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No music and arts festival would truly be complete without… wrestling, right? Well, this year at Ladyfest Dayton, buckle down the turnbuckles and get ready to rumble because it’s going to get rowdy from the very first bell. “POSER Wrestling is a local DIY wrestling organization run by my pal Dustie Pitstick,” says Paige Beller, […]

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Pushing buttons

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When songwriter Liss Victory was 17 years old, she became poor. Not just the kind of poor that can’t buy the newest iPhone, even on a payment plan, but the kind of bloody, abusive poor of hunger, fear, and prioritizing scraping up rent over personal worth and safety. The kind of poor that sticks with […]

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For the Love of Art


“In the fall of 2013, Suzanne Sizer, the Director of Pendleton Arts Center, and I started dreaming about a day when all of Middletown’s Arts Organizations collaborated for a fun-filled, educational experience,” explains Jackie Phillips, Health Commissioner for the City of Middletown. Soon after forming the initial committee, the Middletown Arts Festival was born. This […]

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Art Everywhere 9/4


Woodbourne Library Unveils Local Art Four original works of art will be viewable by the public on a daily basis beginning Sept. 23 at Woodbourne Library. In the summer of 2017, artists with ties to the Miami Valley were invited to propose newly created artworks in any medium that would reflect the communities of Centerville/Washington […]

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Tastemakers Abound

Picture a late summer evening, meandering on manicured paths through a serene, beautifully landscaped wooded setting. A warm summer breeze carries lilting notes of music as you stroll. Savory smells waft around you. Lots of them. Everywhere you wander there’s food. Lots of it. All you have to do is show your wristband and those […]

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Destination Troy

Destination Troy

The Troy-Hayner Center will get down and dirty on September 1 when DJ Radio Basim will host a dance party. The local authority on funk music will also bring along a video display from the annals of notable funk history, such as “Soul Train.” Basim is the host of the WYSO (91.3) Friday night show […]

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Destination Yellow Springs


Yellow Springs artist exhibited (times two) Yellow Springs painter Christine Klinger is showing her work at the Emporium/Underdog Café through October 7. The show is titled “Christine Klinger: Abstracts–Old and New.”

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Accessible Art


Thirty years ago, Sharon Stolzenberger, a local watercolorist and mixed media artist, reached a crossroads with her art. One path had her continuing to create art as a side hobby in the after hours of her full-time job. The more adventurous option afforded her an opportunity to take the “artistic road less traveled” where she […]

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Celebrating German culture


On August 10, the 35th annual Dayton Germanfest Picnic will open at Riverscape Metropark. Put on by Dayton Liederkranz-Turner, the Miami Valley’s largest German heritage club, the three-day event will begin with a traditional beer keg tapping during Friday evening’s opening ceremony, and will include live music, craft vendors, genealogy services, dancing, family activities, and […]

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The Once and Future Pavilion

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On August 9, the Levitt Pavilion in downtown Dayton will open for its first season featuring diverse acts across multiple genres offering free shows to the public. The new donation- and sponsor-funded venue is the latest in a national chain of pavilions started by the Mortimer and Mimi Levitt Foundation in the vision of founder […]

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Twenty years of blues

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For two decades, the Lebanon Blues Festival has been the most highly anticipated event of the summer for the surrounding community. Hosted by the Lebanon Optimist Club, this free event is family friendly and truly has something for everyone. From blues music to food vendors, an extensive classic car show, a Beer Garden, and the […]

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Art Everywhere 7/31


Calls for Artists A number of area art galleries and festivals are currently accepting entries from area artists in a variety of mediums. Miamisburg Art Gallery 2018 Juried Show This exhibit will begin on Saturday, August 11 and run through September 8. The Gallery welcomes artists of all different mediums as well as collage, fiber, […]

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One Ringy Dingy…

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When comedic legend Lily Tomlin comes to Cincinnati this week, it will be for a good cause. Tomlin, currently starring in the Netflix smash Grace and Frankie, will bring a night of classic stand-up to the Taft Theatre. The show will help raise money for Cincinnati-based Parkinson’s Disease Rehabilitation Institute. Parkinson’s disease is a nervous […]

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Canoegrass and the great outdoors


Looking for a primitive camping and music adventure that seems more like a family reunion?  “Canoegrass is an all bluegrass, folk, Americana, old timey style music fest,” says Tomfoolery and Canoegrass producer, Tom Helbig. Canoe Grass was born six years ago when Helbig, producer of Tomfoolery Outdoors wanted to create an outdoor recreation camping retreat. […]

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Art in the Heart (in the city)


Art has always been a part of any culture. It tells our stories by depicting how we live, what we see and how we interpret the world around us. Whether that was by pushing fingers into soft clay on cave walls, detailing the smallest paint stroke with a fine brush, or the beauty of dancing […]

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Destination Troy


ART’S ALIVE AT THE HAYNER The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is holding a community arts festival, “Art’s Alive at the Hayner,” on Saturday, August 4, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is located at 301 West Main Street in Troy. “Art’s Alive at the Hayner” will celebrate local and regional artists, as […]

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No music and arts festival would truly be complete without… wrestling, right? Well, this year at Ladyfest Dayton, buckle down […]

Lives-in-progress, demo-style


Right from the start of this Jesse Peretz adaptation of Nick Hornby’s novel Juliet, Naked, there’s something warm and unfinished […]

Are ‘Friends” Electric?


Gary Numan’s Savage return to form at CVG’s Bogart’s Gary Numan with daughter Persia, who sings on the new single […]