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(Covers and) originals wanted

Dayton Does Dayton festival returns By Rusty Pate Photos by Jennifer Taylor Photo: Rev Cool (Jim Carter) of Wyso will host Dayton Does Dayton: The history of the Dayton music scene is a tale far too elaborate for the space this article allows. As in most cities of any substantial size, musicians and artists come […]

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Plant it forward

Prep now for your summer garden By Kristen Wicker Photo: DIY newspaper planting pots: 1. Cut out a sheet of newspaper. 2. Fold into thirds. 3. Wrap around small glass and tape the sides. 4. Fold the paper around the bottom of glass and tape. 5. Fill 2/3 with potting soil, place one to three […]

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Driving blind

Tipp City’s Cory Breth live at Troy’s Leaf & Vine By Katie Christoff Photo: Croy Breth will perform at Leaf & Vine in Troy on March 14 Cory Breth just wants to sing. Don’t ask him what genre, because he won’t be able to tell you. Unlike many artists, he doesn’t consider his music a […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 3/10

Orwell rolls over in his grave By Mark Luedtke   For 30 years I warned people the U.S. was becoming a police state. The universal reply was it couldn’t happen here. Now that it’s happened here, when I talk about it, people typically reply it doesn’t matter. That reply is as ignorant as the first. […]

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Double the rock, double the shred

Michael Angelo Batio’s wild guitar heroics at Oddbody’s By Christian Roerig Photo: Michael Angelo Batio will perform at Oddbody’s Music Room on March 14 In a world where most guitar players fumble their way through a solo, there are those who can actually play. And then there are those who can shred – and they […]

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If you build it, they will come

The making of Yellow Cab’s FabSpace By Mark Luedtke Photo: Jeff Opt stands with the 3D printer at The Old Yellow Cab Building Jeff Opt likes to build things, but even more than that, he likes to help others build things. That passion led Opt to found his latest community project called FabSpace. “I am […]

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Have it his way

Voltzy’s Rootbeer Stand is a stand-out By Paula Johnson Photo: The “Stephie” at Voltzy’s Rootbeer Stand Ever sit front and center at a comedy club? The drill is you get picked on by the comedian pretty much non stop throughout the show. By sitting ringside you are fair game. That’s the treatment everybody gets when […]

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Stepping out of ‘The Shadows,’ still in the dark

Faux vampire documentary explores contemporary plight of late-night lifers By T.T. Stern-Enzi Photo: Taika Waititi as Viago in “What We Do In The Shadows”; Rating: NR, Grade: B+ Do the undead truly love contemporary life? This certainly seems to be a cultural moment for creatures of the night. Zombies (“The Walking Dead” and its upcoming […]

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To the Gem City, with love

Swearing At Motorists returns to Dayton By Tim Anderl Photo: Swearing at Motorists will perform at Blind Bob’s March 13; photo: Gunnar Nicolaus Tastemaking music website BrooklynVegan.com cited Dayton, Ohio as Swearing At Motorists’ homebase in a recent write up on the band. Although Swearing At Motorists founder, frontman and figurehead Dave Doughman relocated to […]

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The land of the three faiths

Rose Ensemble explores religious crossroads at UD By Tammy Newsom Photo: The Rose Ensemble will present Land of the Three Faiths on March 15 A major event occurred in Spain in 1492. Yes, besides that one. In 1492, Catholic King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella ordered the Jews and the Muslims out of Spain. They were […]

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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” […]