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Celebrating a local screen outlaw

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The secret history of a local filmmaker and the region By T.T. Stern-Enzi Photo: Victor Bonacore and Jim Vanbebber scout an alligator farm for Vanbebber’s new directorial effort, “Gator Green” photo: Scott Gabbey This week, The Neon plays host to the world premiere of “Diary of a Deadbeat: The Story of Jim Van Bebber.” The […]

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Of femmes and fire

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Your Chance to Die devastates RockStar By Gary Spencer Photo: Your Chance to Die will performon Aug. 28 at RockStar Pro Arena; photo: Joann Gullo Extreme metal bands with female vocalists have become trendy in recent years, and given the success and popularity of bands such as Arch Enemy, The Agonist and Myrkur, this growing […]

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Wickedly good

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Kristin Chenoweth brings big voice to Fraze By Rusty Pate Photo: Kristin Chenoweth will perform Aug. 29 at Fraze Pavilion Kristin Chenoweth is that rare force of nature in the entertainment world that can seemingly do everything. She has starred on the Broadway stage for the last two decades, most notably as the originator for […]

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By fans, for fans

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Ellis Paul on crowd-funding, chasing beauty and Oddbody’s By CC Hutten Photo: Singer-songwriter Ellis Paul will perform Aug. 28 at Oddbody’s Music Room; photo: Neale Eckstein Musician, artist, businessman and father Ellis Paul is taking his Boston style one-man show around the country, stopping in Dayton Aug. 28 at Oddbody’s Music Room. Originally from Boston, […]

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Path to success?

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What to know about Dayton’s Link Bike Share Program By Amanda Dee Photo: Laura Estandia, executive director of Bike Miami Valley speaks to a crowd at the opening festivities for the Link Bike Share Program; photo: Briana Snyder My assignment was to investigate the green bikes that mysteriously appeared throughout the city of Dayton, and […]

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A dynasty in Centerville

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China Dynasty: where white linen overrules white to-go boxes By Paula Johnson Photo: Walleye with red ginger sauce at Centerville’s China Dynasty I had heard good things about China Dynasty, located in a shopping plaza in Centerville, so I was looking forward to trying it. The restaurant’s website identifies chef Stephen Lin as one of […]

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Ding dong!

Book of Mormon Tour

The Book of Mormon knocks at Schuster Center By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Monica L. Patton, David Larsen and Cody Jamison Strand perform in the national tour of The Book of Mormon, coming to the Schuster Center Aug. 18-23; photo: Joan Marcus Matt Parker and Trey Stone, the creative team behind such acclaimed productions as […]

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‘Actor For Hire’ seeks a career-defining opportunity

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Festival entry examines the meta-drama behind the scenes By T.T. Stern-Enzi Photo: “Actor for Hire” starring Jesse O’Neill [center] is the first independent film by writer-director Marcus Mizelle The acting class is a niche populated by segmented categories from across the social and cultural strata, although, intriguingly, every member desires to breakout by figuring out […]

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The gambler

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Country star Jason Aldean takes risks with new album By Alan Sculley Photo: Jason Aldean will perform at Riverbend Music Center on Aug. 23; photo: Jim Wright “Burnin’ It Down,” the first single off of Jason Aldean’s current album, Old Boots, New Dirt, has become one of the biggest hits of the country superstar’s career. […]

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A family affair

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Dayton African American Cultural Festival returns By Katie Christoff Photo: The Dayton African American Cultural Festival takes place Aug. 22 at Island MetroPark and Aug. 23 at Courthouse Square; photo: Terry Flucas It’s a family affair at the annual Dayton African American Cultural Festival—the theme has mandated this for the past three years, but it’s […]

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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 […]