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Going the Distance

Cake slices into Cincinnati’s Aronoff Center By Matt Clevenger It’s been more than a decade since Sacramento-based alternative rockers Cake first burst onto the national music scene with their quirky debut single “Going the Distance,” generating near-constant radio and MTV airplay and platinum record sales for their second album Fashion Nugget.  Since then, the band […]

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Mixed Media

Fine Arts and Crafts at Hobart Urban Nature Preserve By Matt Clevenger Searching for the next Van Gogh or just a truly unique Mother’s Day gift? Fine artists in more than a dozen different mediums will gather at Hobart Urban Nature Preserve in Troy on Saturday, May 7, offering their one-of-a-kind works for sale during […]

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Hallelujah!

Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band, Reverend Horton Heat visit McGuffy’s By Matt Clevenger Straight from the back roads of Brown County, Ind., the Reverend Peyton’s Big Damn Band will roll into McGuffy’s House of Rock this Tuesday, April 26 for a once-in-a-lifetime show with rockabilly legends the Reverend Horton Heat. Featuring the Reverend Peyton (a […]

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The Big 2-0

Fraze Pavilion Announces 20th Anniversary Season By Matt Clevenger Kettering’s Fraze Pavilion will be the site of a season-long birthday party this summer as the iconic outdoor venue celebrates its 20th anniversary with one of its biggest seasons in recent history. “We opened the doors in September of ’91,” general manager Karen Durham said last […]

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Double Trouble

Caffeine and Cacao at Winans Fine Chocolates & Coffeehouse By Matt Clevenger Standing among the many uni-que candy creations on display at Winans Fine Chocolates & Coffeehouse, it’s hard to believe it all started with some homemade fudge. Since opening in 1995, the comfortable chocolate and coffee café has become one of downtown Troy’s favorite […]

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Punk and Disorderly …

Legbone, Emmy’s Ghost and Jasper the Colossal at McGuffy’s House of Rock By Matt Clevenger McGuffy’s House of Rock will host one of the best punk/indie line-ups in recent memory this Friday, March 11, as local veterans Legbone, Jasper the Colossal and Emmy’s Ghost join forces for one very special night of independent, Dayton-based music. […]

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Critic’s Pick – Jonathan Richman

By Matt Clevenger Former Modern Lovers frontman Jonathan Richman will appear at the historic Southgate House in Newport this Wednesday, March 9, performing his one-of-a-kind acoustic show with long-time drummer and collaborator Tommy Larkins. Richman is a living legend of sorts, known for writing the classic punk rock song “Roadrunner,” as well as his more […]

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Critic’s Pick – Quiet Riot at McGuffy’s House of Rock

By Matt Clevenger Legendary 80s hair-band Quiet Riot will appear at McGuffy’s House of Rock this weekend on Saturday, March 12. The band will be turning back the clock for a special show with opening acts Desalitt, 8KOunt and Superkreep. Quiet Riot is best-known for their hit songs “Cum On, Feel the Noize” and “Bang […]

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An Irish evening

Irish band The Chieftains ain’t fiddlin’ around By Matt Clevenger Irish-music legends The Chieftains are no strangers to Dayton. The Grammy Award-winning group has visited the Gem City many times throughout their almost 50-year career, and their regular shows have become a spring and summer tradition of sorts for audiences here. “We’ve played there many […]

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The slayer of comedy

Brian Posehn laughs it up and rocks out at McGuffy’s House of Rock By Matt Clevenger Brian Posehn has done it all. Known for his recurring roles on classic sitcoms like “Just Shoot Me,” “Seinfeld,” “NewsRadio” and “Friends,” he also wrote and performed in HBO’s “Mr. Show,” and currently stars as Brian Spukowski on Comedy […]

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Home. Grown. History.

Troy celebrates 200 years by Janell Ward Photo: A group of friends spends time in Troy in 1888; photo: Troy […]

Biplanes and barnstormers

WACO Museum Fly-In lands in Troy by Andy Hertel Photo: A row of vintage biplanes on display in Troy; photo: […]

One good eye

Cyclops Festival returns for fourth DIY year By Tim Anderl Photo: Cyclops Festival, the handmade art and apparel event, will take […]

Causing an uproar

Godsmack shreds across the country By Alan Sculley Photo: Godsmack will perform on Aug. 17 at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati […]

Yellow Springs Theater Company

New company of professionals pushes theatrical boundaries By Joyell Nevins Photo: The Yellow Springs Theater Company rehearses D’Arc Comedy by wanda […]

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 […]