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On the Mark, in the house

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Legendary house DJ Mark Farina at Therapy By Josher Lumpkin Photo: House DJ Mark Farina will perform at Therapy Cafe on July 10 The San Francisco-based DJ Mark Farina is a house scene legend. Boasting a career of more than 20 years, Farina has churned out countless releases on Om Records, as well as his […]

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My daddy thinks I’m fine: the tragedy of ‘Amy’

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How we’re all implicated in the loss of Amy Winehouse By T.T. Stern-Enzi Photo: “Amy” features clips, images and interviews examining the life of vocalist Amy Winehouse; Rating: R, Grade: A “I ain’t got the time, and if my daddy thinks I’m fine…” That line from Amy Winehouse’s breakthrough single, “Rehab,” says so much because […]

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Look! Up in the sky!

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Ohio Challenge Hot Air Balloon Festival returns to Middletown By Tony Baker Photo: An Earth-shaped World Balloon (the first hot air balloon to be digitally printed) and a ten-story Angry Bird are among the balloons on display; photo: Eric Haas Imagine heading down Route 4 early one summer morning. You’ve just stopped at the drive-thru […]

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Propaganda and purpose

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Call to Duty and Tears of Stone exhibits at DAI By Joyell Nevins Photo: Glenn Grothe, American, 1912–1956, He’s Watching You, 1942, color lithograph Before there was “Be All You Can Be” or “The Few. The Proud. The Marines.” there was a bearded man in a top hat, pointing directly at his viewers, saying “I […]

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Thinking outside the ‘white cube’

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Dayton’s Blue House redefines creative spaces By Susan Byrnes Photo: The Blue House on Catalpa Drive is a gallery and studio space for local and visiting artists; photo: Nicholaus Arnold The Blue House is exactly that: a nice, conventional house on Catalpa Drive with a welcoming front porch and bright red door. Though you might […]

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Disrupting the ‘still of the night’

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Whitesnake plays Huber Heights By Allyson B. Crawford Photo: Whitesnake founder David Coverdale will perform with Whitesnake on July 7 at the Rose Music Center; photo: Mark Weiss   “We have the advantage of being a sterling band,” Whitesnake bassist Michael Devin tells the Dayton City Paper. “We’ve been around a long time and have put […]

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This town loves America

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Centerville-Washington Township Americana Festival returns By CC Hutten Photo: The Centerville-Washington Township Americana Festival, including a 100-unit parade, begins with a concert and flag ceremony on July 3 From a 1972 sidewalk sale to a mile-long party, the Centerville-Township Americana Festival now expects over 75,000 people Independence Day weekend. For 41 years, the people of […]

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More than a feeling

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Mega-stars Boston come to Fraze By Alan Sculley Photo: Boston founder Tom Scholz will perform with Boston at Fraze Pavilion on July 2; photo: Kamal Asar Boston’s Tom Scholz is famous for being one of the most meticulous artists in the studio in all of rock. As the man who writes Boston’s songs and records […]

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Shape and be shaped

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Meet the artist: Kevin Tunstall By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Kevin Tunstall, untitled, porcelain, 2014 I’ve got the ceramic bug. Not for the chunky, wheel-thrown glazed mugs I’ve collected from country craft fairs for years, but the contemporary ceramic art, from porcelain that riffs on global trade routes to clay heads that have been decked out […]

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Welcome to the barony

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Society for Creative Anachronism is more than LARPing By Tammy Newsom Photo: The Society for Creative Anachronism partakes in activities including armored combat, fencing and archery as well as embroidery, weaving and dyeing In Civil War and World War II reenactments, each costumed actor recreates famous battles. In an Adrian Empire reenactment, players can dress […]

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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 […]