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How Peter became Pan

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Peter and the Starcatcher flies in to Dayton By Joyell Nevins Photo: “Peter and the Starcatcher” comes to the Schuster Center June 9-14 Do pirates and buried treasure capture your imagination? Do you want to know what it feels like to fly? Then get ready for your imagination to soar in “Peter and the Starcatcher,” […]

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An exploration of WTF

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Meet the Artist: Ben Riddlebarger by Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Ben Riddlebarger, Milkicorn, Queen of the Unicorn People, pen and ink My characters are mostly very comfortable in their skins. I like to play with abstract ideas of what proper clothing is for men and women and mix them with historical imagery and stuff. I of […]

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Conspiracy Theorist: 5/26

Apple is flying high but it has to crash By Mark Luedtke As a general rule, when a stock goes parabolic, it’s time to sell. Currently the richest company in the world, Apple Inc., some analysts believe, has gone parabolic again. Apple had a parabolic move in 2000, right before the tech bubble popped and […]

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Snow White for generation Z

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Local author’s dark fantasy series By Tim Walker Photo: Local author Rob E. Boley is in the process of releasing a nine-novel series, The Scarey Tales What happens when you combine a love for off-the-wall fairy tales, comics and old-time Universal Studios monsters, a penchant for fantastic fiction, and a real talent for storytelling and […]

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Against the grain

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Family band Pure Grain hits Peach’s By Josher Lumpkin Photo: Mai Nguyen, founding director of Wright State University’s Asian/Hispanic/Native American Center Like wheat swaying gently in an Indiana prairie breeze, Pure Grain will blow into Peach’s Grill in Yellow Springs this weekend to perform its brand of homespun, feel-good tunes and promote its latest release, […]

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Still bad to the bone

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George Thorogood and Brian Setzer co-headline Rose By Rusty Pate Photo: George Thorogood and the Destroyers will co-headline with Brian Setzer on June 2 at the Rose Music Center George Thorogood and the Destroyers have spent the better part of four decades recording and crisscrossing the country. Their raucous and hard-edged take on bar-band blues […]

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Building bridges

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Sinclair theatre program performs collaborative, Dayton-focused show By Tammy Newsom Photo: Sinclair Theatre presents “Building Bridges in Our Town” May 29-30; photo: Patti Celek One never knows where the next really big idea comes from. Gary Minyard, vice president of education & engagement at The Victoria Theatre Association (VTA) wanted to improve literacy in Dayton […]

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Vietnamese-Americans: between two worlds

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Wright State’s Mai Nguyen chronicles plight of Vietnamese-Americans By Jim Hannah Photo: Mai Nguyen, founding director of Wright State University’s Asian/Hispanic/Native American Center She left her native Vietnam in 1974 to attend college in America, narrowly escaping the bloody Communist takeover of her homeland. It would be a quarter century until Mai Nguyen would return. […]

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This is beer country

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Yuengling Bands and BBQ event returns to fairgrounds By Tor Simms Photo: Ann Ring and Stacia Burlingame unpack Yuengling at the annual Yuengling Bands and BBQ event, taking place this year May 31 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds On May 31, for $5 you can dance to country music, eat barbecue from the area’s finest […]

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Sushi Hana? I don’t wanna

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Is there such thing as a “disappointment roll?” By Paula Johnson Photo: The Tuna Tataki at Sushi Hana Sometimes you have a restaurant experience that almost seems surreal in its blundering awfulness. You leave, scratching your head and asking yourself, “Did that just really happen?” Before further elucidation, I’ll present the positive notes which bookended […]

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The Docket: 8/30

Regional police blotters, reported and interpretedby By Ehron Ostendorf Feeding for two The owner of a store said a woman […]

Debate Forum: 8/23

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For rent Can Ohio’s national park be “leased” for drilling? By Sarah Sidlow Quick quiz: name the only national forest […]

On The Beat: 8/23

Roadside fruit stands, where art thou? By Jim Bucher Think the older you get, the more nostalgic. Guess it’s all […]

On Your Marc: 8/23

No character like McVie By Marc Katz I know, there were iconic entertainment groups that played early in their careers […]

Debate Forum: 8/16/16

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For the love of the game Olympic athletes have big dreams, but empty wallets—Should the government step in? By Sarah […]