Charlie Campbell

Charlie Campbell wants to spread the news of so many wonderful aspects in the greater Dayton area. He is a cheerleader and a real believer that our area is the place to be. He has been active in this area for almost 40 years and you can hear him weekly at WYSO.

Tonight’s the time in downtown Dayton for their First Friday events. Galleries, restaurants and shops will host a variety of free events, including art exhibit openings and live music. And as you wander around you will be hearing Rev Cool from right here on WYSO because many of the places have tuned in 91.3.

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.

This whole weekend is the Muse Machine’s musical The Wizard of OZ.This show has all star kids all over the region with true professional Broadway coaches . They’re doing a superb show at the Victoria.

And at the Schuster there are Three Phantoms in Concert. These guys have all been leading tenors in that famous show and they will be doing all kind of Broadway tunes.  Check it out daytonphilharmonic.org

Today is 2012’s First Friday in Downtown Dayton. Lots of exhibit openings at the galleries, art demonstrations, live music and jazz and ice skating. As you are wandering around you will be hearing REV. COOL'S AROUND THE FRINGE since lots of places have dialed their radio to 91.3 WYSO.

I don’t think this will be a White Christmas….

But you can go ice skating. Head to downtown Dayton and the rink is in Riverscape. They’ve got hot chocolate, and outdoor fireplaces and you can check out the Miami River. Bring along your family, and friends to ice skate
the MetroParks Rink. Admission is $5 and includes the use of ice skates.

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.

Tonight , at 7:00pm at UD, in the theater that is in their student union the DCDC2 will present its annual festival of dance, decorations, candy, and elves. They bring in the season’s rhythms and good cheer.

And at 8:00 tonight The Oral Funk Poetry Productions will be doing “The Signature: A Poetic Medley Show.” This is at De’Lish Café, 139 N. Main St, downtown Dayton. The event will feature free hors d’oeuvres, drink specials and live entertainment.

Tonight is First Friday check it out at downtowndayton.org. There are lots of locations throughout downtown and the Oregon Arts District….entertainment, art demonstrations, live music and you will be hearing Rev. Cool’s Around The Fringe because a lot of places have dialed their radio to 91.3, WYSO.

Photo by Lynn Adams / Courtesy of the Downtown Dayton Partnership

Tonight is the Grand Illumination in downtown Dayton on Courthouse Square featuring live music entertainment, carnival rides, games, holiday crafts, horse-drawn wagon rides and a gingerbread house display.  The tree lighting will be at 7:45pm followed immediately by the Dayton Children's Parade Spectacular in Lights.  Go to downtowndayton.org and check it out.

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.

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