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Identity, on film


2016 Dayton Jewish Film Fest By T.T. Stern-EnziAs both a film critic and, more fundamentally, as a passionate lover of film, I stand behind the belief that movies serve the purpose of gathering and sustaining a sometimes-disparate community of viewers. We enter that darkened space as individuals, locked inside our perspectives, but those flickering frames […]

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No drunk uncles


14th bluegrass reunion plays Wilmington By Tim Smith The arrival of milder weather in the Miami Valley usually means one thing—the return of music festivals. The Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival, a two-day celebration of all things bluegrass, will take place in Wilmington on March 18 and 19. This is the 14th year for the […]

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Year of the Monkey


Lunar New Year explained By Joyell Nevins In America, a new year is often celebrated with a big party, some resolutions and kisses, and then by Jan. 2 we’re back to work or school. However, in Asian cultures, the Lunar New Year is often a weeklong holiday and huge celebration, with a plethora of ways […]

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Hazy Shade of Winter


WinterFolk Festival is back at Yellow Cab By Rusty Pate Photo: Paige Beller, who plays in multiple Dayton bands, will play the WinterFolk Festival on Jan. 16; photo: Jay Woessner Acoustic music automatically puts the artist at a bit of a disadvantage. Trading the advancement of technology for centuries-old machines consisting of little more than […]

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What the heck is Kwanzaa?


Answers to a question you may have been afraid to ask By Lauren Adams Photo: Larry Crowe performs tambiko—the ritual of pouring libation is an essential ceremonial tradition and a way of giving homage to the ancestors It is a question many of us have. Like most holidays, many think Kwanzaa is a religious celebration, […]

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FilmDayton talks business


Annual film festival focuses on life behind and in front of the camera By T.T. Stern-Enzi Photo: “Breaking A Monster” will screen at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 24 during the Eichelberger FilmDayton Festival As part of its early marketing and promotional blast, the team behind the seventh annual Eichelberger FilmDayton Festival, Oct. 23-25, announced […]

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Dayton LGBT Film Festival at ten


A decade of movement By T.T. Stern-Enzi Photo: Evan Todd as Adam in “Fourth Man Out” With more mainstream film representations of the LGBT community in flux—“About Ray” release gets pushed back, seemingly in response to a less than favorable preview at the Toronto International Film Festival and “Stonewall” facing challenges from activists concerned whitewashing […]

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Big beers, bigger benefits


Big Beers and Barley Wines: a treat for geeks By Hayley Fudge Photo: Big Beers and Barley Wines takes place Oct. 3 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds; photo: Jim Witmer Those Daytonians seeking out the hard-to-find, heavy and funky beers are in for a treat. The Miami Valley beer geeks’ version of trick-or-treat comes in […]

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It’s bock!


DAI’s Oktoberfest bigger and more local By Tara Pettit Photo: Oktoberfest at the Dayton Art Institute, 1972 Dayton’s annual Oktoberfest has, since its inception in 1972, offered one weekend out of the year for Dayton to “taste the world” by bringing to the event an array of international craft beer and food offerings for the […]

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This little piggy…


Preble County Pork Festival spotlights local rural community By Katie Christoff Photo: The Preble County Pork Festival takes place Sept. 19-20 at the Preble County Fairgrounds; photo: Kimberly Nichole Photography County festivals are a popular and effective way to bring communities together, especially in Dayton and surrounding communities. If they revolve around a theme, they […]

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Keep on growin’


Dayton Music, Art & Film Fest expands to embrace city’s creative culture By Rusty Pate Photo: Shaun Flemming of Diane Coffee is also the drummer for Foxygen and a former child star. He will close the main stage on Sept. 19. The Dayton Music Fest has been a staple of the local music scene for the […]

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Pop into Labor Day

Beavercreek Popcorn Festival, Beavercreek, Dayton, Ohio, USA.

Beavercreek Popcorn Festival celebrates sweet and salty By CC Hutten Photo: The Beavercreek Popcorn Festival takes place Sept. 12-13; Stan Rohrer Since 1987, the people of Beavercreek have gathered the weekend after Labor Day to celebrate community, popcorn and, this year, veterans. “It started out like many things,” says John Engel, festival president of about […]

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Having a (meat)ball


Annual Italian Fall Festa returns By Joyell Nevins Photo: The Italian Fall Festa, which includes the Meatball Madness 5K race, takes place Sept. 11-13 Benvenuti! Come taste delicious homemade food, play a round of bocce and celebrate all things Italian at the 38th-annual Italian Fall Festa. It is held by the John Pirelli Lodge #1633 […]

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Talking about a revolution

Elementree Livity Project stole the show at Reggae Fest featuring The Original Wailers at the Thompson House in Newport, Ky.

Elementree Livity Project performs at Eaton’s new Eatonic Music Festival By Rusty Pate Photo: Brandon “Bean” Bastin, Elementree Livity Project lead guitarist. ELP will perform at the Eatonic Music Festival, Sept. 4-6; photo: Brian Glass Musical groups can be contentious unions. Clashing egos and personalities can sometimes make keeping a project’s head above water a […]

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The place to taste


Fraze’s The Taste event returns By Paula Johnson Photo: Selections at this year’s Taste event include everything from deep fried cheese curds to tiramisu to gourmet dog treats “It’s the 29th year! It’s our biggest fundraiser,” Ann-Lisa Allen, president of the Kettering Moraine Oakwood Chamber of Commerce excitedly explains. She’s talking about The Taste. She continues, […]

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Come hungry, leave humming


Annual Lebanese Festival returns By Janell R. Ward Photo: Will Thomas grillis Kafta while Danny Slilaty grills chicken for Shawarma sandwiches at the annual Dayton Lebanese Festival, Aug. 28-30; photo: Jim Zaidain Experience the culture of Lebanese dance, cuisine, and traditions this year at the 22nd Annual Lebanese Festival, taking place Aug. 28-30. “This festival is […]

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Oh my cod!


Something Rotten’s Bottom Brothers unseat Shakespeare Raising a toast! (Foreground L-R) Maggie Lakis, Josh Grisetti, Rob McClure, and Autumn Hurlbert. […]

A homestyle home run


The Bullpen Diner in Dot’s Market The Bullpen’s country fried steak, silver dollar potato pancakes, and eggs over easy. By […]

Don’t drink the green Kool-aid

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Forget the hype—true Irish beers are pure gold Skip the green beer, and go for the gold … or the […]

What to do in the Springs


Santa Fe Red by Sara Gray “Have You Red/Read It?” on display at The Village Artisans The Village Artisans gallery […]

Kansas resurrected


Classic Kansas Leftoverture LP live and more at Victoria Kansas (L-R) Rich Williams, Billy Greer, Zak Rizvi, Phil Ehart, Ronnie […]