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Ready, Set, LEGO!

Be prepared for LEGO dazzle and delight when the BrickUniverse Convention for LEGO Fans visits the Dayton Convention Center August 18th and 19th. Move quickly, though, because BrickUniverse anticipates a sellout weekend. They’re bringing in some heavy hitter professional LEGO artists who are known all over the world, like Jonathan Lopes from San Diego. He’ll […]

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We all live in a ‘Yellow Submarine’

Coinciding with the 50th anniversary and theatrical re-release of Yellow Submarine, animator Ron Campbell is bringing his Rock Art Show to Dayton’s Edward A. Dixon Gallery. The show will feature art from Yellow Submarine and many of the Saturday morning cartoons he worked on for over five decades. There are many steps in the creation […]

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Four headliners and more this week at Downtown’s Levitt

Delhi 2 Dublin, Kyle Dillingham, Sol Driven Train, Lao Tizer Band Delhi 2 Dublin (l-r): Serena Eades, Sanjay Seran, Ravi Binning, and Tarun Nayar. By Mike Ritchie On August 9, the Dayton Levitt Pavilion opened for its inaugural season, bringing a multi-cultured series of free concerts to downtown Dayton. The tunes began with Gina Chavez […]

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The Oregon’s Seafood Stalwart

Carving out history Jay’s Seafood Restaurant is a longtime pillar of the Oregon District dining scene. It’s steeped in lore and history, and boasts one of the most beautiful antique mahogany bars anywhere. In 1882, more than 5,400 pounds of wood were carved into intricate animal shapes, including dogs and birds, to embellish the bar. […]

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Destination Yellow Springs

Yellow Springs artist exhibited (times two) Yellow Springs painter Christine Klinger is showing her work at the Emporium/Underdog Café through October 7. The show is titled “Christine Klinger: Abstracts–Old and New.”

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The period is now in ‘BlacKkKlansman’

From Do the Right Thing and Malcolm X to Bamboozled, Spike Lee has always found ways to engage in stark and uncomfortable conversations about race when, for the most part, American society has barely dared to give lip service to the subject matter. We talk around it, gloss over it with broad generalities, or claim […]

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Keeping it simple

Fifty years ago when Bob Dylan first moved to New York City, he went to a club to watch Thelonius Monk play piano. Cocky and confident, Dylan introduced himself and with all his youthful energy said to the jazz legend “Thelonious, you should come down and check out my set sometime.” Monk asked him what […]

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No fools for this city

There was a time when blues-based rock, and the bands that played it, ruled the American music landscape. Every semi-major city and town had a record store and guitar shop. Music acts like Bad Company, Free, The Who and ZZ Top blazed a path of scorched earth from one arena to the next. And in […]

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Foul play up close (without getting hurt)

Dayton has some sinister things in its past, and we’re not talking about NCR sneaking out of town under the dark of the moon. A trip to Woodland Cemetery dishes some devious but delicious dirt on some of the Gem City’s more prominent residents. Situated on 200 acres in the downtown area, Woodland is a […]

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Take one down and pass it around

There will be over 150 beers to choose from when Dayton Beer Week and Alefest Dayton serves up the brews beginning Saturday, August 18th and concludes with Alefest Dayton on August 25th at the Dayton Convention Center. Alefest Dayton, now celebrating 20 years, is the topper event for Dayton Beer week, with virtually all of […]

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Before summer ends…

Explore RiverScape MetroPark Some of the gems at this downtown Dayton MetroPark are seasonal and run through Labor Day weekend:  Five Rivers Fountain of Lights: This series of fountains—which shoot water approximately 200 feet high and 400 feet across at the confluence of the Great Miami and Mad rivers—is one of the world’s largest fountains. […]

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Accessible Art

Thirty years ago, Sharon Stolzenberger, a local watercolorist and mixed media artist, reached a crossroads with her art. One path had her continuing to create art as a side hobby in the after hours of her full-time job. The more adventurous option afforded her an opportunity to take the “artistic road less traveled” where she […]

Ready, Set, LEGO!

