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Hayner Center hosts two free concerts Hal Walker performs Saturday, the Three Sopranos sing Tuesday audiences of all ages. With a soaring baritone voice, he sings soul-searching songs that celebrate community, diversity and the creative process. He improvises and composes on unique musical instruments that many people have probably never seen before. Among them, the khaen, a long bamboofashioned wind instrument from Northeast Thailand and grandmother of the harmonica, and the banakulas, two gourd shakers tied together with a string that children in West Africa walk down the street playing, one in each hand.

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Walker grew up in Kent, blowing a harmonica along the banks of the Cuyahoga River. He traveled around the United States playing his music and even tried his hand in the big-time scene of New York City. But life on the road eventually led him back home to Ohio. And his love of the Buckeye state is sincere. His album “Home in Ohio” bears witness to that fact. “I write songs about connection,” he said. “I think that’s the interesting thing about my music. It engages people across cultures and across ages. I feel we live in this world that tends toward isolation. We stay in our cars and in our closed worlds, and I believe the solution for me is connecting with people.” On Tuesday at 7:30 p.m., the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center presents a chamber concert performance with the Three Sopranos, Diana Cataldi, Ginger Minneman and Kimberly Warrick. Diana Cataldi received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in vocal performance from the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music, and in 2010, completed her Doctorate of Musical Arts in

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vocal performance and pedagogy at the Ohio State University. She has been on faculty at Wright State University since 2005 as a studio voice instructor. She also is an associate music director at First United Church of Christ in North College Hill. Throughout her career, she has performed in numerous roles and solos, including the role of Amina in WSU’s production of “La Sonnambula;” the soprano solo in Haydn’s “Kleine Orgelmesse” with WSU’s University Chorus; the role of Marcellina in “Le Nozze di Figaro” at the Ohio State University; the soprano solo in Mozart’s “Requiem,” Handel’s

“Mass in A-flat,” Haydn’s “Kleine Orgelmesse” and “Paukenmesse” and Bruckner’s “Te Deum;” the role of Contessa in Mozart’s “Le Nozze di Figaro;” the roles of Mercedes in “Carmen,” Hippolyta in Britten’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” and Della in “Gifts of the Magi;” and many more. Soprano Ginger Minneman is an active soloist and music educator in the Dayton area. She teaches voice at Wright State University and is the director of music at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior in Oakwood. Her performances include the world premiere of “The Mystic Trumpeter,” a song cycle by Dr. James W. Moore, as

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major choral works including Dubois’ “Seven Last Words,” Vivaldi’s “Gloria,” Haydn’s “Creation,” Mendelssohn’s “Elijah, the Fauré Requiem,” Vivaldi’s “Dixit Dominus,” the Bach “Magnificat,” Handel’s “Messiah” and most recently “Ein Deutch Requiem” by Brahms and Francis Poulenc’s “Gloria.” Kimberly Warrick has been associate professor, coordinator of vocal students and director of opera theater at Wright State University since 1995. She earned her bachelor’s degree in vocal performance from California State University at Northridge and completed both her Master

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WACO offers NASA lessons in its homeschool program TROY — In its homeschool program, WACO Historical Society is offering four lessons developed by NASA education specialists. The program is open to homeschooled children in fourth through sixth grade. It takes place every Tuesday in February from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the WACO Air Museum, 1865 S. County Road 25-A. These lessons provide fun, hands-on activities that encourage teamwork and creativity. Activities include building an airpowered rocket, designing a shock-absorbing system

Hayner • CONTINUED FROM PAGE 2 of Music and Doctor of Arts in vocal performance and opera direction at the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley. While living in the Los Angeles area, she sang extensively in regional opera theater, singing roles such as Violetta in “La Traviata,” Blondchen in “The Abduction from the Seraglio” and Musetta in

for astronauts, propelling a Newton car and constructing a balloon-powered rocket. Students will learn about Newton’s Laws, potential and kinetic energy and measurement, along with other science and math concepts. The registration fee is $20 per student. To register, send a check made out to WACO Historical Society to the address above. Include the child’s name, parent’s names, address, phone and email. For more information, call (937) 335-9226 or email lcdir@wacoairmuseum.org.

