Archive | March, 2017

On the Beat: 3/28

Where are they now? Back on the air with Z-93’s Jeff Wicker By Jim Bucher photo: (l-r) Producer Dave Redelberger, Kim Faris, and Jeff Wicker Anybody remember Eaton, Dayton, Springfield Alive: Z-93? Bring back memories? Well, in the ’90s, I became friends with the radio station’s morning madman, Jeff Wicker and his 1992-1995 Wicker in the […]

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‘The Female Factor’


These women’s Work: Female choreographers lead Dayton Ballet’s ‘The Female Factor’ By Arnecia Patterson Photo: Scott Kimmins   The month of March strides out like a woman on the Dayton Ballet’s final program of the season, “The Female Factor.” It features a new work by artistic director Karen Russo Burke and reprises of three ballets […]

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Gone sour


Local sour beers surging in popularity By Jim Witmer Photo: Toxic Brew’s Til Death Do Us Part Berliner weisse, brewing now; photo: Shane Juhl     Now that we’ve passed Daylight Saving Time, we are springing forward into warmer months. That, of course, means the appearance of lighter and refreshing craft beer styles. Typically, spring […]

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Matter matters


Physicist, artist Lisa Randall questions the universe at UD By Lisa Bennett Photo: Lisa Randall unpacks the concept of dark matter, which she says may have influenced a comet that led to the extinction of the dinosaurs millions of years ago; photo: Eui Sung   What if? Those two simple words have likely been the […]

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On Your Marc: 3/28

What a time to be a sports writer Remembering OSU football coach Woody Hayes By Marc Katz You’re probably wondering why most of the sporting world is going crazy over the NCAA basketball tournament, and I’m thinking of Woody Hayes. For some of you youngsters in the crowd, Hayes coached Ohio State football for 28 […]

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The sound of sludge


‘Prepare to be marred’ by Reflex Machine at Blind Bob’s By Gary Spencer Photo: Reflex Machine’s lead drummer Alex Oakley (right) and bassist James Garcia produce a ‘chemical imbalance’ of sound; photo: Kaitlin Milligan   There are some people who believe there’s freedom in dissonance, liberty in noise, and energy in anger, and that certainly […]

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Saving the Victory


Growing with the grassroots Victoria Theatre movement By Joyell Nevins Photo: Patrons leave Dayton’s Victory Theatre in March 1980 after a performance by Vincent Price as Oscar Wilde; photo: Dayton Daily News   R. Buckminster Fuller once said, “And never forget, no matter how overwhelming life’s challenges and problems seem to be, that one person […]

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The Docket: 3/28

The trampoline getaway A mom was letting her daughter play on her trampoline, until she told her daughter to come back inside. Later that day, the mom saw two boys take the trampoline and run away with it. The mom was furious because these boys had been known for causing trouble in the past. The […]

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Debate Forum: 3/28

Killing Big Bird? Trump moves to defund public broadcasting By Sarah Sidlow Thing to know: President Donald Trump used to be a Muppet. Before he was the commander in chief; before he was the leader of the free world; he was a garbage-throwing puppet who lived in a multi-story trashcan empire called “Grump Tower” in […]

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The importance of watching ‘The Last Word’


Director Mark Pellington makes watching an active and vital function By T.T. Stern-Enzi Photo: (l-r) Amanda Seyfried as Anne, Shirley MacLaine as Harriet, and AnnJewel Lee Dixon as Brenda in ‘The Last Word’ Rating: R; Grade: B-     Movies are a visual medium, but rarely do they focus on the acting of watching and […]

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Eating electricity


Andy Gabbard channels AC/DC at Yellow Cab By Morgan Laurens Photo: Andy Gabbard, of Buffalo Killers notoriety, strips away heavy guitars for his solo, bare-bones rock; photo: Sven Kahns   A favorite childhood band can say a lot about a person: their passions, their priorities, their preferred style of air guitar. Andy Gabbard’s early obsession […]

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The Journey continues…


Journey revives classic rock at the Nutter Center By Alan Sculley Photo: Journey’s (l-r) Jonathan Cain, Ross Valory, Arnel Pineda, Neal Schon, and Steve Smith dust off the hits at the Nutter Center April 4; photo: Travis Shinn   Journey is back on the road this winter, with Steve Smith returning on drums and with […]

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Volcanic voyage

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From the Philippines to Dayton, teacher Jamaica Siroky totes his world of literature By Jim Hannah Photo: Jamaica Siroky uses creative teaching methods at Thurgood Marshall STEM High School; photo: Will Jones   The cataclysmic 1991 eruption of the Mount Pinatubo volcano in the Philippines changed the course of his life. The second largest volcanic […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 3/28

America yawns Nobody cares about the U.S. police state By Mark Luedtke Imagine if a media outlet released thousands of documents documenting widespread lawlessness by the CIA including a deliberate effort by the CIA to make the internet more vulnerable to hacking. Imagine if we learned the CIA lost control of the corrupt tools—paid for […]

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A classic, a cult, and classes


Lots of Laughs and looks at the human condition in April theatre By Jacqui Theobald Photo: (l-r) Kylee Pauley as Gwendolen, Kathleen Day as Lady Bracknell, and Anand Sharma as Jack in X*ACT Theater’s ‘The Importance of Being Earnest’; photo: Connie Strait   X*ACT goes Wilde with ‘The Importance of Being Earnest,’ March 31–April 9 One […]

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The limits of Sky


Kettering’s Sky Asian Cuisine By Paula Johnson Photo: Sushi Sashimi Platter at Sky Asian in Kettering; photo: Paula Johnson     Sky Asian is the newest kid on the pan Asian restaurant block. Pan Asian means “we cover all the bases to appeal to the largest number of diners.” There are Thai restaurants and Korean […]

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Oh my cod!


Something Rotten’s Bottom Brothers unseat Shakespeare Raising a toast! (Foreground L-R) Maggie Lakis, Josh Grisetti, Rob McClure, and Autumn Hurlbert. […]

A homestyle home run


The Bullpen Diner in Dot’s Market The Bullpen’s country fried steak, silver dollar potato pancakes, and eggs over easy. By […]

Don’t drink the green Kool-aid

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Forget the hype—true Irish beers are pure gold Skip the green beer, and go for the gold … or the […]

What to do in the Springs


Santa Fe Red by Sara Gray “Have You Red/Read It?” on display at The Village Artisans The Village Artisans gallery […]

Kansas resurrected


Classic Kansas Leftoverture LP live and more at Victoria Kansas (L-R) Rich Williams, Billy Greer, Zak Rizvi, Phil Ehart, Ronnie […]