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Not just any dream will do

Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat National Tour 2014

Newlyweds Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young talk Joseph By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Daniel A. Swalec More than 40 years ago, Andrew Lloyd Webber created what would become one of the most beloved musical theatre pieces to hit Broadway. With lyrics by Tim Rice, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat tells the biblical story of Joseph […]

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Prepare to get Night-ed

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Urban Nights takes over downtown Dayton By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: The Comet Skippers perform at Urban Nights in May; photo: Andrew Thompson Part festival, part block party, part sparkling nebula shining bright enough to draw crowds from the farthest reaches of the Miami Valley, Urban Nights is downtown Dayton’s bi-annual open house and will […]

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The Goddess is IN

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Amy Alkon’s consummate counsel By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: “Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck,” by Amy Alkon, published by St. Martin’s Griffin, 2014 Advice Goddess Amy Alkon has been dispensing her brand of guileless guidance for years, from humble beginnings on New York City street corners to her much-lauded syndicated column that […]

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Sex, drugs and rock ‘n’ roll

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Canal Street Tavern legend Mick Montgomery tells all By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Mick Montgomery, former owner of Canal Street Tavern After more than 30 years as the owner of Canal Street Tavern, Mick Montgomery knows well the impossible-to-resist tonic of good music, larger-than-life musicians and carnal urges. Dayton City Paper sat down with the celebrated […]

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Taste this!

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Annual foodie festival leaves a good Taste on your palate By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Participating restaurants include Arepas & Company, Ashley’s Pastry Shop, Brio, Butter Café, Christopher’s Restaurant and Catering, Dixie Dairy Dreem, Figlio Wood Fired Pizza, Sweet P’s Handcrafted Ice Pops and Young’s Jersey Dairy Thursday, Aug. 28, at Fraze Pavilion the Kettering Moraine […]

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Give it a spin

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Whirled Festival of Tops By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: The festivities begin at 5 p.m. in the area north of the Baum Opera House; photo: Jay Robinson For such a seemingly simplistic device, the top has a vast history and teeters on the edge of mechanical impossibility at every turn. A physicist might evoke Euler’s equations […]

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Take me out to the beer tasting

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Great American Beer Tasting at Fifth Third Field By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: The Great American Beer Tasting will be held from 2-6 p.m. on Aug. 9 at Fifth Third Field; photo courtesy of the Dayton Dragons This Saturday, Fifth Third Field will play host to the seventh annual Great American Beer Tasting (GABT), brought to […]

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Not your typical Latina

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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

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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?

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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!

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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…

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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

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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

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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?

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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

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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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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]