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Unexpected Landscapes

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Pyramid power Shaun Higgins can hear Harry T. Wilks whispering in his ear. Wilks died in 2014, but he’s still talking to Higgins, who is director of park operations at Pyramid Hill Sculpture Park and Museum in Hamilton.  What is Pyramid Hill, and who is Harry Wilks? It’s hard to know where to start. The […]

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The epitome of virtuosity

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Prodigy? Virtuoso? These are terms often loosely bandied about when discussing musicians. But both terms apply equally to Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martinez. Like most performers at her talent level, she began playing at an early age – 5. Unlike almost everyone else in her orbit, she is the fifth generation of women in her family […]

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Orange is the new grey area

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When a transgender inmate enters prison housing, should they be housed according to their biological sex, or the gender by which they identify? According to Obama-era legislation, prison housing, like the use of public restrooms, should be determined by a person’s identified gender. But President Donald Trump—on a roll to reverse a number of his […]

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The kids are alright…and the nannies and billies, too

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In this fast-paced world of immediate answers and non-stop connectivity, there is a real need for us to unplug and unwind, so that we may reconnect with ourselves and with nature. The rise in self-care has surged since the 1980s, a movement that will not be falling away anytime soon, even though there may be […]

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Connecting for fun, connecting to help

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When I was a little girl my father had this old, metal box. The front of it had maybe 10 dial knobs and this tiny screen that eased a needle around in a semicircle. He would pull the box out on clear nights, when we could see every star in the sky. Sitting outside, the […]

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A Night at the Rock Opera

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Long live rock, indeed. While Tommy, the 1969 album by The Who, may not be the first ‘rock opera.’ it is undoubtedly the best-known example of that peculiar hybrid, and its far-reaching influence is still being felt decades later. Melding guitarist and chief songwriter Pete Townshend’s psychedelic concepts and evocative lyrics with great performances from […]

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Ring around the rosé

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A guide to local wineries The Winery at Versailles vineyard at dusk. By Dr. Mike Rosenberg Ever wake up one morning and say, “I think I want to head to a winery and go tasting today?” Of course you have. You’re a person of culture and taste. (more…)

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Think Deeper

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ThinkTV’s unwavering local commitment continues A vital fundraising event, each year sponsors, volunteers, and our viewers join together to make the Great TV Auction a success. By Tara Pettit In a hyper-informational decade where society is barraged with media on a continuously streaming basis, the question of whether meaningful, quality content actually exists is a […]

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Simon says: ‘laugh out loud’

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Classic coming-of-age comedy at Loft Theatre Eugene gets scolded by his mother Kate (Lisa Ann Goldsmith). By Jacqui Theobald We have all survived adolescence; perhaps without the humor famed playwright Neil Simon brings to Brighton Beach Memoirs. Conflict and confusion couched in humor reflect his own life experience. Director Marya Spring Cordes said, “It is […]

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Dayton’s Bourbon landmark

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Award winning Century Bar at the top of their game Stepping in to the Century Bar is taking a step back in time. “So set ’em up Joe, I’ve got a little story I think you should know…” By Dr. Mike Rosenberg | Photo by Michael Morris Bourbon’s popularity in the United States is booming. The […]

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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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Oh my cod!

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Something Rotten’s Bottom Brothers unseat Shakespeare Raising a toast! (Foreground L-R) Maggie Lakis, Josh Grisetti, Rob McClure, and Autumn Hurlbert. by Sarah Monroe | photos by Jeremy Daniel Picture this: England, sixteenth century Renaissance. The year is 1595 and the plight of the dark ages is tucked firmly into the grave of the fallen Roman […]

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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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Dayton Ballet presents a compelling Swan Lake

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Dayton Performing Arts Alliance presents Tchaikovsky’s iconic classic at Schuster A study in contrasts, Nathaly Prieto is the Black Swan, Margot Aknin is the White Swan. by Arnecia Patterson  |  Photos by Scott Robbins The Dayton Ballet’s founding in 1937 makes it one of the oldest ballet companies in the country, so it would be […]

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The Cuban time warp

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Discovering an old world in the present day Reminders of the Cuban Revolution still remain very visible. Story and Photos by Ben Tomkins Every travel site warned me that I was only to travel to Cuba if I was engaging in official business, journalism, the arts, or some nonsense about “support for the Cuban people.” […]

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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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No Jet Engines Here

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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 […]

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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

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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?

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