Boonshoft Museum hosts fifth Science of Wine event

DAYTON — On Saturday from 7 to 10:30 p.m., the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery will host the Science of Wine: Aging to Perfection, an event that pairs food, live music, wine and conversation with a casual environment for adults to learn about the science of aging — of wine, that is. “I love being a part of this event that brings great wine and food into the fun atmosphere at the Boonshoft,” said Kim Allen, chair of the Boonshoft Museum Associate Board. “Guests will enjoy all that “La Boheme.” In Colorado, the museum has to offer, with the addition of tasting Warrick performed in opera and musical theater, some fabulous vintages with leading roles in such and learning about the aging processes for wine.” works as “Tales of HoffFrom the science behind mann,” “Falstaff” and cellaring to the chemistry “Brigadoon.” Warrick made her Day- behind oxidation, the Science of Wine will explore ton Opera debut in 1999 various aspects of wine as Frasquita in Bizet’s “Carmen,” as well as trav- aging. Guests will discover if screw cap closures are eling to Colorado to sing actually better than corks Adele in the Little Theatre of the Rockies spring for preserving wine well, or production in 2000 of “Die if “reserve” wine is really better at a station featurFledermaus.”

at Arrow Wine, The Little Store, The Wine Gallery & Cafe, BellaVino and Dorothy Lane Market. The regular ticket price will include 24 wines, and the VIP price an additional 22. Throughout the night, wines will be paired with a selection of culinary delights, and flaming desserts will round out the — Kim Allen night, paired with a sampling of dessert wines. All proceeds from the ing Banfi Chianti in three in mind,” said Rob VonderScience of Wine will beneincarnations: Classico, Su- brink of Heidelberg Disfit the Boonshoft Mutributing. “Matching the periore and Riserva. themes with quality wines seum’s science, technology, Guests also will be engineering and mathetreated to presentations on that are readily available matics (STEM) programs. stemware and wine cellar- locally at multiple price points is crucial to creating Tickets are $75 per person ing, as well as one-of-aand $100 per person for a an experience to please kind museum activities. even the most knowledge- VIP package. Reservations Valet parking, full open are encouraged. able wine aficionados.” bars and live music are To reserve tickets, call The vintages selected part of the all-inclusive (937) 275-7431, ext. 144, or $75 general admission fee. for the evening range in Hosted in Science On a price from $9 to $190, and visit www.BoonshoftMuare available for purchase seum.org. Sphere, the VIP area will feature food and wine pairings to showcase nearly two dozen domestic and international fine wines. “As we selected the wines for the evening, we worked to keep all guests

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BY LINDY JURACK iN75 Editor SIDNEY — The Vein Treatment and Medical Cosmetic Center at Fairington Cardiovascular and Wellness Center, 1103 Fairington Drive, is offering the public the opportunity to try or continue Botox treatments at a discounted price this winter. A Valentine Botox Party is scheduled for Feb. 1. On that day between 4 and 6 p.m., the staff at the Vein Treatment Center will offer units of Botox for $10 each to walk-in clients. The standard price is $13 for each unit. Adults 18 and older are invited. Botox Cosmetic is a prescription medicine that is injected into the muscles to temporarily treat moderate to severe frown lines between the brows, according to literature provided by the center. It works by blocking nerve impulses to the injected muscles, which reduces muscle activity that causes those lines to form between the brows. The skin becomes creased from years of squinting and concentrating, and as time passes, the skin becomes less elastic, and the frown lines between the brows remain, even when the

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muscles aren’t contracting. Botox can give real, noticeable results to those who have moderate to severe frown lines. Jennifer Brandehoff, nuclear medicine technician at the Vein Treatment Center, said the procedure is quick and easy, and full results are seen within approximately five days. Another benefit? It’s painless, Brandehoff said. “Any time you tell people they’re getting injected in their face, they think it’s going to hurt, but it doesn’t,” she said, speaking from experience. Most of the staff at the clinic has been using Botox for a while, so they can talk to clients about their own personal experience with the medicine. The procedure is quick. Patients can come to the Botox party Feb. 1 and speak with Dr. Randall Orem about what they’d like to change. He then injects as many units and the client wants, typically 12-42 Brandehoff said. And you walk right out the door with no recovery time, or even bruising or swelling. The first time Brandehoff had Botox, she went immediately to her son’s football practice and asked if anyone could tell she’d had something done. Botox doesn’t leave be-

hind redness or scars. “The procedure only takes a few minutes. It’s very quick, very easy and it has a huge impact,” she said. Brandehoff said many patients come to the Vein Treatment Center because others have told them they look unhappy, but it’s just because the deep wrinkles make them look upset or angry. Botox can help eliminate that, without making your face stiff or non-emotive. “People can’t tell you’ve had anything done. They just think you look more awake or that you’ve been using a better moisturizer,” she said. “And you feel better about yourself.” The results of Botox are not permanent, but typically last three to four months. Repeat visits are encouraged to keep the look you want. The Vein Treatment and Medical Cosmetic Center has been offering Botox for five to six years, and the treatment has been popular with residents of Sidney and surrounding areas. Brandehoff said they see a lot of repeat customers, both men and women. For more information about Botox or the Feb. 1 event, call the center at (937) 497-1200 or visit www.BotoxCosmetic.com.


