The best events in February are still to come — and a ton are happening this weekend!

Published: Thursday, February 08, 2018 @ 6:00 AM

Comedian Paula Poundstone, who published the new book, “The Totally Unscientific Student of the Search for Human Kindness” in 2016, performs at Victoria Theatre in Dayton on Saturday, Feb. 10. CONTRIBUTED
Comedian Paula Poundstone, who published the new book, “The Totally Unscientific Student of the Search for Human Kindness” in 2016, performs at Victoria Theatre in Dayton on Saturday, Feb. 10. CONTRIBUTED

Love is in the air, but that’s not all. There are tons of events from arts, to boxing, to comedy, food, drink and more.

DCDC will travel to Russie next May. Among the pieces the company will perform is Kiesha Lalama’s “Shed.” SUBMITTED PHOTO BY JEFF SABO(Staff Writer)

1) DCDC REUNION

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company is celebrating its past, present and future with two different events this weekend. First up is The Gathering: A DCDC Family Reunion at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23. This program, originally booked at the Dayton Woman’s Club, has had a venue change to the DCDC Studios, 840 Germantown St., Dayton. Current dancers and former company members, choreographers, board members, administration and the public will attend. Cost: $25. On Saturday, Feb. 24, DCDC presents the winter concert “Reunited” at Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton, at 7:30 p.m. Current and past members of the company will perform. Cost: $24.50-$47. Call 937-228-3630 or visit www.ticketcenterstage.com.

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2) FIGHT NIGHT

Each year, Dayton History hosts Fight Night, which gives area professionals a chance to step into the ring for an amateur boxing exhibition. This annual fundraiser with a 1920s flair is presented at Memorial Hall, 125 E. First St., Dayton, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24. Doors open at 7 p.m. Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Proceeds benefit Dayton History’s education programming and conservation efforts at Carillon Historical Park and other Dayton History Sites. Call 937-293-2841 or visit www.daytonfightnight.com.

Detail of Ruga Swan, a 2014 piece by Jiangmei Wu, is among the work featured in the touring exhibition, Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami, which is on display at the Dayton Art Institute in Dayton, on February 17 through May 13. CONTRIBUTED(Contributing Writer)

3) ABOVE THE FOLD

The touring exhibition, “Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami,” opens at Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, on Saturday, Feb.17. The show was curated by Meher McArthur and the tour is organized by International Arts & Artists in Washington, D.C. Member preview days are Feb. 15 and 16. A member reception will be held on Feb. 22. “Above the Fold” is on display through May 13. Museum hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday and noon to 5 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $14 adults, $11 seniors, students, groups and active military, $6 youth 7-17 and free members and children 6 and younger. Call 937-223-5277 or visit www.daytonartinstitute.org.

Jordan Romero, a speaker at the Adventure Summit sponsored by Five Rivers MetroParks and Wright State University. CONTRIBUTED(Contributing Writer)

4) THE ADVENTURE SUMMIT

Outdoor enthusiasts are the target of the Adventure Summit, returning to Wright State University, 3640 Colonel Glenn Hwy., Fairborn, on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 9 and 10. The annual event features everything from skills events and demonstrations to live music, beer tastings and speakers. Featured speakers include Jordan Romero, 21, who presents “No Summit Out of Sight: The Youngest Person to Climb the Seven Summits,” Susan Marie Conrad’s “Inside: One Woman’s Journey Through the Inside Passage” and Dale “Grey Beard” Sanders’ “Dale on the Trail: Hiking the Appalachian Trail at age 82.” Cost: Free. Visit www.theadventuresummit.com.

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5) CIRQUE D’OR

The Golden Dragon Acrobats present Cirque D’Or at Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 11. More than 30 performers, from acrobats and contortionists to aerial artists, will dazzle the audience that afternoon with centuries-old Chinese tricks. The high energy show also features music and colorful costumes. Cost: $35-$55. Call 937-228-3630 or visit www.ticketcenterstage.com.

