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Springfield’s hidden gem

Referred to as an American Folk Art site, I didn’t know what I expected on my journey to Springfield’s Hartman Rock Garden. Although it may not be correct to call it a hidden gem because people have been coming from all over the world to see this place for years. Its proximity to Dayton made […]

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Debate 7/17: Flag on the Play

Q: Should persons with certain known behavioral tendencies such as suicide or violence be prohibited from owning guns? Legislatures across the country are taking up the difficult question of when the state can remove weapons from an individual who, having legally obtained a gun, begins to display behavior or rhetoric threatening to society. It is […]

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The Cult, Stone Temple Pilots, and Bush at Rose

“Rock and roll never forgets,” the classic rock song goes, and Billy Duffy, guitarist and founding member of the British rock band The Cult, definitely remembers the whole thing. And with his band’s current “Revolution 3” summer package tour selling tickets in 21 cities all across the country, Duffy is obviously excited about going out […]

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Green means go (but seeing yellow, too)

I had heard good things about Greenfire Bistro in Tipp City. I understood it to be an Asian fusion sort of place—one that combines elements from different culinary traditions. Fusion has been around since the 1970s, and continues to grow in popularity. An example of this would be an item I spied on their menu, […]

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What the funk?

“If some people don’t like funk music then it’s just the wrong time for them. They will get it. It’s addictive,” George Clinton recently told The Guardian. “That’s why they call it dope. It gets you. If you’ve got a booty and you can shake it, you’ve got the funk.” George Clinton’s Parliament Funkadelic is […]

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The 22-year strong original lineup

O.A.R. has reached its 22nd year as a band doing something many acts that manage to last two decades don’t achieve. This group from Rockville, Maryland, has reached this milestone without a single change in its band lineup. “What some people might not know is that a few of us had actually been playing together […]

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“Hearts Beat Loud” leads with dynamic soul

Regular readers know I’m the stepfather of two wonderful daughters. My older, college-age daughter is also in a band that’s on the road this summer. She’s living a dream, one that belongs completely to her and her bandmates, which means that the attention they have garnered comes with no strings attached to their parents back […]

AudibleJazz

When jazz and stars align

Grammy-nominated saxophonist Dave Koz is as humble as he is gifted. The reason? He gets by with a little help from his friends. A native of the San Fernando Valley, Koz honed his saxophone playing skills early. “I started out as an ensemble player because I was far too ‘coordinated’ to play and march in […]

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The Walking—and Dirty—Dead

One of the area’s most popular annual fundraising events has returned for another year, and this time with a horror-themed twist. The 28th Annual Dayton MUD Volleyball for the Epilepsy Foundation Greater Dayton Region will be held this year on Saturday, July 21, 2018 at the Wegerzyn Gardens MetroPark, located at 1301 E Siebenthaler Avenue […]

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Look! Up in the sky!

Beautiful balloons are the main draw featured at The Ohio Challenge Hot Air Balloon Festival. Held at Middletown’s Smith Park, the Ohio Challenge is a sanctioned hot air balloon competition with over 30 participants slated to appear. Pilots from more than ten states, as far away as California, will trailer their lighter-than-air paraphernalia in for […]

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Destination Yellow Springs

Glen Helen Happenings Glen Helen Nature Preserve has several special programs planned this month:  What in the world is a raptor? A raptor, or bird of prey, is any one of several species that hunts and feeds on rodents and other animals. Do you know how fast a peregrine falcon can fly? Are owls really […]

Allison Maddux (Scandal #5) layout bid against Kathryn Lawson (Riot #38). 2013 USA Ultimate Club National Championships Women's Semifinals

Yes, Flying Saucers Do Exist!