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Polamalu wax figure to visit Buffalo Wild Wings TROY — Troy is headed to Troy. Pittsburgh Steelers safety Troy Polamalu that is — or rather, his “legendaryous” wax figure. The Madame Tussauds likeness of Troy is making a road trip from New York City to Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis, and along the way, the waxy statue with famous curly locks is making a stop at Buffalo Wild Wings in Troy this Sunday. Polamalu is the spokesperson for Head & Shoulders, and in October, the hair care company went to great lengths to immortalize the football player’s legendary hair by revealing a generously coiffed wax likeness created by the artists of

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Madame Tussauds New York. After a three-month stay at the renowned museum, the wax figure, dubbed “Legendaryous Troy” is hitting the road. The figure has been traveling since the beginning of January, and all throughout its journey, fans are getting the opportunity to view the figure up close when his tricked out RV stops in cities along the way. “Legendaryous Troy” will be at Buffalo Wild Wings, 2313 W. Main St., from noon to 6 p.m. Troy is one of the last stops for the statue before it reaches its final destination in early February for the big game. Fans can track “Legendaryous

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honor that Head & Shoulders and Madame Tussauds are immortalizing my hair with this wax figure,” Polamalu said in the release. “First there was the million-dollar insurance policy for my hair – and now this amazing wax figure. I am not sure what Head & Shoulders could do next — but my hair is certainly reaching legendary status.”

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Valentine’s Day is right around the corner Piqua merchants begin to prepare for the romantic holiday BY LINDY JURACK iN75 Editor PIQUA — It seems like we just counted down the last seconds of 2011, but January is almost over and it’s time to start thinking seeing red and pink. Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday this year, but that doesn’t make it any less romantic. A few Piqua retailers can make sure your sweetheart is happy with whatever gift you choose, whether it’s flowers, jewelry or collectibles.

Allisten Manor’s Flower Box Allisten Manor’s Flower Box, 1622 Washington Ave., has flowers, candy and stuffed animals available for your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day. Florist Don Smith said he will offer traditional rose arrangements and also feature a more contemporary design with the same amount of roses. Allisten Manor prides itself in three styles of arrangements, Smith said, traditional, contemporary and modern. “A lot of people think contemporary and modern is the same thing but it’s really not,” he said. “Contemporary is more high

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Don Smith arranges some of the flowers he’s ordered to stock up for Valentine’s Day at Allisten Manor’s Flower Box in Piqua. style, and modern is sleek and slender and unique.” Smith said most of his customers enjoy roses for Valentine’s Day, so that is the shop’s focus, but he’s also offering boxed candy this year, available in a candy and flower combination. He also creates baskets for anyone, men included, that can be tailored to the recipients favorite candy or items. Customers can even bring in their own items to be included in a basket, such as

a bottle of wine or favorite sports team merchandise. And the price of the baskets is set by what the client wants in it. “It can be anything from an office mug with candy bars in it to a $50 to $100 basket,” he said. Smith recommends ordering a basket in advance so he has time to include the special items you request. The shop will be open Feb. 13 and 14 normal hours, which are 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., but or-

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dering in advance is always recommended. Smith orders a certain number of flowers for the big day, and if you wait to long, he might be sold out. “If you order in advance, you get what you want. It makes a big difference,” he said, noting Valentine’s Day ties Mother’s Day for the single busiest day of the year. Since the romantic holiday falls on a Tuesday this year, Smith is offering 50 percent off delivery for

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Barclay’s retail merchant Terri Harrison arranges a display of items for Valentine’s Day, including Vera Bradley’s new Rosy Posies collection and Brighton jewelry and accessories. anything delivered on Monday. This saves the customer money, eases up Smith’s schedule for Tuesday and also lets the recipient enjoy their gift the whole week long. Allisten’s offers another service that’s unique for Valentine’s Day. “A lot of people enjoy taking their significant other to dinner,” he said. “Wouldn’t it be nice to have an arrangement at the restaurant? Then they can take it home, and it makes it more special.” Customers can ask Smith to make a delivery to a restaurant, and he’ll make sure it gets on the table for the customer’s reservation.