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Comedian Paula Poundstone, who is currently developing the new podcast, Nobody Listens to Paula Poundstone, performs at Victoria Theatre in Dayton on Saturday, Feb. 10. CONTRIBUTED(Contributing Writer)

6) PAULA POUNDSTONE

Paula Poundstone has been doing stand-up comedy since the late 1980s and she never used that as a way to land a sitcom or launch a movie career. She has remained focused on comedy but she has other interests. She has been a regular on NPR’s “Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me!” since 1998 and her book, “The Totally Unscientific Student of the Search for Human Kindness” was published in May 2016. Poundstone performs at Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10. Cost: $39-$49. Call 937-228-3630 or visit www.ticketcenterstage.com.

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The Salted butter caramels are one of Madame Delluc's best sellers. Customize your box at the counter. (Contributed photo by Alexis Larsen)

7) LOVE, WINE & CHOCOLATE

Valentine’s Day is the theme of the latest installment of Vine and Canvas. “Love, Wine & Chocolate” is presented at Dayton Art Institute, 456 Belmonte Park North, Dayton, at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 14. The romantic evening pairs a variety of red wines with specialty chocolates presented by Francoise Labrique Walusis from Madam Delluc Artisan Chocolatier. Cost: $35 in advance for members, $45 nonmembers. All tickets $50 on the night of the event. Call 937-223-5277 or visit www.daytonartinstitute.org.

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Hopes are high the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt, introduced in celebration of the 50th anniversary of iconic movie ‘Bullitt’ and its fan-favorite San Francisco car chase, will appear at the 2018 Dayton Auto Show, Feb. 22-25 at the Dayton Convention Center. Ford photo(Wheels Editor)

8) DAYTON AUTO SHOW

The Toyota Drive Center, the Fiat-Chrysler Ride & Drive Experience and the Wild Hearts Mobile Teaching Zoo are among the attractions at the 2018 Dayton Auto Show. And, of course, there will be plenty of cars, from new offerings to specialty models. The Dayton Area Automobile Dealers Association presents the annual show at the Dayton Convention Center, 22 E. Fifth St., Dayton, Thursday through Sunday, Feb. 22 through 25. Show hours are noon to 9 p.m. Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday. $8 adults, $6 students and seniors, free for children 9 and younger and military with ID. Call 937-333-4072 or visit www.daytonconventioncenter.com.

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9) STRATUM

The new exhibition, “Stratum,” opens at Dayton Visual Arts Center, 118 N. Jefferson St., Dayton, with an artist reception from 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22. The REACH Across Dayton collaborative show features new work by Dayton-based artists Amy Kollar Anderson and Kate Huser Santucci. “Stratum” is on display at DVAC through March 24. Gallery hours are 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. Call 937-224-3822 or visit www.daytonvisualarts.org.

10) HOME & GARDEN SHOW

Whether you’re looking for a plumber, a landscape architect, an interior decorator or a general contractor, you should be able to find plenty of options at the Miami County Home & Garden Show. The Western Ohio Home Builders Association presents this massive event at Hobart Arena, 255 Adams St., Troy, Friday through Sunday, Feb. 23 through 25. Show hours are 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $5 adults in advance, $6 at the door, free for children 12 and younger. Call 937-339-2911 or visit www.hobartarena.com.

Preacher Lawson, a finalist on the 12th season of America’s Got Talent, performs at the Funny Bone Comedy Club at The Greene in Beavercreek on Thursday, Feb. 15. CONTRIBUTED(Contributing Writer)

11) PREACHER LAWSON

While he didn’t take the grand prize during the latest season of “America’s Got Talent,” Preacher Lawson certainly made some new fans with his quick wit and animated on-stage antics. The television exposure has only bolstered the drawing power of the season 12 finalist, who is booked solid with comedy shows into mid-May. Lawson makes a stop in town for one show at the Funny Bone Comedy Club, 88 Plum St., The Greene, Beavercreek, at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15. Cost: $25-$57.80. Call 937-429-LAFF (5233) or visit www.daytonfunnybone.com.

