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Feeling good with my dancing grooves

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Come rain or come shine, every little thing is gonna be alright. Cue the 31st annual Dayton Reggae Festival on Sunday September 2. It is the longest running reggae festival in the midwest, and is still going strong. The festival is free, and will be groovin’ from 1 to 8 p.m.

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Take one down and pass it around

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There will be over 150 beers to choose from when Dayton Beer Week and Alefest Dayton serves up the brews beginning Saturday, August 18th and concludes with Alefest Dayton on August 25th at the Dayton Convention Center. Alefest Dayton, now celebrating 20 years, is the topper event for Dayton Beer week, with virtually all of […]

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Twenty years of blues

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For two decades, the Lebanon Blues Festival has been the most highly anticipated event of the summer for the surrounding community. Hosted by the Lebanon Optimist Club, this free event is family friendly and truly has something for everyone. From blues music to food vendors, an extensive classic car show, a Beer Garden, and the […]

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“Celtic” isn’t just about Ireland

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Break out your kilts, dust off your favorite pint glass, and gather up all the kids, the 17th Annual Dayton Celtic Festival is almost upon us. This festival is downtown Dayton’s largest, and will be in full tilt from July 27–29 at Riverscape Metropark. The celebration will have non-stop music and entertainment, authentic Irish beverages, […]

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Stuff your mouth

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Dayton Greek Festival’s 59th year Dean Margioras and friends dancing at the festival; photo: Linda Bouris By Terri Gordon By the second week of July, volunteers at the Annunciation Greek Orthodox Church have begun to prepare the food for the Dayton Greek Festival. It takes them about two months. They prepare pastitsio (a Greek version […]

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Down by the river

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Mark your calendar for summer events at RiverScape MetroPark By Lauren Lemons Photo: Early morning risers center themselves with a yoga class under the RiverScape Pavilion Summer kicks off an entire season of outdoor entertainment at downtown Dayton’s RiverScape MetroPark, an area-wide venue for community gatherings and events. “RiverScape MetroPark provides a venue for outdoor programs, […]

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International flavor, Midwest vibe

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Annual Festival of Nations returns By Andy Hertel Photo: The Brazil delegation proudly represents its country at the 2012 Festival of Nations; photo: Hannah Funderburg With World Cup fever bringing an international flair to summer festivities for many area residents, there is no better way to keep that theme going than by attending this year’s edition […]

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One scoop or two? Or three?

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20th annual Banana Split Festival in Wilmington By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: The Banana Split Festival takes place June 13-14 at J.W. Denver Williams Memorial Park in Wilmington A little more than a hundred years ago, if you’d walked into a soda shop and asked for a banana split, at best you would have gotten an […]

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How sweet it is …

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Troy Strawberry Festival still going strong By Gary Spencer Photo: Last year, an estimated 100,000 people attended the Troy Strawberry Festival; photo: Tall James Photography After 30-some years of the Troy Strawberry Festival, one thing is for certain – the Miami Valley definitely loves strawberries. Ever since 1977, the city of Troy has shared its […]

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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 […]