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Arise, Sir Cedric

Cedric the Entertainer on Spike Lee, Prince … and trying not to embarrass the President by Jason Webber After you talk to Cedric the Entertainer, you just wanna hug the guy. What you see onstage is what you get when you’re just chatting with him—he’s laid-back, jovial, friendly, and very, very funny. The Artist Formerly […]

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Echoes of war

Documentary featuring UD Law professor honored by Library of Congress By Tim Walker Echoes of War is a documentary which chronicles University of Dayton law professor and Vietnam War veteran Tom Hagel’s return to Vietnam with his brother, Chuck, a former U.S. Senator from Nebraska. The film was recently honored by becoming one of the […]

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Get outside any time of the year

It might be cold, but there’s still plenty to do at Dayton-area MetroParks By Valerie Beerbower It’s winter in your MetroParks, and this is your reminder that you can get outside and enjoy your parks any time of the year. Take a deep breath of the fresh, crisp winter air. There are miles of wooded […]

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Occupy Dayton: The mayor’s perspective

A behind-the-scenes look at what went down between local government and the Occupiers By Dayton Mayor Gary D. Leitzell No one said the road to free speech was an easy one. Just ask the demonstrators who make up Occupy Dayton. Lately, there have been many truths, half-truths and outright lies spread about the “battle” between […]

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The happy place is on the dance floor

Dayton author’s new book on nightclub dancing raises conscious questions By Nick Schwab Peter Pan was a character that went to his happy place to be more in touch with who he was. Hook was a character that may not have even been defeated if Pan hadn’t realized that there was more to himself than […]

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Where does he get these wonderful toys?

Local builder delivers crime-fighting cruisers By Tim Anderl Budding caped crusaders and masked vigilantes looking for the appropriate vehicle for striking fear into the hearts of evil villains and bad guys need look no further than Dayton replica builder Doug Hines. Hines’ Gotham Cruisers has been producing replicas of the Dark Knight’s 1966 and 1989 […]

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Miss Maha’s January

Miss Maha plans out this month By Maha Kashani Well, I blinked and 2011 was history. With the holiday season almost past us, I can’t help but feel guilty for eating too many cookies and enjoying all those libations. Luckily, boxing at Drake’s Downtown Gym has helped keep me from packing on the pounds and […]

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Extra! Extra! For 2011

In 2011: Casey Anthony was acquitted; Osama bin Laden was killed; Jerry Sandusky was arrested; Kim Kardashian married Kris Humphries; Prince William married Kate Middleton; and the recession reigned supreme.

Top 10 news stories of the past year By Mark Luedtke 1. Unemployment National unemployment hovered around 9 percent all year. In November, unemployment dropped to 8.6 percent to great fanfare, but even this was bad news because most of the drop came from 315,000 unemployed workers giving up and dropping out of the system. […]

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A visit to Leaf & Vine

The humidor at the Leaf & Vine.

Bar and cigar room a classy throwback in time By Matt Bayman To truly enjoy a cigar, it takes patrons at the Leaf & Vine in Troy about an hour. “Smoking a cigar is all about taking time to sit back and relax for a while,” said Patty Rose, co-owner of the pub, adding that […]

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The return of Hobart Arena

The Casting Crows at Hobart in 2009. Photo courtesy of Anthony Weber.

Troy complex hosting top country, Christian and classic rock bands By Matt Bayman Since 2010, Hobart Arena in Troy has hosted three of the five artists that were nominated for the 2011 Country Music Award’s “New Artist of the Year,” including its winner, The Band Perry. Along with other country artists, such as Luke Bryan, […]

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Bluegrass at the Mayflower

Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers at Mayflower Arts Center By Rick Eichhorn Photo: [l - r] Vickie Abbott, Ma […]

Advice goddess: 01/27

By Amy Alkon Urning curve My boyfriend of eight months was with his ex for almost five years. Unfortunately, she […]

News of the weird: 01/27

With Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Spidey sense gets real Among the breakthroughs demonstrated by the computer chip company Intel’s […]

Chew on this: 01/27

The 7 highly effective habits of the longest losers By Jayne Powers You’d think after 21 years of research by […]

News of the weird: 01/20

By Chuck Shepherd Man’s other best friends People’s love for their pets reached a new high in December when a […]

Chew on this: 01/20

Get more in the know about your dough By Jayne Powers Sometimes, we don’t know when we think we did […]