12) DAYTON RECORD FAIR

Attention music enthusiasts: It’s time once again for the Dayton Record Fair. The homegrown expo returns to The Yellow Cab Bldg., 700 E. Fourth St., Dayton, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10. You can find new and used vinyl both 12-inch and 7-inch releases, as well as CD, cassettes, posters, T-shirts and memorabilia. Cost: $5 admission, $10 early bird admission at 10 a.m. Visit www.yellowcabtavern.com.

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One of our writers prepares to step into the ring tonight

Published: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 9:13 AM

Richard Wilson, pictured here at the Brown Institute of Martial Arts in Centerville with Muhammad Ali’s favorite title belt, which will be on display at Memorial Hall for Dayton Fight Night this Saturday, Feb. 24. CONTRIBUTED
Richard Wilson, pictured here at the Brown Institute of Martial Arts in Centerville with Muhammad Ali’s favorite title belt, which will be on display at Memorial Hall for Dayton Fight Night this Saturday, Feb. 24. CONTRIBUTED

Editor’s note: The writer of this article, Richard Wilson, is staff writer who covers Greene County news. He will be boxing on Saturday at Dayton History Fight Night.

You cannot prepare enough for a fight, especially when you spend 40 hours a week sitting in an office writing stories.

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For myself and 19 others who will be stepping into the ring this Saturday at Dayton Fight Night, we’ve had about three months to learn to box and elevate our cardio fitness.

Three months may be enough time to learn whether your stock portfolio is performing well or to make sure your life insurance premiums are paid up, but it’s not nearly enough time to learn the subtleties of the pull counter, or even how to keep breathing when someone is trying to punch your lights out.

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“It’s so different than just picking up and running,” said Toya Webb, one of the fighters who is self-employed.

Consider legendary boxing trainer Freddie Roach’s comments when Conor McGregor was gunning for Floyd Mayweather Jr.

“I’d have to train him for at least three years to get him ready for Mayweather,” Roach said of McGregor, a champion in two UFC weight divisions.

There’s plenty to learn about boxing, but when your full-time job doesn’t involve hurting people, one of the toughest obstacles to overcome in preparing for a fight is simply hitting someone and getting hit back.

There seems to be a moral revulsion built into the psyche to the act of punching someone in the face. Perhaps it’s a survival mechanism in the human brain — for when you hit someone, the odds of you getting hit back rises faster than Mike Tyson disposed of heavyweights in the early 1990s.

In preparing for her bout, research consultant Kristin Delgado said being OK with hitting another person has been a challenge.

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“It’s kind of weird when you’ve never done it. You’re like, ‘Oh I’m sorry the first time,” Delgado said. “Nobody really wants to hurt anyone else, but when you get bopped upside the head a few times, you get over that.”

With her face flush from a sparring session at the Brown Institute of Martial Arts in Centerville, nuclear medicine technician Rachael Spitsnaugle said getting in the ring is an “intense” experience.

“I think the hardest, hardest thing was when people started punching me in the face. That was a little intense,” Spitsnaugle said. “But getting over that, being nervous and worked up because that’s coming at you, that’s probably been the hardest, but (also) definitely the biggest gains.”

My opponent, Chris Walker of LexisNexis, shared some of his thoughts on the matter. Walker said he’s “a complete beginner,” with no previous experience in any combative arts.

I’m not sure his stinging right cross got that memo.

“It is a definite experience,” he said. “I mean you come in, you’re doing training and you’re feeling good, you’re feeling confident, and then all your plans kind of go out the window that first time you’re in a ring and someone’s actually trying to hit you back.”

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Beginner or not, I’m not looking forward to avoiding Walker’s right cross and left hook. And while I’m excited to be participating in the charity event and supporting the Dayton History non-profit organization, I’m looking forward to returning to my desk with my teeth and moral aptitude intact.

