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Prepare to get Night-ed

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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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Venting for the voiceless

Author Justin Curtis’s Troy-inspired novel By Katie Fender Photo: “Plight of the Downtrodden,” by Justin Curtis Troy native and author […]

Art & Soul

Yellow Springs’ art fair connects art to community By Tara Pettit Photo: The Art & Soul Fair takes place from […]

Be Well, Marsha 11/17/15

The slower seasons By Marsha Bonhart I have a friend whom I adore. I don’t always understand her, but she’s […]

Three artists. Three days. One lock.

‘Locked In’ on art at Yellow Springs Arts Council By Joyell Nevins Photo: [l-r] Artists Brandon Lowery, Nathaniel Foley and […]

Ask Rocco 11/17/15

Who the hell is Tony Zale anyway? By Rocco Castellano Photo: Boxer Tony Zale knocks Rocky Graziano to the ground […]

March of the Turkeys

The Turkey Trot tradition treks on By Don Hurst Photo: The Ohio River Road Runners Club 37th Annual Turkey Trot […]