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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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Keeping it real

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Billy Brown brings his country roots to J.D. Legends Billy Brown performs Saturday at J.D. Legends By Tim Walker Billy Brown certainly is the real deal: friendly, talented, down-to-earth, and country as all get-out – and he’s got his Master’s degree to boot. Hailing from Corbin, Kentucky, down on the Tennessee border, 45-year-old Billy Brown […]

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Can’t Sleep?

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DCP’s guide to your late night insomnia By Sarah Conard It’s 3 o’clock in the morning. You ‘ve just finished the series finale of “The Office” for the 12th time. You know you can’t possibly sleep now but, you don’t feel like starting “Stranger Things” for the third time either…what do you do? The Dayton […]

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What was once old is new again

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The Pullouts bring their traditional rock sound to the Dublin Pub The Pullouts (l-r) Andrew Fletcher, John Roby, Scott Houchens, and Geoff Hill. Photo: J Spivey Photography By Tim Walker There’s just something about classic rock. The Eagles, Bob Seger, Elton John, the Who, Steely Dan. You turn on the radio and tune in to […]

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We can be heroes, for just one day

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David Brighton performs the music of David Bowie with the Philharmonic at Schuster David Brighton performs the music of David Bowie with the Dayton Philharmonic By Tim Walker Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars. The Thin White Duke. Aladdin Sane. Space Oddity. Suffragette City. Rebel, Rebel. Scary Monsters. In the long history of the […]

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How’s this for honesty?

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You vs. Yesterday at Bob’s You Vs. Yesterday’s (l-r) Cody Collins, Kramer Welker, and Michael Murray By Tim Walker Images by Ryan Ferdelman   It has been said that the definition of a “musician” is this: someone who puts $5000 worth of gear into a $500 vehicle, then drives 100 miles to play a $50 […]

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Oh, Tannenbaum!

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The Great Tree Burn blazes In Tipp City People can bring their Christmas trees to the Great Miami River in Tipp City to be burned at The Great Tree Burn By Tim Walker Christmas and the festive decorations this time of year bring along with it are always a welcome sight. Good friends and family, […]

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If there’s a rock ‘n roll heaven,

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Well you know they’ve got a hell of a band Tom Petty. Photo: Sam Jones By Tim Walker 2017 is leaving us, and it’s taking with it some big names from the music business. A surprising number of well-known and beloved artists and musicians passed away too early over the past twelve months. Some had […]

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Summer Sun and Salutations

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You’ve seen it throughout your social media feed, you hear about a friend’s awesome class over a cup of coffee, […]

Paddle on, Dayton

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Summer is the perfect time to hit the water, and with more than 265 miles of water trails in the […]

Still living the good life

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The words “living legend” are often misapplied, usually to sports figures who haven’t really experienced enough of life to earn […]

Acid Flashback: Hara Arena 1981

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Love them or hate them, the Grateful Dead were truly a one-of-a-kind band. During their thirty-year career as one of […]

Evolution Calling

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Queensrÿche have spent their career defining a uniquely heavy progressive sound. Whether delivering Mindcrime, Empires or taking fans to the […]