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Top 10 things to do this week

Published: Thursday, February 22, 2018 @ 12:00 AM

Vocalist Kathryn Rose will join the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and Jeans N Classics rock ensemble for Tribute to the Brill Building Songwriters at the Schuster Center in Dayton on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23 and 24. CONTRIBUTED
Vocalist Kathryn Rose will join the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra and Jeans N Classics rock ensemble for Tribute to the Brill Building Songwriters at the Schuster Center in Dayton on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23 and 24. CONTRIBUTED

Looking for something to do this weekend? Look no further ...

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1) DCDC REUNION

This year marks 50 years since the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company formed. Given that milestone, it’s no surprise the acclaimed arts group is taking the opportunity to look back at five decades of movement and magic with a number of events in 2018.

First on the agenda is “The Gathering: A DCDC Family Reunion” at the DCDC Studios, 840 Germantown St., Dayton, at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23. This program, which was originally booked at the Dayton Woman’s Club, features current dancers and former company members, choreographers, board members and administration. Cost: $25.

The celebration continues on Saturday, Feb. 24, when DCDC presents the winter concert “Reunited” at Victoria Theatre, 138 N. Main St., Dayton, at 7:30 p.m. Current and past members of the company will perform. Cost: $24.50-$47. Call 937-228-3630 or visit www.ticketcenterstage.com.

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On the brink of its 50th anniversary season, the Dayton Contemporary Dance Company is producing a one night only celebration of former dancers and current artists in its winter concert fittingly titled Reunited, which is slated Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Victoria Theatre. CONTRIBUTED(Contributing Writer)

2) DPO BRILL BUILDING TRIBUTE

Hits from the 1960s and 1970s composed by Neil Sedaka, Carole King, Burt Bacharach and other celebrated songwriters are the focus of the next installment of the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra’s SuperPops Series. The Jeans ’N Classics rock ensemble will once again join the DPO for Tribute to the Brill Building Songwriters at the Schuster Center, Second and Main streets, Dayton, at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23 and 24. Cost: $13-$79. Call 937-228-3630 or visit www.ticketcenterstage.com.

3) FIGHT NIGHT

Each year, Dayton History gives interested area professionals a chance to step into the ring and display their skills during an amateur boxing exhibition. The annual Fight Night fundraiser with a 1920s flair is presented at Memorial Hall, 125 E. First St., Dayton, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24. Doors open at 7 p.m. Cost: $15 in advance, $20 at the door. Proceeds benefit Dayton History’s education programming and conservation efforts at Carillon Historical Park and other Dayton History sites. Call 937-293-2841 or visit www.daytonfightnight.com.

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Dayton History Fight Night returns to historic Memorial Hall on Saturday, Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. CONTRIBUTED(Dayton History)

4) JOHN WITHERSPOON

John Witherspoon’s main gig is stand-up comedian, but the veteran performer is responsible for some iconic characters on the big and small screens. He starred in sitcoms such as “The First Family” and “The Wayans Bros.” and has done voice work on animated hits like “Black Jesus” and “The Boondocks.” Witherspoon, who is probably best known as Mr. Jones in the popular “Fridays” film franchise, will reprise the role in the upcoming fourth and final film, “Last Friday.” The actor-comedian returns to town for performances at the Funny Bone Comedy Club, The Greene, 88 Plum St., Beavercreek, on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23 and 24. Show times are 7:30 and 10 p.m. Cost: $25-$57.80. Call 937-429-LAFF (5233) or visit www.daytonfunnybone.com.

Actor-comedian John Witherspoon, whose diverse credits include The First Family, The Boondocks and the Fridays film franchise, returns to the Funny Bone Comedy Club at The Greene in Beavercreek on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23 and 24. CONTRIBUTED(Contributing Writer)

5) REBECCA LUKER

Rebecca Luker made her Broadway debut in 1988 as Christine in “Phantom of the Opera.” The Alabama native and three-time Tony Award-nominee has also appeared in plays such as “The Secret Garden,” “Mary Poppins” and “The Music Man.” She also appeared on television programs such as “Boardwalk Empire,” “Law & Order-SVU” and “Matlock.” Luker, who recently appeared on an episode of “NCIS: New Orleans” on CBS, performs at the Loft Theatre, 126 N. Main St., Dayton, at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24. Cost: $65, which includes a post-show reception. The VIP ticket is $140 and includes admission to a 6:30 p.m. reception with heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer. Call 937-228-3630 or visit www.ticketcenterstage.com.