Although Valentine’s Day is touted for the romantic relationships in our lives, it doesn’t have to be limited to them. “I think sometimes people forget one important person — mom,” Smith said. “Send mom a bud vase with a single rose or group of three, or get the kids together and send her a rose for each kid she has. It’s nice to remember mom on Valentine’s Day.” In his career, Smith has seen the impact flowers have on people. “The interesting thing about flowers is any time you deliver flowers, • See Valentine on page 8


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Valentine whether it’s in bereavement, celebration or just because, the people who receive them really respond. It says, ‘I care,’” he said. He remembers delivering a small arrangement to a woman in a nursing home from her daughter. “She had a big smile on her face and was so pleased her daughter thought to send her flowers,” he said. Smith is a firm believer in buying local, even if you want to send flowers to someone across the country. He can find a florist in another state for you and work with them to get the best look for the best price.

Barclay’s Barclay’s Men-Women Clothiers, 314 N. Main St., is another good place to snatch up something your sweetheart will love. The store is offering a 20 percent off coupon for its Vera Bradley merchandise. The coupon will be in the iN75 on Feb. 8 and will be good through Feb. 13. Barclay’s recently started selling Vera Bradley’s brand new spring collections, said Terri Harrison, retail merchant at the store. One of the new patterns, Rosy Posies, is perfect for Valentine’s Day with swirls of reds and pinks. Barclay’s also has an expanded selection of Brighton merchandise, in-

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urines, books, stuffed animals, puppets, toys, clothes and much more. “There’s something for everyone,” said Ruth Freeman, who owns the shop with her husband, Paul. For Valentine’s Day, New 2 U is offering 20 percent off everything in the store, and 50 percent off clothes. The shop is open through Valentine’s Day, including Feb. 13 and 14, so last-minute valentine shoppers can stop in. Freeman said she has seen increased traffic in the last few months, and business is going well. That also means customers shouldn’t hesitate to make a purchase. “If you see it, you better get it because things don’t last very long,” Freeman said. “We have lots of one-of-a-kind things.”

PIQUA — Z’s Sports Bar and Grill is known all over Miami County for its pizza, and now customers can enjoy the gooey slices at home. Z’s has started offering pizza delivery to the downtown area between 11:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. Pizza and breadsticks are available for delivery. Coming soon, Z’s will offer delivery of pizza and breadsticks to residents all across Piqua from 4:30 to 11 p.m. Z’s co-owner Mark Carnes said the staff started delivering last week, a first for the local bar. He wanted to offer it as a convenience for the downtown businesses, and said he’s had a great response so far. “Z’s is known for their pizza. That’s what puts them on the map,” Carnes said. Z’s also has debuted a new style of wings with different sauces available. “They’re fresh,” Carnes said. “Come in and check out the different sauces that we’ve implemented.” Z’s is located at 319 N. Wayne Ave. Contact Z’s at (937) 773-9190.


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Opening Friday ‘The Grey’

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A group of oil-rig roughnecks are left stranded on the sub-arctic tundra after their plane experiences a complete mechanical failure and crashes into the remote Alaskan wilderness. The survivors, battling mortal injuries, biting cold and ravenous hunger, are relentlessly hunted and pursued by a vicious pack of rogue wolves. Starring: Liam Neeson, Dallas Roberts, James Badge Dale, Dermot Mulroney Genre, rating: Action/adventure, R

Liam Neeson in “The Grey”

‘Man on a Ledge’

An ex-cop and now wanted fugitive stands on the ledge of a high-rise building while a hard-living New York Police Department negotiator tries to talk him down. The longer they are on the ledge, the more she realizes that he might have an ulterior objective. Starring: Sam Worthington, Elizabeth Banks, Anthony Mackie, Jamie Bell, Ed Harris Genre, rating: Action/romance, PG-13

‘One for the Money’

Sam Worthington and Elizabeth Banks star in “Man on a Ledge

Katherine Heigl and Daniel Sunjata star in “One for the Money”

