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Us and the Night

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3 Doors Down headlines Taste of Blue Ash By Matt Clevenger Photo: (l-r) Greg Upchurch, Chris Henderson, Brad Arnold, Justin Biltonen, and Chet Roberts of 3 Doors Down On tour in support of their new album, Us and the Night, alternative-rockers 3 Doors Down will offer a free concert at Blue Ash’s Summit Park Aug. […]

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Soul for soul

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Topher James and Biscuit Brigade at Trolley Stop By Miranda Brooks Photo: Chris Topher Shaw bears his soul tunes Aug. 26; photo: TJ Hansen Columbus-based musician Chris “Topher” Shaw organizes himself amongst a few concurrent projects—playing multi-instrumentally as one-half of The Shaw Brothers on violin and drumming for Andy Shaw Band, both ventures with his […]

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A tale of two culinary cities

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Taste of Troy showcases mom and pop ops By Kevin Tucker Photo: Hit the streets for treats like chocolate shortcake in a cup at Taste of Troy Sept. 10 In Troy, it’s a tale of two culinary cities depending on your geographic location. Popular restaurant chains decorate the landscape near the interstate on the town’s […]

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Savory science

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A jaunt to Ajanta India Restaurant By Paula Johnson Photo: Samosas at Ajanta; photo: Paula Johnson Let’s start here: Why is Indian food so damn delicious? I think this every time I eat it, along with the thoughts “I could eat this every day of my life” and “Indian cuisine makes me think I could […]

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Don’t stay thirsty, my friends

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A beer festival survival guide By Jim Witmer Photo: Beer festival rule No. 1: start with the lighter beers first, like lagers and blond ales; photos: Sarah Browning There are many different kinds of beer events, from the tap takeovers in bars to the monthly beer tastings at restaurants to the big international events, like […]

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From Toccoa to Bavaria to Facebook

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WWII paratrooper Jim ‘Pee Wee’ Martin still dives into his story at 95 By Tim Smith Photo: Jim ‘Pee Wee’ Martin tallies more than 22,000 ‘likes’ on Facebook and continues to lecture here and abroad; photos: Doug Barber A hero is defined as a person who is noted or admired for nobility, courage, or outstanding […]

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What’s the same? What’s changed? And what still needs to change?

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Dayton Regional STEM School learns from controversy By Amanda Dee   Photo: “The Experience of Women” by STEM students Elizabeth Worthen, Sherry Zhu, Kalie Roundtree, and Beth Snyder   Sometimes, “kids” can say what “adults” struggle to spit out. This May, those paying attention to the 24-hour news cycle saw it bent to clutch onto a […]

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Kisstory alive in Dayton

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Licking it up with Paul Stanley By Mike Ritchie Photo: (l-r) Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer, Paul Stanley, and (above) Eric Singer erupt Aug. 22 at the Nutter Center photo courtesy of PMK-BNC Entertainment Dayton, it’s going to be a long nite. One of the world’s hottest bands returns to the Nutter Center Monday, Aug. 22, on the […]

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I’m a lumberjack, baby

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Clifton Gorge Music and Arts Festival By Lisa Bennett Photo: Carvaholic’s Pete Conley of Springfield crafts for the Clifton Gorge Music and Arts Festival photo courtesy of Sue Chasnov   Millions of years ago, gargantuan glaciers bullied their way into the Miami Valley, ripping up bedrock and moving along megalithic boulders like they were child’s marbles. Mammoth […]

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Dawg days

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Dawg Yawp howls at Blind Bob’s By Matt Clevenger Photo: Rob Keenan (left) and Tyler Randall (right) jam at Blind Bob’s Aug. 20; photo: Michael Wilson   Part folk, part rock, and part techno, Dawg Yawp will bring one of Cincinnati’s most unique and critically acclaimed live shows to Blind Bob’s Aug. 20. Named Cincinnati radio […]

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Adults on the block

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Dayton Urban Ballroomers’ Party in the Park By Tim Smith Photo: R&B singer Carmichael Musiclover beckons to Brian and Monica Sanders at Party in the Park; photo: Kenny Wilkinson In this season of festivals, block parties, and neighborhood barbecues, one event is sure to stand out. The Dayton Urban Ballroom Group (aka Dayton Urban Ballroomers) is […]

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One motley crue

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Dead Daisies super group pushes up in Dayton By Mike Ritchie Photo: (l-r) John Corabi, Brian Tichy, Doug Aldrich, Marco Mendoza, and David Lowy of Dead Daisies bud Aug. 22 photo courtesy of The Dead Daisies   The Dead Daisies began as a way to wave the free spirited, road tested, and true rock and roll flag […]

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Monarchs on the menu?

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Amazing Butterflies at Boonshoft By Lisa Bennett Photo: Children can catch a ride on a Monarch at Boonshoft Museum of Discovery through Aug. 20 There is a tremendous resource available to many of us, and it’s in our own backyards. The Boonshoft Museum in Dayton is hosting an exhibit they hope will help children and adults […]

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POWA! to the people

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Photographing Older Women Artists By Karen Ander Francis Photo: Jafagirl Dianne Collinson identifies as a ‘builder’; photo: Nancy Mellon Yellow Springs has always been, well, eccentric and edgy, artsy, and activist. Rooted in the mid-19th century when Horace Mann, education reformer and abolitionist, became the first president of Antioch College, these qualities remain alive and lively […]

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When pigs fly

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Bacon Fest returns to Fraze By Tim Walker Photo: Bacon in all forms blesses Fraze Pavilion Aug. 21, but the blessing is limited; photo courtesy of Schlegel Creative Of all the many things on this earth that make our lives worth living—friends, family, art, travel, music, the Dayton City Paper—one thing, above all, has the power […]

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Royalty in the streets

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All hail the chefs at Versailles FareFest By Paula Johnson Photo: Chef David Glynn offers up Dayton Country Club cuisine at Versailles FareFest; photo: Tom Donnelly Walking the block to my car after meeting with Michael Anthony’s sommelier and front of the house powerhouse Telisa Delligatta was like taking a stroll with the queen. Every car […]

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Nobody Sleeps in Turandot

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Love thaws the ice queen with the Dayton Opera The scale and spectacle of Turandot is something not to be […]

Jackie in Wonderland

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Dayton Philharmonic backs prodigy Jackie Evancho at Schuster Jackie Evancho will sing opera favorites as well as her new more […]

Celebrating local artists

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DVAC auction returns to Sinclair’s Ponitz Center Attendees can appreciate local artists while socializing with their friends and family. By […]

Success by design

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Tracy McElfresh sews, up-cycles, and blogs her fashion forward McElfresh is fan of vivid colors and bold patterns in her […]

A new class at the old school

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Dayton Funk Forever brings the spirit of 70s soul to Oscar’s (L-R) Joseph Hamp, Patrick Coyne, Brandon Guthrie, Adam Uhlenhake, […]