Three-time Tony Award nominee Rebecca Luker will sing the Golden Age of Broadway and more Saturday, Feb. 24 at the Loft Theatre. She will also participate in a master class and interview Friday, Feb. 23 in the Festival Playhouse of the Creative Arts Center at Wright State University. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY LAURA MARIE DUNCAN(Contributing Writer)

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6) HOME & GARDEN SHOW

Whether you’re hoping to boost your curb appeal or update your interior living space, there will be plenty of experts to provide guidance during the Miami County Home & Garden Show at Hobart Arena, 255 Adams St., Troy, Friday through Sunday, Feb. 23 through 25. The event, presented by the Western Ohio Home Builders Association, features plumbers, landscape architects, interior decorators, general contractors and other specialists to help you reinvent your living space. Show hours are 2 to 7 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $5 adults in advance, $6 at the door, free for children 12 and younger. Call 937-339-2911 or visit www.hobartarena.com.

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7) WHISKEY MYERS

The members of Lynyrd Skynyrd may have recently announced the band was embarking on its farewell tour in May but that doesn’t mean southern rock is dead. A new generation of acts like Blackberry Smoke and Whiskey Myers is keeping the genre alive. Whiskey Myers — performing with Muscadine Bloodline at Oddbody’s Music Room, 5418 Burkhardt Road, Dayton, at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 23 — has been trafficking in its own Texas-bred blend of southern rock since 2007. The band’s latest album, “Mud,” was released in September 2016. Cost: $20-$25. Call 937-813-4272 or visit www.oddbodys.com.

New day southern rockers Whiskey Myers performs with Muscadine Bloodline at Oddbody s Music Room in Dayton on Friday, Feb. 23. CONTRIBUTED(Contributing Writer)

8) ‘THE COLOR PURPLE’

“The Color Purple: The Musical” is the powerfully engaging stage play based on Alice Walker’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The original production received 11 2006 Tony Award nominations. The book also spawned the Oscar-nominated film adaptation by Steven Spielberg. A new production of the show opened at La Comedia Dinner Theatre, 765 W. Central Ave., Springboro, on Thursday, Feb. 22. Show times are 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Sunday, 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Sunday. Cost: $61-$75 adults, $30 children 11 and younger. “The Color Purple” is presented through April 15. Call 937-746-4554 or visit www.lacomedia.com.

9) RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN

David Deitrick, who has been musical director for The Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra since October 2014, has programmed a set of Broadway favorites for An Evening of Rodgers & Hammerstein Classics. The concert, at Dayton Masonic Center, 525 W. Riverview Ave., Dayton, Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 24 and 25, features selections from “The Sound of Music,” “Carousel,” “Oklahoma” and other shows. The repertoire includes popular songs such as “My Favorite Things,” “Climb Ev’ry Mountain” and “I Whistle a Happy Tune.” Show times are 7 p.m. Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday. Cost: $20 adults, $18 students and seniors. Call 937-530-0515 or visit www.mvso.org.

10) MARK CHALIFOUX

Although he spent time living and performing in New York, Mark Chalifoux never lost the laidback Midwestern demeanor he developed growing in the suburbs of Cincinnati. The comic, who recently moved back to Ohio, performs at Wiley’s Comedy Joint, 101 Pine St., Dayton, on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23 and 24. Chalifoux is currently developing material for his debut comedy album, which he’ll record later this year for Audible. Show times are 8 p.m. Friday, and 7:15 and 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Cost: $10. Call 937-224-5653 or visit www.wileyscomedy.com.

