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Lend a Hand at First Night® Akron 2014
Calling all volunteers for the 18th annual First Night Akron on Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013. Volunteers are a critical part of the celebration that rings in the new year and showcases arts and entertainment to the community.
First Night 2014 button design is a hoot
Downtown Akron Partnership (DAP) recently announced the First Night Akron 2014 artwork that thousands of revelers will wear as their admission button on New Year's Eve. The button artist, who was selected by a committee of previous button artists, is Dave Szalay.
The Owls Have It For 2014 First Night
Akron artist Dave Szalay can say "yeah, I built that" when people get a look at the 2014 First Night Akron artwork. Dave Szalay works a day job as assistant professor at the University of Akron. He says the use of an owl to represent the spirit of Akron's New Year's Eve celebration came from his wife, Krista, and represents "...insight, wisdom and protection."
O'Hare School of Irish Dance
The O'Hare School of Irish Dance will perform an upbeat Riverdance type performance with local champion dancers. Audience participation follows to engage in an exciting Irish dance experience. Plus the 2012 Senior Men’s Champion will be featured. more>