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What's Great in Dayton: July 13 - 19, 2012

The Cannery in Downtown Dayton

The Peace Museum's new exhibit has twelve powerful portraits from artist Robert Shetterly's series, 'Americans Who Tell the Truth.' Each portrait includes a quote and short biography.  One of the portraits is of Paul K. Chappell, a West Point Graduate from California who has spoken three times in Dayton. Dayton International Peace Museum and always free admission.

The Black Box will be having their grand opening on Saturday.  They will have shows on Friday and Saturday evenings at 9:30pm and doors will open at 9:00pm. Tickets are available for $9 at their ticket counter 30 minutes prior to the show. They are located in The Cannery at 518 E. Third Street.

Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse (YSKP) presents Mo's Night at the Opera on this weekend at 7:30pm in the Antioch Amphitheater.  This year's offering, Mo's Night at the Opera is derived from Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro and the Marx Brothers' classic film A Night at the Opera. The fancifully costumed production also features live music and period dance. The production has original music by Neal Kirkwood as well as the music of Mozart, Irving Berlin and the McGuire Sisters.

Michelob Dayton Blues Festival 
Dave Hall Plaza, Sunday, 1-9 p.m.
Enjoy the best blues bands and performances in the region at the Michelob Dayton Blues Festival - the second event in the City of Dayton's Downtown Summer Music Series. The rhythms flow freely as the blues tunes are belted out. A variety of food and merchandise vendors will be present. Lawn chairs and blankets are welcome; alcoholic beverages and pets are not permitted. Free valet parking for bicycles will be available.

This weekend at the Victoria Theatre Cool Films, is CLEOPATRA….the enchanting actress Elizabeth Taylor with Richard Burton and Rex Harrison.. Released in 1963, CLEOPATRA holds the record for most expensive film ever made with lavish sets, intricate costumes, and remarkable make-up that won Best Art Direction, Best Costume Design, and Best Visual Effects And BEFORE THE MOVIE there is free popcorn and sodas in the lobby and, an authentic theatre organ concert and sing-a-long begins 30 minutes prior to showtime!

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Charlie, back to summer, 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.