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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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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 […]

On craft and craftsmanship

In the studio with Landon Crowell By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Landon Crowell, Inertia in Light of a Likely Disaster, 2011. Wood, […]

Modern masters, talking turkeys and the king himself

Your summer roadmap to art in Cincinnati By Susan Byrnes Photo: Trenton Doyle Hancock, “Hot Coals in Soul,” 2010. Acrylic and […]