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MAKING GINGERBREAD — Sarah Thorncroft, executive director of the West Volusia Historical Society, stirs some gingerbread batter with an overgrown sock monkey. Sock monkeys came about during World War I, when those at home made socks for soldiers who were fighting in trenches where their feet…

Shoestring Theatre in Lake Helen is presenting a live musical cabaret under the stars. Everyone is ready for a night of Broadway music without all the worries, and the Shoe has the solution: Broadway in the Park(ing lot). 

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Artist and jazz musician Don Nedobeck died this morning, Oct. 23, at a hospital in Sanford. He had just turned 85 on Aug. 26.

During the month of November, visitors to the Enterprise Museum will be able to view an exhibition of impressionist works by artist Richard D. Colvin. Colvin’s works and experience as a museum professional span more than 30 years.

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John Zelle, a DeLand resident and retired software consultant, began constructing small buildings for model railroads in 2009. These small buildings make up his exhibit “The Artistic Building of John Zelle,” which can be seen at Gateway Center for the Arts in DeBary through Thursday, Oct. 8.

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On Aug. 21, Tom’s Auto Repair at 211 W. Rich Ave. in Downtown DeLand will host the first Fresh As Fruit Gallery exhibition show, which will run through the weekend.

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As the days continue to plow forward with no foreseeable end to the pandemic in sight, many are looking for safe activities or places where they can forget (even if only for a short time) about the weight of our current condition.  After nearly five months of meticulous preparations, the Ath…

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As infection numbers skyrocket and once again live concerts in bars go silent, the Athens Theatre in DeLand and The Studio Creative Group continue to offer you incredible entertainment that you can enjoy from the safety and comfort of your own home! This weekend, from Friday, July 10, throug…

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With infection numbers on the rise, many are back to looking for fun stay-at-home entertainment to help break up the boring blahs. And to answer this call, DeLand’s local theater continues to offer exceptional virtual options that at-home audiences are simply loving — so join the Athens Thea…

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As the performing-arts world continues to navigate choppy waters, the Athens Theatre in DeLand is proud to announce another night of talent to keep the theater afloat and patrons swimming in high-octane entertainment. Central Florida’s own Bad Actors join the lineup of the Rock & Virtu-R…

Get your history fix at DeBary Hall Historic Site, which has reopened after a two-month hiatus. 

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With the performing arts at a standstill, the Athens Theatre in DeLand manages to give us the entertainment we crave again and again. This time, the Athens is celebrating some of the love stories from their very own theatrical community. Joining forces again with The Studio Creative Group, t…

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While communities continue to stay home protecting themselves and their loved ones from infection, the halls of the historic Athens Theatre in DeLand echo in silence. But the Athens staff have been working around the clock (from home) figuring out how to produce quality theater — with no the…

The marquee lights are off, the theater house is empty, and the ghost light is on. Everyone is stuck at home, and everyone is bored. Even with our leaded glass doors locked, the Athens Theatre family is here to help break up the monotony. To help fill the void. To make a joyful noise!

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Fans of legendary folk icons The Kingston Trio can rediscover their timeless music all over again. In celebration of 60 years of music, the iconic folk group performs their best-loved songs as part of the “Keep the Music Playing” national tour. The Athens Theatre in DeLand is proud to announ…

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“Tumble outta bed” and stumble to the Athens Theatre in DeLand as the alarm clock is wound back to 1980 to bring you 9 to 5, the Musical, a tongue-in-cheek comedy based on Dolly Parton’s hit song and the cult classic film 9 to 5.

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Artists in West Volusia will open their private working studios to visitors during the annual “Off the Beaten Path” Florida Arts Tour Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 22-23. Twenty-one artists will display their work at 17 stops between the hours of 10 a.m. and 5 p.m. each day.

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Whether you are a “Young American” or are simply young at heart, “Let’s Dance” together when “BowieLIVE: The Ultimate David Bowie Tribute” resurrects David Bowie, the original “Rebel Rebel,” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, at the Athens Theatre in DeLand.

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It’s books. It’s books. Come take a look. They’ve taken Seuss’ pages and put them on the Athens’ stages. With whoo-sits, and what-nits, imagination galore, come take a look-zits, we promise not to bore.

The Athens Theatre in DeLand is starting the new year with a bang — or, rather, with a Rocket Man! Simply put, they may as well have Elton, as Scotsman Rus Anderson is Elton John’s official body double for his “Farewell Yellow Brick Road” world-tour videos and photos!

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In celebration of the 2019 holiday season, Phantasmagoria is proud to be returning to the Athens Theatre in DeLand and presenting their portrayal of what is perhaps the most well-known and dearly loved ghost story of all time, Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, a Ghost Story of Christmas.

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The Daytona State College theater and music departments invite you to take a sentimental musical journey back to December 1942. The musical play called The 1940’s Radio Hour will help you get a jump-start on your seasonal celebrations.

On Sunday, Nov. 10, Peter Salzer and Betsy Wickard will perform at the Athens Theatre in DeLand, resurrecting the humor, sketches and songs that made the dynamic duo of George Burns and Gracie Allen famous. Their tribute to George and Gracie, “Together Again,” will have you remembering a sim…

Back by popular demand on Saturday, Nov. 9, the Athens Theatre in DeLand brings to Central Florida the band called Turnstiles, the ultimate tribute to the music of Billy Joel. With the Piano Man landing 42 songs on Billboard’s Hot 100 list over a span of 30 years, you’re sure to know almost …

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As part of Stetson University’s Values Day 2019: Activism Through the Arts, Stetson faculty writer Teresa Carmody, new-media artist Matt Roberts, animator Dengke Chen, and poet Terri Witek repurposed computers in Davis Hall Computer Lab to respond to human breath.

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The Deltona Art Club recognizes Doris Baker as the Featured Artist of the Month for October. Her artwork titled Peace on Earth is an acrylic painting with an autumn theme, and hangs this month in the foyer of Deltona City Hall.