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A Drive Thru Americana: Airstream Keeps on Trucking at Alumapalooza 8

On the Road: Alumapalooza 8 Celebrates Everything Airstream Photo: Alison Turner By Tim Walker You’ve seen them, of course. Who hasn’t? They’re at your local campground, standing out like a sore thumb beside a grove of maple trees. Or you might spot one being hauled down the highway by a satisfied dad in a pickup […]

Soul

Soul summer’s night

Maxwell bumps up the groove at Fraze Pavilion Photo: Maxwell brings blackSUMMERS’night to Fraze Pavilion May 30; photo: Eric Johnson By Alan Sculley blackSUMMERS’night, the second album in a trilogy by soul artist Maxwell has arrived a mere seven years after the first album in the series, BLACKsummers’night. That’s about par for the course for […]

dining

Do you know the muffin man?

Bellbrook’s Blueberry Cafe serves the basics Photo: Blueberry pancake and sausage at Bellbrook’s Blueberry Cafe; photos: Paula Johnson By Paula Johnson The Blueberry Cafe is the kind of neighborhood breakfast joint where it seems just about everybody in the place is either known by the hosts and servers, or lives in the town. PIP (Palate In […]

comedy

‘Sexual master class’

Luenell delivers rated-R show at Dayton Funny Bone Photo: Luenell goes for ‘big, big laughs’ at the Dayton Funny Bone May 25-27; photo: Steven Littles By Gary Spencer “A lot of people recognize my face but don’t remember my name,” says comedian and actress Luenell. “I’m not quite a household name.” Chances are most people […]

punk

The straight dope

Josh Goldman, 5 punk bands give fans more than they bargained for at Blind Bob’s Photo: The Raging Nathans’ (l-r) Nick Hamby, Jared Reynolds, and Josh Goldman perform June 1 at Blind Bob’s; photo: Larry TV By Josher Lumpkin It’s not every day that fans of live music have an opportunity to witness five solid […]

film

The teasing discovery of ‘Handsome Devil’

When will boys finally allowed to be boys? Photo: Fionn O’Shea as Ned (left) and Nicholas Galitzine as Conor in ‘Handsome Devil,’ screening at The Neon May 31 By T.T. Stern-Enzi Every school—public or private, in the U.S. or comparable settings abroad—has students like Ned (Fionn O’Shea) and Conor (Nicholas Galitzine). Ned is the awkwardly […]

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‘Driven toward madness’

Historian Nikki M. Taylor reveals stories of Margaret Garner, Cincinnati racism Photo: Historian and Ohioan Nikki M. Taylor’s 3rd book, ‘Driven Toward Madness’ By Megan Constable Margaret Garner’s story has been told in poems, paintings, literature (Toni Morrison’s “Beloved”), and even an opera, but few know who she was and the tragedy that befell her […]

beer

Namaste and have a pint

Local breweries get the zen treatment Photo: Breweries, such as Springboro’s Crooked Handle, offer large and open spaces for yoga; photo: Dana Walczak By Dana Walczak I’m not a yogi. Not by any means. I’ve dabbled here and there throughout the years, but it never really stuck. That’s not to say I wouldn’t like it […]

Troy

From Bach to rock

Troy-Hayner’s summer series turn up classics, new hits Photo: Honey Blue perform at Troy-Hayner July 18 By Matt Clevenger From ’80s metal to classic country and blues, the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center’s summer music schedule offers a little something for everyone. The popular Fridays on Prouty concert series will return this year, featuring free shows at […]

OnStage

Back to the FutureFest

This summer’s theatre warms up with auditions, productions Photo: J. Gary Thompson (left) and Annie Pesch in Young at Heart Players’ ‘First Kisses,’ at Dayton Playhouse June 2–4 and 9–11 By Jacqui Theobald Audition for FutureFest at the Playhouse, May 29 and 30 Now in its 27th year, FutureFest has set the auditions for six […]

visuals

Beach noir

Katie Lee Mansfield dives into ‘Summer Break’ at The Blue House Gallery Photo: Katie Lee Mansfield’s ‘Summer Break’ is on display at The Blue House Gallery May 27-June 2 By Morgan Laurens “This is the American Dream. This is my f–kin’ dream y’all! All this sheeyit! Look at my sheeyit! I got SHORTS! Every f–kin’ […]

musical

Come as you are

Kinky Boots fits everyone at the Schuster Center Photo: Kinky Boots struts into the Schuster Center May 23-28; photo: Matthew Murphy By Allyson B. Crawford When someone says “Broadway,” Cyndi Lauper isn’t necessarily a name you think of. But maybe it should be. Lauper, the ’80s hit-maker, along with Harvey Fierstein, created Kinky Boots, a […]

A Drive Thru Americana: Airstream Keeps on Trucking at Alumapalooza 8

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On the Road: Alumapalooza 8 Celebrates Everything Airstream Photo: Alison Turner By Tim Walker You’ve seen them, of course. Who hasn’t? They’re at your local campground, standing out like a sore thumb beside a grove of maple trees. Or you might spot one being hauled down the highway by a satisfied dad in a pickup […]

