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Last Waltz With Dayton Philharmonic Tickets Moving Quickly

Jennifer Taylor

This year over 30 local musicians will once again gather to recreate The Band's final performance, The Last Waltz, but with an added twist.  The 2018 performance of Such A Night: The Last Waltz Live will feature the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra under the direction of conductor Neil Gittleman on the stage at the Schuster Center.  WYSO Music Director Niki Dakota talked to Last Waltz organizer Jeff Opt about this year's extra special performance, which benefits WYSO.

Such A Night: The Last Waltz Live with the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra is Saturday, November 24 at the Schuster Center.  Tickets are available at: https://www.ticketcenterstage.com/

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Born a Hoosier, but only living there in spurts, Niki Dakota spent much of her young life moving around the United States with her archeologist mother. Throughout these years, there was always a ukulele somewhere close at hand. By the time the family settled in Cincinnati, Ohio, Ms. Dakota found herself in pursuit of professional music-making as she headed-up the Alterna-Folk band, Plow On Boy. In the course of her first live radio interview to promote the band, Niki’s keen excitedness manifest itself in extreme chattiness. At the conclusion of the segment, the DJ closed the mic and said, “You need to be in radio."  That was in 1990.