Stivers School for the Arts

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.

Scott J. Kimmins

The Ahiska Turkish American Community Center, located at the "former Bomberger Center" 1306 E. Fifth Street, in Dayton, is having an official Grand Opening on today at 5:00pm. It is an ethnic and faith-based non-profit community organization serving refugees, immigrants and under-served communities in Montgomery County. About 400 families have resettled here investing 15-20 million dollars in economy of Dayton.

John Broughton

Today at 8:00pm the Stivers Jazz Orchestra with Derrick Gardner are performing. This is at Stivers School for the Arts….check it out at stivers.org

Waterfalls, ponds and garden trains are some of the amazing features on the DeWeese Ridgecrest Garden Showcase on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Eight gardens in the DeWeese Ridgecrest neighborhood are on the tour which will be held rain or shine.  Tickets can be purchased at the tour table at Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark. You may drive, bike or walk from garden to garden.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for May 6, 2012 containing the following stories:

-Jerry Kenney speaks with participants in Diversity Night at Garden Station, one of many activities related to the performance of the Laramie Project at Sinclair Community College.

-New Ohio Gude Tour #1: Huffman Prairie, by Aileen LeBlanc

-Jerry Kenney speaks with DeShona Pepper Robertson from Stivers School for the Arts about the upcoming summer arts camp.

The UpDayton 2012 Summit is here…today at the DAI….and it starts at 2:00!

Photo by by John Broughton

Do you have any CD’s of Franki Valli and the 4 Seasons? Right now at the Schuster the Broadway show is all about them It’s called the Jersey Boys and it’s a WOW! Great production….great cast…. and everyone in my
era remembers all the tunes.

And talking about music, on Saturday at the Stivers High School, they will be having one of America's finest jazz trumpeters, Derrick Gardner. This is a fundraiser so the Stivers High School Jazz Orchestra can go to New York City for national competition.

Full episode of WYSO Weekend for January 15, 2012 containing the following stories:

-Child Sex Trafficking: A Statewide Problem, by Sarah Buckingham and Community Voices producer Liz Cambron

-The latest installment of the SOCHE Talks: Making a Difference in Cynical Times: The Possibilities of Social Entrepreneurship

Well, there are many things going on this weekend….

Today at 4 & 8 at Stivers School for the Arts is a modern version of the holiday favorite, The Nutcracker and it is the Urban Nutcracker. A contemporary dance takes place in an urban environment. There is all kind of dancing, including , samba,, hip hop, Chicago stepping, and more. The SMAG Dance Collective take contemporary dance and fuse it with various ethnic and social forms of dance.

Remember Prometheus? You know, the Greek god who stole fire and brought it down to us?  Tonight and tomorrow you can hear three musical interpretations of Promethus. One of the composer is Ludwig Beethoven, and another is Franz Lizt. The third interpretation is an American composer William Bolcom. Check it out at Daytonphilharmonic.com

Stivers School for the Arts is providing their theater presentation Friday and Saturday.  The play is Steel Magnolias.

Tomorrow night Cityfolk's celebration of Dayton born pianist/composer Billy Strayhorn comes to an end. Rounding out the week long tribute will be a performance from the Stivers School for the Arts Jazz Orchestra. Jerry Kenney reports on the student's at Stivers and how they're learning a legacy.