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Destination Troy

Destination Troy

The Troy-Hayner Center will get down and dirty on September 1 when DJ Radio Basim will host a dance party. The local authority on funk music will also bring along a video display from the annals of notable funk history, such as “Soul Train.” Basim is the host of the WYSO (91.3) Friday night show […]

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Creed’s lead at Speed(way)


Scott Stapp has been making music since the early ‘90s, first with the band Creed then as a solo act. Along the way, he has developed a devoted following with his writing and singing talents. He’s also had his share of rough spots during what he calls the journey of life, which he discussed with […]

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Destination Yellow Springs


Yellow Springs artist exhibited (times two) Yellow Springs painter Christine Klinger is showing her work at the Emporium/Underdog Café through October 7. The show is titled “Christine Klinger: Abstracts–Old and New.”

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Foul play up close (without getting hurt)


Dayton has some sinister things in its past, and we’re not talking about NCR sneaking out of town under the dark of the moon. A trip to Woodland Cemetery dishes some devious but delicious dirt on some of the Gem City’s more prominent residents. Situated on 200 acres in the downtown area, Woodland is a […]

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Debate 7/24: Who’s life is it anyway?


Bad parenting decisions aren’t new. Some bad parental decisions can last a child’s lifetime (like Michael Jackson’s kid Blanket or Frank Zappa’s daughter Moon Unit). In fact, other countries know better and actually forbid scores of names (sorry Donald, but you wouldn’t have been permitted to name your son Baron if you lived in New […]

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Live, Laugh, and Love Dance!


Irish traditions with McGovern Ceili Dancers at Celtic Fest By Tim Smith Dayton has long been fond of all things Celtic, be it music, ale, or dance. A local organization has undertaken the task of teaching traditional Irish dance to kids in the form of a summer program called the REEL Irish Dance Camp.    […]

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A Monument to Insurrection


Dayton Society of Artists’ special summer exhibit Alan Pocaro, The Distance Between Us When We Communicate (Detail) By Tim Smith One of the hidden artistic jewels in the Gem City is The Dayton Society of Artists, located in East Dayton. They are presenting a unique exhibit running through August 4, Project Space. This special showing […]

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Debate 6/26: Importing domestic violence?

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Q: Should persons seeking to escape domestic violence be granted asylum in the United States? Another week, and more drama on the immigration front. This past week, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions overturned a decision enacted by the Obama administration that would allow women fleeing domestic violence in foreign countries to be granted asylum […]

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Happy Birthday to U.S.


Dayton has always been a patriotic town, which is a natural fit for the birthplace of aviation. Each year, communities all across the Miami Valley show their true colors for the Fourth of July. In the spirit of the upcoming holiday, the Dayton City Paper offers the following guide to some of the local celebrations.

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Destination: Troy


The Lovers headline Fridays on Prouty Concert on June 29 The Fridays on Prouty concert series in downtown Troy kicks off June 29th at 7:30 p.m. with a performance by the country music duo of Amanda June and Cole Vosbury, otherwise known as The Lovers.

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Still living the good life


The words “living legend” are often misapplied, usually to sports figures who haven’t really experienced enough of life to earn the title. No such problem exists for Tony Bennett. The ace crooner has been entertaining audiences since the late 1940s and in his 91st year, he shows no signs of stopping. He’ll appear at The […]

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Dayton divine TV diva Ms. Demure


Since the dawn of cable television, public access stations have given local talk show wannabes a free forum to strut their stuff. With the internet explosion of services like YouTube and Vimeo, stardom has come easier, no matter the degree of talent. One Dayton resident, while finding fame online, has remained true to their hometown […]

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“Pops!” go the classics

Mention the words “Pops Concert,” and many music lovers instantly picture the late great Arthur Fiedler, the longtime conductor of the Boston Pops Orchestra. Fiedler manned the podium in Boston’s Symphony Hall for more than forty years, delighting generations of concertgoers with his blend of light classical fare mixed with popular music favorites. The Dayton […]

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Is the Pope Catholic?


Political cartoonist Ted Rall’s graphic Pope Francis biography Kettering native Ted Rall has published over 21 books, his cartoons and editorial column are widely syndicated, and he appears regularly as a cable news commentator. By Tim Smith Ted Rall is one angry dude. The award-winning graphic novelist, political cartoonist, and journalist has made a career […]

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On Stage April 2018


The stage is a world of entertainment (L-R) Paige Jacobs, Elisha Chamberlin, Amber J. Smith, and Justin Lampkins from the ensemble cast of the Sinclair Theatre production of “Blood at the Root.” Photo: Patti Celek By Tim Smith “Blood at the Root” Sinclair Theatre Sinclair Theatre tackles a controversial yet timely subject when they present […]

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Kansas resurrected


Classic Kansas Leftoverture LP live and more at Victoria Kansas (L-R) Rich Williams, Billy Greer, Zak Rizvi, Phil Ehart, Ronnie Platt, David Manion, and David Ragsdale By Tim Smith In the world of classic rock music acts, there are bands—and then there’s Kansas. The one-time garage band from Topeka has been entertaining fans since 1974, […]

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No Jet Engines Here


The very first thing is to learn how to pronounce it. No rhyming with the home of Baylor University in […]

Debate 9/11: Let’s Make Tammany Hall Great Again

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Third Parties have long complained that having the two major parties in charge of the election process gives Republicans and […]



No music and arts festival would truly be complete without… wrestling, right? Well, this year at Ladyfest Dayton, buckle down […]

Lives-in-progress, demo-style


Right from the start of this Jesse Peretz adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel Juliet, Naked, there’s something warm and unfinished […]

Are ‘Friends” Electric?


Gary Numan’s Savage return to form at CVG’s Bogart’s Gary Numan with daughter Persia, who sings on the new single […]