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No 3-D glasses required


Height, Width, Depth explored at Rosewood By Joyell Nevins Photo: Carrie Longley; Capillus Voluminus; 2012; ceramic, glaze, wire, pig intestine, mixed media; 18 x 13 x 7 in.; photo courtesy of the artist From two cubic inches to eight feet wide, from natural wood to hard steel, from amateur to professional—the only theme HWD exhibitors […]

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Triumphant returns


Corinna Nix, John Simon and their Southern soul at Tumbleweed By Tim Anderl Photo: John Simon and Corinna Nix will perform Aug. 28 at Tumbleweed Connection; photo: Tim Kuhl When Corinna Nix packed all her earthly possessions into her ’97 Chevy Lumina to return to Dayton, Ohio, the future felt pretty uncertain. She’d completed her […]

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This one’s for the girls


All-inclusive Ladyfest celebrates female contributions By Josher Lumpkin Photo: Ladyfest organizer Paige Beller will also perform at Ladyfest on Aug. 28; Jordan Tyler Epperson Ladyfest is a guerilla-style festival that blossomed out of the Riot Grrrl punk scene in the Pacific Northwest in 2000, highlighting the wonderful female-created art and music that was being made […]

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Welcome to the village


Clifton Gorge Music & Arts Festival keeps traditions alive By John Hamilton Photo: The Clifton Gorge Music & Arts Festival, taking place Aug. 28-29, features a wide array of performers and artisans Although the summer season is coming to an end again, there are still some fun outdoor activities that can be done just as […]

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Celebrating a local screen outlaw


The secret history of a local filmmaker and the region By T.T. Stern-Enzi Photo: Victor Bonacore and Jim Vanbebber scout an alligator farm for Vanbebber’s new directorial effort, “Gator Green” photo: Scott Gabbey This week, The Neon plays host to the world premiere of “Diary of a Deadbeat: The Story of Jim Van Bebber.” The […]

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Of femmes and fire


Your Chance to Die devastates RockStar By Gary Spencer Photo: Your Chance to Die will performon Aug. 28 at RockStar Pro Arena; photo: Joann Gullo Extreme metal bands with female vocalists have become trendy in recent years, and given the success and popularity of bands such as Arch Enemy, The Agonist and Myrkur, this growing […]

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Wickedly good


Kristin Chenoweth brings big voice to Fraze By Rusty Pate Photo: Kristin Chenoweth will perform Aug. 29 at Fraze Pavilion Kristin Chenoweth is that rare force of nature in the entertainment world that can seemingly do everything. She has starred on the Broadway stage for the last two decades, most notably as the originator for […]

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By fans, for fans


Ellis Paul on crowd-funding, chasing beauty and Oddbody’s By CC Hutten Photo: Singer-songwriter Ellis Paul will perform Aug. 28 at Oddbody’s Music Room; photo: Neale Eckstein Musician, artist, businessman and father Ellis Paul is taking his Boston style one-man show around the country, stopping in Dayton Aug. 28 at Oddbody’s Music Room. Originally from Boston, […]

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Path to success?


What to know about Dayton’s Link Bike Share Program By Amanda Dee Photo: Laura Estandia, executive director of Bike Miami Valley speaks to a crowd at the opening festivities for the Link Bike Share Program; photo: Briana Snyder My assignment was to investigate the green bikes that mysteriously appeared throughout the city of Dayton, and […]

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A dynasty in Centerville


China Dynasty: where white linen overrules white to-go boxes By Paula Johnson Photo: Walleye with red ginger sauce at Centerville’s China Dynasty I had heard good things about China Dynasty, located in a shopping plaza in Centerville, so I was looking forward to trying it. The restaurant’s website identifies chef Stephen Lin as one of […]

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Ding dong!

Book of Mormon Tour

The Book of Mormon knocks at Schuster Center By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Monica L. Patton, David Larsen and Cody Jamison Strand perform in the national tour of The Book of Mormon, coming to the Schuster Center Aug. 18-23; photo: Joan Marcus Matt Parker and Trey Stone, the creative team behind such acclaimed productions as […]

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‘Actor For Hire’ seeks a career-defining opportunity


Festival entry examines the meta-drama behind the scenes By T.T. Stern-Enzi Photo: “Actor for Hire” starring Jesse O’Neill [center] is the first independent film by writer-director Marcus Mizelle The acting class is a niche populated by segmented categories from across the social and cultural strata, although, intriguingly, every member desires to breakout by figuring out […]

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A family affair


Dayton African American Cultural Festival returns By Katie Christoff Photo: The Dayton African American Cultural Festival takes place Aug. 22 at Island MetroPark and Aug. 23 at Courthouse Square; photo: Terry Flucas It’s a family affair at the annual Dayton African American Cultural Festival—the theme has mandated this for the past three years, but it’s […]

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The gambler


Country star Jason Aldean takes risks with new album By Alan Sculley Photo: Jason Aldean will perform at Riverbend Music Center on Aug. 23; photo: Jim Wright “Burnin’ It Down,” the first single off of Jason Aldean’s current album, Old Boots, New Dirt, has become one of the biggest hits of the country superstar’s career. […]

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Gospel and the Fraze


Annual GospelFest returns to the Pavilion By Joyell Nevins Photo: The Gathering will perform at GospelFest at Fraze Pavilion on Aug. 23 When a health network wants to thank its community, what does it do? If you’re Kettering Health Network, host a free Christian concert festival! “This is not a fundraiser,” KHN Missions Coordinator Lauren […]

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A night of neo-funk


Charles Walker Band hits Trolley By Tim Walker Photo: Charles Walker and Porsche Carmon of the Charles Walker Band will perform Aug. 22 at Trolley Stop; photo: Charles Walker Charles Walker —musician and bandleader, songwriter, recording artist and stand-up comedian—can’t stop laughing. But first: name five great saxophone players. Go ahead… I’ll wait. If you’re […]

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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 […]