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Mama Meryl devours her own in ‘August: Osage County’

Midwestern family drama takes dysfunction to surreal heights  By T.T. Stern-Enzi Photo: [l to r] Meryl Streep and Juliette Lewis in “August: Osage County”; Rating: R Grade: B+ Once again, playwright Tracy Letts (“Killer Joe” in conjunction with director William Friedkin and the resurgent Matthew McConaughey as the titular killer subject) adapts his own award-winning […]

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Winter is coming

Nashville’s The Winter Sounds return to the Trolley Stop By Rusty Pate Photo: Nashville indie quintet The Winter Sounds return to perform at The Trolley Stop on Jan. 18 The Winter Sounds have now spent the better part of a decade traveling all over the country, carrying their unique blend of pop-heavy hooks to the far […]

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Robot Planet rising

‘Intergalactic Nemesis, Book Two’ at Victoria Theatre  By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin   Photo: [l to r] David Higgins and Danu Uribe in “Intergalactic Nemesis, Book Two: Robot Planet Rising”; photo: Alexis Buatti-Ramos, courtesy of The New Victory Theater They’re back …  In the second installment of the much lauded live-action graphic novel “The Intergalactic Nemesis,” Molly, Timmy […]

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Let’s start at the very beginning …

‘The Sound of Music’ lives on … and you can sing along! By Brian P. Sharp  Photo: “Sing-a-long-a-Sound of Music” at Kuss Auditorium on Jan. 25 is part of a worldwide phenomenon where attendees dress in costume Certainly there has been a lot of discussion about “The Sound of Music” lately with the NBC production that […]

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Getting to the Heart of Crazy

Is he an electrical engineer, an educator or a musician? By Rusty Pate  Photo:Tritschler operating his vintage Ampex tape machine and his custom mixing board Photo By: Mike Clare  Enon looks like pretty much any small town in Ohio – hell, America for that matter. Just outside of town, lies an indoor shooting range. Blink and downtown […]

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Windows to the soul

Dayton Art Institute presents ‘Chagall Windows’ lithographs By Sarah Sidlow Photo: Dayton Art Institute curator Aimee DeGalan with lithographs from theMarc Chagall: Jerusalem Window Lithographs exhibition which runs through Feb. 23; photo: Alexis Brown  The Dayton Art Institute is pleased to be the temporary home of a unique and exciting collection. Marc Chagall: Jerusalem Window Lithographs […]

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Ancient aliens

SunWatch lecture series explores spirituality through archaeology By Sarah Sidlow Photo: Michael Fuller analyzes a 1,000-year-old ice skate blade made from bone; photo: Michael Fuller SunWatch Indian Village is preparing to launch its latest lecture series – one that will venture into the realm of the spiritual, and maybe the mystical. Sponsored by the Archaeological Institute […]

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Bringing it back home

Ohio native Dean Ambrose at ‘Monday Night Raw’  By: Gary Spencer   Photo: WWE United States Champion and Dayton native Dean Ambrose bring “WWE Monday Night Raw” to Wright State University’s Nutter Center on Jan. 20 Most everyone loves a success story about a local boy done good on a national stage. Dean Ambrose’s story is […]

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Funky folk

Tracy Walker at Peach’s in Yellow Springs By Rusty Pate Photo: Cincinnati- singer/songwriter Tracy Walker will perform at Peach’s Grill in Yellow Springs on Jan. 11 Tracy Walker has been at the forefront of the Cincinnati folk scene since cofounding the group Ain’t Helen in the mid-1990s. Since branching out on her own, she has […]

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When we paint our masterpiece

WinterFolk Fest at the old Yellow Cab building By Rusty Pate Photo: The New Old-Fashioned will play WinterFolk Fest on Jan.11; photo: Jennifer Shelly Gregory A real passion and reverence rises in Harold Hensley’s voice when he speaks about the Dayton music scene. Hensley used to live in Lexington, Ky. He’s played shows in other […]

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The art of organization

Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour & Sale returns By Alyssa Reck Photo: Elaine Lamb of Mud Mothers Pottery will showcase […]

Waste not

The Plastic World of Mary Ellen Croteau By Shayna V. McConville Photo: Mary Ellen Croteau, “Endless Columns,” plastic bottle caps […]

On not getting by in Dayton

The long-term effects of poverty By A.J. Wagner I have been penning “Law and Disorder” for the Dayton City Paper […]

News of the weird 10/14

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Bionic shoes Police in Japan’s Kyoto Prefecture raided a shoe manufacturer in July and […]

Advice Goddess: 10/14

By Amy Alkon Fasten your Bible belt My boyfriend and I are spending Christmas with his family. I like them […]

Advice Goddess

By Amy Alkon Heavy meddle Is it okay to keep your income a secret from someone you’re dating? I recently […]