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Be prepared for LEGO dazzle and delight when the BrickUniverse Convention for LEGO Fans visits the Dayton Convention Center August 18th and 19th. Move quickly, though, because BrickUniverse anticipates a sellout weekend. They’re bringing in some heavy hitter professional LEGO artists who are known all over the world, like Jonathan Lopes from San Diego. He’ll […]

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We all live in a ‘Yellow Submarine’

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Coinciding with the 50th anniversary and theatrical re-release of Yellow Submarine, animator Ron Campbell is bringing his Rock Art Show to Dayton’s Edward A. Dixon Gallery. The show will feature art from Yellow Submarine and many of the Saturday morning cartoons he worked on for over five decades. There are many steps in the creation […]

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Four headliners and more this week at Downtown’s Levitt

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Delhi 2 Dublin, Kyle Dillingham, Sol Driven Train, Lao Tizer Band Delhi 2 Dublin (l-r): Serena Eades, Sanjay Seran, Ravi Binning, and Tarun Nayar. By Mike Ritchie On August 9, the Dayton Levitt Pavilion opened for its inaugural season, bringing a multi-cultured series of free concerts to downtown Dayton. The tunes began with Gina Chavez […]

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The Oregon’s Seafood Stalwart

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Carving out history Jay’s Seafood Restaurant is a longtime pillar of the Oregon District dining scene. It’s steeped in lore and history, and boasts one of the most beautiful antique mahogany bars anywhere. In 1882, more than 5,400 pounds of wood were carved into intricate animal shapes, including dogs and birds, to embellish the bar. […]

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Destination Yellow Springs

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Yellow Springs artist exhibited (times two) Yellow Springs painter Christine Klinger is showing her work at the Emporium/Underdog Café through October 7. The show is titled “Christine Klinger: Abstracts–Old and New.”

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The period is now in ‘BlacKkKlansman’

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From Do the Right Thing and Malcolm X to Bamboozled, Spike Lee has always found ways to engage in stark and uncomfortable conversations about race when, for the most part, American society has barely dared to give lip service to the subject matter. We talk around it, gloss over it with broad generalities, or claim […]

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Keeping it simple

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Fifty years ago when Bob Dylan first moved to New York City, he went to a club to watch Thelonius Monk play piano. Cocky and confident, Dylan introduced himself and with all his youthful energy said to the jazz legend “Thelonious, you should come down and check out my set sometime.” Monk asked him what […]

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No fools for this city

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There was a time when blues-based rock, and the bands that played it, ruled the American music landscape. Every semi-major city and town had a record store and guitar shop. Music acts like Bad Company, Free, The Who and ZZ Top blazed a path of scorched earth from one arena to the next. And in […]

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Foul play up close (without getting hurt)

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Dayton has some sinister things in its past, and we’re not talking about NCR sneaking out of town under the dark of the moon. A trip to Woodland Cemetery dishes some devious but delicious dirt on some of the Gem City’s more prominent residents. Situated on 200 acres in the downtown area, Woodland is a […]

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Take one down and pass it around

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There will be over 150 beers to choose from when Dayton Beer Week and Alefest Dayton serves up the brews beginning Saturday, August 18th and concludes with Alefest Dayton on August 25th at the Dayton Convention Center. Alefest Dayton, now celebrating 20 years, is the topper event for Dayton Beer week, with virtually all of […]

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Before summer ends…

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Explore RiverScape MetroPark Some of the gems at this downtown Dayton MetroPark are seasonal and run through Labor Day weekend:  Five Rivers Fountain of Lights: This series of fountains—which shoot water approximately 200 feet high and 400 feet across at the confluence of the Great Miami and Mad rivers—is one of the world’s largest fountains. […]

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Accessible Art

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Thirty years ago, Sharon Stolzenberger, a local watercolorist and mixed media artist, reached a crossroads with her art. One path had her continuing to create art as a side hobby in the after hours of her full-time job. The more adventurous option afforded her an opportunity to take the “artistic road less traveled” where she […]

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On Your Marc 8/14: Meyer in the mire

I am not at all concerned about Ohio State football. Who’s going to go there and lose, especially if you […]

Debate 8/14: Instant guns cause a stir

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Q: Should the sharing of 3D printed gun technology be illegal? The latest round of debates between the gun rights […]

Conspiracy Theorist 8/14: Hot, humid, and dishonest

The global warming frauds finally got what they wanted: a hot spell over most of the northern hemisphere. To listen […]

Celebrating German culture

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On August 10, the 35th annual Dayton Germanfest Picnic will open at Riverscape Metropark. Put on by Dayton Liederkranz-Turner, the […]

Modbilly Comes to Franklin

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For a self-proclaimed “accidental” actor, Billy Bob Thornton is enjoying the fruits of small and large screen success. As a […]