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Defining an era

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Alphonse Mucha’s Art Nouveau at the Dayton Art Institute Photo: Monaco, Monte-Carlo, 1897; Dhawan collection By Terri Gordon Alphonse Mucha is not Art Nouveau—Art Nouveau is Alphonse Mucha. His name may not be as well known, but the works of Alphonse Mucha are as recognizable as any Monet or Van Gogh—maybe even more so. Mucha’s work […]

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Don’t fall down!

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Big Brothers Big Sisters go over the edge at Downtown’s Courthouse Square Going down 27 stories of the KeyBank Tower; photo: Big Brother Big Sisters Miami Valley By Terri Gordon Imagine standing atop the KeyBank building in downtown Dayton, looking out over the Miami Valley. Now look down. You are 27 stories above the street. […]

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A reel and a jig

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Irish dance invades Hobart Arena Photo: Elina Espy and Addyson Randolph take a break between rounds. By Terri Gordon The Hobart Arena has been the venue for a variety of entertainment—from the circus, to sports, to music—and on Oct. 14 and 15 it will host a back-to-back Feis Weekend put on by Dayton’s own Celtic Academy of […]

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Before Hamilton there was Washington

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In the Heights examines what makes home, home Debra Cardona as Abuela Claudia and Justin Gregory Lopez as Usnavi; photo: Rich Ryan By Terri Gordon When Lin-Manuel Miranda’s show “Hamilton: An American Musical”—a rap, hip-hop and rhythm-and-blues laced musical—hit Broadway, people were surprised by its meteoric success. They shouldn’t have been. If they’d been paying […]

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Stuff your mouth

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Dayton Greek Festival’s 59th year Dean Margioras and friends dancing at the festival; photo: Linda Bouris By Terri Gordon By the second week of July, volunteers at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church have begun to prepare the food for the Dayton Greek Festival. It takes them about two months. They prepare pastitsio (a Greek version […]

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Lebanese if you please

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A weekend of food and fun for the whole family Photo: St. Ignatius Youth Dabke Troupe performing By Terri Gordon The St. Ignatius of Antioch Maronite Catholic Church is gearing up for its 24th annual Greater Dayton Lebanese Festival and it promises to be rich in cultural offerings—food, entertainment, and activities—and did I say food?! […]

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Debate Forum: 7/18

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Cat scratch fever? NY makes moves to ban cat declawing By Sarah Sidlow Word to know: onychectomy. Not the feeling one gets when crying over cutting onions. It’s a surgical procedure that declaws cats—and New York is aiming to be the first state to ban the practice. Reports estimate that about a quarter of all […]

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Animal farms

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Agri-animals at Antioch College, the Menagerie Ranch, Young’s Jersey Dairy Photo: Pet animals, like goats, at Young’s Jersey Dairy By Terri Gordon Animals figure big in three Yellow Springs enterprises—Antioch College’s farm, the Menagerie Ranch, and Young’s Jersey Dairy. Antioch Farm Antioch College has a long history as a traditional liberal arts college with sustainability […]

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Glimpses of the past

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Archaeology Day digs into Hopewell Culture at Fort Ancient Photo: Participants throw spears using the ancient atlatl, a device that helped the spear travel farther and faster, at Archaeology Day, this year July 15, at Fort Ancient By Terri Gordon In the late 1700s, as the United States was establishing itself and its citizens were taking […]

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The Circus Is Back In Town

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The Shuster Center turns big top with ‘Circus 1903’ By Terri Gordon Once billed as “The Greatest Show on Earth,” Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus performed for the last time in May. It was the end of nearly 150 years of dazzling acrobatic acts, animal exhibitions, and sideshows. For those who grew up in […]

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Pounding the Pavement: Dayton Lands International Trails Symposium & Cycling Summit

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The Miami Valley Matrix: Dayton, home of the nation’s largest paved trail network By Terri Gordon The Miami Valley can thank Horace Huffman, Jr. and the 1913 Flood for the over 340 miles of paved track, devoted to walking, running, and biking, that now make up the nation’s largest paved trail network. When the Wright […]

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Bourbon, meet bubbles

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Dayton Art Institute hosts a Prohibition-era party By Terri Gordon Photo: Like past Dayton Art Institute galas, Bourbon and Bubbles promises a classic experience Friday, April 21 For anyone with a little black dress or suit tucked away in the closet begging to be worn, the time has come! Get it out, dust it off, […]

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Cirque Du Soleil’s Les Acrobaties d’Avatar Toruk: The First Flight at Nutter

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The First Flight: Cirque Du Soleil’s Avatar-themed show transforms the Nutter Center By Terri Gordon Photo: Youssef Shoufan; costumes: Kym Barrett © 2015 Cirque du Soleil Once upon a time, in the early 1980s, the small Canadian town of Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec, hosted a small troupe of local street performers as they “roamed the streets,” entertaining […]

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It’s… alive?

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Community Solutions’ Healthy Soils Symposium at Antioch By Terri Gordon Photo: Soil from the Greenacres cattle pasture reflects the health of the soil, a complex system linked to the health of the Earth; photo: David Rafie It is everywhere, from forest floors to ocean beaches. It is the stuff under our feet, our sidewalks, our roads. […]

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No B.S. – You Better Believe Professional Bull Riders’ Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour Is Here

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By The Horns Professional Bull Riders’ Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour takes over the Nutter Center By Terri Gordon Photo: By Natan Daubaugh   It’s hard to know how and where the sport of bull riding truly began. Bulls have figured into histories and folklores for millennia. They’ve been central to religions and festivals […]

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Writing home

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Jewish author Ayelet Tsabari speaks about ‘The Best Place on Earth’ at Dayton Women’s Club By Terri Gordon Photo: Ayelet Tsabari talks about her life and ‘The Best Place on Earth’ at Dayton Women’s Club Dec. 8; photo: Sean Brereton Ayelet Tsabari is a woman torn. Born into a large family, she grew up in […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]