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Stars under the stars

Fraze Pavilion’s 25th season brings vampires, legends and more… By Rusty Pate It is a crisp summer evening. Friends get together and have a quick drink or bite to eat. They slowly make their way through traffic and parking. Walking toward the gate, ticket in hand, their step has a bounce and the energy of […]

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Attack of the Pod People!!!

Yellow Cab hosts first ever Dayton Podfest By Rusty Pate Follow me kids, down the path to yesteryear, back to a time when phones were attached to walls and spoken into. Televisions had dials and a dozen channels, if you were lucky. Movies were only made by huge studios with equipment that cost more than […]

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Listen up! & Have a cold one

Big Brews & Blues benefits Diabetes Dayton for its seventh year By Rusty Pate The Big Brews and Blues Festival takes place May 21 at RiverScape in downtown Dayton. The event, which celebrates its seventh year in 2016, has grown and changed, but the one constant has been the reason for its inception. Big Brews […]

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King’s Highway

Marcus King has lived a lot of musical life in his 20 years. Growing up in a musical family, he got his first guitar at age 7. He began gigging with his own band at age 14. When your father, grandfather and uncles all play music professionally, it comes a little more naturally. However, one […]

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Victoriapalooza

Victoria Theatre announces concert series featuring heavy-hitting local artists By Rusty Pate Much has changed since 1866, but one constant has been the theater sitting on the corner of Dayton’s First and Main Streets. It began as the Turner Opera House and its name has changed several times in the 150 years since. Today, it […]

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All of the above

Rani Arbo and Daisy Mayhem bring folk flavors to Kuss By Rusty Pate Rani Arbo’s musical journey began as many do—in the church choir. She spent her years from second to eighth grade performing and rehearsing up to 30 hours a week. That time steeped her in old English music, but at home she listened […]

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One Grand Finale

Vanguard closes 54 seasons of legendary chamber music By Rusty Pate Diving into classical music can seem like a daunting task for the novice. With centuries of pieces, composers and musicians to choose from, figuring out where to start can overwhelm even the most steadfast of music lovers. Mozart alone composed more than 600 works […]

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Some kind of Wonderland

Carolyn Wonderland brings Texas-tinged blues to CPH By Rusty Pate Austin, Texas, is a musical mecca. It has spawned American legends like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Townes Van Zandt and Janis Joplin. Contemporary acts such as The Black Angels, Gary Clark Jr. and Okkervil River show the diversity of the scene. For an artist to stand […]

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Keepin’ it real redneck

The Lacs bring their “redneck rap” to Oddbody’s By Rusty Pate The Lacs are the ultimate country music outsiders. The genre that has largely been known through the squeaky-clean corporate image of Nashville usually doesn’t welcome deviations from the norm with open arms. Even legendary mainstays like Johnny Cash, George Jones and Willie Nelson didn’t […]

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Whole lotta shakin’

Presley, Perkins, Lewis & Cash at ‘Million Dollar’ Kuss event By Rusty Pate Photo: Presley, Perkins, Lewis and Cash: A Night To Remember takes place Saturday, Jan. 23 at Clark State’s Kuss Auditorium There was magic in the air in Memphis on Dec. 4, 1956. Elvis Presley, the city’s favorite son, had already taken the […]

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Seed you there!

40 years of Troy’s Strawberry Festival (a berry good year!) By Emma Jarman Forty years ago, a small group of […]

On Your Marc: 5/24/16

A passing brush with No. 1 Bush By Marc Katz There’s a fascination with being No. 1, and since I’m […]

Vitality Check: 5/24/16

WTF: Genetically modified mosquitoes By Rocco Castellano This week’s column is going to sound like it’s coming right out of […]

On Your Marc: 5/17/16

Some moments at Hara By Marc Katz I can spin a funny story about this now. but in 1996 it […]

Sew what?

I Make Things Because I Must explores the value of homemade at YSAC By Jimaur Calhoun Sometimes in art, a […]

Vitality Check: 5/17/16

Estrogen: the enemy among us By Rocco Castellano About a year ago, I wrote a column called “Soy Meets World” […]