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Critic’s Pick: Editor’s pick

Getting poetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . By Nicole Wroten This year, “The Signature: A Poetic Medley Show” will appear in a new venue. The Loft Theatre building, at 126 N. Main St., is set to accommodate their sell-out crowds. Tony Award-winner […]

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Art in action

DVAC’s 18th Annual Art Auction By Nicole Wroten Lately, if you have said something like, “My walls are so bare,” then you should mark your calendars for Dayton Visual Arts Center’s (DVAC) 18th Annual Art Auction on Friday, April 29. Preceding the show, all artwork will be on display at DVAC beginning April 1 during […]

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A New Palette

Creating art out of vacant spaces in downtown Dayton By Nicole Wroten Have you ever seen a dreary landscape or a dull, naked painting you didn’t like? Have you ever wanted to just take a paintbrush and wipe it with color and life? Well, currently underway in downtown Dayton is a project trying to make […]

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Creative Healing

Art exhibit opens in Yellow Springs that expresses ‘The Art of Healing’ By Nicole Wroten To celebrate this weekend’s Friday Fling, the Yellow Springs Arts Council (YSAC) will present “The Art of Healing,” a one-month gallery show opening to kick off YSAC’s Experience Wellness Weekend, which will include five tracks of workshops and national Jungian […]

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Critic’s Pick: Editor’s Choice 3/15/11

Like a cop car . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . By Nicole Wroten You can put that “Free Weezy” shirt away because Lil Wayne is out of jail and back on his “I’m Still Music” 2011 tour with a stop this […]

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Critic’s Pick: Editor’s Choice 3/15/11

Rise Up and Dance! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coming to the end of the 10-week long Intensive Culture Residency (ICR) project by Cityfolk is “Rise Up and Dance!” a final show choreographed by Rodney Veal that will showcase the participants’ personal stories and community […]

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Throw me somethin’ mister!

How to celebrate Mardi Gras (yeah you) right By Nicole Wroten Before I wrote this piece last week, I posted the following status on my Facebook page: “Trying to write an article about Mardi Gras. How in the world am I going to explain it to Ohioans?” A college friend of mine simply said, “You […]

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Critic’s Pick – Free Concert from the DPO

By Nicole Wroten The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra’s Principal String Quartet will perform two free concerts March 6 and 13. The concerts are part of the DPO’s “Halo Series” of string quartet concerts performed within the community. The concerts are also part of a series of community outreach efforts called the Norma Ross Memorial Community Concerts. […]

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News of the Weird

By Chuck Shepherd Tombstone, Ariz., which was the site of the legendary 1881 Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (made into a 1957 movie), is about 70 miles from the Tucson shopping center where a U.S. congresswoman, a federal judge and others were shot in January. A Los Angeles Times dispatch later that month noted that […]

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Springfield’s Art Nouveau

Meeting SMOA’s new executive director By Nicole Wroten When you think of a place to see world-class art and sculpture, what might pop into your head? New York City. Chicago. Maybe even Austin, Texas. But Springfield, Ohio? Springfield holds a true gem, just 40 minutes east of the Gem City with the Springfield Museum of […]

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To Be Well

Experience wellness in Yellow Springs By Nicole Wroten Don’t your health and your body deserve the best? Then mark your calendar for a weekend entirely devoted to your wellness. The Yellow Springs Arts Council is hosting another one of their famous Yellow Springs Experience events, but this time they’re focusing entirely on wellness. Just in […]

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Critic’s Pick – Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Breakfast at Tiffany’s By Nicole Wroten This Friday night, rather than your regular dinner and a movie date, head out to Troy for the “Let’s Go to the Movies at Hayner Film Series” at the Troy Hayner Cultural Center.  This week, they’re featuring the classic “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” The film series features a different genre […]

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Editors Choice – Ruthie Foster

Ruthie Foster By Nicole Wroten The remarkable Ruthie Foster will be spreading her “Truth” in Springfield this Friday, Feb. 11 at the Clark State Performing Arts Center in support of her new CD, “The Truth According To Ruthie Foster.” On stage, as on her CD, Ruthie plans to take things up a notch or two […]

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Editor’s Pick – 02/02/11

Editor’s Pick By Nicole Wroten A new multimedia exhibit created in conjunction with the University of Dayton is on display at the Dayton International Peace Museum at 208 W. Monument Ave. The exhibit examines the complex facts of human trafficking, entitled “Under Our Noses: Modern Day Slavery and What You Can Do About It.” The exhibit is free and […]

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A Country Divided

Local author Raul Ramos y Sanchez debuts his provocative, eye-opening second novel, ‘House Divided’ By Nicole Wroten Miami Valley author Raul Ramos y Sanchez paints an almost-too-real picture of revolution in the sequel to his critically acclaimed first novel, “American Libre,” in “House Divided.” Ramos y Sanchez’s second novel picks up where the first left […]

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PechaKucha Night in Dayton

The coolest thing you haven’t heard of and can’t pronounce By Nicole Wroten PechaKucha. (Japanese: ペチャクチャ, IPA: [pet͡ɕa ku͍̥t͡ɕa][1], chit chat) Funny word, right? So, what does it mean? Sounds kind of like Pikachu. No, that’s not it. A new sushi place? The latest model from Toyota? The eternal partner of Hello Kitty? It draws […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]