Archive | April, 2010

National Day of Prayer – Unconstitutional?

National Day of Prayer In 1952, in a unanimous act by both Houses of Congress, the “National Day of Prayer” (NDP) was enacted into law and signed by President Harry Truman. In 1988, a bill passed by Congress and signed into law by Ronald Reagan further established the first Thursday in May as the day […]

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Still Going Strong – Goo Goo Dolls

Goo Goo Dolls continue to evolve Johnny Rzeznik, singer/guitarist in the Goo Goo Dolls, is no songwriting neophyte. He’s been the band’s chief songwriter throughout its two-decade history and he’s written or co-written an enviable number of hit songs, with tunes like “Iris,” “Slide” and “Name” among his dozen top 10 adult top 40 hits. […]

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Grinding His Axe – Joe Bonamassa

Ace Guitarist Joe Bonamassa Rocks Victoria Theatre Joe Bonamassa’s new CD, Black Rock, arrives just 13 months after his previous release, The Ballad of John Henry. In an age when most acts go two or three years between albums, this qualifies as express delivery of new music. It turns out that Bonamassa didn’t really anticipate […]

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Obama Focuses On U.S. Nuclear Policy

Obama Focuses On U.S. Nuclear Policy It has been a busy period recently for the Obama administration regarding the issue of nuclear proliferation. The administration released the U.S. Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), in which is set forth when U.S. policy authorizes the use of nuclear weapons in the event of attack. The review raised some […]

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Nowhere Left To Run

The Rebel Set Perform in Support of ‘Across the Relentless Sea’ With tales of extravagant lifestyles and platinum record sales luring so many young musicians, it’s refreshing that some musicians embrace a more humble stance. In the case of Dayton’s The Rebel Set, delusions of grandeur have long since been abandoned. The Rebel Set consider […]

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The Great Drum

The drummer stands, legs rigid and splayed, mimicking the wide lines of the prone wooden drum. His left arm points to the heavens as his right arm traces an ever increasingly insistent tattoo across the taut drum’s head with the straight wooden drum stick, or bachi. This technique, called oroshi, utilizes silences, or ma, to […]

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Bright and Beautiful

California shines in latest Dayton Art Institute exhibition California has always been a glorious dichotomy between the altruistic sharing of the earth and the unobtainable mega-lifestyle. Still smarting from the eternal battle between natural preservationists and ruthless developers, there is a dramatic monumentality about California that encapsulates the American Dream and struggle. So much a […]

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The Secret of Kells

An old school blend of myth and magic holds real key to future of animation Rating: PG Grade: A Today, animation is all about photo-realism and three-dimensional effects. It is a visual medium, of course, and its target audience is younger and more jaded in a way because they have seen all that the frame […]

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Kick-Ass

Matthew Vaughn creates heroic layers of graphic pulp Rating: R Grade: A When Dave Lizewski (Aaron Johnson) asks why no one has ever tried to be a real life superhero, the question, at first, sounds like the fantasies of a comic book geek a few years away from accepting the realities of life, as we […]

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The Docket: 8/30

Regional police blotters, reported and interpretedby By Ehron Ostendorf Feeding for two The owner of a store said a woman […]

Debate Forum: 8/23

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For rent Can Ohio’s national park be “leased” for drilling? By Sarah Sidlow Quick quiz: name the only national forest […]

On The Beat: 8/23

Roadside fruit stands, where art thou? By Jim Bucher Think the older you get, the more nostalgic. Guess it’s all […]

On Your Marc: 8/23

No character like McVie By Marc Katz I know, there were iconic entertainment groups that played early in their careers […]

Debate Forum: 8/16/16

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For the love of the game Olympic athletes have big dreams, but empty wallets—Should the government step in? By Sarah […]