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Not your typical Latina

Aida Rodriguez at Dayton Funny Bone By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Aida Rodriguez will perform July 24-27 at Dayton Funny Bone Aida Rodriguez has known she would be a comedian since she was a child. As a girl growing up in Miami, Fla., she listened to funnymen like Alvarez Guedes and Richard Pryor, often having to […]

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Working pets of Dayton

Forward by Baloo T. Cat Photo: Kratos and family at Hick’s Barber Shop; photo: Serif Cinar The pet issue again? Deadline? Why are stupid humans always in such a hurry? What is this deadline thing? They know I can only type one word per hour. Humans are always in such a hurry. Editor Sarah Sidlow asked […]

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One scoop or two? Or three?

20th annual Banana Split Festival in Wilmington By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: The Banana Split Festival takes place June 13-14 at J.W. Denver Williams Memorial Park in Wilmington A little more than a hundred years ago, if you’d walked into a soda shop and asked for a banana split, at best you would have gotten an […]

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Cut footloose!

Prime Time Prom at DAI By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Prime Time Prom will begin at 7 p.m. on May 30 at the Dayton Art Institute What are your memories of prom? Was it a corsage or a boutonnière you were trying to affix while your date stood there, trepidation in their eyes as you fumbled […]

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Worlds apart…

a little closer at A World A ‘Fair By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Dancers representing Lebanon in the 2013 A World A’Fair festival; photo: photo: Scott Solsenberg A World A’Fair is ringing in its 41st annual international festival with its theme “A Celebration of Festivals” this weekend at the Dayton Convention Center. Presented by Soin International […]

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Arm wars

PUSH Dayton’s Ladies Arm Wrestling Event By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Melissa “Slay West” Fowler and Aja Delaney; photo: Cecilia Fox You can hear it from halfway down Fifth Street. The shouts of the crowd muted by the walls of the Trolley Stop, only to be let loose in a roaring deluge as the doors swing […]

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Get in the jam

Gem City Rollergirls do derby in Dayton By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: The next Gem City Rollergirls home bout will be April 19 at Hara Arena; photo: David Davidson It could be an intimidating set up. Girls that look like they could open walnuts without aid of a cracker whiz by, hiked up an extra two […]

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What’s great in Dayton?

UpDayton’s 2014 Summit By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: The 2014 UpDayton Summit begins at 2 p.m. on April 11; photo: Amanda Barbosa UpDayton was conceived in 2007 as an initiative of the DaytonCREATE project, with a goal to encourage economic growth in the Miami Valley by attracting and retaining young professionals. The annual UpDayton Summit gives […]

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Sourcing close to home

Miami Valley Community Supported Agriculture By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Typical assorted produce ready for delivery. Whether you’re going full-on locavore or simply looking to add some healthful choices to your diet, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) programs provide a bevy of benefits, and not just to your dinner plate. “CSA programs connect local producers of food […]

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And that’s the truth!

‘An Evening of Classic Lily Tomlin’ at Clark State By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Lily Tomlin performs on March 8 at Clark State’s Kuss Auditorium Lily Tomlin has been in touch with our funny bones since the 1960s. She has given us award-winning performances on stage, screen and audio recordings, leaving us with indelible characters such as […]

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On craft and craftsmanship

In the studio with Landon Crowell By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Landon Crowell, Inertia in Light of a Likely Disaster, 2011. Wood, […]

Modern masters, talking turkeys and the king himself

Your summer roadmap to art in Cincinnati By Susan Byrnes Photo: Trenton Doyle Hancock, “Hot Coals in Soul,” 2010. Acrylic and […]

International flavor, Midwest vibe

Annual Festival of Nations returns By Andy Hertel Photo: The Brazil delegation proudly represents its country at the 2012 Festival of […]

It’s my party

Troy Hayner Cultural Center rings in 100 years By Alyssa Reck Photo: Hayner Days will begin at 11 a.m. on Aug. […]

Scene around the fence

Beautifying a Yellow Springs construction space By Tammy Newsom Photo:  This is a wall of many capers. A Young’s Dairy […]

Drawn on the lawn

Annual Art on the Lawn event returns By Evan Shaub Photo: A musician performs at 2013’s Art on the Lawn event; […]