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Daryl Hall, Five for Fighting close out Kings Island concert series this month

Daryl Hall and Five for Fighting will close out Kings Island's concert series this month at Timberwolf Amphitheatre. → Read More

14 events you should check out in Dayton this weekend

A roundup of arts and entertainment events across the Miami Valley this weekend. → Read More

National Anthem tryouts open for UD’s 2022-23 season

National Anthem tryouts are now open for University of Dayton's 2022-2023 athletics season. → Read More

Saluting Dayton’s 2021-22 Theater Season

Reflections of the 2021-2022 theater season across the Miami Valley. → Read More

Human Race Theatre cancels ‘Boyfriend’ due to star injury

The Human Race Theatre Company has canceled all remaining performances of “My 80-Year-Old Boyfriend” due to injury. → Read More

Martina McBride to celebrate Independence Day at the Rose

Country star Martina McBride will perform at the Rose Music Center at The Heights on Friday, July 1. → Read More

TheatreLab Dayton presents ‘big, flashy and funny’ musical ‘Something Rotten!’ at Victoria

TheatreLab Dayton presents ‘big, flashy and funny’ musical ‘Something Rotten!’ at Victoria → Read More

Dayton Playhouse selects finalists for annual festival of new plays

The Dayton Playhouse has selected the six finalists for its 2022 FutureFest of new works, slated July 15-17. → Read More

TONIGHT: Wright State’s Big Lens Fest spotlights student films

Wright State's Big Lens Film Festival will be held Thursday, April 28 at the Dixie Twin Drive-In. → Read More

Rose announces latest summer headliner

International pop-opera sensations Il Divo will perform Thursday, Sept. 1 at the Rose Music Center at The Heights. → Read More

SUPPORT UKRAINE: Here are upcoming shows, concerts to benefit people in the war-torn country

Here is a rundown of benefit concerts and art shows planned over the next few weeks in support of Ukraine. → Read More

JUST IN: Psychedelic Furs coming to Rose

The Psychedelic Furs with special guest X will perform Wednesday, July 6 at the Rose Music Center at The Heights. → Read More

10 shows you should see in April

A list of noteworthy shows to see on Dayton area stages in April. → Read More

OSCARS RECAP: 6 takeaways from Hollywood’s biggest night

Six takeaways from the 94th annual Academy Awards, presented Sunday, March 27 at Hollywood’s Dolby Theatre. → Read More

JUST IN: Dayton Celtic Fest announces headliners

Headliners have been announced for the Dayton Celtic Festival, slated July 29-31 at RiverScape MetroPark. → Read More

TODAY: Skyline Chili goes green for St. Patrick’s Day

Green pasta is on the menu today at Skyline Chili as the Green Way tradition returns in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. For the 11th consecutive year, Skyline offers its classic 3-Ways, 4-Ways and 5-ways with shamrock green pasta. You can find these traditional Ways at all participating Skyline locations. They are also available for dine-in and carryout. → Read More

5 reasons to see ‘Phantom’ at La Comedia

La Comedia Dinner Theatre’s outstanding production of “Phantom” continues through April 3 in Springboro. → Read More

‘I didn’t choose dance – dance chose me’

In advance of DCDC’s upcoming presentation of “Inside Out,” slated Feb. 26-27 at the Victoria Theatre, the Dayton native reflected on her storied career, the importance of the company’s Dayton roots, and her vision for the future of the company, which is celebrating its 53rd season. → Read More

Rust Belt Realism: 5 reasons to see Wright State’s dramatic ‘Sweat’

Sharply directed with volatile, tinderbox sensibilities by New York-based Wright State acting graduate Shaun Patrick Tubbs, here are five reasons why you should see this first-rate production featuring an impressively authentic cast. → Read More

‘Hamilton’ a plus for Dayton arts, dining

Presented to sold-out audiences Jan. 26-Feb. 6, the outstanding “Hamilton” tour Dayton received, known as the “Philip” tour, bucked the trend of breakthrough cases among its fellow tours. For example, a few weeks before “Philip” arrived, the “And Peggy” tour postponed five performances in Salt Lake City. → Read More