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No music and arts festival would truly be complete without… wrestling, right? Well, this year at Ladyfest Dayton, buckle down the turnbuckles and get ready to rumble because it’s going to get rowdy from the very first bell. “POSER Wrestling is a local DIY wrestling organization run by my pal Dustie Pitstick,” says Paige Beller, […]

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WTFIMB?

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Mick Blankenship is the new voice behind a familiar face. He’s been the singer/frontman for several cover bands over the years, including War of Change from 2011 to 2016, mostly performing songs by hard rock/metal bands such as Stone Temple Pilots, Seether, Godsmack, Papa Roach, Avenged Sevenfold, and so forth. He has the strong stage […]

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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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The Handmades’ Tale

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Handmade Moments, the folk-jazz duo originally from Arkansas, are excited to be playing in Dayton for a number of reasons. “There’s this amazing Randy Newman song called ‘Dayton, Ohio’” cheers Anna Moss, then sings “A real nice way to spend the day in Dayton, Ohio… I love that song so much.” Turns out she even […]

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Whisky. Rock. Repeat.

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“Female fronted is not a genre” reads a slogan reposted on Erica Blinn’s Instagram page, referring to a complaint often heard from female musicians who get grouped together on that basis alone, rather than the content of their music. But it is hard to put Erica Blinn into a genre. California classic rock is there […]

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Fifty Shades of Red

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A Shade of Red is ready to get back to gigging after taking a break of nearly a year to woodshed new material, and their return to the stage on June 1 at Peach’s will feature a wealth of new songs and sounds. “We have been playing pretty consistently, just not on stage,” notes Georgia […]

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Knight wields a mighty axe at Taffy’s

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Django Knight is a young man with an old soul. “I just turned 24,” Knight told me in a recent interview. He has a great attitude, a great talent, and a great story, so I’m just going to get out of the way and let him tell it. “My singing background extends really far back […]

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Yoopers running amok

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Troy Civic Theatre presents Jeff Daniels’ “Escanaba in Da Moonlight” Jeff Bryant (seated), Paul Robinson (center) and Scott Atkinson (right) yoop it up in “Escanaba.” By Gary McBride Judging from the title, the Troy Civic Theatre’s new production “Escanaba in Da Moonlight” may sound romantic or exotic, however, the play is definitely not. Rather, it […]

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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 […]