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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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Hazy Shade of Winter

WinterFolk Festival is back at Yellow Cab By Rusty Pate Photo: Paige Beller, who plays in multiple Dayton bands, will play the WinterFolk Festival on Jan. 16; photo: Jay Woessner Acoustic music automatically puts the artist at a bit of a disadvantage. Trading the advancement of technology for centuries-old machines consisting of little more than […]

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Polished Perley

Angela Perley delivers new music at Trolley Stop By Rusty Pate Photo: Angela Perley & the Howlin’ Moons play Friday, Jan. 8 at Trolley Stop; photo: Kerry Henderson Angela Perley & the Howlin’ Moons relish their role as a hard working band. Since forming in 2009, they have released four EPs and one full-length LP. […]

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Loud and weird

The Orphan, The Poet play Canal Public House By Rusty Pate Photo: The Orphan, The Poet will host their Christmas Extravaganza on Dec. 18 at Canal Public House; photo: Corey Davis The Orphan, The Poet are a rock band. They play loud and aggressive rock music. They were once told at their merch table that […]

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Vitality Check: 4/26/16

Heeeeeere’s Rocco! By Rocco Castellano What’s up b–ches? I’m back! I know all of you were wondering where I went […]

More than a building

Troy walking history tours offer a deeper look By Don Hurst On Friday April 29, Downtown Troy’s past will come […]

Be Well Marsha: 4/19/16

Toast to joy By Marsha Bonhart Shhhh … I have a secret. It’s one I am willing to share, despite […]

On Your Marc: 4/19/16

Dayton, the start of it all By Marc Katz It was a dark and stormy winter—yeah, with snow piled up […]

On Your Marc: 4/12/16

UD a place to emulate By Marc Katz When Wright State University was introducing its new men’s basketball coach Scott […]

Be Well, Marsha: 4/12/16

One tooth at a time By Marsha Bonhart “All I want for Christmas … “ Completing that popular little ditty […]