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Flying high

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Yellow Springs Arts Council displays vintage banners A small sampling of the many beautiful banners in the exhibit.  By Terri Gordon As Maxine Skuba tells it, it all began with rip-stop nylon, a lightweight fabric that doesn’t fray when cut. It was relatively inexpensive and she liked how it was “luminescent in the light—like stained […]

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Trust the treatment

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The Johnson Treatment draws on Dayton’s musical roots The Johnson Treatment (L-R) Huston Brice, Jelani Stokes, Danielle Tripp, Tory James, and Evan Fiehrer. Photo: Glenna Jennings By Joey Ferber Thinking Dayton Music scene? Think the Johnson Treatment. The Dayton-based band is a multi-faceted ensemble of talented instrumentalists who congruently move through genres in a single […]

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Home is where the heart lives

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Adam Torres returns home from worldwide tour (L-R) Dailey Toliver (bass), Adam Torres (guitar/vocal) and Thor Harris (drums).    By Tara Pettit Wanderlust, international adventure, and the opportunity to take on “wide open space” recently sent Athens-based and beloved singer-songwriter Adam Torres abroad to discover new geographies and landscapes while connecting audiences to the more […]

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Play that damn guitar

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Jay Jesse Johnson Band will perform at the Dublin Pub Jay Jesse Johnson playing that damn guitar. Photo: Ed Sawicki By Tim Smith It’s been said that sometimes you have to leave home to find your true calling. Indiana-born blues guitarist and singer, Jay Jesse Johnson is living proof of that adage. His band will […]

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Geek-out to help out

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Geek Gala returns to Blind Bob’s Harry Potter fans will be just one of the geek legions represented at the Geek Gala. Photo: Larry Peck By Megan Garrison Have you ever wanted to go to a comic con but just couldn’t find the time? Perhaps you have the perfect costume, but Halloween is so far away? […]

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Rockstar goes global

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New Japan’s Tetsuya Naito’s Dayton Wrestling Debut Tetsuya Naito (Center) leads New Japan Wrestling’s assault on Dayton. Photo: Seriously Funny Photography By Gary Spencer International entertainment doesn’t come to Dayton often enough. But that’s about to change this coming weekend when one of New Japan Pro Wrestling’s biggest stars, Tetsuya Naito, invades Rockstar Pro Arena […]

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Cures for cabin fever

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MetroParks are ready with plenty of winter activities In the winter, Aullwood offers events from serene trail hiking to sledding to maple sugaring By Lauren Lemons Winter adventures in cooler temperatures When temperatures drop during the coldest winter months, people tend to make a mad dash indoors to cozy up, but there are benefits to […]

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Folded/Unfolded

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Above the Fold: New Expressions in Origami at the DAI Greene RecyclingDestructors VIII  by Erik Demaine and Martin Demaine By Terri Gordon  The latest exhibit at the Dayton Art Institute features origami, the ancient art of paper-folding. But this is not the origami of fortunetellers (what many would recognize as cootie-catchers) and peace cranes. This […]

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Story matters as much as kink

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“Fifty Shades Freed” learned nothing from “Damage” Anastasia (Dakota Johnson) steels herself for yet another punishment in “Fifty Shades Freed.” By T.T. Stern-Enzi In the beginning, it was easy to drop comparisons between the emerging “Fifty Shades” franchise and movies like Adrian Lyne’s steamy romantic drama “9-1/2 Weeks.” I was a huge fan of the […]

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Debate: 02/13

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Running out of patients Good Sam is closing; what can Dayton do about it? By Sarah Sidlow The federal government isn’t the only thing shutting down in 2018. Good Samaritan Hospital, part of the Premier Health family based on the northwest side of Dayton, will close its doors by the end of the year. And […]

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Architecture in motion

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Diavolo’s fearless dance fusion Diavolo’s unique architecture is the launch pad for their high-flying dance. By Tim Smith Anyone who has attended the circus has experienced that breathtaking moment when the trapeze artists fly high above you, and one of them lets go in mid-air. You instinctively gasp and wonder, “Will they catch the other […]

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One hotel of a surprise

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Dewberry 1850 serves savory favorites at UD’s Marriott The meatball appetizer at Dewberry 1850 By Paula Johnson Ho-tel No! – It’s fairly well known that there are myriad reasons why you should avoid eating at a hotel, but in case you’re wondering, here are a few of them: high cost, bland, predictable food, and lack […]

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Where the wine flows like jazz

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Family-run winemakers JW’s Wine Cellars offers unique varieties for every taste Linda and Jake Wells of JW’s Wine Cellars are ready to tempt your palate with their signature Sangiovese. By Mike Rosenberg “We just like making people happy,” explained Linda Wells, one half of the husband-and-wife duo behind JW’s Wine Cellars, an urban winery located […]

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On a mission from God…

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Gospel Superfest at Schuster Center to be broadcast nationwide Gospel Superfest host Wendy Raquel-Robinson By Matt Clevenger History is in the making downtown, as the Schuster Center prepares for its first appearance on live national television on Saturday, February 10, hosting the Gospel Superfest program during its first time filming in Dayton. “This is the […]

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Southern rock charm

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Jake Roberts Band bring outlaw country to Dark Horse Tavern Jake Roberts Band (L-R) Jake Roberts, Mark Bishop, and Nate Jenkins. Photo: Kendra Weatherholt By Justin Kreitzer Alongside the recent mainstream success stories of fellow retro-minded country & western artists such as Chris Stapleton and Sturgill Simpson, Franklin, Ohio’s Jake Roberts Band embodies the brash […]

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To the stars and beyond

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Geek metal crew Starset is bringing their interstellar message to Bogart’s Starset’s Dustin Bates with his unidentified musical objects. Photo: Kevin Estrada By Alan Sculley Many rock musicians start bands hoping they’ll have enough success to never have to work a typical day job – or in some cases, avoid college and the studying it […]

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The next sound you hear will be…well, I don’t know what it will be but I know what it won’t […]

Debate 6/12: A tweet too far

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Was anyone really surprised? Roseanne Barr has stepped in it again. Always a loose cannon, she managed to offend just […]

If you’ve seen one ‘Ocean’, you’ve seen ‘Ocean’s 8’

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Near the start of “Ocean’s 8,” we’re led to believe that Danny Ocean (George Clooney) is dead and his sister […]

Gin and Tonic on the Horizon

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On June 13, The Rose Music Center is the place to be to get your 90s nostalgia fix as Gin […]

Goodnight Goodnight’s new morning

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“We’ve known Larry for years,” says Gary Thornton of Goodnight Goodnight. He’s talking about the newest addition to their lineup, […]