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Watch & Learn

Metal and Cultural Impact conference at University of Dayton By Allyson B. Crawford Photo: Keynote speaker Josh Bernstein will present on the business of heavy metal; photo: Rob Fenn Studying heavy metal as an academic pursuit isn’t new. The interdisciplinary study has gained popularity in recent years, first in European countries and now in America. […]

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The (blue)grass is always greener …

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Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival returns By CC Hutten Photo: Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers present the Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival Nov. 7-8 in Wilmington The Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival prides itself on gathering national leaders in music and providing the largest indoor bluegrass, old-time and gospel festival in the region, as […]

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All you need is Love

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Mike Love brings good vibes to Dayton By Tim Anderl Photo: Mike Love will perform on Nov. 7 at Canal Public House; photo: Sean M. Hower Hawaii native Mike Love delivers roots and reggae music inspired by his family, surroundings and an overall sense of optimism – as well as, well, love. Fans of like-minded […]

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Miss Maha and the City

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Holiday season? Already? by Maha Kashani Photo: Enjoy a carriage ride during the Dayton Holiday Festival Now that Halloween is behind us, it’s officially the holiday season! Too early you say? Well, the numbers speak for themselves. It’s T-minus three weeks until Thanksgiving, six weeks until Hanukkah, seven weeks until Christmas and … drumroll, please […]

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Where I stand

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Partially-reunited Days of the New at Oddbody’s By Justin Kreitzer Photo: Travis Meeks, Days of the New frontman, will perform on Nov. 7 at Oddbody’s Music Room; photo: Jason Fresta Nostalgia for the ’90s is at an all-time high especially in the music world – where bands like Weezer, and Dayton’s own The Breeders and […]

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You’re a Mass-hole!


Navigating Dayton on two wheels By Emma Jarman Photo: The next Courteous Mass ride will take place Nov. 7 beginning at 5:30 p.m.; photo: property of Courteous Mass Back in 2009, a small group of people in Dayton, spearheaded by Matt Lindsay from the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission, came together to form Courteous Mass […]

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In this corner…


Super Tuscan and the return of ‘The Heavy Hitter’ By Mike Rosenberg Photo: Perticaia 2009 Sagrantino di Montefalco Fall! The air is cooling, leaves are turning and the menus around Vine HQ are shifting away from the scrumptious salads, soups and lighter fare the Sweet Partner in Crime regularly cobbles together during the warmer months. […]

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‘Laggies’ ambles along toward adulthood

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Lynn Shelton shrinks away from the brighter indie lights By T.T. Stern-Enzi Photo: Keira Knightley as Megan in “Laggies”; Rating: R, Grade: B- Film festivals can make or break a film. So much rides on these artificially designed screenings, especially for independent titles – which is why the choice of festivals matters. First time out with […]

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Under the right influences

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Straight No Chaser hits the road By Alan Sculley Photo: Straight No Chaser will perform Nov. 7 at the Schuster Center; photo: Andrew Zaeh As the title of the latest Straight No Chaser album Under the Influence suggests, its songs are meant to give listeners a window into some of the artists who inspired the […]

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Killin’ it

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The Yellow Springs Theater Company debuts new work By Joyell Nevins Photo: Thor Sage, who wrote “Killers,” also plays antagonist Kurt Newly formed, The Yellow Springs Theater Company states it in its mission that it seeks to “fearlessly examine and illuminate the human condition” in theatre that challenges the mind and expands the heart. “Killers,” […]

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They’re coming for you, Barbara


Night of the Living Dead, Live at Dayton Playhouse by Tammy Newsom Photo: [l – r] Jared Mola (red shirt), Christina Lewis, Eric Specht (background), Noah Shane (in hoodie, hidden), Max Santucci (brown shirt, back to camera), Courtney Carmichael, Jill Lynott (purple shirt), Marcus L. Simmons II (with hand to mouth) and Adam Clevenger (green jacket) […]

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Fear, inked


Monkey Bones’ Mike Guidone brings darkness to light By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Visual and tattoo artist Mike Guidone shows off a few of his latest pieces at Clash Consignment Co. in the Oregon District Once you’ve made the decision to get a tattoo, you’d better make damn sure the design you’ve chosen is something […]

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To be truly awake

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Documentary explores the life of an influential yogi who came to the West By T.T. Stern-Enzi Photo: Paramahansa Yogananda, the subject of “Awake: The Life of Yogananda”; Rating: PG, Grade: A Spiritual lessons come from a variety of sources. Quite possibly, the one truth is that we must simply be open to whatever form or practice […]

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Night frights and delights


DCP’s guide to Halloween Weekend   Hey, all you ghouls and goblins! Even though Hauntfest is over, there is still a whole weekend left to wear your costume – beer spills and all. The Dayton City Paper has compiled some of the best of this year’s Halloween parties taking place on the frightful night. So […]

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Do the dead have favorite watering holes?

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Inside Bellbrook’s haunted pub By Avery King Photo: The half-pound cheeseburger and fries at McIntosh’s Pub McIntosh’s Pub & Grub, located at 6 E. Franklin St., is a brown brick building near downtown Bellbrook. It looks unassuming, but the locals tell tales about this neighborhood mainstay, stories of unexplained happenings. In honor of Halloween, the […]

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20 years already?

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Mainstays Gov’t Mule at Cincinnati’s Taft Theatre By L. Kent Wolgamott Photo: Gov’t Mule will perform on Oct. 31 at Cincinnati’s Taft Theatre; photo: Anna Webber Warren Haynes has been playing guitar in The Allman Brothers Band for 25 years and has led Gov’t Mule for two decades. He’s also played with The Dead, his […]

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The St. Vincent de Paul relief mission continues


  Gateway Shelter for Women and Families on W. Apple St is ready to help 24-hours a day.  By Tim […]

Mulling the merits of Merit Grill


Wide variety compromised by some puzzling choices The Merit Grill’s Carne Asada substituted sirloin for skirt steak, but the salsa, […]

Bread Baking Demystified

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The secrets to a delicious loaf of bread are in the details The process of properly kneading bread dough includes […]

It’s happening in Troy


Jazz vocalist Vanessa Rubin Music at The Troy-Hayner Center The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is welcoming the arrival of spring with […]

A tradition of storytelling

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Shannon McNally at Newport’s Southgate House Revival Singer-songwriter Shannon McNally By Dave Gil de Rubio Songwriting has always had a […]