A proud, born-and-bred Jersey girl, Stephanie Plum’s got plenty of attitude, even if she’s been out of work for the last six months and just lost her car to a debt collector. Desperate for some fast cash, Stephanie convinces her sleazy cousin to give her a job at his bail bonding company as a recovery agent. True, she doesn’t even own a pair of handcuffs and her weapon of choice is pepper spray, but that doesn’t stop Stephanie from taking on Vinny’s biggest bail-jumper — former vice cop and murder suspect Joe Morelli, who seduced and dumped her back in high school. As Stephanie learns the ins and outs of becoming a recovery agent from Ranger, a hunky colleague who is the best in the business, she also realizes the case against Morelli isn’t airtight. Add to the mix her meddling family, a potentially homicidal boxer, witnesses who keep dying and the problem of all those flying sparks when she finds Morelli himself and suddenly Stephanie’s new job isn’t nearly as easy as she thought. Starring: Katherine Heigl, Jason O’Mara, Daniel Sunjata, Sherri Shepherd Genre, rating: Action/comedy, PG-13

Still showing

‘Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close’

Oskar is convinced that his father, who died in the Sept. 11 attacks on the World Trade Center, has left a final message for him hidden somewhere in the city. Feeling disconnected from his grieving mother and driven by a relentlessly active mind that refuses to believe in things that can’t be observed, Oskar begins searching New York City for the lock that fits a mysterious key he found in his father’s closet. Starring: Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Thomas Horn Genre, rating: Adaptation/drama, PG-13

Tom Hanks and Thomas Horn star in “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close”

‘Underworld Awakening’ The vampire warrioress Selene, escapes imprisonment to find herself in a world where humans have discovered the existence of both Vampire and Lycan clans and are conducting an all-out war to eradicate both immortal species. Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Stephen Rea, Michael Ealy, Theo James Genre, rating: Action/suspense, R

Now out on DVD • “Real Steel” • “50/50” • “Restless” • “The Whistleblower” • “Another Happy Day” • “Happy Happy” • “Essential Killing” • “The Woman” • “Wings” • “Godzilla” • “The Moment of Truth” • “Lips of Blood” • “The Shiver of the Vampires” • “Fascination” • “The Iron Rose” • “Rebecca” • “Notorious” • “Annie Hall”


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Parmesan Crusted Chicken Editor’s Note: Home and Away with Dana Wolfe is not appearing this week. Her column will be back next week. Please enjoy these recipes courtesy of Family Features.

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hicken is a popular choice for family dinners — but no matter how much your family enjoys it, serving it the same way over and

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over again can stir up cravings for something new. Chef Tim Love knows all about finding new ways to enjoy familiar foods, and he’s letting home cooks know about a little secret to spice up their everyday chicken dishes. “Even with our busy schedules, I enjoy cooking for my family with go-to ingredients that I know everyone will love,” says Love. “One of my family’s favorite recipes is Parmesan crusted chicken. It’s chicken done right — tender, juicy and delicious thanks to a secret ingredient — real mayonnaise. Dishes like Parmesan crusted chicken are easy and tasty ways to break menu monotony.” Following are four more favorites, each with only four steps — so they’re simple to prepare and can be on the table in just 30 minutes or less. Parmesan-Crusted Chicken 4 servings Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes 1/2 cup real mayonnaise 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese 4 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 1 1/4 pounds) 4 teaspoons Italian sea-

soned dry bread crumbs Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine mayonnaise with cheese in medium bowl. Arrange chicken on baking sheet. Evenly top with mayonnaise mixture. Sprinkle with bread crumbs. Bake 20 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked. Asian-Crusted Chicken 4 servings Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes 1/2 cup real mayonnaise 1 green onion, chopped 1 teaspoon reduced sodium soy sauce 1/2 teaspoon finely grated fresh ginger or 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 4 boneless, skinless

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chicken breast halves (about 1 1/4 pounds) 1/4 cup plain dry bread crumbs or panko bread crumbs Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine mayonnaise, green onion, soy sauce and ginger in medium bowl. Arrange chicken on baking sheet. Evenly top with mayonnaise mixture. Sprinkle with bread crumbs and sesame seeds. Bake 20 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked. For an extra layer of flavor, combine breadcrumbs with 1 tablespoon sesame seeds before sprinkling over chicken. Spinach and AlmondTopped Chicken 4 servings

Spinach and Almond-Topped Chicken

Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 15 minutes 1 1/2 tablespoons real mayonnaise 1 cup loosely packed baby spinach leaves, chopped 1 tablespoon chopped almonds 2 teaspoons grated Parmesan cheese 1 teaspoon plain dry bread crumbs 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts (about 1 pound) Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In medium bowl, combine all ingredients except chicken. On baking sheet, arrange chicken. Evenly top with mayonnaise mixture. Bake 15 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.