Please don’t call it Frisbee. Colorful flying plastic discs fill the air around this time of year, tossed from hand to hand in fields, parks, and parking lots; anywhere there’s a bit of room to run. They’re a sure sign that summer has arrived here in the Miami Valley and are as predictable as mosquitoes, […]

Springfield’s hidden gem

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Referred to as an American Folk Art site, I didn’t know what I expected on my journey to Springfield’s Hartman Rock Garden. Although it may not be correct to call it a hidden gem because people have been coming from all over the world to see this place for years. Its proximity to Dayton made […]

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The Cult, Stone Temple Pilots, and Bush at Rose

CULT 2016 Tim Cadiente-2

“Rock and roll never forgets,” the classic rock song goes, and Billy Duffy, guitarist and founding member of the British rock band The Cult, definitely remembers the whole thing. And with his band’s current “Revolution 3” summer package tour selling tickets in 21 cities all across the country, Duffy is obviously excited about going out […]

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Green means go (but seeing yellow, too)

Epicurean

I had heard good things about Greenfire Bistro in Tipp City. I understood it to be an Asian fusion sort of place—one that combines elements from different culinary traditions. Fusion has been around since the 1970s, and continues to grow in popularity. An example of this would be an item I spied on their menu, […]

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What the funk?

AudibleFunk

“If some people don’t like funk music then it’s just the wrong time for them. They will get it. It’s addictive,” George Clinton recently told The Guardian. “That’s why they call it dope. It gets you. If you’ve got a booty and you can shake it, you’ve got the funk.” George Clinton’s Parliament Funkadelic is […]

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The 22-year strong original lineup

AudibleRock

O.A.R. has reached its 22nd year as a band doing something many acts that manage to last two decades don’t achieve. This group from Rockville, Maryland, has reached this milestone without a single change in its band lineup. “What some people might not know is that a few of us had actually been playing together […]

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“Hearts Beat Loud” leads with dynamic soul

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Regular readers know I’m the stepfather of two wonderful daughters. My older, college-age daughter is also in a band that’s on the road this summer. She’s living a dream, one that belongs completely to her and her bandmates, which means that the attention they have garnered comes with no strings attached to their parents back […]

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When jazz and stars align

AudibleJazz

Grammy-nominated saxophonist Dave Koz is as humble as he is gifted. The reason? He gets by with a little help from his friends. A native of the San Fernando Valley, Koz honed his saxophone playing skills early. “I started out as an ensemble player because I was far too ‘coordinated’ to play and march in […]

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Destination Yellow Springs

DYSflowers

Glen Helen Happenings Glen Helen Nature Preserve has several special programs planned this month:  What in the world is a raptor? A raptor, or bird of prey, is any one of several species that hunts and feeds on rodents and other animals. Do you know how fast a peregrine falcon can fly? Are owls really […]

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Yes, Flying Saucers Do Exist!

Allison Maddux (Scandal #5) layout bid against Kathryn Lawson (Riot #38). 2013 USA Ultimate Club National Championships Women's Semifinals

Please don’t call it Frisbee. Colorful flying plastic discs fill the air around this time of year, tossed from hand to hand in fields, parks, and parking lots; anywhere there’s a bit of room to run. They’re a sure sign that summer has arrived here in the Miami Valley and are as predictable as mosquitoes, […]

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Bubbles to beat the brunch backlash

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I casually peruse food articles, as you might guess. One emerging set of hot takes seems to revolve around brunch. Specifically, that brunch sucks. It’s all the same—just dressed up eggs and bacon, they say. Starchy home fries lead to long afternoon naps, crushing the productivity we’re supposed to be chasing in this crazy, overly […]

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Jump, jive, and wail!

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Since 1982, Muse Machine has been a staple of many lives in the Miami Valley. Over 76,000 lives, each year, to be more precise. The nationally recognized arts education organization has spent the last 36 years striving to create a community of artists throughout 13 counties across central and southwestern Ohio and Kentucky, which has […]

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A Monument to Insurrection

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Dayton Society of Artists’ special summer exhibit Alan Pocaro, The Distance Between Us When We Communicate (Detail) By Tim Smith One of the hidden artistic jewels in the Gem City is The Dayton Society of Artists, located in East Dayton. They are presenting a unique exhibit running through August 4, Project Space. This special showing […]

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Latin funk by way of New Orleans and Motown

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Bernardo Lopez started his musical journey playing in a variety of other bands throughout Cincinnati. Whether playing the Latino music […]

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