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On a mission from God…

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Gospel Superfest at Schuster Center to be broadcast nationwide Gospel Superfest host Wendy Raquel-Robinson By Matt Clevenger History is in the making downtown, as the Schuster Center prepares for its first appearance on live national television on Saturday, February 10, hosting the Gospel Superfest program during its first time filming in Dayton. “This is the […]

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Getting the band back together

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Bluegrass legends NewFound Road reunite at Miamisburg’s Plaza Theatre Rob Baker, Tim Caudill, Tim Shelton, Jr. Williams By Matt Clevenger It’s been more than a decade since the original members of NewFound Road have shared a stage in Ohio. Now the wait is finally over, and the legendary bluegrass act is reuniting for a special […]

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Forged in fire

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Local blacksmiths host international convention in Troy Photo: Most blacksmiths still rely on handtools and other traditional methods By Matt Clevenger Flames, molten metal, razor-sharp blades, and temperatures over 1,000 degrees; it sounds like something straight out of Dante’s Inferno. But it’s just another day at work for the highly skilled blacksmiths at the Southern Ohio […]

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Bikes and beats

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Rock the Bike Music Festival rides into Troy Photo: Eric Jerardi Band performs Saturday night By Matt Clevenger The city of Troy is gearing up for a bicycling-themed weekend, celebrating the arrival of an estimated 3,000 Tour de Donut bicyclists with the new Rock the Bike Music Festival this Friday, Sept. 15 and Saturday, Sept. […]

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Vox Populi

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WYSO Community Concert returns to Riverscape MetroPark Photo: The Claudettes (above) will appear at the WYSO Community Concert By Matt Clevenger Labor Day is almost here, and that means it’s also time for another late-summer tradition; the WYSO Community Concert at Riverscape MetroPark. “We always do it the Sunday after Labor Day,” WYSO development director […]

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When they weren’t called drones

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Giant-scale R/C aircraft take flight at the Air Force Museum Photo:  Soaring above the crowd; photo: courtesy of D.O.G.S. By Matt Clevenger Some of the world’s largest model aircraft will be landing at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base Sept. 1-3, presenting an air show of epic proportions hosted by the Dayton Ohio Giant Scalers Club (D.O.G.S.). […]

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The Bird is the word…

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33rd Annual Trans Am Nationals celebrate the Pontiac Firebird/Trans Am Trans Am on display; photo: Debby Manning By Matt Clevenger What do James Garner, John Wayne, and Burt Reynolds all have in common? At one time or another, they have all shared the silver screen with another great American icon: the Pontiac Firebird/Trans Am. “There were […]

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A sonic boom

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Second Baby Boomer Festival returns to Centerville By Matt Clevenger Returning Saturday, Aug. 5 for its second year on the giant lawn at St. Leonard’s Retirement Community in Centerville, the Baby Boomer Festival has already become one of the area’s biggest free festivals. And you don’t even have to be a baby boomer to attend. […]

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All aboard

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Mad River Railroad stops at RiverScape MetroPark Photo: Mad River Railroad’s (l-r) Dave Finster, Pat Carine, Gary Ridgeway, Nora Denning, Dave Younkin By Matt Clevenger Overlooking the Great Miami River in downtown Dayton, RiverScape MetroPark seems like an ideal venue for bluegrass act Mad River Railroad. The band played there once before, in 2015, and […]

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Mommy’s little mobster

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Social Distortion shakes down Columbus and Cincinnati Social Distortion’s Mike Ness (second from left) sheds some light on the band photo: Danny Clinch By Matt Clevenger With a career spanning four decades and two gold records under their belt, Social Distortion has seen it all, enduring as one of the best-selling punk rock bands of […]

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Back to roots

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12th-annual Miami Valley Music Festival camps out in Troy Photo: J. Allen Laack By Matt Clevenger More than 30 well-known bands and artists take over the Eagles’ campground in Troy this weekend, as the Miami Valley Music Festival returns for its 12th year providing “a good time for a good cause.” Shrug, Kelly Zullo, the […]

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Alternative Routes

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The medical tourism trip to Michigan Photo: Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) an active compound in marijuana, sometimes used medically to reduce pain, nausea, the effects of PTSD, and other symptoms By Matt Clevenger Ohio legislators approved medical marijuana last year with the passage of House Bill 523, which established the Ohio Medical Marijuana Control Program and set up […]

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Roots, rock, reggae

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Cincinnati’s Know Prisoners break out at Peach’s Know Prisoners’ (l-r) Nikko Manamikko, John Burtke, Luck Spaulding, and Cal Kuhlman; photo: Chuck Loftice By Matt Clevenger “Reggae music is people music,” says Jonathan “Luck” Spaulding, Know Prisoners’ bassist and vocalist. “It’s feel-good music, and it’s also rebel music. It’s music for people who don’t have a voice […]

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Bound and brutal

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DevilDriver headlines Bound By The Road tour at Oddbody’s By Matt Clevenger Photo: DevilDriver’s (l-r) Diego Ibarra, Mike Spreitzer, Dez Fafara, Austin D’Amond, Neal Tiemann  photo: Ben Hoffman   It’s been a few years since a Coal Chamber reunion temporarily sidelined Dez Fafara’s side project DevilDriver, but now the California groove-metal rockers are coming back strong. […]

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Mistaken Karma

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Evil Eye Gypsy releases 3rd album at Oregon Express By Matt Clevenger Photo: Evil Eye Gypsy’s Sheree Jane sings the psychedelic alternative-rock blues; photos: Wesley Holt With influences ranging from Jimi Hendrix and Black Sabbath to The Cowboy Junkies, Ween, and the Flaming Lips, Dayton-based psychedelic rockers Evil Eye Gypsy are bringing the psychedelic blues […]

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Like Danzig jamming with the Doors

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Heavy Temple transcends at Blind Bob’s By Matt Clevenger Photo: Heavy Temple’s High Priestess Nighthawk lands at Blind Bob’s Nov. 17; photo: Dante Torrieri Fans of psychedelic metal, horror/sci-fi movies, and the occult will not want to miss Philadelphia’s Heavy Temple at Blind Bob’s Thursday, Nov. 17. Using five-string bass and an assortment of other creepy […]

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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 […]