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A cinematic revival for the faithful

A holy day in the life at the Toronto International Film Festival  By T.T. Stern-Enzi  Photo: [l to r] Judi Dench and Steve Coogan star in “Philomena,” a standout film at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival Almost 20 years ago, Wynton Marsalis released In this House, On this Morning, a 2-disc suite dedicated to capturing […]

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Music, magic and mayhem

Cap’n Johnny’s Whiz Bang brings the burlesque  By Benjamin Smith   Photo: [l to r] See Sunny Wonderland and Cap’n Johnny Business during the Cap’n Johnny’s Whiz Bang at Gilly’s on Sept. 13; photo: Jennifer Taylor Clarke Let’s face it: we’re all jaded. Hardly anything surprises us, entertains us. The present can be dull, maybe even […]

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There’s no place like home

Leo DeLuca brings the lure of Misra Records to his hometown of Dayton By: Zach Rogers Photo: Leo DeLuca relocated indie label Misra Records to Dayton in 2012; photo: Bill Franz The music industry is a very different place than it was 20, 30 or 40 years ago. Numerous technological and cultural advances have made the […]

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Chasing the grail

Fozzy brings Sin and Bones to Dayton By Gary Spencer Photo: Fozzy will appear with British metal legends Saxon at McGuffys on Sept. 19 I’ve noticed that the first thing people say to me when I mention the American heavy metal/hard rock band Fozzy is, “Isn’t that the band with WWE wrestler Chris Jericho?” So, let’s […]

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The lesson learned from ‘The English Teacher’

The artistic life as an episode of a cable dramedy with little consequence By T.T. Stern-Enzi   Photo: Julianne Moore and Greg Kinnear struggle with small town artistry in “The English Teacher”; Rating: R Grade: D Director Craig Zisk has the equivalent of a Ph.D. in TV, with a post-graduate feature film project capping off his […]

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Unexpectedly fresh

The Midwest Coast at Jay’s Seafood Restaurant By Brian P. Sharp   “Is there good seafood in Dayton?” That’s a question I am often asked. While usually I remind people that we are not living on a shoreline, there are a few places that exist where you can get very fresh seafood. Jay’s Seafood Restaurant […]

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History of the Human Race

Dayton’s professional theatre company talks past, present and future By: Sara Mastbaum photo: Scott J. Kimmins Pictured [l to r]: scott stoney and kevin moore In the late 1980s, Dayton’s cultural landscape was just beginning to flower. ArtsDayton (now CultureWorks), the Dayton Visual Arts Center and Cityfolk were all in their infancy. It was during […]

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Open to interpretation

Sigur Rós brings new album Kveikur to Cincinnati By Kate E Lore Photo: Icelandic trio Sigur Rós will perfom at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati on Sept. 16; photo: Ryan McGinley Sound is, of course, nothing more than a change in frequency waves – small invisible vibrations in the air molecules all around us. That combination […]

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Stirring the pot

Blue Moon Soup release album at Canal Street By Justin Kreitzer   Photo:  Blue Moon Soup perform at Canal Street Tavern on Sept. 6; photo: Mikecimages The Yellow Springs-based band Blue Moon Soup are set to release their self-titled sophomore album and will be celebrating this accomplishment with a CD release show at Canal Street […]

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Punk isn’t dead …

… it just sounds different  By Tim Anderl   Photo: The Tillers performing at Fitzgeralds Nightclub in Chicago In 2013, with an immense world of music just mouse clicks away, what was once considered punk is almost completely irrelevant. While tenants of the ideology still exist, the punk sound often barely resembles the aggressive, three-chord racket […]

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News of the weird: 03/24

By Chuck Shepherd Anatomy Class in Court “This will be upsetting,” cautioned Justice Robert Graesser, addressing jurors in February in […]

Chew on this: 03/24

Cooking techniques and skills for healthier lives By Jayne Powers Nutrition is more than being able to pick out healthful […]

Naturally inclined

Slimy, furry outdoor family fun at Brukner Nature Center By Andy Hertel Photo: Hands-on wildlie encounters are part of Brukner Nature […]

The Docket: 03/24

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove Oh, the humanity Officers responded to a call […]

Advice Goddess: 3/24

By Amy Alkon The sociopath of least resistance My girlfriend has been hurt, cheated on and even ripped off in […]

News of the weird: 03/17

By Chuck Shepherd LEAD STORY – Fine points of the law Shooting “upskirt” photos of a 13-year-old girl is not […]