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That high lonesome sound

The Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival returns to Wilmington  By Rusty Pate   Photo: Bluegrass hall of fame member J.D. Crowe will perform at the Roberts Centre in Wilmington on Saturday, Nov. 9 as part of the Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival Talk to anyone that knows and loves bluegrass music and Joe Mullins’s name […]

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Progressive traditionalism

Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby find common ground at Taft Theatre  By Rusty Pate   Photo: [l to r] Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby will perform at the Taft Theatre in Cincinnati on Oct. 4 On the surface, a Ricky Skaggs and Bruce Hornsby collaboration might not seem to make much sense. Skaggs has spent the […]

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Shut up and drive

Widespread Panic brings improvisational magic to Cincinnati By Rusty Pate  Photo: Widespread Panic brings their unique Southern rock-infused take on the jam band idiom to Taft Theatre in Cincinnati on Sept. 22 Widespread Panic has been bringing its unique brand of improvisational rock to concert stages for the better part of 30 years. While mainstream pop […]

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Blues power

The Lebanon Blues Festival keeps on growing  By Rusty Pate Photo:Ray Fuller & the Bluesrockers perform at the 2011 Lebanon Blues Festival; photo credit: PBamber  The blues have been described many ways by many different people. In the film “Crossroads” (the Ralph Macchio version, not the Britney Spears version) Willie Brown said, “Blues ain’t nothing […]

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Midwest glam

Black Owls invade Peach’s Grill By Rusty Pate Photo: Columbus ’ Black Owls will perform at Peach’s Grill in Yellow Springs on Saturday, April 27 Mention the term “glam rock” and the mind immediately races to images of David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust or T Rex’s Marc Bolan slinking across the stage. I doubt a place […]

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All in the family

Yellow Springs band Wheels hosts CD release party at Gilly’s By Rusty Pate Photo: Wheels returns with a CD release show at Gilly’s on April 6; photo credit: Steve Bognar Editor’s note: Although the Dayton City Paper requested an interview with members of Wheels, we were only granted an interview with their manager, Philip Bottelier, due […]

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Infectious dance

Chicago Afrobeat Project invades Peach’s Grill By Rusty Pate Photo: Chicago Afrobeat Project visit Peach’s Grill on Saturday, April 6 with new album, Nyashup  When most people hear the term “afro” attached to anything, visions of blaxploitation stereotypes immediately jump to mind. While it may be true that Afrobeat music came into existence during the late […]

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The art of Finesse

College football player, SNL alum, hit TV show: Finesse Mitchell at Funny Bone By Rusty Pate Photo: “All you’ve got to do is show up and make people happy … That’s a great job!” Finesse Mitchell will perform at the Dayton Funny Bone March 21-24 Rule number one when interviewing a standup comic: don’t try to […]

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All-American bluegrass girl

Rhonda Vincent keeps high lonesome sound alive  By Rusty Pate  Photo: Bluegrass artist Rhonda Vincent will perform in Hamilton on Saturday, March 9  Talk to any hardcore bluegrass fan and Rhonda Vincent’s name is bound to come up. She was named the Female Vocalist of the Year each year from 2000 through 2006 by the International […]

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Blowing up traditional theater

Fred Garbo’s Inflatable Theater draws on many different styles and originality By Rusty Pate The world of theater might be viewed by the casual fan as a rather stuffy affair. Those not already in love with the stage might fret more about getting dressed up, dealing with parking and missing their favorite sports team or […]

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Home. Grown. History.

Troy celebrates 200 years by Janell Ward Photo: A group of friends spends time in Troy in 1888; photo: Troy […]

Biplanes and barnstormers

WACO Museum Fly-In lands in Troy by Andy Hertel Photo: A row of vintage biplanes on display in Troy; photo: […]

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 […]