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Be ye transported to the days of yore

Forsooth, the Ohio Renaissance Festival is again upon us! By Kevin J. Gray As you walk along the dirt road, you see quaint shops with wooden signs selling handcrafted objects. Two men in full suits of armor are about to mount their steeds and joust, and a guy who looks like Friar Tuck is gnawing […]

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How to mix beer, music and art and get away with it

The Dayton Art Institute delivers Oktoberfest By Kevin J. Gray Under new directorship, The Dayton Art Institute has exciting changes underway, changes that you can preview at this year’s Oktoberfest celebration. The annual fundraiser, marking its 41st year, offers something for everyone. “[Oktoberfest] is not all about the beer,” according to co-chair John Nairus. “Friday’s […]

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What’s it like to live downtown?

Find out at Urban Nights by Kevin J. Gray Friday, Sept. 14, show your love for downtown Dayton by coming out to Urban Nights. The event, which runs from 5 to 10 p.m. is an extensive collaboration between the Downtown Dayton Partnership, several local not-for-profits, and many, many local area businesses, galleries and entertainment spots. […]

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My Big Fat Greek Festival

Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church’s annual event returns By Kevin J. Gray This weekend brings the return of one of Dayton’s oldest festivals, the Dayton Greek Festival. Hosted by the families of the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church, this year the festival runs from Friday through Sunday, Sept. 7-9, on the church grounds at 500 Belmonte Park […]

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A weeklong toast to craft beer

The DCP Guide to Dayton Beer Week and AleFest By Kevin J. Gray To some, the end of August means back-to-school shopping. But to the area’s craft beer fans, late summer signals Dayton Beer Week and its culminating event, AleFest. Miami Valley’s myriad craft beer establishments play host to a weeklong celebration of all things […]

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Fast Fusian

 Sushi for all! By Kevin J. Gray When Stephan Harman and brothers Zach and Josh Weprin opened Fusian on Brown Street, they were interested in creating more than just an upscale fast-casual sushi restaurant. They wanted to give back to a community that raised them, and they wanted to do so by establishing a business […]

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Clearly a Dayton institution

South Park Tavern celebrates its fifth anniversary Kevin J. Gray It’s hard to believe that, five years ago, South Park Tavern, now an iconic location for music and great beer in Dayton, was just a dream that manager Shaine Sullivan was selling to owner Bill Daniels. South Park Tavern moved into a building that had […]

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Bring out the beer!

Great American Beer Tasting at Fifth Third Field By Kevin J. Gray Is there any better pairing than beer and baseball? What about sampling a variety of domestic and imported beers at Fifth Third Field? Heidelberg Distributing Company and the Dayton Dragons are proud to host the fifth annual Great American Beer Tasting on Saturday, […]

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Get your celtic on

The 11th Annual Dayton Celtic Festival Returns to Riverscape By Kevin J. Gray The last weekend in July, the sights, sounds and tastes of Ireland, Scotland and Wales will fill Riverscape Metropark for the eleventh annual Dayton Celtic Festival. Hosted by the United Irish of Dayton in partnership with Five Rivers MetroPark, the three-day event […]

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Join the Club

Local beer groups educate drinkers about craft beers and home-brewing By Kevin J. Gray Dayton is a great town for craft beer—the local bars offer rare and interesting taps, there are five breweries or brewpubs in various stages of opening in the Miami Valley, our retail shops stock an amazing selection from around the U.S. […]

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Homegrown harmonies

National Sing-Off Live Tour in Troy By Tara Pettit Photo: Street Corner Symphony will perform at Hobart Arena as part of The […]

Chew on this: 2/24

Be your own nutrition sleuth By Jayne Powers Photo: Composer Jake Heggie; photo: Art Clarity You may have read the […]

News of the weird: 02/24

By Chuck Shepherd Lead story – Weird news you can use It turns out that a person having a heart […]

Advice Goddess: 2/24

By Amy Alkon Beak experience I recently started dating this new girl. I asked her whether her lips and boobs […]

Under the spell

Yellow Springs Theater Company stages “Godspell” By Gary Spencer Photo: Director Robert Campbell [standing, forefront] rehearses with Yellow Springs Theater […]

The Artsy Adventures of the JafaGirls

Just when you thought you had seen everything By Tor Gregory Simms Photo: Nancy Mellon and Corrine Bayraktaroglu; photo: Scott […]