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Art, uninterrupted

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Art on the Commons Arts and Crafts Festival returns By CC Hutten Photo: Mugs made by Lexington, Kentucky artist Melissa Zimmerman color the 2014 Art on the Commons display at Fraze Pavilion. This year’s event will be held Aug. 9; photo: Shayna McConville For nearly 30 years, the Art on the Commons fine arts and […]

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Staying Current

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Pack up a picnic at this Yellow Springs eatery By Paula Johnson Photo: [clockwise:] A French-bread sandwich, cherry Napoleon, chocolate mousse, ratatouille, French-style potato salad, and cassoulet from Yellow Springs’ Current Cuisine There is nothing more romantic in every sense of the word than a picnic. A picnic is a reminder that savoring time spent […]

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Apples and oranges

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Farmers markets produce more than ever By Paula Johnson Did you know you can pet an alpaca and do yoga at Dayton farmers markets? Talk to the guy who baked your bread this morning and the folks who made the honey you just bought? Pick up a handmade ceramic piece or a painting? Hear live […]

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Bring it back

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God Bless and Asher Jones take hip-hop RnR to Bob’s By Christian Roerig Photo: God Bless and Asher Jones (GB&AJ) will perform July 31 at Blind Bob’s A few years ago, the future of God Bless and Asher Jones was uncertain. A few years prior, the band quickly jumped out as a stand-out in the […]

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A twisted take

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Local author looks west for dark first novel By Tim Walker Photo: Local author Ryan Ireland has always had a soft spot for western themes When you think of writers penning intellectual novels, books that offer imaginative as well as visceral thrills, you rarely think of books published in the Western genre. Posses and cattle […]

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Eat at Sam and Ethel’s

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It’s the same menu, not the same food By Paula Johnson Photo: The dinner-plate sized blueberry pancake at Sam and Ethel’s That’s a quote from PIP (Palate In Progress) as we critiqued our breakfast at Tipp City’s Sam and Ethel’s Restaurant. We arrived on a mild Sunday morning a little after 10 to find a […]

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Pump up the give

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Charity rocks Miami Valley Music Fest By Gary Spencer Photo: Singer-songwriter Sharon Lane will perform at this year’s Miami Valley Music Festival, taking place July 31 and Aug. 1 There are rarely definites in life, but when it comes to summers, there are a couple—warm weather and music festivals topping the list. And during the […]

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One miscue on the path to glory

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Jake Gyllenhaal takes it on the chin in ‘Southpaw’ By T.T. Stern-Enzi Photo: Jake Gyllenhaal as Billy Hope in “Southpaw”; Rating: R, Grade: D+ Jake Gyllenhaal has been working his way up the contender’s list since earning an Academy Award nomination (Supporting Actor) for “Brokeback Mountain,” which was released back in 2005. At the time, […]

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Stuck in the ’80s

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DPAA’s Rewind: Music of the ’80s By CC Hutten Photo: Grammy Award-winner Sheena Easton will perform with the DPO for Rewind: Celebrating the Music of the ’80s Rewind: Celebrating the Music of the ’80s is the grand finale of the Dayton Performing Arts Alliance’s partnership with the City of Dayton’s Summer in the City, having […]

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To the Max

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Dayton-grown pint-sized actor voices new Nickelodeon cartoon By Josher Lumpkin Photo: Harvey Beaks and his friends Fee and Foo on the Nickelodeon show Harvey Beaks; image courtesy of Nickelodeon Max Charles is a little guy with a big career. At just 11 years old, the Oakwood native has already acted for the big screen and […]

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Debate Forum: 7/19/16

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Sit down, G.I. Jane Should women be blocked from registering for the draft? By Sarah Sidlow U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson […]

Debate Forum: 7/12/16

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Duped or doped? Heroin addicts: criminals or victims? By Sarah Sidlow Here’s an interesting bit of trivia courtesy of Cleveland.com: […]

Jes McMillan’s Mosaic Institute

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by Bill Franz Photo: The Mosaic Institute serves artists at 43 S. Main St. in Miamisburg; photo: Bill Franz Most artists […]

Vitality Check: 6/21/16

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Sometimes we’re just blowing germs By Rocco Castellano You go to the gym, restaurant, local coffee shop or bar and […]

Tinker, tailor, sculptor guy

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Landon Crowell ‘alters’ time and space at YS Arts Council By Terri Gordon What do beeswax, maple branches and an […]