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Buying back the holiday

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A simple look at holiday shopping By Tara Pettit Photo: Josh Milburn (left) and Ryan Nicodemus on tour in New York City; photo: Adam Dressler and Spyr Media It’s a familiar feeling that returns year after year at about this time. You feel the pressure building. The to-do lists are getting longer. The sales ads […]

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Three-minute masterpiece

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Psychodots return to Gilly’s By Tim Anderl Photo: Bob Nyswonger, Chris Arduser and Rob Fetters of Psychodots; photo: Charles Madden Once upon a time, legendary music industry mogul and record producer Clive Davis visited Cincinnati. The rumor making its way through the grapevine was that his intentions were to offer The Raisins a lucrative contract. […]

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I’m with The Band


Dayton rockers unite to perform ‘The Last Waltz’ By Josher Lumpkin Photo: Kyle Byrum, Tim Pritchard and Todd the Fox during a performance of Such a Night: The Last Waltz Live; photo: Jennifer Taylor Almost exactly 38 years ago, classic rockers The Band teamed up with an all-star cast of musicians of many different types […]

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Tackle the taps

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Pies and Pints pregame pits pigskin rivals By Kevin J. Gray Photo: The Ohio vs. Michigan Tap Takeover starts at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 26 at Pies & Pints At the time this article was written, Ohio State was poised to take on Michigan State, hoping to regain respect after their 2013 fourth-and-2 Spartan […]

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Honor thy parents: ‘Beyond The Lights’


What happens when children dare to go their own way? By T.T. Stern-Enzi Photo: Gugu Mbatha-Raw and Nate Parker in “Beyond the Lights” Gina Prince-Bythewood solidified her reputation in Hollywood right off the bat with her debut feature, the 2000 hit “Love & Basketball,” a surprisingly adult examination of love and romance and the games people […]

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Beat this!


Dayton’s Burundi Royal Court Drummers By Tammy Newsom Photo: The Burundi Royal Court Drummers have performed traditional and improvisational acrobatic drumming in Dayton for five years; photo: Bill Franz Burundi now has a golden crown. As a tiny Central African nation bordering Tanzania, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi has been plagued […]

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Acting natural

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Jason Kaufman brings acting chops to Wright State By Jim Hannah Photo: Jason Kaufman, Wright State assistant professor of acting; photo: Roberta Bowers When he was growing up in Cleveland, he and his father would go to the movies together every Friday night. He saw Marlon Brando in “On the Waterfront” when he was only […]

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Boy band meets Beethoven

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Well-Strung at Springfield Arts Council By Katie Christoff Photo: Well-Strung will perform on Nov. 22 at the Springfield Arts Council; photo: Scott Henrichsen How many concerts provide the music of Mozart and Lady Gaga in one sitting? Well-Strung, performing at the Springfield Arts Council on Nov. 22, seeks to create a unique combination of boy […]

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Faith, meet reason

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New York Polyphony at University of Dayton By CC Hutten Photo: New York Polyphony will perform at Church of the Holy Angels on Nov. 20; photo: Jiyang Chen For one night only, world-renowned vocal chamber ensemble New York Polyphony will challenge Dayton audiences to contemplate the relationship between faith and reason. On Thursday, Nov. 20, […]

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On stage


An unusual selection is a gift by Jacqui Theobald Photo: Danielle Kubasky (Sister Mary Amnesia),Angele’ Price (Sister Hubert), Angie Thacker (Sister Mary Regina), Cassi Mikat (Sister Robert Ann) and Tori Kocher (Sister Leo) in Dare to Defy’s “Nunsense” “Isn’t it Romantic” is not your ordinary seasonal feature. There are no fuzzy puppies and no kids in […]

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The Docket: 8/30

Regional police blotters, reported and interpretedby By Ehron Ostendorf Feeding for two The owner of a store said a woman […]

Debate Forum: 8/23


For rent Can Ohio’s national park be “leased” for drilling? By Sarah Sidlow Quick quiz: name the only national forest […]

On The Beat: 8/23

Roadside fruit stands, where art thou? By Jim Bucher Think the older you get, the more nostalgic. Guess it’s all […]

On Your Marc: 8/23

No character like McVie By Marc Katz I know, there were iconic entertainment groups that played early in their careers […]

Debate Forum: 8/16/16


For the love of the game Olympic athletes have big dreams, but empty wallets—Should the government step in? By Sarah […]