Dayton Philharmonic

Neal Gittleman, the director and Conductor of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, came by the WYSO studios on May 1st along with Sean Michael Flowers, the vocal director of the Dayton Philharmonic, and guest artists from the Human Race Theater Company, Katie Pees and Jay Pierce. They came in to talk about the collaboration between Human Race Theater and the Dayton Philharmonic for their upcoming show “The Best of Broadway," and gave a little preview in the form of  three fantastic songs from the upcoming show.

Steven Bognar

Two long-time contributors to the arts in Dayton will be the recipients of the 2014 Ohio Governor's Awards for the Arts. Dayton Philharmonic Music Director, Neil Gittleman, and Sheri Williams with the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company were selected with 4 other winners from around the state for the prestigious award.

Photo courtesy of Kristen Wicker

Urban Nights in downtown Dayton is tonight…100+ locations including the Oregon District, & the Wright-Dunbar Business Village; 5 - 10pm tonight… Don't miss one of the best nights to be downtown!

Enjoy award-winning, modern bluegrass as one of the newest bands in bluegrass opens, Friday, at The Masonic Center, It’s Bluegrass Tymes II at 8pm.

The 13th Dayton Jewish International Film Festival is now open and many of them will screen at THE NEON. The line-up looks terrific!

First Friday in downtown Dayton is tonight. Various locations throughout downtown and the Oregon Arts District; 5-10 p.m.  First Friday is a free art hop featuring exhibit openings at the galleries, along with a variety of entertainment options, arts demonstrations, live music and more.

Two different holidays specifically celebrate women - Mother's Day and International Women's Day. Dr. Judith Ezekiel, Women's Studies professor at Wright State University, will examine the historic roots and deeper meaning of these very different holidays at a free program at the Dayton Metro Library. Saturday, at 2:00-4:00 pm.

The Muse Machine is doing Crazy For You and you can see it at the Victoria tonight, Saturday, or Sunday. It has many of the greatest songs ever written for musical theatre - including I Got Rhythm, They Can't Take That Away From Me, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Embraceable You, and many others. This is now a fresh new show that is fast paced, genuinely funny and full of show-stopping production numbers.

courtesy of the Dayton Ballet

Santa Visits PNC 2nd Street Market, today and tomorrow from 11:30 -1:30pm.  Bring a camera and snap a photo of Santa and your friends.

All of us have appreciated the sights, sounds, and smells of Glen Helen….and the wild flowers, raptors, tree frogs, the great blue heron...And almost all poets have nature poems. During this holiday/solstice season those works will be shared, at a poetry reading, "In the Spirit of the Glen," on today from 7-9:00p.m. Vernet Ecological Center at 
405 Corry St in Yellow Springs.

Downtown's First Friday art hop will be held from 5 to 10 p.m. tonight. Activated spaces will host a tour of newly installed window clings featuring the work of local artists. The tour begins at American Pi 37 South St. Clair Street at 5:45 p.m.  The installation of the window clings is the final phase of the Activated Spaces
Street Team art initiative, which placed works of art in vacant storefront windows throughout downtown.

Courtesy of Cityfolk

Dayton’s Community Day of the Dead is part of the First Friday, tonight, 6-10 p.m. The parade, led by Michael Bashaw and students, will line up on Wyandot Ave., behind Hauer Music and Arby’s, at 6 p.m. You are encouraged to participate and all that is needed is some sort of skeleton mask or other Day of the Dead attire. The parade will go down Fifth Street shortly after 6 p.m., arriving at Missing Peace Art Space around 6:30 p.m.

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