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Russell Florence Jr.

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Have yourself a raunchy little Christmas at Loft Theatre

The Human Race Theatre Company presents Matthew Lombardo’s adults-only comedy “Who’s Holiday!” Dec. 2-19 at the Loft Theatre. → Read More

Wright State explores unconventional acting class in ‘Transformation’

Annie Baker’s 2009 Obie award-winning off-Broadway comedy “Circle Mirror Transformation" continues through Dec. 5 at Wright State University. → Read More

UPDATE: The reigning ‘Jeopardy’ champion. Who is Dayton’s own Amy Schneider?

Amy Schneider, an Oakland, California engineering manager with roots in Dayton, is the reigning nine-time “Jeopardy” champion. → Read More

Expanded holiday light show returns downtown this week

Downtown Jingle Lights will kick off Friday, Nov. 26 following the Grande Illumination and continue each evening through Saturday, Jan. 1. → Read More

TODAY: Director Julia Reichert’s retrospective begins at Neon

A retrospective of acclaimed Academy and Emmy Award-winning documentarian Julia Reichert titled “Julia Reichert: 50 Years in Film” begins today, Nov. 21, at the Neon. → Read More

Dayton Live revised COVID-19 health policy fuels concern

In the wake of rising COVID-19 cases in Ohio, Dayton Live’s decision to only require masks to attend events at its venues instead of proof of vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test has angered and puzzled longtime patrons. → Read More

‘We have to talk through our trauma’: Graham High School grad Zac Titus discusses new film ‘Two Yellow Lines’

Independent filmmaker Zac Titus, a native of St. Paris and a graduate of Graham High School, co-wrote, produced and stars in the new film “Two Yellow Lines,” released by Universal Pictures on Nov. 9 directly to video. → Read More

Wright State grad to appear on CBS drama ‘Bull’

Dayton native Ebony Blake will appear on the CBS legal crime drama “Bull” tonight, Nov. 4, at 10 p.m. → Read More

Carillon’s Tree of Light preparing to usher in the holidays

Carillon Historical Park’s Tree of Light is being assembled today, Nov. 3, beckoning the start of the holiday season. → Read More

Embrace adventure: Season tickets on sale for National Geographic Live! Series

Season tickets are on sale for Dayton Live’s National Geographic Live! Series. → Read More

Poet’s work on display at Dayton Arcade

Beginning Nov. 1, Sierra Leone's poetry will be showcased in “Walking With Words,” a collaborative interactive typographic student exhibition at The Hub inside the Dayton Arcade. → Read More

Oregon District to host comedy and arts festival

A standup comedy and arts festival will be held in the heart of Dayton's Oregon District Dec. 3-5. → Read More

It’s OK Not to Be OK: 5 reasons to see ‘Burning Boy’ at PNC Arts Annex

The Nerve debuts with an outstanding production of David West Read’s contemplative yet surprisingly humorous drama “The Dream of the Burning Boy,” continuing through Oct. 31 in the PNC Arts Annex. → Read More

Chappelle sets conditions on meeting with transgender community

As controversy grows over his recent Netflix comedy special, “The Closer,” comedian Dave Chappelle says he’s ready to meet with the transgender community under certain conditions. → Read More

Chappelle heading to Cincinnati for screening of his ‘Untitled’ documentary next month

The regional premiere of “Dave Chappelle: Untitled Documentary” will be held Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. at Heritage Bank Center in Cincinnati. → Read More

Time for a holiday: 5 reasons to see ‘Cabaret’ this weekend

Dare to Defy Productions presents “Cabaret” through Saturday, Oct. 16 in the PNC Arts Annex. → Read More

DPO prepares nostalgia and spooky fun at Schuster

“The Rat Pack, Symphonic!” opens the DPO’s SuperPops Series on Friday, Oct. 15 and Saturday, Oct. 16 at 8 p.m. at the Schuster Center. The DPO also invites music lovers of all ages to celebrate Halloween at the Schuster Center on Sunday, Oct. 17 at 3 p.m. for its annual “PhilharMonster” concert. → Read More

The Neon’s fundraising campaign exceeds expectations

The Neon's "Projecting Our Future" fundraiser is complete. → Read More

Dave Chappelle returns to Netflix next week

Dave Chappelle returns to Netflix with "Dave Chappelle: The Closer" on Oct. 5. → Read More

Fun fall farce: 5 reasons to see ‘Lend Me a Tenor’ at Wright State

Wright State University presents Ken Ludwig’s 1989 Tony Award-nominated farce “Lend Me a Tenor" through Sunday, Oct. 3 in the Festival Playhouse of the Creative Arts Center. → Read More