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It’s happening in Troy


Jazz vocalist Vanessa Rubin Music at The Troy-Hayner Center The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is welcoming the arrival of spring with three diverse musical presentations. All events are free and open to the public. Kicking things off on March 24 is jazz vocalist Vanessa Rubin. The Cleveland native began her career singing in small clubs in […]

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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 has long been known for presenting innovative work by artists from the Miami Valley. Their latest exhibit is called “Have You Red/Read It?” The exhibit runs through April in the lobby of the gallery, located […]

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Lá fhéile Pádraig sona duit (Happy St. Patrick’s Day)

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Having a ‘craic’ time surviving St. Patrick’s Day Dayton boasts an abundance of great venues that carry on the traditions of St. Patrick’s Day. Maybe you’re new to Dayton and need help finding your way to just the ‘right’ celebration. Or maybe you’re a native Daytonian that wants to visit the old stops but find […]

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Debate 3/6: Waste of Time?


Does daylight savings cost more than time? Q: Does Daylight Saving Time serve any practical purpose or is it a waste of time? The main purpose of Daylight Saving Time (called “Summer Time” in many places in the world) is to make better use of daylight. We change our clocks during the summer months to […]

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Passions on paper


Rosewood Gallery’s “Works on Paper” highlights Dayton’s artists Michele BonDurant; Secret House In The Woods; 2017 by Tracy Flagg Centers On view through February 23 at Rosewood Gallery in Kettering’s Rosewood Arts Centre is the 28th installation of the Dayton-area Works on Paper exhibition, an annual juried art show featuring many of Dayton’s most talented […]

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News of the Weird

Weird Chemistry In Lawrence County, Tennessee, law enforcement officials are confronting the fallout from a new drug known as “Wasp” (crystallized wasp repellant mixed with methamphetamine). To wit: On Dec. 18, as the Johnson family baked Christmas cookies in their Lawrenceburg kitchen, Danny Hollis, 35, walked into their home and asked for help. NewsChannel 5 […]

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Sign Language Astrology: 1/30

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) You think you’re an astute observer of human behavior, but at the next dinner party, watch out for whatever’s happening beneath the table, just out of sight, instead of above it. Is your lover toe-fondling your neighbor’s crotch? Is there a gun (or similar-type threat) pointed your way? A dog begging […]

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Free Speech: 1/30

Busting Brock Turner Re: “Debate: Should California elected Judge Persky be recalled because of his sentence to convicted rapist Brock Turner; January 23, 2018; Vol 15: No 4 Every time I see Brock Turner, I throw up a little in my mouth I wish he had gotten the death penalty so I’d know the woman […]

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Sign Language: 01/23

Aquarius (Jan. 20-Feb. 18) How are your New Year’s resolutions going? If you’re succeeding beautifully, congratulations! Please ignore the rest of this horoscope. If, however, you’re off to a rocky start, continue reading. Let’s say you already fell off the wagon, or perhaps even under it. Never fear, because this week is actually the ideal […]

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Characters welcome


Dr. Sketchy Dayton, not your average “drink and draw” At a recent Dr. Sketchy event: Ileana Gray in her traditional Dia de los Muertos outfit and make-up. By Gary McBride When artists gather for Dr. Sketchy, they’re treated to something different every time. It might be Lara Croft, or maybe Bogie & Bacall, or Dia […]

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Perfectly Responsible

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Kevin Hart brings “Irresponsible” tour to Nutter Center Kevin Hart is serious… seriously funny. By Sarah Conard Kevin Hart has always been the funny guy. Starting out in film in the early 2000s and having his first big tour in 2009 with “I’m a Grown Little Man,” Hart has been getting laughs from the beginning. […]

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Free Speech: 01/23

Sound Ideas Re:”Squandering Wealth” by Mark Luedtke; January 26, 2017; Vol. 14, No. 51 Hi Mark, I read your article in the City Paper.   I have no direct knowledge regarding Dayton’s politics and spending but I do have interest in the proposed Levitt Pavillion.  I am a avid music fan and I have a […]

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Destination: Yellowsprings 01/16


A community onstage Yellow Springs Theatre Company hosts 10-Minute Play Festival Chuck Dunn, Aiden Shakleford, Carlos Lamdauru, and Brian Upchurch rehearsing for Pizza Western By Victoria Ferguson The Yellow Springs Theatre Company is holding its annual 10-Minute Play Festival at the end of this month. The festival is a collaborative effort between the theatre company […]

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New year, new you, new app


Venue brings activity-based matching to Dayton Venue can help singles meet through mutually-enjoyed activities happening in Dayton By Victoria Ferguson What generally follows an interaction on Tinder, Bumble, and other dating apps, is a sub-par conversation with someone who probably sent the same cheesy pick-up line or lackluster “hey” to ten other people. You send […]

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Sign Language: 01/16

Capricorn (Dec. 22-Jan. 19) You’ve heard all about how weaknesses can be strengths, and vice versa, but you haven’t quite mastered putting the idea into practice. This week, let’s change all that. By trying to hide or protect that vulnerable spot of yours, you’re perpetuating it as a weakness, and setting yourself up for failure, […]

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Free Speech: 01/16

Farewell, friend Re: “OTB, so long, but not goodbye” by Jim Bucher; January 2, 2018; Vol. 15, No. 1 I can’t believe Jim Bucher is leaving! I saved Erma Bombeck’s articles about parenting to give to my kids someday, to show them how much I love them. I saved Buch’s columns to show my kids […]

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The St. Vincent de Paul relief mission continues


  Gateway Shelter for Women and Families on W. Apple St is ready to help 24-hours a day.  By Tim […]

Mulling the merits of Merit Grill


Wide variety compromised by some puzzling choices The Merit Grill’s Carne Asada substituted sirloin for skirt steak, but the salsa, […]

Bread Baking Demystified

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The secrets to a delicious loaf of bread are in the details The process of properly kneading bread dough includes […]

It’s happening in Troy


Jazz vocalist Vanessa Rubin Music at The Troy-Hayner Center The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is welcoming the arrival of spring with […]

A tradition of storytelling

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Shannon McNally at Newport’s Southgate House Revival Singer-songwriter Shannon McNally By Dave Gil de Rubio Songwriting has always had a […]