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“Girl Code” confidante Jessimae Peluso at Dayton Funny Bone By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Jessimae Peluso will perform July 9-11 at Dayton Funny Bone Jessimae Peluso possesses the kind of unbridled honesty that makes you acutely aware of how ridiculous the world can be. The quick-witted Syracuse, New York, native made a name for herself […]

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Buy you a beer, buddy?

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The Dayton Beer Company joins forces with Bonbright Distributing By Kevin J. Gray Photo: The Dayton Beer Company tap list features three dozen Ohio beers, with nearly half brewed in-house In early June, the Dayton beer scene reached another milestone in its maturation when The Dayton Beer Company inked a deal with Bonbright Distributing. This […]

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Hot summer, cool films

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Victoria Theatre Association stays cool with new films and partnership By CC Hutten Photo: The Victoria Theatre Association screens “Motel Hell” on July 18 as part of the Cool Films Series The Victoria Theatre Association’s summer Cool Films Series is titled “cool” for good reason. And this year, VTA has partnered with Summer in the […]

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Local author ‘keeps the ends loose’

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Molly Campbell pens quirky coming-of-age novel by Tim Walker Photo: Local author Molly D. Campbell published her first novel, “Keep the ends Loose” in February Dayton author Molly D. Campbell’s new novel “Keep the Ends Loose” drew widespread interest long before its Feb. 24 release. Well-known writers such as Beth Hoffman, Robin Black and Anita […]

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news of the weird 7/7/2015

by Chuck Shepherd That New York Attitude Gregory Reddick, 54, and his employer, SJQ Sightseeing Tours, filed a lawsuit in June against New York City for “harass(ing)” them and hampering their ability to rip off tourists, specifically, interfering with their “right” to sell tickets for $200 or more for trips on the Staten Island Fertry—which […]

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Dream-prog duo

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Columbus’ The Receiver at Blind Bob’s By Gary Spencer Photo: Casey and Jesse Cooper, known as The Receiver, will perform July 11 at Blind Bob’s To paraphrase a line from ’70s TV sitcom “The Partridge Family,” the family that plays together, stays together. And that seems to ring true for Columbus, Ohio, brothers Jesse and […]

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Guitar heroes

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Local guitarists compete to perform with DPAA By Katie Christoff Photo: Guitarist Max Mobarry, 20, will perform as part of the Guitar Heroes concert on July 10 The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is all about community. Just ask Marketing and Communications Director Dave Bukvic, who compares the organization—comprised of ballet, opera and philharmonic art forms—to […]

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Upper crust

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Cheeky Meat Pies: Down Under Dayton style By Paula Johnson Photo: The Tandoori Chook meat pie from Cheeky Meat Pies at downtown Dayton’s Second Street Market Hot pockets Like the dumpling, a lot of cultures have their own version of the meat pie. Popular variations of this handheld savory treat are found in places ranging from […]

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On the Mark, in the house

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Legendary house DJ Mark Farina at Therapy By Josher Lumpkin Photo: House DJ Mark Farina will perform at Therapy Cafe on July 10 The San Francisco-based DJ Mark Farina is a house scene legend. Boasting a career of more than 20 years, Farina has churned out countless releases on Om Records, as well as his […]

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My daddy thinks I’m fine: the tragedy of ‘Amy’

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How we’re all implicated in the loss of Amy Winehouse By T.T. Stern-Enzi Photo: “Amy” features clips, images and interviews examining the life of vocalist Amy Winehouse; Rating: R, Grade: A “I ain’t got the time, and if my daddy thinks I’m fine…” That line from Amy Winehouse’s breakthrough single, “Rehab,” says so much because […]

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Look! Up in the sky!

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Ohio Challenge Hot Air Balloon Festival returns to Middletown By Tony Baker Photo: An Earth-shaped World Balloon (the first hot air balloon to be digitally printed) and a ten-story Angry Bird are among the balloons on display; photo: Eric Haas Imagine heading down Route 4 early one summer morning. You’ve just stopped at the drive-thru […]

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Propaganda and purpose

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Call to Duty and Tears of Stone exhibits at DAI By Joyell Nevins Photo: Glenn Grothe, American, 1912–1956, He’s Watching You, 1942, color lithograph Before there was “Be All You Can Be” or “The Few. The Proud. The Marines.” there was a bearded man in a top hat, pointing directly at his viewers, saying “I […]

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Thinking outside the ‘white cube’

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Dayton’s Blue House redefines creative spaces By Susan Byrnes Photo: The Blue House on Catalpa Drive is a gallery and studio space for local and visiting artists; photo: Nicholaus Arnold The Blue House is exactly that: a nice, conventional house on Catalpa Drive with a welcoming front porch and bright red door. Though you might […]

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Disrupting the ‘still of the night’

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Whitesnake plays Huber Heights By Allyson B. Crawford Photo: Whitesnake founder David Coverdale will perform with Whitesnake on July 7 at the Rose Music Center; photo: Mark Weiss   “We have the advantage of being a sterling band,” Whitesnake bassist Michael Devin tells the Dayton City Paper. “We’ve been around a long time and have put […]

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This town loves America

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Centerville-Washington Township Americana Festival returns By CC Hutten Photo: The Centerville-Washington Township Americana Festival, including a 100-unit parade, begins with a concert and flag ceremony on July 3 From a 1972 sidewalk sale to a mile-long party, the Centerville-Township Americana Festival now expects over 75,000 people Independence Day weekend. For 41 years, the people of […]

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More than a feeling

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Mega-stars Boston come to Fraze By Alan Sculley Photo: Boston founder Tom Scholz will perform with Boston at Fraze Pavilion on July 2; photo: Kamal Asar Boston’s Tom Scholz is famous for being one of the most meticulous artists in the studio in all of rock. As the man who writes Boston’s songs and records […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]