Comic Mark Chalifoux, who is currently developing material for his debut comedy album for Audible, performs at Wiley s Comedy Joint in Dayton on Friday and Saturday, Feb. 23 and 24. CONTRIBUTED(Contributing Writer)

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More than 30 pancake breakfasts taking over Dayton this weekend for a good cause

Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 6:00 AM
Updated: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 12:45 PM



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If you pay close attention Sunday morning, you might notice the air is a little sweeter — perhaps even a little fluffy. More than 30 pancake breakfasts are happening in the Dayton area that day. 

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The annual Day of Caring Pancake Breakfast is a part of the grassroots organization established in 1991, “made up of volunteers committed to increasing personal awareness and involvement toward confronting the ever-increasing national plight of hunger and homelessness,” according to the organization’s website.

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Headquartered in Beavercreek, 12 sites in the Dayton area served brunch at the very first Day of Caring and raised $8,000 for the Montgomery County Hunger and Housing Coalitions. Fast forward to 2012: over 1,000 volunteers dedicated their time to raise over $44,000. 

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Volunteers from Ohio Casualty Group pose at Fairfield Middle School during United Way’s 2007 Fall Day of Caring kickoff Pancake Breakfast; left to right: Cathy Armbruster, Lezley Crawford, Debbi Crawford, Judy Bailey, Nate Schmitt, Wade Chapman.(Submitted)

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Today, Day of Caring takes places at over 40 locations in the Dayton and Cincinnati areas, and continues its mission of supporting local humanitarian organizations.

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“Equally important is our commitment to the increase in the number of free brunches served to local needy people,” according to DOC’s website. In addition to each site location providing a limited number of free brunches, one site in Cincinnati, Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, is being dedicated entirely to serving FREE Pancake Brunches to those in need.

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For a complete list of the 2018 Pancake Brunch Sites in the Dayton and Cincinnati-areas, visit dayofcaring.us.

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JUST ANNOUNCED: Alison Krauss returning to Fraze Pavilion for summer concert 

Published: Friday, February 23, 2018 @ 11:12 AM



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In 2011, Alison Krauss sold out the Fraze along with her band, Union Station. On June 15, the bluegrass-country singer will be back at the Fraze to perform her new album “Windy City” — her first solo effort away from the band. 

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Tickets go on sale Saturday, March 3 at 10 a.m. at Fraze FanFare, online at ETIX or by phone at 800-514-3849. 

Ticket prices are:

$75 — Plaza 

$65 — Center Orchestra 

$55 — Side Orchestra 

$40 — Lawn & Terrace 

All ticket prices increase $5 the day of the show 

Limit 4 tickets per person first day of sale

ABOUT THE ARTIST

After her 2011 Grammy-winning and Billboard’s-topping album “Paper Airplane” rocked the Bluegrass chartsKrauss began to feel the tug of inspiration. 

“Usually it’s just all songs first,” Krauss said in a press release. “It was the first time I’d ever not had songs picked out, and it was just about a person.” That person was veteran Nashville producer Buddy Cannon. 

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**FILE** In this Feb. 8, 2006 file photo, Alison Krauss along with Dan Tyminksi, right, and Jerry Douglas of the group Union Station accept the award for best country performance by a duo or group with vocal for "Restless" at the 48th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, file)(MARK J. TERRILL/AP)

Cannon has written award-winning songs for artists such as George Strait, Glen Campbell and George Jones, as well as produced albums for Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and even Merle Haggard’s final solo album. He also just so happened to be the producer of Krauss’s newest album that she’s bringing to the Fraze.

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What she and Buddy have created is an unusual and invigorating chimera – an album suffused with sadness that somehow rarely sounds that way, according to the Fraze’s press release. “It’s almost like you didn’t know it was sad,” Krauss said. “Because it doesn’t sound weak. It doesn’t have a pitiful part to it, where so many sad songs do. But these don’t. And I love that about it. I love that there’s strength underneath there.”

WANT TO GO?

WHAT: Alison Krauss at the Fraze 

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Friday, June 15

WHERE: Fraze Pavilion, 695 Lincoln Park Boulevard 

TICKETS & INFO:  fraze.com

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