Archive | November, 2015

The Boys are Back in Town

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Dayton hockey finds new life after losing the Demonz By Rusty Pate Photo: Dayton Demolition player Harry Mahesh gets rowdy on the ice; photo: Haynes Photography It’s a busy Thursday night at the Englewood BW3’s. Waitresses and bartenders hustle around the dining room floor, delivering hot wings and beer. Two young boys run around, parents […]

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Rock from the heart of it all

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Motel Beds, mr. Gnome at Bob’s By Gary Spencer Photo: Nicole Barille and Sam Meister of mr. Gnome, who will play Nov. 28 at Blind Bob’s It’s not often that one looks at a rock show in Dayton and its lineup, and then considers it a can’t-miss affair—a “megashow,” if you will. However, that’s exactly […]

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On your mark, get set…

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Shop unique and handmade gifts at National Holiday Gift Show By Tara Pettit Photo: 12,000 shoppers and over 370 booths are expected at this year’s National Holiday Gift Show, Friday, Nov. 27-Sunday Nov. 29 at Hara Arena Once the Thanksgiving turkey has been eaten and the last piece of pumpkin pie has been stuffed down, […]

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In character

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The staff of Carillon Park puts the ‘story’ in history By Katrina Eresman Photo: Merry Masterson, Assistant Director of Education at Carillon Park, prepares for a Tavern Dinner in costume; photo: Dayton History In 1796, a group of settlers known as the Thompson Party found themselves on a journey up the Great Miami River, landing […]

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On the shoulders of a giant

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The Saturday Giant brings epic one-man band to Dayton By Tim Anderl Photo: The Saturday Giant performs Saturday, Nov. 28 at Canal Public House; photo: Mark Elliot Having total creative control and the ability to tour whenever one wants to is perhaps the shortlist of things every musician dreams about. While Columbus-based artist Philip Cogley, […]

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Debate Forum 11/24/15

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Personal foul? Fantasy sports flagged in New York By Sarah Sidlow Recently, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said, “time out” to fantasy sports giants DraftKings and FanDuel, sending them cease-and-desist notices on the grounds that daily fantasy sports constitute illegal gambling in his state. While gambling (read: casinos) has long been regulated in the […]

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Ask Rocco: 11/24/15

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Happy anniversary to me… By Rocco Castellano I begged and pleaded for the publisher of Dayton City Paper to put me on the cover for my one-year anniversary but I guess I’m just not good-looking enough … damn that David Beckham. So … it’s been a year this week that I’ve had the pleasure and […]

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Be well, Marsha: 11/24/15

Of epidemic proportions By Marsha Bonhart  For the life of me, I don’t know how the month got this far and I didn’t address it. Especially since it is so personal in so many ways. November is American Diabetes Month. This is when even more attention is drawn to a disease that in this country […]

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Ocean vibes

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Enon’s The Dock rocks By Paula Johnson Photo: Alaskan snow crab legs at The Dock in Enon Dock it to me Close your eyes to the rusty colors of Ohio’s fall foliage and instead imagine ocean blues and greens. Inhale the coconut smell of sunscreen, and let the warm salty breeze and strains of Jimmy […]

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Get your art on

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DVAC presents annual Holiday Gift Gallery By Tim Smith Photo: Amy Deal, Collage, 2014; The ARTtoBUY Holiday Gift Gallery runs through Dec. 24 at the Dayton Visual Arts Center Ask a dozen people to define art and you’ll probably get a dozen different responses. Whatever your definition or preference is, you’ll likely find an example […]

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Grandma knows best

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Grandma Moses’ American grown paintings close season at DAI By Lisa Bennett Photo:Anna Mary Robertson “Grandma” Moses, Untitled; American Sampler: Grandma Moses and the Handicraft Tradition runs through Feb. 21 at the DAI No one in the 1930s would have guessed that the grieving widow who created one of the largely ignored paintings sitting in […]

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An immigrant finds a new home in ‘Brooklyn’

FILM STILL - BROOKLYN - Saoirse Ronan shines as an Irish immigrant who falls for an Italian-American in 1950s Brooklyn. Opens Nov. 6

John Crowley’s film sings a lovely immigrant song By T.T. Stern-Enzi Photo: Saoirse Ronan stars as Eilis in “Brooklyn”; Rating: PG-13; Grade: A Cornel West, in the introduction to “The Cornel West Reader,” reminds us that what it means to be American—the heart of the American Dream—is an embrace of the right to “self-create,” to […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 11/23

City of zombies Government subsidizes failed businesses causing stagnation and decay Mark Luedtke It saddened me to see Beckett Paper Mill in Hamilton recently burned down. Beckett Paper was a powerhouse manufacturing company when I was a kid. My great uncle worked there his whole life. I had an unlimited supply of paper to write […]

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Venting for the voiceless

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Author Justin Curtis’s Troy-inspired novel By Katie Fender Photo: “Plight of the Downtrodden,” by Justin Curtis Troy native and author Justin Curtis always knew he was different. Growing up, Curtis enjoyed a skateboarding and punk rock culture that quickly separated him from the conservative lifestyle of most Troy citizens. These differences became the inspiration for […]

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Birthday beer

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Carillon Brewing Co. turns one By Kevin J. Gray Photo: Brewster Tanya Brock oversees all production at Carillon Brewing Co. Carillon Brewing Company, the nation’s old museum brewery, celebrated its first anniversary earlier this month. Dayton City Paper sat down with brewster Tanya Brock about what she’s learned, and what’s next for the brewery. What […]

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This ain’t no disco

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Death Before Disco to tear it up at South Park Tavern By Josher Lumpkin Photo: Death Before Disco plays Saturday, Nov. 28 at South Park Tavern; photo: Mindy Tellmann Death Before Disco is a quartet of enterprising young fellows who play a timeless blend of garage, surf and psychedelic rock one would be hard-pressed to […]

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No Jet Engines Here

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The very first thing is to learn how to pronounce it. No rhyming with the home of Baylor University in […]

Debate 9/11: Let’s Make Tammany Hall Great Again

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Third Parties have long complained that having the two major parties in charge of the election process gives Republicans and […]

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No music and arts festival would truly be complete without… wrestling, right? Well, this year at Ladyfest Dayton, buckle down […]

Lives-in-progress, demo-style

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Right from the start of this Jesse Peretz adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel Juliet, Naked, there’s something warm and unfinished […]

Are ‘Friends” Electric?

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Gary Numan’s Savage return to form at CVG’s Bogart’s Gary Numan with daughter Persia, who sings on the new single […]