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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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Shape and be shaped

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Meet the artist: Kevin Tunstall By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Kevin Tunstall, untitled, porcelain, 2014 I’ve got the ceramic bug. Not for the chunky, wheel-thrown glazed mugs I’ve collected from country craft fairs for years, but the contemporary ceramic art, from porcelain that riffs on global trade routes to clay heads that have been decked out […]

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Welcome to the barony

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Society for Creative Anachronism is more than LARPing By Tammy Newsom Photo: The Society for Creative Anachronism partakes in activities including armored combat, fencing and archery as well as embroidery, weaving and dyeing In Civil War and World War II reenactments, each costumed actor recreates famous battles. In an Adrian Empire reenactment, players can dress […]

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Lotta magic left in Mike

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Channing Tatum and his crew get together for another dance By T.T. Stern-Enzi Photo: Channing Tatum as Mike Lane in “Magic Mike XXL”; Rating: R, Grade: A Curiosity dominated the critical conversation when Academy Award-winning renaissance man Steven Soderbergh (the filmmaking chameleon who so deftly walked the fine line between the independent world and the […]

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Asking tough questions

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SunWatch Native American exhibit goes beyond the mascot By Emma Jarman Photo: Wright State University public history graduate students Mitchell Dorsten and Fayelee Conley prepare a component of the More Than a Mascot exhibit at SunWatch Indian Village SunWatch Indian Village—a reconstructed Fort Ancient Native American village and museum next to the Great Miami River—presents […]

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Picture perfect

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Sea Cycles bring cinematic, atmospheric rock to Bob’s By Tim Anderl Photo: [l-r] Landon Paul, Lindsey Shante, Josh Wessolowski and Brian Squillance of Sea Cycles will perform on July 4 at Blind Bob’s Jacksonville, Florida’s Sea Cycles create picturesque music that is elaborate and ornate; their goal is to create an atmosphere or feeling that […]

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Cyclops or triceratops?

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Classic Rock: The Mythology of Geology at Boonshoft By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Associate Curator Jill Krieg-Accrocco handles artifacts for the Classic Rock: The Mythology of Geology exhibit at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Let’s say you’re wandering around Earth two or three thousand years ago and have no access to IFLScience, haven’t seen “Jurassic […]

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Margarita dreaming

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Centerville’s Las Piramides: a summer destination By Paula Johnson Photo: Las Piramides’ La Cazuelada I’ve often driven by the attractive white building in Centerville Las Piramides occupies and thought how charming the patio looks. I imagined myself having a margarita there, and when the torrential rains of late finally passed, PIP (Palate In Progress) and […]

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Great sexpectations

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Couple sheds light on swinging lifestyle By Katie Christoff Photo: Local couple Diana and Tony McCollister were briefly featured on A&E’s series Neighbors With Benefits Tony and Diana McCollister have been together for almost 12 years, and have been married for close to five. They have three children and live in a suburban community in […]

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Commending Coffy

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Pam Grier: The sexiest woman in the movie universe By T.T. Stern-Enzi Photo: Pam Grier as Jackie Brown in “Jackie Brown,” 1997 Olive Films is releasing three classics of the Blaxploitation era—“Coffy” (1973), “Foxy Brown” (1974) and “Friday Foster” (1975)—featuring the undeniably tough and beautiful Pam Grier. As a child in the early 1970s, my […]

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On a roll

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Ariake Sushi is the real deal By Paula Johnson Photo: One of the many sushi offerings available at Ariake Surrounded by the subdued chatter of Japanese conversation in the bustling yet relaxing dining room of Ariake Sushi Bar and Restaurant, you might feel you’ve been transported to Tokyo. Sitting in a comfortable booth, PIP (Palate […]

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Gone phishing

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The Daytonian’s guide to dating technology By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Apps like Tinder allow users to swipe through photos before selecting a potential match Looking for love? How about a hookup? Perhaps you simply require the illusion of a significant other to get your well-meaning but over-reaching friends and family off your back? There’s […]

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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 […]

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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 […]