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The un-nutty professor

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One archaeologist is changing everything By Lisa Bennett Once, a very long time ago, silly humans believed the world we live on was flat. So much so that they actually imprisoned and sometimes even tortured and killed people who dared to say otherwise. Crazy, right? Unfortunately, while our knowledge about the world and universe around […]

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Strings and beats

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Black Violin hits the stage at Victoria Theatre By Emma Jarman A band teacher and an orchestra teacher walk onto a golf course. What sounds like the introductory line to a bad and somewhat offensive joke is actually the beginning of the story of Black Violin. A band instructor and an orchestra director walk onto […]

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Imperial Jurassic Jaws

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Miami Valley Symphony Orchestra performs the music of John Williams By Emma Jarman In the world of film in music, John Williams reigns supreme. The American composer has scored countless numbers for movies, television series, Olympic fanfares, concertos and other orchestral works. He holds the second most number of Academy Award nominations behind Walt Disney […]

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Pot calls the kettle prehistoric

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A glimpse of the past through Fort Ancient Ceramics at Sunwatch By Tim Smith Photo: Jill Krieg-Accrocco presents “Fort Ancient Ceramics in the Great Miami River Valley” on Feb. 20 at SunWatch Indian Village; photo: Tracy Malott The Miami Valley contains many hidden treasures that offer a glimpse of long-ago civilizations. It takes a history […]

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The not-so-big house

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Tiny house phenomenon invades Dayton By Tim Smith Photo: Tiny interior stairs; photo: Paul Kohlman, courtesy of Coles Whalen of EcoCabinsEcoCabins Someone once said that good things come in small packages, but I doubt they meant houses. Yet, the tiny house movement, where people choose to downsize from the standard home, has taken root in […]

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Festive ‘fanfayr’ for all

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Wright State’s Madrigal Dinner brings the 1500s to the holidays By Katrina Eresman Photo: Wright State’s Madrigal Dinners take place Dec. 10-13 at the Dayton campus; photo: courtesy of Wright State University Imagine an evening where you can say goodbye to routines of the present era and be swept away to 1578. The Wright State […]

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Bring sensible shoes

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Preparing for disaster in the Miami Valley By Mark Luedtke Photo: Omega Survival Supply is the only dedicated survival supply store in the Dayton area The term “prepper” conjures wildly varying visions for many people. For some, the TV image of oddballs locked in sheds clutching rifles come to mind. Others envision the old survivalist […]

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In character

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The staff of Carillon Park puts the ‘story’ in history By Katrina Eresman Photo: Merry Masterson, Assistant Director of Education at Carillon Park, prepares for a Tavern Dinner in costume; photo: Dayton History In 1796, a group of settlers known as the Thompson Party found themselves on a journey up the Great Miami River, landing […]

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Spooky in Springfield

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SSO’s first-ever Fright Lights concert By Tim Smith Photo: Peter Stafford Wilson conducts the Springfield Symphony Orchestra during their Halloween-themed Fright Lights prgoram on Saturday, Oct. 31; photo: Bob Bingenheimer Ghosts, goblins, thrills and chills will be served up during the Springfield Symphony Orchestra’s first Nightlights 1—Fright Lights concert Oct. 31. The program of all […]

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Gently down the stream

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Dayton becomes Olympic rowing pick By Katrina Eresman  Photo: Rowers from the Greater Dayton Rowing Association carry their shell in after a race at the Midwest Championships 2014; photo: Joleen Cook Saturday morning, my alarm goes off at 6:30. I pull myself out of bed, and drive 30 minutes to East River Road. I arrive […]

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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 […]

Debate Forum: 8/16/16

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For the love of the game Olympic athletes have big dreams, but empty wallets—Should the government step in? By Sarah […]

Debate Forum: 7/19/16

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Sit down, G.I. Jane Should women be blocked from registering for the draft? By Sarah Sidlow U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson […]