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A beer for all seasons

Dayton’s budding beer culture brews up big events Photo: Beer afficionados enjoying the the flavors and festivities of the Dayton Art Institute’s Oktoberfest, which returns Sept. 27 – 29 By Sara Mastbaum   While breweries are popping up at a rapid rate, Dayton’s calendar of beer events is more than keeping pace. From intro events to […]

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From feast to famine

Dayton’s brewing legacy  By Kyle Melton   Photo: The Riverside Brewing Company along the western bank of the Great Miami River before it was razed after the Great Flood of 1913; photo courtesy Dayton History Beer is, arguably, the foundation upon which civilization is built. From the ancient Sumerian and Egyptian cultures of the 7th century […]

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Brew it yourself!

Home brewing in Dayton with D.R.A.F.T.  By Kate E Lore Photo: Members of DRAFT during a brew out; photo: Rachel Isaacs You may think you like beer, but have you spent hours on end discussing the qualities of hops? Have you traveled out of state and miles away just to get that limited release flavor? Can […]

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Truly spectacular!

Dayton Performing Arts Alliance presents Season Opening Spectacular By Stacey Ritz Photo: Lauren Stenroos and Case Bodamer in “Bushido” From Dayton Ballet’s 2012 Celebration!; photo: sskphoto The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance (DPAA) is a unique merger of Dayton Ballet, Dayton Opera and the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra. The legend surrounding the creation began when DPO Artistic Director […]

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Travels toward a midlife crisis

‘Becky’s New Car’ by Human Race Theatre By Jacqui Theobald Photo: [l to r] Patricia Linhart and Margaret Knapp in “Becky’s New Car”; photo: Scott J. Kimmins A whoosh of colorful highways running up, down and out to sea create a bold scene for The Human Race’s opening production of “Becky’s New Car,” by playwright […]

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Walking the walk

Fashion show fundraiser at Hospice of Dayton By Sarah Sidlow Photo: Designer Erika Berthy’s piece Transient Layers will be auctioned at the Hospice of Dayton Style Show on Sept. 20; Photo: Neysa Ruhl Where can you see laser lights and live peacocks while Dayton police pour you a glass of bubbly? Only at the 2013 Hospice […]

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Dish it!

What you need to know about this year’s Taste of Miami Valley By Sarah Sidlow Photo: Don Heyne [far right] with Ritter’s Frozen Custard of Kettering will be one of the participating restaurants at Taste of Miami Valley on Sept. 20  It’s year eight of the Miami Valley Restaurant Association’s Taste of Miami Valley food festival, […]

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Looking for love in ‘Austenland’

Paper-thin premise frays despite the elegant presence of Keri Russell By T.T. Stern-Enzi Photo: [l to r] Jennifer Coolidge, Keri Russell and Georgia King star in “Austenland” ; Rating: PG-13 Grade: C There is something sweet and wholesome about Keri Russell – who made a name for herself on the television series “Felicity” – that’s unique and […]

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On Stage

Community theatre heads into autumn By Jacqui Theobald Photo: Mike Webb with an audience member during Mayhem & Mystery at the Spaghetti Warehouse, which starts a new production on Mondays in September; photo: MediaMoments.com In Xenia, a lion roars “The Lion in Winter” brings all that old intrigue of court to the stage of X*Act, the […]

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What does music look like?

Midpoint Music Festival returns to Cincinnati By Zach Rogers Photo: Black Rebel Motorcycle will headline Midpoint Music Festival at the Grammer’s Stage on Saturday night, which runs Sept. 26-28 September might be a time for change, but one thing that’s remained consistent for more than a decade in Cincinnati is the annual Midpoint Music Festival (MPMF), […]

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News of the weird: 05/26

By Chuck Shepherd Is This a Great Country or What? There’s hardly a more “generic” song in America than “Happy […]

A berry good time

Annual Strawberry Festival returns By Tara Pettit Photo: The Troy Strawberry Festival [June6-7] offers strawberry-themed vendors, activities and live entertainment; […]

Advice Goddess: 5/27

By Amy Alkon Smells Like Bean Spirit My girlfriend of a year is 51 and lovely in most areas – […]

Chew on this: 05/26

Grill smart By Jayne Powers Every day, we make decisions about our health regarding the food we eat. Sometimes, we […]

News of the weird: 05/19

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Donating for dollars Already, healthy people can donate blood, sperm and eggs, but now […]

Advice Goddess: 5/19

By Amy Alkon All the single m’ladies I read your manners book and loved it. I just feel that for […]