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School of self-deprecation

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Andy Kindler of Bob’s Burgers opens up at Wiley’s By Joey Ferber Photo: Andy Kindler performs Saturday, April 8 at Wiley’s Comedy Joint; photo: Susan Maljan Andy Kindler is a pioneer of the alternative comedy scene that emerged after the ’80s comedy boom collapsed, like the 2008 housing bubble. Inflated by homogenized jokes and promoters […]

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A celebrity mocking trial

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Kathy Griffin takes over Cincy’s Taft Theatre By Dana Walczak Photo: Kathy Griffin aims for a walkout or two at the Taft Theatre, March 24; photo: Mike Ruiz What are celebrities really like in person? If you’re wondering, I suggest going to Kathy Griffin’s Celebrity Run-In Tour at Cincinnati’s Taft Theatre. The tour began as […]

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Slapcheek humor

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Damon Williams returns to the Dayton Funny Bone By Joey Ferber Photo: Damon Williams brings his ‘hurt-your-face funny’ to the Dayton Funny Bone, Feb. 23-26 Damon Williams will make your cheeks hurt. Over his 20-plus years of doing stand-up, the Chicago native has crafted a unique brand of comedy that is sure to have audiences […]

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When angels fed the troops

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Local historian Scott Trostel tells tales of WWII trackside canteens By Tim Walker Photo: Troops enjoy snacks and reading materials courtesy of volunteers from the Lima, Ohio, canteen, the longest operating canteen in the U.S. One of the city of Troy’s many hidden treasures is Scott Trostel—local historian, lecturer, painter, and the author of 38 […]

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Patches and pints

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Pam Geisel’s Art Quilts warm up Yellow Springs Brewery By Karen Ander Francis Photo: Pam Geisel’s Art Quilts, at the Yellow Springs Brewery through Feb. 5 To step inside the home of quilter Pam Geisel is to step into a world of pattern, color, and texture. She is an artist who approaches her work with […]

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And, We’re Off…

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Explore the moon with astronomer Davin Flateau at Glen Helen By Brennan Burks Photo: Crater formation Ptolemaeus will be visible through telescope from the Glen Feb. 4 photo: Jim Ferreira Can you remember the first time you started looking at the moon? Really seeing and understanding it as a constant presence in the twilight and […]

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Colors of energy

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Visiting abstract painter Mike Elsass in his Front Street studio By Bill Franz Photo: Mike Elsass’ signature rusted steel paintings hold as many as 40 layers of paint; photos: Bill Franz Mike Elsass may be Dayton’s most colorful artist, and he works in what is definitely Dayton’s most colorful studio. Elsass rents most of the […]

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Dancing the divide

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Living in Divided States at Antioch’s Herndon Gallery By Brittany Erwin Photo: Michael Casselli’s ‘US/THEM’ from Living in Divided States at Antioch; photos: Sylvia Newsome A large disco ball twirls slowly, scattering reflective light over the Herndon Gallery, Antioch College’s on-site art space. But this is no celebratory dance party. A closer look reveals the […]

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White the power

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Hawthorn Hill: The origin of East Bank hip-hop and Public Frenemy By Ben Tomkins Photo: Wood-grilled Whyte Knigght of Public Frenemy hails from Oakwood, also known as the ‘wood’; photo: Ben Tomkins For the past decade, West Dayton has spearheaded the Christian hip-hop movement. Styled as West Bank hip-hop—owing to its originations on the west […]

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Lady Injustice

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Troy rivalry takes turn for the worse By Joyell Nevins Photo: Lady Justice atop the Miami County Courthouse gazing over Troy, as she was intended tophoto: Mike Ullery The entire city of Troy is wringing their hands at the moment and looking to their northern neighbors. The iconic female statue of justice has been perched […]

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Treasure hunting

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Holiday Art Jumble breathes new life into forgotten items By Brennan Burks Photo: Handmade art curated by the Jumble Elves at the YS Arts Council; photos: Corrine Bayraktaroglu Sometimes the greatest value of a piece of art is the personal meaning we invest in it. I’m not just talking about the romantic empathy we feel […]

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Counting thoughts

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Giving The Gift of Art at Village Artisans Gallery By Tim Smith Photo: ‘Rock-A-Bye Baby Mandala’ by Amy Blount Achor at the Village Artisans Gallery Yellow Springs has long held the reputation of being an artist-friendly community. From visual arts to writing to music, one can find numerous examples and venues. One of these is […]

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Practice makes art

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UD artists explore art as social practice at Front Street By Brittany Erwin Photo: Joel Whitaker’s ‘Alternative Processes’ class exhibits at the Index Gallery Front Street Building Co., “home to the largest Community of Artists and Artisans in the Dayton area” has a newly branded University of Dayton-owned resident, Index Gallery. Judith Huacuja, chair of […]

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Stories retold

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Annie Lee-Zimerle plays the hero[ine] at Springfield Museum of Art By Ashley Jonas Photo: Annie Lee-Zimerle’s ‘The House of The Three Bears’ at the Springfield Museum of Art Story Retold is an exhibition of recent works by Dayton-based artist Annie Lee-Zimerle that opened at The Springfield Museum of Art on Nov. 12 and will run […]

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It’s OK, Dayton–We’re Here Now

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New local web series pokes fun at the Gem City By Joyell Nevins Photo: Caley Rose as Jen shoots the opening of We’re Here Now at downtown’s Cannery Lofts Get ready for another ode to Dayton—this one from a non-Daytonian, actually. A new web series by Sixteen 37 Productions places three New York City fish […]

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Storied works

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Art and Soul fair returns with more to tell By Katie Fender Photo: Andrea Starkey’s nature-inspired prints decorate Art and Soul fair Nov. 19 A piece of art can speak on its own, but at the annual Art and Soul Fair, artists help share those stories. The event returns to Yellow Springs on Saturday, Nov. […]

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Nobody Sleeps in Turandot

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Love thaws the ice queen with the Dayton Opera The scale and spectacle of Turandot is something not to be […]

Jackie in Wonderland

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Dayton Philharmonic backs prodigy Jackie Evancho at Schuster Jackie Evancho will sing opera favorites as well as her new more […]

Celebrating local artists

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DVAC auction returns to Sinclair’s Ponitz Center Attendees can appreciate local artists while socializing with their friends and family. By […]

Success by design

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Tracy McElfresh sews, up-cycles, and blogs her fashion forward McElfresh is fan of vivid colors and bold patterns in her […]

A new class at the old school

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Dayton Funk Forever brings the spirit of 70s soul to Oscar’s (L-R) Joseph Hamp, Patrick Coyne, Brandon Guthrie, Adam Uhlenhake, […]