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Miamisburg Mound is a local landmark By John Hamilton Photo: The Miamisburg Mound is located at 900 Mound Ave. in Miamisburg If you take a drive down into little Miamisburg, Ohio, you’ll come across Mound Road. As you drive up the concrete slope, you’ll notice a few places with “mound” in their title, and I’m […]

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Welcome to the village

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Clifton Gorge Music & Arts Festival keeps traditions alive By John Hamilton Photo: The Clifton Gorge Music & Arts Festival, taking place Aug. 28-29, features a wide array of performers and artisans Although the summer season is coming to an end again, there are still some fun outdoor activities that can be done just as […]

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What do you see?

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Monday Morning Artists ‘reflect’ on inspiration By John Hamilton Photo: Yuki Hall, Grinnell Mill In the small village of Yellow Springs, Ohio, there is a library. As you go through the main entrance, you’ll notice a display case full of miscellaneous little pieces of arts and crafts, each created by someone in Yellow Springs, a […]

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30 feet of Abe

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Lincoln’s legacy lives on in Troy By John Hamilton Photo: A monumental “Modern Man” discusses the Gettysburg Address with a 30-foot-tall Abraham Lincoln in Seward Johnson’s sculpture, overlooking downtown Troy On April 14, 1865, Abraham Lincoln had just begun his second term as President of the United States and was watching a production of the […]

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Fling into Spring

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Miamisburg’s annual Spring Fling returns By John Hamilton Photo: The annual Miamisburg Spring Fling festival takes place May 16-17 in Miamisburg; photo: Lois Dempsey Miamisburg is setting up its tents and lighting up the lights to get things ready for the 35th Annual Spring Fling festival on May 16 and 17. The community carnival promises […]

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Make it unforgettable

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Fifty years of the Dayton Opera Ball By John Hamilton Photo: [l-r] Betty Holton, Robb Sloan, Ron Anderson, Mimi Kuntz, Ken Kuntz and Dana Kane at the 2014 Opera Ball; photo: Kim Coughnour The curtain will, figuratively, rise again for the Dayton Opera Guild as it hosts its 50th Annual Dayton Opera Ball on Saturday, […]

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Artists and scholars

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15 years of the Wright State University ArtsGala By John Hamilton Photo: Art student Bret Eikenbery showcases his sculpting abilities at ARTSGALA 2011; photo: Peter Wine Wright State University dawns its best dresses and suits for the 15th Annual ArtsGala, an event to showcase the hard work and dedication of the students and staff of […]

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Here, kitty kitty…

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Kittyhawk Felines Cat Show in Dayton By John Hamilton Photo: Vendors will be available with beds, toys and grooming supplies among other things We all know about the classic dog shows, but I’m sure all the self-proclaimed “cat people” out there are wondering if there are similar such shows for cats. Good news – there […]

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No Jet Engines Here

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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 […]