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Abstractions and activism

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In dialogue with artist MB Hopkins Artist MB Hopkins in her basement studio in Dayton; photo: Bill Franz By Bill Franz I have seen the work of MB Hopkins for years, but I only met her last February. Hopkins uses her art to support causes that are important to her, and in February she was at a […]

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Future sounds

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1st Electronic Dayton Music Festival thrills at Middletown’s Land of Illusion Photo: Grammy-winning Cleveland hip-hop veterans Bone Thugs N Harmony headline Electronic Dayton Music Festival July 14 at Land of Illusion By Gary Spencer Over the past few or so years, Dayton has become one of the places to go for live electronic dance music […]

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Living Art

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Receive a neighbor’s welcome at the Art House Hop ‘Toucan Island,’ featured at this year’s Art House Hop June 25; photo: Doug McLarty By Megan Constable The Yellow Springs Arts Council (YSAC) knows the only thing better than an art museum is viewing art in the comfort of a welcoming home. The fifth-annual Art House […]

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Comedy plus time is self-help

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Joel McHale thanks you for your money at Dayton Funny Bone photo: Joel McHale, holding a bear on The Great Indoors, warns his stand-up audience of intense laughs By Amanda Dee Joel McHale is one of those first-name, last-name people, the ones whose first and last names seem to be permanently conjoined. Perhaps that effect […]

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Moon children

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YS Kids Playhouse looks skyward with Luminous Luna: Myth and Imagination (l-r) Miles, Yanne, and Kian in YS Kids Playhouse’s original musical Luminous Luna, running through July 2; photo: Matthew Collins By Tim Smith We gaze at it, write songs about it, blame it for erratic behavior, and occasionally howl at it. And we have […]

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Field of dreams

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Soak in the Summer Solstice Lavender Festival at Peaceful Acres Farm photo: Demo gong meditation as well as other healing and whole-health activities June 17 and 18 By Tara Pettit Although its wide uses and benefits have been recognized for centuries, Lavandula angustifolia has made a comeback in the recent decade. As published studies continue […]

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Come together

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1st World Culture Celebration Festival unites in Centerville Photo: Baoku Moses, a Cincinnati-based Afro-beat musician, headlines World Culture Festival in Centerville; photo: Leo Koiko, Foto With Edge By Tim Smith We seem to be living in an era where division has replaced diversity, but one local human rights advocate would like to see that change, starting […]

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‘We the people’

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Dayton celebrates PRIDE Weekend 2017 Photo: PRIDE Weekend, organized by the LGBT Center of Greater Dayton, takes the streets with a parade and festival June 3 Compiled by Amanda Dee Dayton is home to some gems. One of those gems is Dayton’s LGBT Center, the organizer of PRIDE Weekend. The LGBT Center has served the […]

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‘Sexual master class’

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Luenell delivers rated-R show at Dayton Funny Bone Photo: Luenell goes for ‘big, big laughs’ at the Dayton Funny Bone May 25-27; photo: Steven Littles By Gary Spencer “A lot of people recognize my face but don’t remember my name,” says comedian and actress Luenell. “I’m not quite a household name.” Chances are most people […]

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Open, full house

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Try out city living at Downtown Dayton Partnership’s Housing Tour By Joyell Nevins Photo: Try out downtown Dayton living at Downtown Dayton Partnership’s annual Downtown Housing Tour May 20 Have you ever considered living in downtown Dayton? It might be more enjoyable and plausible than you think. Get a glimpse of downtown life and see […]

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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 […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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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 […]