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From cell to stage

Groundbreaking opera piques Dayton’s interest By Eric Street Photo: Composer Jake Heggie; photo: Art Clarity An extraordinary event is about to take place in the Mead Theater of the Schuster Center: the first Midwest production in a decade of the gripping contemporary opera, Dead Man Walking. Composed by Jake Heggie to a libretto by Terrence […]

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Fashionable fundraising

Annual AWear Affair Fashion Show Luncheon at Sinclair By Katie Christoff Photo: Leslie Solganik takes to the runway at the 2014 AWear Affair Fashion Show A cancer diagnosis is a scary thing to face, and can leave anyone feeling completely alone. For women, that’s where the Noble Circle Project comes in. The Dayton-based organization, free […]

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Ask Rocco: 2/24

Stop bench pressing, dumbass! By Rocco Castellano Photo: Composer Jake Heggie; photo: Art Clarity When I was 17 years old I was working for my cousin in a gym that would later become mine. At the North Jersey Health Club, I noticed many of the members, including myself, had sustained shoulder injuries. If it wasn’t […]

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Chew on this: 2/24

Be your own nutrition sleuth By Jayne Powers Photo: Composer Jake Heggie; photo: Art Clarity You may have read the headlines – Tomato-rich diet ‘reduces prostate cancer risk’ or Overweight people ‘live longer,’ study claims. Headlines like these might pique your interest to read more and follow the advice to achieve a healthier you. But […]

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Joyful noise

Clemency makes Gem City debut at Bob’s By Rusty Pate Photo: Jason and Paul Watkins began writing music together in Oklahoma during high school There’s something about brothers and rock ‘n’ roll that just seems to make magic. From Ray and Dave Davies of the Kinks to Chris and Rich Robinson of The Black Crowes, […]

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Come Helen Highwater

Bluegrass tag-team including Balsam Range at MU By Joyell Nevins Photo: Balsam Range will perform Saturday, Feb. 28 at Miami University, Hamilton What is the mark of a truly great musician? Is it someone who plays for the joy of playing and the love of music – not for the money and glory? If so, […]

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‘Mr. Turner’ bears his artistic soul

Filmmaker offers an appreciation of an artist much like himself By T.T. Stern-Enzi Photo: Marion Bailey as Sophia Booth and Timothy Spall as J.M.W. Turner in “Mr. Turner” In the current world of British cinema, there is likely no greater practitioner of the art form than Mike Leigh. Over the years, he has fine-tuned a […]

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El hamburger?

Sammy’s El Pueblo: Mexican and gourmet burgers By Paula Johnson Photo: The Pick Three Platter with Chile Relleno, Chile Mixto and Pork Tamale at Sammy’s El Pueblo The end of February is not a time for delicate hints of flavor, subtle notes of spice or wisps of well, anything. PIP (Palate In Progress) and I […]

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Where were you when…

UD theatre presents “One Sunday in Birmingham” By Janell R. Ward Photo: Gloria Humphrey, who plays the lead role, and her mother Dalisse Humphrey, also a cast member; photo: James Wynn It was a Sunday morning when four girls lost their lives. That morning, in 1963, the girls arrived at the 16th Street Baptist Church […]

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Jackyl me off

Southern metal legend, Jackyl, sells out Oddbody’s By Allyson B. Crawford Photo: Jackyl will play a sold-out show at Oddbody’s Music Room on Feb. 27 “It’s the equivalent of a man being shot out of a cannon,” Jackyl frontman Jesse James Dupree said when asked how to describe a Jackyl show in one sentence or […]

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News of the weird: 05/19

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Donating for dollars Already, healthy people can donate blood, sperm and eggs, but now […]

Advice Goddess: 5/19

By Amy Alkon All the single m’ladies I read your manners book and loved it. I just feel that for […]

Chew on this: 05/19

What to believe about coconut oil claims By Jayne Powers Coconuts are on a roll as a wonder food. I […]

The Docket: 05/19

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove D’oh! The owner of a Dayton bar contacted […]

News of the weird: 05/12

By Chuck Shepherd Marital enhancement Saudi Arabia’s very first sex accessory shop (in the holy city of Mecca) should be […]

Chew on this: 05/12

Weight loss for pudgy pets By Jayne Powers Pets, like people, get pudgy – even obese. According to the Association […]