Tuscan Glazed Chicken 6 servings Prep Time: 10 minutes Cook Time: 20 minutes 1/3 cup real mayonnaise 3 tablespoons finely chopped roasted red pepper 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar 6 boneless, skinless chicken breast halves (about 2 pounds) Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Combine all ingredients except chicken in medium bowl. Arrange chicken on baking sheet. Evenly top with mayonnaise mixture. Bake 20 minutes or until chicken is thoroughly cooked.


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GET UP & GO Stage (continued) Take My Eyes Off You.” The show is recommended for theatergoers age 12 and older. 1 W. 2nd St. ◆ Through Feb. 5 at various showtimes ◆ Tickets from $42 ◆ www.victoriatheatre.com ◆ (937) 228-3630 La Comedia SPRINGBORO — “A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline” is on stage at La Comedia Dinner Theatre through Feb. 26. Following her climb to stardom from her hometown in Virginia to the Grand Ole Opry, Las Vegas and Carnegie Hall, the show is a wonderful blend of theater and music that audiences of all ages will enjoy. The musical tribute reveals the emotional depth and range of a

singer who defined the term “crossover hit” by scoring hits on the country, blues, pop and gospel charts simultaneously in the 1950s and ’60s. Audiences will hear favorite songs such as “Crazy,” “Sweet Dreams,” “Walkin’ After Midnight” and “A Closer Walk With Thee” as they experience the look, the sound, the magic and the music that made Patsy Cline the first lady of country. 765 W. Central Ave. ◆ Showtimes vary from now through Feb. 26 ◆ Tickets from $51 ◆ lacomedia.com (937) 746-4554

Eye candy Visual Voices DAYTON — The Victoria Theatre Association’s exhibit Visual Voices, part of the KeyBank African-

• CONTINUED FROM PAGE 9 American Arts Festival, will be open at the Schuster Center from Feb. 1 to 29. Curated by Willis “Bing” Davis, Visual Voices is presented in partnership with EbonNia Gallery and will feature the work of local African-American artists. The exhibit may be close during special events and private functions. 1 W. 2nd St. ◆ Feb. 1 to 29 daily 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ◆ www.victoriatheatre.com ◆ (937) 228-7591 Young Masters TROY — The TroyHayner Cultural Center is hosting the Young Masters Art Exhibit now through Feb. 19. The exhibit will showcase selected works completed by Troy students from kindergarten through

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12th grade. All artwork being displayed was completed during this school year and includes examples of drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, sculpture, ceramics and mixed medium. The schools participating in this exhibit include all the Troy City elementary schools, junior high and high school, Troy Christian Elementary, Troy Christian High School and St. Patrick Elementary School. 301 W. Main St. ◆ Sunday through Feb. 19 ◆ Free admission ◆ www.troyhayner.org ◆ (937) 339-0457 Gateway Arts exhibit SIDNEY — Gateway Arts Council is featuring its first High School Art Exhibit through January. Gateway Arts Executive Director Ellen Keyes said the agency wanted to do a show for students to expose them to different places to show their art, and to encourage the young artists to meet each other. 216 N. Miami Ave. ◆ Throughout January, Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ◆ gatewayartscouncil.org ◆ (937) 498-2787 Norman Rockwell exhibit DAYTON — “American Chronicles: The Art of Norman Rockwell” is open at the Dayton Art

Institute now through Feb. 5. Organized by the Norman Rockwell Museum, located in Stockbridge, Mass., “American Chronicles” features original art from the museum’s noted collections. The exhibition chronicles Rockwell’s life and art, introducing new scholarship rooted in decades of study by Curator of Norman Rockwell Collections Linda Pero. The artist’s paintings, drawings and studies span 56 years, from his 1914 interpretation of American folk hero Daniel Boone securing safe passage for settlers to the American West, to his 1970 report on American tourists and armed Israeli soldiers witnessing a Christmas Eve ceremony at the Basilica of the Nativity in Bethlehem. 456 Belmonte Park North ◆ Saturday to Feb. 5 ◆ Adults $15, seniors, students and military $13, youth 7-17 $10 ◆ www.daytonartinstitute.org ◆ (937) 2235277

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