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We’ll always have Paris

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“An American in Paris” tour arrives at Schuster Photo by Matthew Murphey: Nick Spangler, as Henri Baurel, tips his hat with the touring An American in Paris troupe By Tim Smith The music of George Gershwin is timeless, whether it’s the numerous songs he penned for Broadway musicals with his lyricist brother Ira, or his classical compositions. […]

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To Life!

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“Fiddler on the Roof” takes the stage at Wright State University Photo: Part of the Fiddler on the Roof cast (l-r) Megan Valle, Josh Beasley, Kayli Modell, Danielle Bessler, Emma Buchanan By Tim Smith Wright State University’s Department of Theatre, Dance, and Motion Pictures continues its tradition of bringing quality stage entertainment to the Miami […]

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Welcome to violence

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Over 20 years later, Buzzov-en returns to Dayton Photo: Vocalist and guiarist of Buzzov-en, Kirk Fisher By Gary Spencer It happens every so often that a musical entity somehow remains a thing despite what seem to be unsurmountable odds such as drug addiction, mental illness, homelessness, and pure bad luck. North Carolina sludge metal band […]

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Au naturel

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The Rising popularity of natural burial options Photo: The memorial wall for Calvary Cemetery’s natural burial area By Tim Walker As human beings, there are a handful of fundamental needs which we all have in common: food, shelter, water, and clean air to breathe. We are all born and without a doubt, as much as […]

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‘Suburbicon’ kills its pulpy roots with epic misfire

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George Clooney stirs up a hornet’s nest of racial animus for no good reason Photo: Matt Damon (left) with Noah Jupe (right) in George Clooney’s ‘Suburbicon’ By T.T. Stern Enzi Lexington, Kentucky  native and multi-hyphenate, George Clooney, (Academy Award-nominated writer and director of “Good Night, and Good Luck,” and Best Supporting Actor winner for “Syriana”, […]

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Law & Disorder:The Docket 10/24

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Hole in the wall Last week, a local woman contacted the authorities when she arrived home from work to discover something not quite right in her home. When the officers on call arrived at the scene the woman showed the officers what had happened. On the backside of her garage, a giant hole has been […]

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Guitar and sitar

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Dawg Yawp starts national tour at home Photo: Guitarist Rob Keenan (left) and sitarist Tyler Randall (right) of Dawg Yawp play at The Old Yellow Cab Building this Friday By Gary Spencer Sometimes when you befriend someone, you end up becoming friends for life, even if you don’t know it at the time. That certainly seems […]

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Cosmic dancers

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The Claudettes return old school blues and a dash of punk to the Miami Valley Photo: The Claudettes (l-r) Matthew Torre, Johnny Iguana, Berit Ulseth, Zach Verdoorn By Tim Walker Punk rock piano-playing blues troubadour that he is, Johnny Iguana is also a very busy man, and therefore, one not always so easy to connect with. […]

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Windows into the unknown

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Yellow Spring’s psychic tarot card reader Leah Gompf teaches us about her art Photo: House of Ravenwood’s Miss Leah prepares for a reading By Paula Johnson My very first experience with a psychic, or fortune teller, as my former mother-in-law used to call them, came at a party she held at her house. This particular […]

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What’s the message?

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Wright State professor Dr. Cheryl Meyer explores suicide note motivations Photo: Wright State’s Dr. Cheryl Meyer with her book “Explaining Suicide: Patterns, Motivations and What Notes Reveal” By Jim Hannah The last words of nearly 200 souls are snugged inside a crimson accordion folder on a bedroom floor in the home of Wright State University […]

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Not your typical take-out

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CJ Chan astonishes with culture and cusine Photo: CJ Chan’s Triple Delight By Warwick Kensington When I learned I was reviewing CJ Chan, I immediately summoned Paula, DCP’s very own epicurean empress, to share the good news. Unfortunately, she was out of town and couldn’t accompany me on this assignment, so I called one of […]

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Sax appeal

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Project Fusion Saxophone Quartet interpret chamber music and more Photo: Project Fusion (l-r) Matt Evans, Matthew Amedio, Michael Sawzin, Dannel Espinoza, By Tim Smith   Music groups often have humble beginnings, from a bunch of guys jamming in a garage, to more formal settings. The Project Fusion saxophone quartet was formed when all four members were students at the […]

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Homebrew famous

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Meet Dayton beer Grand Master Gordon Strong Photo: Brazilian Unika’s catharina sour beer By Tom Morgan “I travel all over the world doing this stuff. But it’s weird to get treated like a rock star basically everywhere but where you live.” While relatively unknown locally, Beavercreek resident, Gordon Strong, is a larger-than-life figure in beer […]

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Bat out of hell

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Bat Boy: The Musical swoops into Dare 2 Defy Productions this week Photo: Castmembers of Bat Boy rehearsing (l-r) Lindsay Sherman, Jessi Stark, Samantha Creech (front), Brett Norgaard (back), Bobby Mitchum By Jill Summerville In 1992, the satirical tabloid, US Weekly, ran its first story about Bat Boy, a half-man, half-bat found in a cave […]

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Tales of terror…

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Ghost stories from Dayton’s most haunted places Photo: Woodland Cemetery in Dayton By Matt Clevenger Every town has its share of urban legends, and the older the town, the more ghost stories there seem to be. The city of Dayton is no exception, and its long history is filled with many tales of haunted places. […]

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Haunted Troy

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The region’s paranormal hotbed Photo: Patrolmen John Stager (left) and Craig Synan (right) with Jack the Ripper (Tom Sowers) By Lisa Bennett Crisp autumn  leaves adorn sidewalks like works of colorful art and the comforting scents of cinnamon and spices dally outside coffee shops and bakeries. October is as a refreshing break from the heat […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]