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Too tough to die

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Richie Ramone brings back his own blitzkrieg to Bob’s by Gary Spencer Unless you’ve been cryogenically frozen like Han Solo or live under a rock, then you know who the Ramones are—NYC’s godfathers of punk, the band that changed the landscape of rock music when they released their eponymously-titled debut album in 1976 and went […]

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Sky of lights

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Regional Fourth of July celebrations By Erin Callahan Photo: The Centerville Americana Festival celebrates 43 years July 4; photo courtesy of Centerville Americana Festival Friday, July 1 Kevin Sonnycalb Memorial  Fireworks Festival  Shawnee Park, 591 S. Park Drive in Xenia The festival honors Kevin Sonnycalb of Xenia and has brought the community together after the […]

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Enter the labyrinth

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J.T. Thompson’s Illusion at Triangle Gallery by Joyell Nevins For painter J.T. Thompson, his latest exhibition at the Burnell R. Roberts Triangle Gallery, “Illusion of Spatial Extent into the Labyrinth,” is a chance to come back to the place where it all began. The gallery is prime art space inside of Sinclair Community College. “If […]

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On The Hilltop

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The inaugural Dayton-talent-driven Festival on the Hill By Tim Walker Photo: Local favorite Eric Jerardi starts the festival June 24  at 5 p.m.; photo courtesy of Eric Jerardi If you’re traveling through downtown Dayton on I-75, you’re afforded two beautiful views of our city. A glance to the east and you’ll see Dayton’s impressive skyline, dominated by […]

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Some Lucky Lemonade

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Sip on free music summer evenings in Troy By Lisa Bennett Photo: Everything Fitz fiddlers duel for Fridays on Prouty July 8; photo courtesy of Troy Hayner Cultural Center It’s like a decadent Beef Bourguignon; the longer it simmers, the better it is. The Summer Music Series in Troy has been brewing all year long, and […]

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Son of a gun

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Waymore’s Outlaws and Shooter Jennings return By Tim Smith Photo: Waymore’s Outlaws, the evolution of Waylon Jennings’ backup band, play Indian Creek Amphitheatre June 25 photo: Trent Houghton Waymore’s Outlaws were born in 1961 as The Waylors, the backup band for country legend Waylon Jennings. They continued in this capacity in concerts and the recording […]

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Back to the future and a big reveal

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By Jacqui Theobald Photo: Director Robb Willoughby and cast in the first read-through of “Memories of the Game,” opening FutureFest July 22; photo: Doris Lockwoodleft to right (Andre Tomlinson, who plays the son, Michael; Nabachwa Ssensalo, who plays the daughter, Sharon; Marva Williams, who plays Karen, the mother; and Franklin Johnson, who plays Kenneth, the […]

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Of kitties and cults

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Join Curse of Cassandra at Bob’s By Gary Spencer Photo: Curse of Cassandra conjures ‘witch-dance grave wave’ at Blind Bob’s June 25; photo courtesy of Curse of Cassandra Cats and cat-lovers are everywhere these days. Most people’s Facebook newsfeeds are flooded with photos of cute kitties, and furry fandom continues to be a growing subculture—obsessions […]

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Here to stay

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10 years of Keeping the Tradition at SunWatch By Tim Smith Photo: Keeping the Tradition Pow Wow honors Miami Valley native culture at SunWatch Indian Village June 25 and 26; photo: Andy Sawyer A pow wow has been described as being many different things to many different people of Native American descent. It is an […]

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Illuminating the ‘genius’ behind our literary geniuses

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Shining the spotlight on the editor behind the curtain By T.T. Stern Enzi Photo: Jude Law as Thomas Wolfe and Colin Firth as Max Perkins in “Genius” Rating: PG-13; Grade: B+ Those of us in love with the written word, the idea of it springing live and full of kinetic energy from the page (and […]

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The Docket: 3/28

The trampoline getaway A mom was letting her daughter play on her trampoline, until she told her daughter to come […]

The Docket: 3/21

Regional police blotters, reported and interpreted By Ehron Ostendorf Editor’s Choice Hot case A fire lieutenant responded to a car […]

The Docket: 8/30

Regional police blotters, reported and interpretedby By Ehron Ostendorf Feeding for two The owner of a store said a woman […]

Debate Forum: 8/23

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For rent Can Ohio’s national park be “leased” for drilling? By Sarah Sidlow Quick quiz: name the only national forest […]

On The Beat: 8/23

Roadside fruit stands, where art thou? By Jim Bucher Think the older you get, the more nostalgic. Guess it’s all […]