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Ain’t that America

Springfield Symphony Orchestra’s American Style By Sarah Sidlow Photo: Pianist Awadagin Pratt will perform with the Springfield Symphony Orchestra on Oct. 4 For centuries, musicians have taken on the task of answering the question; just what is “American” music? The challenge, both intellectual and creative, stems from a desire to represent an American ideal, and […]

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A whole new ball game

Vintage base ball in the Miami Valley By Sarah Sidlow Photo: Tippecanoe Canal Jumper Brett “Quick Step” Hanselman takes the hurl Baseball is a pastime played out in stadiums and backyards, parks and parking lots in America, Cuba, Japan and beyond. Today’s rules are the result of time and adaptation. Advances in equipment alter the emphasis […]

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Working pets of Dayton

Forward by Baloo T. Cat Photo: Kratos and family at Hick’s Barber Shop; photo: Serif Cinar The pet issue again? Deadline? Why are stupid humans always in such a hurry? What is this deadline thing? They know I can only type one word per hour. Humans are always in such a hurry. Editor Sarah Sidlow asked […]

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From pizza biz to kitchen whiz

The Caroline’s head chef serves up sophisticated American fare By Sarah Sidlow Photo: Head Chef Damian Bumgarner puts the finishing touches on The Caroline’s Pan-seared Sea Scallops Walk into The Caroline off the square in downtown Troy, and you’ll immediately feel welcome. The space, like the menu, is upscale casual. Steaks, seafood, hamburgers and a […]

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The power of people

Wilmington College revisits the Freedom Rides By Sarah Sidlow Photo: Freedom Riders, a traveling exhibit developed by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, will be on display in the Quaker Heritage Center of Wilmington College beginning March 19; photo: Corbis In 1961, civil rights workers, called Freedom Riders, rode interstate buses into the South in […]

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El idioma

By Sarah Sidlow Photo: El Puente, spanish for “the bridge” is a Dayton program aimed at helping Latino children learn English Dayton City Paper’s exploration ofthe  Dayton area’s ethnic communities continues this week with the Latino community, with a focus on El Puente – an English-language volunteer program aimed at providing Spanish-speaking youth the language tools […]

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Dusting off the dirt

Rediscovering Negro Baseball’s Dayton Marcos By Sarah Sidlow Photo: This photo appeared in the August, 1942 Spot Magazine – caption wording with photo is original to the period; photo credit: National Baseball Hall of Fame Library, Cooperstown, N.Y. Editor’s Note: The language used in this peice refers to the language of the day as it appears […]

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Searching for the Seoul of Dayton

Multicultural Dayton By: Sarah Sidlow Photo:  The Korean War Memorial on Riverside Drive serves as one of the few indicators of Korean heritage in the area; photo: Andrew Thompson Munsup Seoh was born in Kyung-Ju, Korea. He studied Mathematics at Sogang University in Seoul, and received additional advanced degrees at Indiana University in Bloomington, Ind. Like […]

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Windows to the soul

Dayton Art Institute presents ‘Chagall Windows’ lithographs By Sarah Sidlow Photo: Dayton Art Institute curator Aimee DeGalan with lithographs from theMarc Chagall: Jerusalem Window Lithographs exhibition which runs through Feb. 23; photo: Alexis Brown  The Dayton Art Institute is pleased to be the temporary home of a unique and exciting collection. Marc Chagall: Jerusalem Window Lithographs […]

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Ancient aliens

SunWatch lecture series explores spirituality through archaeology By Sarah Sidlow Photo: Michael Fuller analyzes a 1,000-year-old ice skate blade made from bone; photo: Michael Fuller SunWatch Indian Village is preparing to launch its latest lecture series – one that will venture into the realm of the spiritual, and maybe the mystical. Sponsored by the Archaeological Institute […]

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Looking through a new lens

Meet the artist: Leah Stahl By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Leah Stahl, “Bootstrap Paradox” 2014, Photogram/Pharmaceutical Chemigram What the hell am I […]

Law & Disorder: Shoot first

Ask questions later By A.J. Wagner Justice belongs to God; men only have the law. Justice is perfect, but the […]

News of the weird

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Frontiers of flight Dutch inventors Bart Jansen and Arjen Beltman struck again recently when […]

Book sm(Art)

Rare Books impact new art at UD’s ArtStreet By Susan Byrnes Photo: Artist: Misty Thomas-Trout Books have long served as […]

Advice Goddess

By Amy Alkon To leech according to her needs My roommate’s girlfriend is unemployed and just hangs around our place all […]

News of the weird: 09/23/14

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – New frontiers in American vacuousness The WE cable network disclosed in August  it had […]