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Against the grain

Family band Pure Grain hits Peach’s By Josher Lumpkin Photo: Mai Nguyen, founding director of Wright State University’s Asian/Hispanic/Native American Center Like wheat swaying gently in an Indiana prairie breeze, Pure Grain will blow into Peach’s Grill in Yellow Springs this weekend to perform its brand of homespun, feel-good tunes and promote its latest release, […]

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Wherever you may gnome

Atmospheric rock duo hits Blind Bob’s By Josher Lumpkin Photo: Sam Meister and Nicole Barille of mr. Gnome will perform May 22 at Blind Bob’s Nicole Barille and Sam Meister make a cool couple. The two halves of rock duo mr. Gnome, they spent their 2005 honeymoon in Cleveland, the city they call home, writing […]

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A human/animal advocate

Tim Harrison protects exotic animals and educates people by Josher Lumpkin Photo: Tim Harrison, Outreach for Animals founder   Tim Harrison is a self-described human/animal advocate. For over 40 years, he has worked with animals and people to ensure the safety and well-being of both crea-tures in a world that is in-creasingly full of threats.irteen years […]

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O Captain, my Captain

Captain of Industry returns from hiatus to play Bob’s By Josher Lumpkin Photo: Captain of Industry will perform on May 8 at Blind Bob’s; photo: Zdenka Blumensheid The name Captain of Industry should bring happy memories of indie pop nostalgia to any Dayton music fan who hears it. Comprised of some of Dayton’s best musical […]

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Match made in music

Acoustic duo Higgins-Madewell at Gilly’s By Josher Lumpkin Photo: Erin Higgins and Jeff Madewell will perform April 11 at Gilly’s; photo: Jeff Madewell and his musical partner-in-crime, Erin Higgins, play a unique style of blues-tinged rock music you just don’t hear much anymore. Playing together as Higgins-Madewell, the West Milton duo has released two CDs […]

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Sharon share alike

Local musicians unite for Dayton icon By Josher Lumpkin Photo: Dayton musicians will gather Saturday to raise money for local staple Sharon Lane; photo: Jimmy Cummings When it comes to our local music scene, there are a few acts that are just quintessentially Dayton; musicians that can often be found performing in our bars and […]

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Calling All Geeks

Comics, cards and collectibles and Gem City Comic Con By Josher Lumpkin Photo: Sarah Sidlow: A wide array of comics and collectibles are available This weekend, collectors young and old will gather at the Nutter Center to celebrate that most cherished collectible visual media item, the comic book. Gem City Comic Con, a favorite annual Dayton […]

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When cadavers speak

Learning in the shadows of heroes, dead and alive, at Wright State’s Cadaver Anatomy Procedure Lab By Josher Lumpkin Photo: In one of many simulations set up for practice, an emergency professional puts her skills to the test There I was, 9 in the morning, holding a cold, grey human heart in my gloved hand. […]

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Who’s the boss?

Dayton Philharmonic interprets Bruce Springsteen By Josher Lumpkin Photo: Matt Ryan of Bruce in the U.S.A. This Saturday, Daytonians have a unique opportunity to experience a show unlike any other. Symphonic Springsteen: the show that takes the music of working class hero Bruce Springsteen, aka “The Boss,” and ups the dynamic about 1,000 percent by […]

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Funk soul brothers

The Floozies funk up Oddbody’s By Josher Lumpkin Photo: The Floozies will perform on Feb. 25 at Oddbody’s The Floozies play a unique blend of old school funk combined with EDM stylings. Made up of producer Matt Hill on guitar and brother Mark Hill on drums, the band just released its most recent album, Do […]

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News of the weird: 06/30

By Chuck Shepherd   What Cannibals Can Teach Us Researchers studying the human-brain-eating Fore tribe of Papua New Guinea reported […]

Advice Goddess: 6/30

By Amy Alkon   Owe, Baby, Baby My girlfriend always cries that she’s “broke.” I just ended up buying her […]

The Docket: 06/30

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Amanda Dee   Man sorry for accidentally lurking nude At 6:30 […]

Chew on this: 06/30

Back-of-the-envelope nutrition By Jayne Powers   From picking quality carbohydrates to protein powders and dietary supplements, there are scores of […]

Advice Goddess: 6/23

By Amy Alkon Rise And Spine My fiancé is good friends with his ex-girlfriend from college. (We’re all in our […]

30 feet of Abe

Lincoln’s legacy lives on in Troy By John Hamilton Photo: A monumental “Modern Man” discusses the Gettysburg Address with a […]