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A new class at the old school

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Dayton Funk Forever brings the spirit of 70s soul to Oscar’s (L-R) Joseph Hamp, Patrick Coyne, Brandon Guthrie, Adam Uhlenhake, Scott Forney, and Bill Dixon. Not pictured: Kainan Shank. By Tim Walker Mention the Dayton music scene to most people, and two things may come to mind: lo-fi and funk. And with this area having […]

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The woes of legal weed

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Getting your “pot card” In addition to federal and state law, local ordinances may limit growers, dispensaries, and individuals. By Tim Walker In June 2016, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed House Bill 523 into law, thereby making Ohio one of 29 states that have legalized the medicinal use of marijuana. The new law, which took […]

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Black cat magic

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Curse of Cassandra conjures dark, danceable grooves at Yellow Cab Curse of Cassandra’s Jake and Nichole Richter lead the “witch dance” By Tim Walker What images come to mind when you think of the word ‘witch?’ Because if pointed hats, green faces, broomsticks and black cats have anything to do with that mental picture, you […]

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Still unfound?

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Windborne backed by Dayton Philharmonic performs music of U2 Brody Dolyniuk and Windborne team with the DPO to perform U2’s best-known music. By Tim Walker Now into their fifth decade, Irish band U2 have stood the test of time in more ways than one. The list of instantly recognizable hit songs the band has written […]

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The neck is the bridge to the body

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Guitar goddess Kaki King projects joy at Bellefontaine’s Holland Theatre On stage, Kaki King combines virtuoso guitar work with captivating visuals. By Tim Walker For many artists, the urge to push the envelope comes as second nature. They feel that burning drive to question, to explore the boundaries of propriety, to create something fresh and […]

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It’s good to have “Friends”

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Kyleen Downes celebrates CD release at Yellow Cab Tavern Kyleen Downes. Photo: Gary McBride By Tim Walker I don’t know who’s in charge of such things, but I’d like to register a complaint. I believe local musician Kyleen Downes was born a few decades too late. Like one of those singer/songwriters from straight out of […]

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The St. Vincent de Paul relief mission continues

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  Gateway Shelter for Women and Families on W. Apple St is ready to help 24-hours a day.  By Tim Walker | Photos by Michael Morris Homelessness: it can strike anyone, anywhere, at any time. One day you’re working and paying your bills on time, trying to save a little money for a rainy day. […]

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Nasty Bingo mixes it up onstage

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Local “Folkadelic” sounds at Trolley Stop Nasty Bingo (top L-R) Scott Givens, Matt Byanski, Brian “Red” Baumgardner, Eric Reith. (lower L-R) Steve Phelps, Ron White, and Khrys Blank. (Not pictured: Brian Spirk) By Tim Walker While recognized nationally mainly for its lo-fi and funk, the local music scene in Dayton is actually all-inclusive, being made […]

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The Rockin’ O’ the Green

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John Dubuc & The Guilty Pleasures at South Park Tavern St. Pat’s “matinee” John Dubuc (right) with Guilty Pleasures bassist Tom Rastikis. Photo: Jennifer Taylor By Tim Walker The key to enjoying your St. Patrick’s Day this year in Dayton, like the key to so many things in life, can be found in a single […]

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Tempus Fugit

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Time to Turn Back the Clock On Daylight Saving Time by Tim Walker  |  Illustrations by Crystal Ash It’s about time. Again. Spring forward, fall back, and lose an hour of rest or more each way. For exactly one hundred years now, we’ve been disrupting our lives and costing ourselves sleep twice each year as […]

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That down-home sound

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Young Heirlooms sing their stories at Peach’s in Yellow Springs Young Heirlooms (L-R) Kyle Elkins, Laura Bock, Kelly Fine, Chris Alley, Christopher Robinson, and Steve Hauke. By Tim Walker | Photos by Gary McBride Why does art exist? To expand our consciousness and to touch our souls, you might say. To educate or instruct, to […]

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Cricketbows distilled

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Duo Wells & Watson’s psychedelic sounds at CVG’s Listing Loon Wells and Watson duo, Aarika Watson and Chad Wells, of Cricketbows to play at the Listing Loon in Cincinnati. By Tim Walker  |  Photos By Michael Morris According to ancient tradition, shamans are defined as people who are regarded as having access to, and influence […]

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Serve Your Fellow Man…But Follow the Rules

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Food Pantry Furor—Was it Justified? The long queues of recipients are now managed by a new system that addresses the City’s safety concerns. By Timothy Walker  |  Photos By Michael Morris Nicole Adkins is smiling more these days, but she’s still not entirely happy. “Did you see our truck out front?” she asks. “They graffitied […]

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The Schuster’s alive…

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with “The Sound of Music” Jill-Christine Wiley as Maria Rainer singing to the von Trapp children. Photo: Matthew Murphy By Tim Walker How DO you solve a problem like Maria? It’s a fair question, a timeless one, and it has been asked by generation after generation.  With a never-ending appeal that spans several decades, the […]

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From Zebra to Zeppelin

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The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra brings “The Music of Led Zeppelin” to the Schuster Center (Back L-R) Brent Havens, Powell Randolph, George Cintron (Front L-R) Allegra, Randy Jackson, and Dan Clemens By Tim Walker In the 1970s, there was no bigger music group in the world than Led Zeppelin. The band members were shameless – louder, […]

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Their world on strings

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Kanako and Mariko Shimasaki on stage for the first time in Springfield Mariko and Kanako at the Dayton City Paper photoshoot. By Tim Walker At the age of 4, most Ohio children are starting preschool and playing with blocks. Kanako Shimasaki was a bit different, however. Born and raised in Springfield, Ohio, she was taking […]

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Nobody Sleeps in Turandot

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Love thaws the ice queen with the Dayton Opera The scale and spectacle of Turandot is something not to be […]

Jackie in Wonderland

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Dayton Philharmonic backs prodigy Jackie Evancho at Schuster Jackie Evancho will sing opera favorites as well as her new more […]

Celebrating local artists

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DVAC auction returns to Sinclair’s Ponitz Center Attendees can appreciate local artists while socializing with their friends and family. By […]

Success by design

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Tracy McElfresh sews, up-cycles, and blogs her fashion forward McElfresh is fan of vivid colors and bold patterns in her […]

A new class at the old school

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Dayton Funk Forever brings the spirit of 70s soul to Oscar’s (L-R) Joseph Hamp, Patrick Coyne, Brandon Guthrie, Adam Uhlenhake, […]