Today Dayton's arts education organization, Muse Machine announced that Executive Director Luke Dennis is stepping down later this year to work at Harvard University.
Dennis will serve as the curator of the Harvard Theatre Collection. Founded 100 years ago, it was the first of its kind in the United States. It contains manuscripts, letters and diaries from actors, directors , choreographers and many others. Dennis will oversee promotion of the collection and the acquisition of new pieces from current members of the theatre community.
Officials have given unanimous approval to Dayton's "immigrant-friendly" plan aimed at bolstering a shrinking population.
Dayton Mayor Gary Leitzell read a statement during Wednesday's city commission meeting saying the Welcome Dayton program is not about harboring illegal immigrants or drawing them into the city. He says the focus instead is on treating all people kindly, fairly and humanely.
Tonight Downtown Dayton celebrates First Friday, an art hop that showcases downtown galleries along with restaurants, businesses and more. Now you can explore First Friday without missing a minute of Around the Fringe. Many of the businesses participating in First Friday will playing your favorite danceable beats DJ'd by Rev Cool right from WYSO.
Former Democratic Congressman Tony Hall was in Dayton today to promote awareness for the hungry. He's been fasting for 18 days, drinking water and some juice and he plans to continue the fast until the end of next week. Hall said he's fasting for three reasons. One is to remind Americans about the hunger issues in the country and to urge people to action, or what he calls a circle of protection. The third reason was political.
North Dixie Drive is the portrait of a neighborhood that's been a long time in the making. Filmmaker Eric Mahoney was inspired by his in-laws, Israeli immigrants who own a body shop on the title street, and thought about documenting the place for several year before taking the plunge to make the film. Here Mahoney discusses the process of making the film and the characters he found along the way.
North Dixie Drive premiering at the Neon Movies this weekend. The premier on March 26th is sold out, but addition showings have been added on April 1, 2 and 3 at the Neon Movies.