage. "It is very interesting that a piece choreographed in 1959 — by a master choreographer — is … [Read more...] about Read Between the Lines with DCDC March 4th & 5th
A delightful assortment of Broadway crowd-pleasers comprise the Victoria Theatre Association’s very strong 2017-2018 season. The VTA’s Premier Health Broadway Series, Projects Unlimited Star Attractions, Morris Company Family Series, and National Geographic Live! Series were announced Monday, Feb. 27 in the Mead Theatre of the Schuster Center. Overseen by VTA President and CEO Ken Neufeld who revealed titles along with staff members, the ceremony, framed by the welcoming theme “Our Stages Await,” gathered over 650 Victoria ticket holders, donors, sponsors, and friends. The … [Read more...] about ‘Paris,’ ‘Phantom’ and more headline Victoria season
On Sunday, March 12, 2017 at 3 p.m. in the Centerville High School Central Theater, 500 E. Franklin Street, Centerville, Ohio, the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance will present “A Taste of the Arts.” This performance has been made possible by generous funding from the City of Centerville and the Centerville Arts Commission. This concert is free and open to the public. This exciting program is a collaboration of Dayton Opera, Dayton Ballet, and Dayton Philharmonic and will showcase all three art forms in the intimate setting of the Centerville High School Central Theater. In July 2012, … [Read more...] about A FREE Taste of the Arts in Centerville
After last year’s OscarsSoWhite controversy condemned the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, diversity refreshingly steps into the spotlight as the 89th annual Academy Awards honors the best cinema of 2016 Sunday, Feb. 26 at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Seven actors and one director of color will compete in the major categories representing a banner year for filmmaking. In an attempt to clean up old voting habits, 683 new members were added to the over 6,000 total membership including production designer Hannah Beachler, a Wright State University alumna. In fact, 46 percent of … [Read more...] about And The Oscar Goes To…
It’s hard to imagine what was going through author Eve Ensler’s mind on October 3, 1996. Standing front and center on the HERE Arts Center stage in New York City, Ensler performed an episodic play she wrote titled The Vagina Monologues. The show was supposed to be centered on interviews Ensler conducted with over two hundred women; questions were primarily on sex and relationships. As Ensler got deeper into her conversations with these women, she began hearing horrific stories on sexual abuse and violence. What was originally Ensler's vision- to “celebrate the vagina” - The Vagina … [Read more...] about Local Women Set To Bring Adaptation Of “The Vagina Monologues” To The Stage
And the Oscar goes to... Will the night belong to “Moonlight” or “La La Land”? With 14 nominations, "La La Land" has tied the Oscar nominations record with "All About Eve" and "Titanic." Will the movie musical sweep the ceremony, matching or surpassing the Oscar record of 11 wins (by "Ben-Hur," "Titanic" and "The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King")? While unlikely, it's possible. "La La Land" also breaks other records. It's the first musical with original music and story to receive a Best Picture nomination since 1979's "All That Jazz" and 1945's "Anchors Aweigh." Ai-Ling Lee and … [Read more...] about FilmDayton invites you to make your Oscar Predictions!