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An empowering ‘Outlook’

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Magazine gives voice to Ohio’s LGBT community By Katie Christoff Photo: [l-r] Outlook Magazine Associate Publisher Chad Frye, Managing Editor Erin McCalla, Publisher Christopher Hayes, LGBT Activist Alexis Perrone, Associate Publisher Page and Editor-in-Chief Bob Vitale; photo Gracie Umana Outlook Ohio Magazine, a niche publication serving the LGBT community in Ohio and a sponsor of […]

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Vietnamese-Americans: between two worlds

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Wright State’s Mai Nguyen chronicles plight of Vietnamese-Americans By Jim Hannah Photo: Mai Nguyen, founding director of Wright State University’s Asian/Hispanic/Native American Center She left her native Vietnam in 1974 to attend college in America, narrowly escaping the bloody Communist takeover of her homeland. It would be a quarter century until Mai Nguyen would return. […]

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This is beer country

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Yuengling Bands and BBQ event returns to fairgrounds By Tor Simms Photo: Ann Ring and Stacia Burlingame unpack Yuengling at the annual Yuengling Bands and BBQ event, taking place this year May 31 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds On May 31, for $5 you can dance to country music, eat barbecue from the area’s finest […]

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Better hurry!

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Humane Society’s Furry Skurry returns By Lisa Bennett Photo: The annual Humane Society Furry Skurry takes place May 23 at Eastwood MetroPark Attention Dayton residents: If you think your furry sidekick is the cutest, smartest or best tail-wagger in the area, you’re in for a special surprise: the annual Furry Skurry event is back! Replete […]

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People helping animals helping people

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Noah’s Arc Sanctuary rehabilitates by Tim Walker Photo: Jacob Dabe, age 10, with Noah’s Arc co-founder Daniel Kelty; photo Stephen Kelty   Whether you’re an orphaned deer, a groundhog with seizures or a person coping with emotional diculties, Daniel Kelty, one of the founders of Noah’s Arc Sanctuary and a truly caring individual, wants to help […]

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Exploring cultural identity

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2015 Dayton Jewish International Film Festival By T.T. Stern-Enzi Photo: The 2015 Dayton Jewish Film Festival will screen “Dancing in Jaffa” on Wednesday, May 6 To answer the age-old question – what does it mean to be (blank) – requires deep and extensive investigation, on the level and scale of historic and cultural survey. And […]

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Bidding for treasure

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DVAC’s 21st annual art auction By Janell R. Ward Photo: MB Hopkins’ “The Order of Things” is a featured piece of artwork at the 21st annual DVAC Art Auction Place your bid at the 21st annual Art Action for your favorite painting, photograph, print, sculpture, piece of jewelry or glass by a local artist. The […]

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From our House to yours

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Fifth annual Ronald McDonald House Doors of Compassion fundraiser By Tara Pettit Photo: Amy Saling [left] with Red Box Catering prepares salad at the 2014 Doors of Compassion event It’s that time again in Dayton when doors open – doors to individual homes, to community fellowship and to local support of a larger mission focused […]

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Make it unforgettable

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Fifty years of the Dayton Opera Ball By John Hamilton Photo: [l-r] Betty Holton, Robb Sloan, Ron Anderson, Mimi Kuntz, Ken Kuntz and Dana Kane at the 2014 Opera Ball; photo: Kim Coughnour The curtain will, figuratively, rise again for the Dayton Opera Guild as it hosts its 50th Annual Dayton Opera Ball on Saturday, […]

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Make it home

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Annual UpDayton Summit at DAI By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: The 2015 UpDayton Summit will take place April 10 at the Dayton Art Institute; photo: Briana Snyder Photography OK, say you’re a city. Your ability to thrive depends on having a whole lot of citizens milling around making life awesome. So how do you attract […]

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Rollercoasters and rock and roll

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Hands-on learning at Boonshoft’s “Design Zone” By John Hamilton Photo: The “Design Zone” exhibition will be available until Sunday, May 3 at the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery Like any good parent out there, I’m sure you’re more than worried about how to educate and enlighten your child. You want to make sure they get a […]

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What a drag

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Wright State’s Rainbow Alliance puts on the hits By Tor Simms Photo: Local drag troupe The Rubi Girls will host this year’s Wright State University Rainbow Alliance Drag Revue on April 3 If you wanted to raise some money to fund a scholarship, what would you do? You could have a bake sale, a car […]

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Artists and scholars

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15 years of the Wright State University ArtsGala By John Hamilton Photo: Art student Bret Eikenbery showcases his sculpting abilities at ARTSGALA 2011; photo: Peter Wine Wright State University dawns its best dresses and suits for the 15th Annual ArtsGala, an event to showcase the hard work and dedication of the students and staff of […]

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Fashionable fundraising

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Annual AWear Affair Fashion Show Luncheon at Sinclair By Katie Christoff Photo: Leslie Solganik takes to the runway at the 2014 AWear Affair Fashion Show A cancer diagnosis is a scary thing to face, and can leave anyone feeling completely alone. For women, that’s where the Noble Circle Project comes in. The Dayton-based organization, free […]

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Here, kitty kitty…

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Kittyhawk Felines Cat Show in Dayton By John Hamilton Photo: Vendors will be available with beds, toys and grooming supplies among other things We all know about the classic dog shows, but I’m sure all the self-proclaimed “cat people” out there are wondering if there are similar such shows for cats. Good news – there […]

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French connection

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WSU instructor teaches language through cheese By Jim Hannah Photo: New Wright State University French instructor Benjamin Hirt poses at his desk among homemade cheese and freshly grown produce; Resting on the desk in his Millett Hall office is a creamy strip of handmade blue cheese – a silky, oozing, mouth-watering labor of love new […]

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Summer Sun and Salutations

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You’ve seen it throughout your social media feed, you hear about a friend’s awesome class over a cup of coffee, […]

Paddle on, Dayton

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Summer is the perfect time to hit the water, and with more than 265 miles of water trails in the […]

Still living the good life

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The words “living legend” are often misapplied, usually to sports figures who haven’t really experienced enough of life to earn […]

Acid Flashback: Hara Arena 1981

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Love them or hate them, the Grateful Dead were truly a one-of-a-kind band. During their thirty-year career as one of […]

Evolution Calling

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Queensrÿche have spent their career defining a uniquely heavy progressive sound. Whether delivering Mindcrime, Empires or taking fans to the […]