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The Young and the restless

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DAYTON NATIVE AND AXEMAN JEFF YOUNG RETURNS HOME By Allyson B. Crawford Photo: Jeff Young and Sherri Klein began performing together over a year and a half ago Most musicians that play Oddbody’s are just passing through town. Not guitarist Jeff Young, who will play Oddbody’s with his fiancée and music partner Sherri Klein—billed as Jeff […]

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All we need is a little ‘Love & Mercy’

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Astonishing new feature focuses on two periods in the Brian Wilson saga By T.T. Stern-Enzi Photo: Paul Dano as Brian Wilson in “Love & Mercy”; Rating: R, Grade: A God only knows what demons plagued Brian Wilson, but film producer Bill Pohlad (“Into the Wild” and “12 Years a Slave”) teams up with writers Oren […]

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Sichuan satisfaction

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Kettering’s China Cottage cures what ails you By Paula Johnson Photo: Rice Flour toasts [left], Wonton Soup [top], Hot and Sour Soup [bottom] and Ma Bao Tofu [right] at China Cottage in Kettering Cozy cottage industry When you’ve got a cold and a bit of a cough, nothing feels better than warming soup to soothe […]

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High-energy R and R

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Nato Coles and the Blue Diamond Band at Jimmie’s By Mike Ritchie Photo: [l-r] Nato Coles, Sam Beer, Kyle Sando, Mike Cranberry and Luke De Beaumarchais [not pictured] will perform on June 15 at Jimmie’s Ladder 11   From his humble beginnings in Milwaukee to stints in Brooklyn, New York and Minneapolis, Nato Coles has paved […]

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Success on the streets

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Yellow Springs Street Fair helps local business thrive By Tara Pettit Photo: Yellow Springs Street Fair takes place June 13 in downtown Yellow Springs Small business owner and Yellow Springs resident, Molly Lunde, began her entrepreneurial journey with two things: a passion for travel and a collection of beautiful trinkets she acquired from her time […]

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Get the dirt

An insider’s guide to exploring your MetroParks By Kristen Wicker Photo: The tucked-away Sunderland Falls is located at the edge of a Vandalia neighborhood With nearly 16,000 acres of land, 160 miles of managed trails for the likes of hiking and mountain biking and 270 miles of river corridor, there’s plenty to discover in your […]

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It’s egg-ceptional

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Boonshoft’s baby dinosaur By Joyell Nevins Photo: Hatching the Past: The Great Dinosaur Egg Hunt is on display through August 23 at The Boonshoft Museum It started with a trip to China to collaborate on fossil preparation, then became an unprecedented scientific discovery and continues to evolve as an exhibit your family can see at […]

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Transplanted.

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Dayton’s stories of acceptance and discrimination By Jeremy Wiedle Photo: Stacy Sandberg and her partner, Pastor Joy Simpson, prepare Simpson’s robe and stole at Eternal Joy Metropolitan Community Church; photo: Jeremy Wiedle Before Leelah Alcorn stepped into U.S. Interstate 71 on the early morning of December 28, 2014 and ended her life, she wrote a […]

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Marching with a mission

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Dayton’s annual Pride celebration By Erin Callahan Photo: Dayton Pride 2015 begins Friday, June 5. The annual Pride Parade begins at 11 a.m. on June 6 “The LGBT community, historically, has not been the favored community by any means,” Randy Phillips, president of the Greater Dayton LGBT Center, says. “But through Pride, people can show […]

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Going out?

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Your guide to Dayton Pride 2015’s nightlife By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Ginger Minj of RuPaul’s Drag Race, Season 7 makes her Masque appearance June 6 for the Pride Saturday Drag Revue The concentrated energy of Dayton Pride works like a shot of adrenaline to the heart of the community. There’s a rush of celebratory revelry […]

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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 […]