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Amy Schumer avoids a major crash in ‘Trainwreck’

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From stand-up to television to film, this comic rides her own bullet train By T.T. Stern-Enzi Photo: Amy Schumer as Amy and Bill Hader as Aaron in “Trainwreck”; Rating: R, Grade: A Amy Schumer is on the fastest of the fast tracks. The successful stand-up comedienne made the transition from the stage of comedy clubs […]

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Highway to… Heaven?

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First Heavy Metal Church of Christ rocks stereotypes By Tim Walker Photo: Pastor Brian Smith stands outside of his church, The Heavy Metal Church of Christ; photo: Tim Walker Church? Me, go to church? “But I haven’t been inside a church in years,” I explained to my editor. “If they have a baptismal font, the […]

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Louisiana comes to Kettering

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Annual Swamp Romp Zydeco festival returns to Fraze By Tony Baker Photo: Lil’ Malcolm performs at Swamp Romp 2011 at Fraze Pavilion There’s not much going on at Fraze Pavilion on an overcast Friday afternoon. A few kids stream by on bicycles and rollerblades. The hum of landscaping machinery can be heard coming from a […]

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Culture meets cuisine

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Dayton Art Institute’s Leo Bistro By Paula Johnson Photo: Leo Bistro’s Grilled Salmon BLT An outing to the Dayton Art Institute promises a pleasant afternoon strolling through galleries, drinking in works of art from the ages. On this particular visit, I was joined by budding artist Elle, a young talent whose work I’d bet might […]

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The real deal

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Freekbass unleashes retro-modern funktronica By Tim Anderl Photo: “It was rhythm and melody, a drum that could play notes!” – Chris Sherman on hearing the bass for the first time; photo: Musical Earth Cincinnati-born funk bassist Freekbass, aka Chris Sherman, is a visionary musician who bridges the gap between classic funk styles and future grooves […]

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Rollin’ on the river

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Paddle Miami Valley Kristen Wicker Photo: Young adventurers try canoeing at a recent Try Paddlesports program at Eastwood MetroPark Southeast Ohio is home to a bountiful network of rivers and streams, including nearly 300 miles along three state-designated water trails: the Mad, Stillwater and Great Miami rivers. Mid-summer can be a great time to get […]

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I am.

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Miyelo Music Festival debuts in Tipp City By Tim Walker Photo: Grammy-nominated singer/songwriter Will Hoge will perform at the Miyelo Music Festival in Tipp City on July 18 photo: Rykodisc Kelechukwu “Chu” Oparah, one of the organizers of Tipp City’s upcoming Miyelo Music Festival, couldn’t be happier or more excited. The festival is only a […]

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To a city near you!

I am doing a portrait series of individuals within the music industry, whether they are a musician in a band, a roadie, an industry person, a fan, or the merch guy, I want to take their picture! Along with each portrait, the individuals have answered a few questions. My goal is to do a gallery show and/or book of the portraits with the person's handwritten answers to the questions next to the photos. So if you like what you see, spread the word so I can get more shots done!

Legendary Warped Tour stops in Cinci By Alan Sculley Photo: Kevin Lyman, Warped Tour founder and organizer This year’s Warped Tour lineup is decidedly rock centric, with a lineup leaning metalcore, hardcore and indie rock. For a festival tour that started out in the mid-’90s for punk and ska, it’s quite a shift. But Warped […]

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Winging It

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Barnstorming Carnival revives aerial tradition By Mark Luedtke Photo: A 1929 Travel Air gives two passengers the open cockpit biplane experience over a local Springfield-area farm Dewey Davenport is living his dream. Having grown up in the Dayton area, the owner and sole proprietor of Goodfolk and O’Tymes Biplane Rides fell in love with planes and […]

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Steaming jazz in the summertime

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Jazz icon Wynton Marsalis at Rose Music Center By Tim Walker Photo: Wynton Marsalis will perform with the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra on July 12 at Rose Music Center; photo: Frank Stewart Though no one would doubt that Wynton Marsalis is a very busy man, there is also no mistaking the joy in the […]

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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 […]

The Docket: 8/23

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Regional police blotters, reported and interpretedby Researched and reported by Ehron Ostendorf So stupid, a caveman could do it An […]