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Shut up and drive

Widespread Panic brings improvisational magic to Cincinnati By Rusty Pate  Photo: Widespread Panic brings their unique Southern rock-infused take on the jam band idiom to Taft Theatre in Cincinnati on Sept. 22 Widespread Panic has been bringing its unique brand of improvisational rock to concert stages for the better part of 30 years. While mainstream pop […]

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Teach your children

Folks of Dayton Music Festival for a good cause  By Kate E Lore   Photo: Electroglide performing during the inaugural Folks of Dayton Music Festival in 2012 – the festival returns this Saturday, Sept. 14; photo credit: Craig Ransom When it comes to music genres, certain sounds carry certain associations. For folk music, what often comes […]

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A cinematic revival for the faithful

A holy day in the life at the Toronto International Film Festival  By T.T. Stern-Enzi  Photo: [l to r] Judi Dench and Steve Coogan star in “Philomena,” a standout film at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival Almost 20 years ago, Wynton Marsalis released In this House, On this Morning, a 2-disc suite dedicated to capturing […]

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Music, magic and mayhem

Cap’n Johnny’s Whiz Bang brings the burlesque  By Benjamin Smith   Photo: [l to r] See Sunny Wonderland and Cap’n Johnny Business during the Cap’n Johnny’s Whiz Bang at Gilly’s on Sept. 13; photo: Jennifer Taylor Clarke Let’s face it: we’re all jaded. Hardly anything surprises us, entertains us. The present can be dull, maybe even […]

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There’s no place like home

Leo DeLuca brings the lure of Misra Records to his hometown of Dayton By: Zach Rogers Photo: Leo DeLuca relocated indie label Misra Records to Dayton in 2012; photo: Bill Franz The music industry is a very different place than it was 20, 30 or 40 years ago. Numerous technological and cultural advances have made the […]

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Chasing the grail

Fozzy brings Sin and Bones to Dayton By Gary Spencer Photo: Fozzy will appear with British metal legends Saxon at McGuffys on Sept. 19 I’ve noticed that the first thing people say to me when I mention the American heavy metal/hard rock band Fozzy is, “Isn’t that the band with WWE wrestler Chris Jericho?” So, let’s […]

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The lesson learned from ‘The English Teacher’

The artistic life as an episode of a cable dramedy with little consequence By T.T. Stern-Enzi   Photo: Julianne Moore and Greg Kinnear struggle with small town artistry in “The English Teacher”; Rating: R Grade: D Director Craig Zisk has the equivalent of a Ph.D. in TV, with a post-graduate feature film project capping off his […]

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Unexpectedly fresh

The Midwest Coast at Jay’s Seafood Restaurant By Brian P. Sharp   “Is there good seafood in Dayton?” That’s a question I am often asked. While usually I remind people that we are not living on a shoreline, there are a few places that exist where you can get very fresh seafood. Jay’s Seafood Restaurant […]

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History of the Human Race

Dayton’s professional theatre company talks past, present and future By: Sara Mastbaum photo: Scott J. Kimmins Pictured [l to r]: scott stoney and kevin moore In the late 1980s, Dayton’s cultural landscape was just beginning to flower. ArtsDayton (now CultureWorks), the Dayton Visual Arts Center and Cityfolk were all in their infancy. It was during […]

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Open to interpretation

Sigur Rós brings new album Kveikur to Cincinnati By Kate E Lore Photo: Icelandic trio Sigur Rós will perfom at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati on Sept. 16; photo: Ryan McGinley Sound is, of course, nothing more than a change in frequency waves – small invisible vibrations in the air molecules all around us. That combination […]

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International flavor, Midwest vibe

Annual Festival of Nations returns By Andy Hertel Photo: The Brazil delegation proudly represents its country at the 2012 Festival of […]

It’s my party

Troy Hayner Cultural Center rings in 100 years By Alyssa Reck Photo: Hayner Days will begin at 11 a.m. on Aug. […]

Scene around the fence

Beautifying a Yellow Springs construction space By Tammy Newsom Photo:  This is a wall of many capers. A Young’s Dairy […]

Drawn on the lawn

Annual Art on the Lawn event returns By Evan Shaub Photo: A musician performs at 2013’s Art on the Lawn event; […]

Meet the artist

Abby Rose Maurer on lines, light and the movement of drunk people By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Artist Abby Rose Maurer in […]

Addressing dress

Decked Out! explores culture through costume and adornment By Susan Byrnes Photo: Visitors to the Experiencenter look through a zoetrope, which […]