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The Theater of the Strange

Comedian Dow Thomas Reminisces About The Dayton Comedy Scene By J.T. Ryder It’s very rare for someone to be able to meet any of the people that were instrumental in warping the needle on their moral compass. For example, in the future, the odds are astronomically against my kids ever meeting up with Snooki, the […]

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Naughty and Nice

Annual Santa Pub Crawl Returns to the Oregon District By Matt Clevenger Bars in Dayton’s Oregon District are getting into the holiday spirit with their annual Santa Pub Crawl, Saturday, Dec. 11, collecting donations for the Toys for Tots program and offering no cover charge to anyone wearing a holiday-themed costume. “It gets insanely busy,” […]

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A Portrait Painted By The Sun

A Glimpse Into The NCR Photo Archive By J.T. Ryder “Photography records the gamut of feelings written on the human face, the beauty of the earth and skies that man has inherited, and the wealth and confusion man has created. It is a major force in explaining man to man.” ~Edward Steichen The vicariously innate […]

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Miss Maha and the City

December 2010 By Maha Kashani 2010, where have you gone?! I can’t believe this year is almost over! 2010 has treated me well and 2011 will ring in some major changes for Miss Maha. I have accepted a new position as Cincinnati Bell’s Senior Account Manager covering health care for Dayton, Columbus, Indianapolis and Louisville. […]

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The Long And Short of It

A Conversation With Comedian Brad Williams By J.T. Ryder Born with Achondroplasia (a form of dwarfism), Brad Williams’ life has been filled with an acute awareness of the human condition and the differences that can separate us as individuals or bring us together in celebration of those differences. Instead of focusing on the negative aspect […]

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Designated Drinking

Ensuring tonight’s DD just got easier with two area driving companies By Nicole Wroten We’ve all been there. We’ve gone out to a bar with friends only expecting to have a drink or two. One drink turns into five and before you know it, it’s last call and you’re tanked, unable to drive home. So, […]

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Get Outside

Have some fun this holiday season at Dayton area MetroParks By Valerie Beerbower The holidays are upon us and Five Rivers MetroParks offers plenty of low-cost, high-quality fun, whether you’re looking for a special way to spend time with your family, or if you want to throw the perfect get-together with friends and co-workers. PNC […]

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38th annual Grande Illumination

A treat for kids and kids at heart By Deborrah Adams This year’s Grande Illumination will once again kick off Dayton’s month-long Holiday Festival. Started in 1972 by Virginia Kettering, the event is a magical holiday experience for every child and harkens to the child at heart in every grown-up too. But Grande Illumination is […]

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The Great “Art’Doors

Nature-themed Fine Arts and Crafts Show By Robin Lynne Melet The 29th annual Glen Helen Nature Arts and Crafts Show in Yellow Springs is coming to town Saturday, November 20 from 9 a.m.–5 p.m. and on Sunday, November 21 from 11 a.m.–5 p.m. What makes this event so unique and different from others? Liz Schneiders, […]

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Third Weekend Fling

Kicking off Holiday in the Springs By Deborrah Adams The Village of Yellow Springs will undergo a yuletide transformation with the Third Weekend Fling’s kick-off for “Holiday in the Springs,” a collaborative venture to offer season-long special events and activities for visitors in addition to the unique shopping and dining experiences found in Yellow Springs. […]

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Beliefs or Convictions

Could you defend what you say you believe? By Deborrah Adams Could you defend what you say you believe?  This is the sticking point behind Anthony Barwick’s Conversation Piece events.  Barwick, who grew up in Dayton and graduated from Chaminade-Julienne High School, wrote a novel, as yet unpublished, titled Conversation Piece while living in the […]

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Paraprosdokian Pathways

The Comic Genius Of Emo Phillips By J.T. Ryder With a wide-eyed, childlike stare, Emo Philips draws the audience down a winding garden path, the listener hanging on every word, softly spoken in an innocently wavering falsetto sing-song voice. Suddenly you find yourself in an Alice In wonderland world where nothing is as it truly […]

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Ryan Star At McGuffy’s

Rock By Russell Florence, Jr. McGuffy’s House of Rock presents rising artist Ryan Star Thursday, November 4. Star, a native of Long Island, New York, is a singer/songwriter who has increased his popularity thanks to the hit single “Breathe” from his recently released CD 11:59. Star particularly gained notice in 2006 as a formidable contestant […]

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Agri-Business

A Look At Stone’s Throw Market In Troy By Elizabeth Fields Hogue Kennerly Back in the day, when I was a kid, which wasn’t too far back, there were still several independent purveyors of foods in my neighborhood. In fact, my Uncle Ernest had his own small market that also sold handmade fresh donuts and […]

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Miss Maha And The City

Best bets for November By Maha Kashani Can you believe it’s almost Turkey Season?! The beautiful trees have started turning vibrant shades of red, orange and yellow. I love it! But hold on, October isn’t over just yet. This weekend is one of my FAVORITE weekends of the year, and I can’t wait to see all […]

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Breakin’ Ground

Urban Dance In Dayton By Lara Donnelly It might not be common knowledge among Ohioans, but the southwest region of the state is a hotbed of activity for underground urban dancers.  That’s part of the reason that the Dayton Dance Conservatory (formerly the Jeanette Popp School of Dance) is hosting the Breakin’ Ground urban dance […]

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Irish Homecoming

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Celtic Woman at Clark State gala The four women of Celtic Woman (L-R) Tara McNeill, Mairead Carlin, Éabha McMahon, and […]

BOOM goes your twenties!

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Dare to deny the passage of time at the Mathile Theatre (L-R) Jonathan (Bobby Mitchum) seeks help through his first […]

The woes of legal weed

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Getting your “pot card” In addition to federal and state law, local ordinances may limit growers, dispensaries, and individuals. By […]

The graying of green

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Ambiguity and contradictions still plague marijuana laws Despite the new law going into effect, much remains to be done for […]

Girl, we couldn’t get much higher

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Evil Eye Gypsy brings psychedelic rock to South Park Tavern Evil Eye Gypsy (L-R) Cat Shift, Sherree Emmons, Aaron Snyder, […]