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Soul summer’s night

Soul

Maxwell bumps up the groove at Fraze Pavilion Photo: Maxwell brings blackSUMMERS’night to Fraze Pavilion May 30; photo: Eric Johnson By Alan Sculley blackSUMMERS’night, the second album in a trilogy by soul artist Maxwell has arrived a mere seven years after the first album in the series, BLACKsummers’night. That’s about par for the course for […]

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Do you know the muffin man?

dining

Bellbrook’s Blueberry Cafe serves the basics Photo: Blueberry pancake and sausage at Bellbrook’s Blueberry Cafe; photos: Paula Johnson By Paula Johnson The Blueberry Cafe is the kind of neighborhood breakfast joint where it seems just about everybody in the place is either known by the hosts and servers, or lives in the town. PIP (Palate In […]

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‘Sexual master class’

comedy

Luenell delivers rated-R show at Dayton Funny Bone Photo: Luenell goes for ‘big, big laughs’ at the Dayton Funny Bone May 25-27; photo: Steven Littles By Gary Spencer “A lot of people recognize my face but don’t remember my name,” says comedian and actress Luenell. “I’m not quite a household name.” Chances are most people […]

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The straight dope

punk

Josh Goldman, 5 punk bands give fans more than they bargained for at Blind Bob’s Photo: The Raging Nathans’ (l-r) Nick Hamby, Jared Reynolds, and Josh Goldman perform June 1 at Blind Bob’s; photo: Larry TV By Josher Lumpkin It’s not every day that fans of live music have an opportunity to witness five solid […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 5/23

By Michelle Strauss Wii the people A woman decided to go outside to take her evening smoke. Inside her residence, however, her daughter and live-in boyfriend plotted their scheme to—wait for it—steal the Wii video game console. Charges have been pressed, but maybe they can resolve the issue over a friendly game of Wii tennis. […]

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The teasing discovery of ‘Handsome Devil’

film

When will boys finally allowed to be boys? Photo: Fionn O’Shea as Ned (left) and Nicholas Galitzine as Conor in ‘Handsome Devil,’ screening at The Neon May 31 By T.T. Stern-Enzi Every school—public or private, in the U.S. or comparable settings abroad—has students like Ned (Fionn O’Shea) and Conor (Nicholas Galitzine). Ned is the awkwardly […]

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‘Driven toward madness’

literati_Crop

Historian Nikki M. Taylor reveals stories of Margaret Garner, Cincinnati racism Photo: Historian and Ohioan Nikki M. Taylor’s 3rd book, ‘Driven Toward Madness’ By Megan Constable Margaret Garner’s story has been told in poems, paintings, literature (Toni Morrison’s “Beloved”), and even an opera, but few know who she was and the tragedy that befell her […]

Read More 0 Comments

From Bach to rock

Troy

Troy-Hayner’s summer series turn up classics, new hits Photo: Honey Blue perform at Troy-Hayner July 18 By Matt Clevenger From ’80s metal to classic country and blues, the Troy-Hayner Cultural Center’s summer music schedule offers a little something for everyone. The popular Fridays on Prouty concert series will return this year, featuring free shows at […]

Read More 0 Comments

Namaste and have a pint

beer

Local breweries get the zen treatment Photo: Breweries, such as Springboro’s Crooked Handle, offer large and open spaces for yoga; photo: Dana Walczak By Dana Walczak I’m not a yogi. Not by any means. I’ve dabbled here and there throughout the years, but it never really stuck. That’s not to say I wouldn’t like it […]

Read More 0 Comments

Back to the FutureFest

OnStage

This summer’s theatre warms up with auditions, productions Photo: J. Gary Thompson (left) and Annie Pesch in Young at Heart Players’ ‘First Kisses,’ at Dayton Playhouse June 2–4 and 9–11 By Jacqui Theobald Audition for FutureFest at the Playhouse, May 29 and 30 Now in its 27th year, FutureFest has set the auditions for six […]

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Beach noir

visuals

Katie Lee Mansfield dives into ‘Summer Break’ at The Blue House Gallery Photo: Katie Lee Mansfield’s ‘Summer Break’ is on display at The Blue House Gallery May 27-June 2 By Morgan Laurens “This is the American Dream. This is my f–kin’ dream y’all! All this sheeyit! Look at my sheeyit! I got SHORTS! Every f–kin’ […]

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Come as you are

musical

Kinky Boots fits everyone at the Schuster Center Photo: Kinky Boots struts into the Schuster Center May 23-28; photo: Matthew Murphy By Allyson B. Crawford When someone says “Broadway,” Cyndi Lauper isn’t necessarily a name you think of. But maybe it should be. Lauper, the ’80s hit-maker, along with Harvey Fierstein, created Kinky Boots, a […]

Read More 0 Comments

The Docket: 5/16

Short relationships, long fights A woman and her ex-boyfriend decided they needed to meet and discuss their breakup. The woman […]

Law and Disorder: The Docket 5/9

40 oz. fight A woman was hanging out with friends when they all decided to buy some beer. She knew […]

The Docket: 5/2

Cupcake capers A man walked into a store and headed to the cupcake section. The owner suspected there would be […]

Law & Disorder: 4/25

Broken brandy bottle A family left for church in the morning. When they returned, they noticed their motion-sensor alarm system […]

Law and Disorder: The Buzz 4/18

Grow at your own risk By Michael Brice Keller   The Constitution, I am told, is written on hemp, and I […]