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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Three local award-winning West Volusia artists are exhibiting their work at the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Daytona Beach. The artists are part of the current Beaux Arts of Central Florida exhibit “The Healing Power of Art.”
Sandra Bertram is the September-October Featured Artist for West Volusia Artists Inc., a DeLand-based organization founded in 1964.
Three displays feature plethora of paintings, photography and propaganda
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.
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…
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…
The Museum of Art - DeLand Downtown Galleries at 100 N. Woodland Blvd. have reopened with an exhibition of 45 diverse works by some of the premier printmakers of the past 160 years.
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…
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.
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…
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…
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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!
An award-winning DeLand film studio is getting ready to present a veteran-directed film starring local actors that will have its worldwide premiere at the Athens Theatre in May.
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…
“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.
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.
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.
BY ALEXA A. BALDWIN
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!
The Orlando Big Band is back at the beautiful Athens Theatre in DeLand on Monday, Dec. 23, with their swingin’ “Holiday Favorites” show.
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.
“You’re never fully dressed without a smile,” so don your duds, grab your family, and tap on down to the Athens Theatre in DeLand to celebrate the season with a redheaded optimist who is sure to turn your gift-buying stressy frown upside down!
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 …
The Lakeside Chamber Players of Mount Dora are proud to present a performance of Franz Schubert’s Octet in F Major at the Athens Theatre in DeLand on Wednesday, Nov. 6.
Stetson Opera Theatre and the Chamber Orchestra at the Stetson University School of Music begin their 2019-20 season with George Frideric Handel’s opera Giulio Cesare in Egitto. The sexy and tragic baroque opera tells the musical story of Julius Caesar and Cleopatra’s love affair and the war…
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.
Preps Dance Company is bringing a blizzard to the Athens Theatre in DeLand this October. Their adaptation of an icy tale called Frosset rages onto the stage Saturday, Oct. 26, and Sunday, Oct. 27.
Phantasmagoria has been called a truly unique theater troupe, and they are returning to the Athens Theatre in DeLand for one night only Friday, Oct. 25.
Mary Farrell is October’s Featured Artist for the West Volusia Artists Inc., a DeLand-based organization founded in 1964.
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.
Just in time for Halloween, that iconic Addams Family is opening at Shoestring Theatre in a production of The Addams Family, the Musical.
The Gillespie Museum’s first Science Café of the 2019-20 academic year will provide visitors with an opportunity to view the “Agatized Coral and Other Silicified Fossils of Florida” exhibit on Stetson University’s campus.
Imagine poetry and fictional stories translated into textile artworks: fabric that’s been dyed, painted, hand-stitched, quilted and embellished. That’s the artwork that will adorn the walls of DeLand City Hall for the city’s next public art exhibit.
DeLand High School’s Hill Street Theatre is getting ready for another fun-filled theatrical season! Kicking off our new year will be Ken Ludwig’s hilarious farce Leading Ladies. Based on William Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, Leading Ladies incorporates almost all the age-old, commedia dell’ar…
As the season of witches, wolves and villains slinks toward us, the Athens Theatre in DeLand will stir its magic cauldron and brew a yarn that weaves together many tales you may already know (but in a way you’ve never heard before).
The Neighborhood Center of West Volusia is seeking students ages 14-22 who attend school or live in West Volusia to design one-of-a-kind T-shirts to increase awareness of the center’s mission to serve the homeless, feed the hungry, and prevent homelessness in West Volusia.
On Saturday, Sept. 14, find out why “Big Girls Don’t Cry,” and “Walk Like a Man” down past the “Candy Girl” to the Athens Theatre in DeLand and check out Let’s Hang On! — America’s No. 1 Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons Tribute Show.
On Saturday, Sept. 7, you will swear that Barbra Streisand herself is on the Athens Theatre stage!
On Friday, Sept. 6, the Athens Theatre in DeLand is going to “Shine a Little Love” on Electric Light Orchestra with a tribute show called “Ticket to the Moon.”
The Shadow Box by Michael Cristofer, which opens Thursday, Sept. 5, at Shoestring Theatre in Lake Helen, was first performed on Broadway in 1977 to rave reviews, receiving a Tony Award for Best Play and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.
The DeLand Fall Festival of the Arts proudly announces that its featured artist for 2019 is DeLand resident ceramist Carly Gibran. Her work will be featured on the festival poster and T-shirts.
Gilbert King, author of three books on the fight against race-based violence and injustice — two of them set in Lake County, Florida — is set to speak at the Historic Volusia County Courthouse in DeLand at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20.
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In this publication, we mistakenly stated when voters will vote on the Seat 2 race for the Volusia Soil and Water Conservation District Board. The race will be in the general election held on Tuesday, Nov. 3, not in the primary election of Tuesday, Aug. 18.