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Calling all geeks

Boonshoft’s second annual GeekFest By Josher Lumpkin Readers of Dayton City Paper are sure to know that the Gem City is full of people who self-identify as “geeks.” This may include gamers (of the video, board and card varieties), comic book enthusiasts, people who enjoy dressing up as Star Wars characters, Trekkies, role players, folks […]

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Grind and unwind

Spring in Springs skateboarding, music and art skate park event By Josher Lumpkin This weekend, Yellow Springs Skate Park will come to life, as skaters from all over the Miami Valley will convene there to bust gnarly tricks.  Spring in Springs, a fundraiser for the skate park, will be in full effect.  With seven bands […]

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Jazz, swing, pop

Small Time Napoleon back to the future at Jimmie’s By Josher Lumpkin In a musical climate wherein guitar-based rock music has become decidedly passé, acts like Louisville’s Small Time Napoleon bring forth a postmodernist fusion of sounds and styles that will take the listener into a musical time machine. One can discern elements of jazz […]

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Kiss Me

Celtic music scene celebrates Dayton’s roots By Josher Lumpkin When the Irish, Scottish, Welsh and other Celtic immigrants migrated to the Midwest over 100 years ago, they brought with them a rich tradition of dance and music. These traditions are still alive and well here in the Miami Valley, though the exact interpretations of them […]

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If it keeps on rainin’ …

Daniel Gebhart Tavern Museum tells the story of the Great Dayton Flood by Josher Lumpkin The Miami Valley is full of little corners of history. Miamisburg is no exception. This quaint riverside town may look like a bustling suburb now, but two hundred years ago, it was a frontier town. It was a place men […]

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Who needs digital?

Hobby board game scene booms By Josher Lumpkin When I say “board games,” it’s likely you cringe in horror, flashing back to an eight hour game of Monopoly that ended in tears when your big brother bankrupted you. Or maybe you have fond memories of playing endless games of Scrabble with Grandma, or chess with […]

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Won’t you take me to funkytomb

Beyond-the-grave funk at Oddbody’s with Here Come the Mummies By Josher Lumpkin It’s not every night that a group of eight funky mummies rise from the underworld to entice you with their fresh sounds. This Saturday, Dayton will get a chance to bear witness to this astounding phenomenon. Here Come the Mummies, an immensely talented […]

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Singin’ the Detroit blues

Eliza Neals and the Narcotics play Taffy’s By Josher Lumpkin Eliza Neals is no stranger to music and performing. Song filled her home as she was growing up in a suburb of Detroit. Her father would play guitar, her older sister would play piano and Eliza and her two sisters would sing together to pass […]

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This is your captain speaking

Joseph Airport lands in Dayton for show at Blind Bob’s By Josher Lumpkin Photo: [l-r] Joe Patterson, Jason Short, Matthew Cutter and Ben Penry of Joseph Airport perform Saturday, Jan. 23 at Bob’s Joseph Airport is a multi-city music project made up of six young men who are friends first and bandmates second.  With members […]

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Holly jolly Holidayton

Dayton’s annual winter show at Bob’s By Josher Lumpkin Photo: The Story Changes will play at Holidayton, Saturday, Dec. 26 at Blind Bob’s For the past 12 Christmas seasons, show-goers of Dayton have been treated to a very special event: Holidayton. This show, which features two stages and more than twice the performers of your […]

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Vitality Check: 4/26/16

Heeeeeere’s Rocco! By Rocco Castellano What’s up b–ches? I’m back! I know all of you were wondering where I went […]

More than a building

Troy walking history tours offer a deeper look By Don Hurst On Friday April 29, Downtown Troy’s past will come […]

Be Well Marsha: 4/19/16

Toast to joy By Marsha Bonhart Shhhh … I have a secret. It’s one I am willing to share, despite […]

On Your Marc: 4/19/16

Dayton, the start of it all By Marc Katz It was a dark and stormy winter—yeah, with snow piled up […]

On Your Marc: 4/12/16

UD a place to emulate By Marc Katz When Wright State University was introducing its new men’s basketball coach Scott […]

Be Well, Marsha: 4/12/16

One tooth at a time By Marsha Bonhart “All I want for Christmas … “ Completing that popular little ditty […]