If you ever suspected that there might be a writer lurking somewhere inside you, or perhaps harbored a secret notebook of half-started stories, a class is coming up that is just for you! Local author, speaker and educator, Katrina Kittle, leads a two-hour Words Worth Workshop entitled "So You Wanna Write?" You'll release the writer within through creative prompts to get the words flowing, and will learn strategies to keep the muse turned on. This class is for anyone who longs to write but doesn't know where to start, and for writers who have dabbled but lost their way. WARNING: this workshop … [Read more...] about So You Wanna Write?
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Started at Talawanda now we here Gary Owen, local-ish comedian, is about to take over the world. Ok, he's not super local, but he grew up in the Cincy area and now calls Cincinnati home, so that counts, right? Just say yes, and let's keep it moving. When he's not yelling "Who Dey!", Gary is making people laugh. Hysterically. A lot of people, actually, and they've been laughing for over a decade. You may know him as Mr. Broccoli from Daddy Day Care, Zach the barber from House of Payne, or any number of his scene stealing movie roles. Don't act like you weren't hoping your boyfriend … [Read more...] about Gary Owen’s Reality at the Funny Bone
"In the 90s, hip-hop had the Hit Squad, the Flipmode Squad, then the Def Squad ... What should we call our group when we drop our mixtape?!" L to R: Diablo (Jay Hernandez), Boomerang (Jai Courtney), Killer Croc (Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje), Harley Quinn (Margot Robbie), Deadshot (Will Smith), Rick Flag (Joel Kinnaman) and Katana (Karen Fukuhara) in Warner Bros. Pictures' comic book-based action-adventure SUICIDE SQUAD. Credit: Clay Enos © & ™ 2016 Warner Bros. Pictures and Ratpac-Dune Entertainment LLC. All rights reserved. WATCH THE TRAILER(S) HERE: KEY … [Read more...] about Suicide Squad D.O.A. or destined for greatness?
It's incredibly exciting when one of our own home grown Dayton bands makes it big. Many Daytonians are not aware of the incredible national following The Werks have created. After ten years of touring, most recently from an adventurous Alaskan tour, they are back to their native Ohio to throw their biggest party yet, the 7th annual Werk Out Music and Arts Festival. The festival started closer to Dayton, but as it has skyrocketed in popularity, it found it's home at the Grateful Dead's old stomping grounds, Legend Valley Concert Venue in Thornville, Ohio (formerly known as Buckeye Lake Music … [Read more...] about The Werk Out is Dayton Band’s Biggest Event Ever
Matt Damon is back in most famous solo role … But does Jason Bourne have enough fight left in the tank to deliver a hit? "Now, for the last time before I start breaking things, explain the ending of No Country For Old Men so that I understand it!" CIA Director Robert Dewey (Tommy Lee Jones) gets confronted by an old nemesis (Matt Damon) when the titular character comes looking for answer in JASON BOURNE. Credit: Melinda Sue Gordon © 2016 Universal Pictures. All rights reserved. WATCH THE TRAILER(S) HERE: KEY CAST MEMBERS: Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, … [Read more...] about McCoy on Movies: Jason Bourne
“Shepherd’s Bush,” a captivating, humorous, romantic, and heartbreaking look at the relationship between celebrated, closeted British novelist E.M. Forster and policeman Bob Buckingham in 1930s England, received top honors Sunday, July 24 at the 26th annual Dayton Playhouse FutureFest of new, unproduced plays. Elegantly written with cinematic tendencies by Scott C. Sickles of Forest Hills, New York, “Shepherd’s Bush” daringly explored the love between two men at a time when homosexuality was illegal in Great Britain. As Forster and Bob’s fascinating relationship progressed, Bob grew fearful … [Read more...] about ‘Shepherd’s Bush’ wins Dayton Playhouse FutureFest
Applications now open to participate in DVAC's Holiday Gift Gallery, Nov 17-Dec 24, 2016. Now in it's 13th year, the Dayton Visual Art Center’s (DVAC) Holiday Gift Gallery is the premier fine art and fine craft professional gallery show and sale in the region. Opening with a ticketed preview party, Holiday on Ice (November 17) and running through Christmas Eve, it includes targeted marketing for the biggest shopping weekend of the year—Black Friday (November 25), Small Business Saturday (November 26) and Cyber Monday (November 28) —and attracts thousands of visitors from throughout … [Read more...] about Call for Artists: DVAC 2016 Holiday Gift Gallery
There’s no one like Edward Bloom, the traveling salesman and small town savior from Alabama who crossed paths with witches, mermaids, werewolves, and giants. His life sounds totally far-fetched, but getting to know the man behind the myths is great fun as seen in Epiphany Lutheran Church’s absolutely heartwarming local premiere of librettist John August and composer Andrew Lippa’s 2013 adaptation of “Big Fish.” The 26th annual summer musical presentation of the Epiphany Players Drama Ministry, “Big Fish” is a whimsical account based on the 1998 novel of the same name by Daniel Wallace and the … [Read more...] about ‘Big Fish’ Review – Epiphany Lutheran Church – Tall Tales Terrifically Told
It’s time to celebrate our 6th annual “Party With Your PJ’s On!” event at the Dixie Twin Drive-In! This year’s PJ Party will feature the new release of the film Ice Age: Collision Course. The fun begins at 7:00PM on Friday, July 22, 2016 at the Dixie Twin Drive-In, located at 6201 N. Dixie Drive, Dayton, OH 45414 “Scrat’s epic pursuit of the elusive acorn catapults him into the universe where he accidentally sets off a series of cosmic events that transform and threaten the Ice Age World. To save themselves, Sid, Manny, Diego, and the rest of the herd must leave their home and embark on … [Read more...] about Party With Your PJ’s On at the Dixie Twin!
Hello Everyone, I'm sorry to say that TICKLED tanked this weekend...but interestingly, folks have loved it! (Some of our staffers have even said it's one of their favorites we've shown this year.) If you still need to see it, Thursday will be your last chance to see it with us. We will hold MUSIC OF STRANGERS and DARK HORSE for one final week! On Thursday evening, we will open the highly anticipated comedy ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS - a film based on the beloved British sitcom. (On Friday, July 29, we'll open Woody Allen's latest - CAFE SOCIETY.) Synopsis for ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS: "Edina and … [Read more...] about ABSOLUTELY FABULOUS & Lots of Fun News at THE NEON!