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Blasts from the recent past

Dashboard Confessional and Third Eye Blind hit Cincinnati By Alan Sculley Photo: Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional will perform on May 31 at PNC Pavilion; photo: David Bean Dashboard Confessional frontman Chris Carrabba knows that his band’s summer co-headlined tour with Third Eye Blind might seem like an unlikely pairing to some. After all, the […]

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The Wheel Deal

Kil-Kare puts the family back in motorsports entertainment By Rusty Pate Photo: Jerry Dunkel during time trials at Kil-Kare’s drag strip on April 26, 2014; photo: detroitharrysphotos.com Perhaps no sport loses more in the translation from live to television than auto racing. From the roar of the engines to the smell of the gasoline to […]

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824 Miles of Bargains

Regional National Road Yard Sale returns By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: The Historic National Road Yard Sale takes place along U.S. Route 40 from May 27-31 The yard sale to beat all yard sales It’s a juxtaposition of things you never dared dream. A dashboard hula girl standing beside an oil lamp. Flowers made out […]

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Sonoma and the Snowball

A scientific approach to sampling By Mike Rosenberg Photo: The crew at Two Amigos Winery in Sonoma, California show off their wares The Sweet Partner in Crime and I made our first trip to Sonoma County in 2005. Our first stop, before even checking in and unpacking, was Iron Horse Winery, where we cobbled together […]

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Not so far from modern sensibilities

Thomas Vinterberg adapts Thomas Hardy and finds modern parallels By T.T. Stern-Enzi Photo: Carey Mulligan as Bathsheba Everdene in “Far From the Madding Crowd”; Rating: PG-13, Grade: A Bathsheba Everdene (Carey Mulligan) certainly has her wits about her; at least that sounds like something that might have been said of the character between the days […]

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Things left behind

The work of John Emery at DVAC By Shayna V. McConville Photo: John Emery, Have a Captain Cook, 2014, watercolor construction Artist John Emery documents memories. Realistic watercolor renderings of landscapes and personal objects merge into actual artifacts, blurring the line between the authentic and imagined. Carefully composed and preserved on paper, these compositions are […]

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Better hurry!

Humane Society’s Furry Skurry returns By Lisa Bennett Photo: The annual Humane Society Furry Skurry takes place May 23 at Eastwood MetroPark Attention Dayton residents: If you think your furry sidekick is the cutest, smartest or best tail-wagger in the area, you’re in for a special surprise: the annual Furry Skurry event is back! Replete […]

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The fest for the rest

Nelsonville Music Festival returns to Hocking College By Rusty Pate Photo: Celia, Elizabeth and Leslie Rasmussen of Dayton’s Good English will perform at the Nelsonville Music Festival May 28-31 As the winds of winter slowly fade, the spring thaw means many different things. The longer days bring chirping birds and joggers back to suburban streets. Children […]

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Wherever you may gnome

Atmospheric rock duo hits Blind Bob’s By Josher Lumpkin Photo: Sam Meister and Nicole Barille of mr. Gnome will perform May 22 at Blind Bob’s Nicole Barille and Sam Meister make a cool couple. The two halves of rock duo mr. Gnome, they spent their 2005 honeymoon in Cleveland, the city they call home, writing […]

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On Stage

Your guide to Dayton’s rich theatrical offerings By Jacqui Theobald Photo: Tim Lile stars in The Santaland Diaries by David Sedaris, adapted by Joe Mantello and performed by the Human Race Theatre Company December 10-19, 2015 So many choices! So many theater groups. Will you make commitments for a season of plays from several different theatres? […]

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Seed you there!

40 years of Troy’s Strawberry Festival (a berry good year!) By Emma Jarman Forty years ago, a small group of […]

On Your Marc: 5/24/16

A passing brush with No. 1 Bush By Marc Katz There’s a fascination with being No. 1, and since I’m […]

Vitality Check: 5/24/16

WTF: Genetically modified mosquitoes By Rocco Castellano This week’s column is going to sound like it’s coming right out of […]

On Your Marc: 5/17/16

Some moments at Hara By Marc Katz I can spin a funny story about this now. but in 1996 it […]

Sew what?

I Make Things Because I Must explores the value of homemade at YSAC By Jimaur Calhoun Sometimes in art, a […]

Vitality Check: 5/17/16

Estrogen: the enemy among us By Rocco Castellano About a year ago, I wrote a column called “Soy Meets World” […]