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Art on the Commons keeps inspiring creativity Photo: A masterpiece by Anastasia Mak By Megan Constable Back for its 29th year, the Art on the Commons Festival will bring music, art, crafts, food, and more to the Miami Valley. The event will host over 100 artists and crafters from across the nation. According to Shayna McConville, […]

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Living Art

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Receive a neighbor’s welcome at the Art House Hop ‘Toucan Island,’ featured at this year’s Art House Hop June 25; photo: Doug McLarty By Megan Constable The Yellow Springs Arts Council (YSAC) knows the only thing better than an art museum is viewing art in the comfort of a welcoming home. The fifth-annual Art House […]

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‘Driven toward madness’

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Historian Nikki M. Taylor reveals stories of Margaret Garner, Cincinnati racism Photo: Historian and Ohioan Nikki M. Taylor’s 3rd book, ‘Driven Toward Madness’ By Megan Constable Margaret Garner’s story has been told in poems, paintings, literature (Toni Morrison’s “Beloved”), and even an opera, but few know who she was and the tragedy that befell her […]

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Hunting for monsters, truth

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Author, photographer Tony Urban maps ‘West Virginia’s Dark Tourism’ By Megan Constable Photo: Nearly 1,000 feet long, Flinderation Tunnel awaits anyone brave enough to enter; photo: Tony Urban The unexplainable was a “lifelong passion” for Tony Urban, who started out as a kid watching horror movies with his mom. After writing his first book, “Travelogue […]

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Continents of music collide

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Del Sol Quartet and didgeridooist Stephen Kent find common ground at UD By Megan Constable Photo: Del Sol Quartet’s (l-r) violinst Benjamin Kreith, violinist Rick Shinozaki, violist Charlton Lee, and cellist Kathryn Bates; photo: RJ Muna Not many people have heard the elegant sounds of a string quartet accompanied by a didgeridoo. The University of Dayton is […]

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Help scientists put a bird on it

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Join the global Great Backyard Bird Count at Glen Helen By Megan Constable Photo: A Carolina Wren spotted at Glen Helen If you have ever wanted to join a worldwide research project, Glen Helen has you covered. Glen Helen will host the Great Backyard Bird Count (GBBC), where participants help scientists by documenting birds they see […]

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Irish Homecoming

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Celtic Woman at Clark State gala The four women of Celtic Woman (L-R) Tara McNeill, Mairead Carlin, Éabha McMahon, and […]

BOOM goes your twenties!

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Dare to deny the passage of time at the Mathile Theatre (L-R) Jonathan (Bobby Mitchum) seeks help through his first […]

The woes of legal weed

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Getting your “pot card” In addition to federal and state law, local ordinances may limit growers, dispensaries, and individuals. By […]

The graying of green

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Ambiguity and contradictions still plague marijuana laws Despite the new law going into effect, much remains to be done for […]

Girl, we couldn’t get much higher

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Evil Eye Gypsy brings psychedelic rock to South Park Tavern Evil Eye Gypsy (L-R) Cat Shift, Sherree Emmons, Aaron Snyder, […]