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Jump, jive, and wail!

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Since 1982, Muse Machine has been a staple of many lives in the Miami Valley. Over 76,000 lives, each year, to be more precise. The nationally recognized arts education organization has spent the last 36 years striving to create a community of artists throughout 13 counties across central and southwestern Ohio and Kentucky, which has […]

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Happy Birthday to U.S.

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Dayton has always been a patriotic town, which is a natural fit for the birthplace of aviation. Each year, communities all across the Miami Valley show their true colors for the Fourth of July. In the spirit of the upcoming holiday, the Dayton City Paper offers the following guide to some of the local celebrations.

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Celebrating emancipation

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“Juneteenth is a date set aside to recognize the freeing of the last group of slaves that were held in Galveston, Texas in 1865,” says Emma Andrews, Case Manager at The Wesley Center. She was kind enough to take time out of her day to tell me why this date and its celebration holds such […]

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Rockin’ in Hockin’

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“Don’t do it!” That was the immediate response of my friends Meggan and Chuck when they heard about this article. They love the Nelsonville Music Festival (NMF) and want to see it remain small and unspoiled. The four-day event will be held this year May 31 to June 3 at Robbins Crossing at Hocking College […]

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Piqua’s Taste of the Arts returns

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An art, music, and food feast Food, drink, art, entertainment… what better way to spend a spring evening in Piqua?   By Julie Sigler Twenty-four years ago, the city of Piqua embarked on what has become a long-standing tradition—they came together to celebrate the artists who call Piqua home, with local food, lively music, dancing, […]

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The draw of downtown living

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Summer events kick off with Downtown Dayton Housing Tour First Place at 330 W. First Street offers residents a prime location, luxurious living spaces, and spectacular views. By Sarah Monroe One of the wonderful things (among many) about living in the city of Dayton and its surrounding areas is that there is no shortage of […]

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Characters welcome

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Dr. Sketchy Dayton, not your average “drink and draw” At a recent Dr. Sketchy event: Ileana Gray in her traditional Dia de los Muertos outfit and make-up. By Gary McBride When artists gather for Dr. Sketchy, they’re treated to something different every time. It might be Lara Croft, or maybe Bogie & Bacall, or Dia […]

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Rock to restock

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Annual Restock festival at Oddbody’s unites bands to benefit local charities Electric Orange Peel is (L-R) Marko Manastyrskyj, Austin Crumrine, Dylan Aughe, and Nate Labine By Gary Spencer The holiday season has come and gone, just like it always does. But even though the calendar says the season for giving is over, there are still […]

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Cello there

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Cello Springs Festival’s Yellow Springs homecoming Cellist (l-r) Alicia Randisi-Hooker, David Skrill, David Smith, and Miriam Liske-Doorandish performing at Emporium Wines By Joyell Nevins For a musical generation, the people who participated in Friends Music Camp (FMC) through Olney Friends School experienced a symbiosis between teacher and learner, professional and amateur. “There was a special […]

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Dill or sour?

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Dayton’s Kroc Center’s pickleball tournament Athletes play pickleball in The Kroc Center’s offical court By Tim Smith There is an indoor sport called pickleball that seems to have crept in under the radar. Apparently, it has captured people’s enthusiasm on a level akin to golf. The Salvation Army Ray and Joan Kroc Corps Community Center […]

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Squandering wealth

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Dayton government’s most wasteful deals Sitting as an idle eyesore since 2014 and originally destined to be subsidized Sinclair College student housing, City of Dayton bailed-out and owned most of the old Dayton Daily News building until recently handing it over as debt payment to the demolition contractor. By Mark Luedtke It’s not taxes that […]

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Come for the homes, come back for the community

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St. Anne’s Hill Historic Holiday Home Tour Photo: Homes on High Street are festively decorated for the Home Tours this upcoming weekend. By Brennan Burks I recently became a father. In the number of ways that this new identity has turned my world upside down, one existential change I did not entirely anticipate is my […]

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Angels of Christmas

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Custom trees and wreaths benefit Dayton Children’s fundrasier Photo: A Grinch themed tree up for auction at the Sugarplum Festival of Trees By Lisa Bennett Prior to 1960, children faced the very real possibility of dying before they reached puberty. Diseases like polio and pertussis claimed the lives of thousands of children. Malnutrition, accidental deaths, […]

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Plan for lots of company

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The Longest Table breaks bread and barriers in Dayton Photo: Longest Table Dayton at Lincoln Hill Gardens on Earth Day for the April meal this past year By Erin Callahan “Imagine a table spanning the length of a bridge.” That’s what Bryan Stewart asked of his audience at the 2016 UpDayton Summit. And now, this vision […]

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Boos and brews 

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Ohio Craft Brewers Association serves up scares at Ale O’Ween 2016 Ale O’Ween contestants for “Day of the Dead” costume contest. Photo: Jim Witmer By Lisa Bennett Like many traditions before it, Halloween has seen changes in how it is celebrated over the years. What used to be a night of bobbing for apples (or […]

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Street legal

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Dayton’s golf cart grand tour Photo: Touring Carts are safe and legal. They meet all Highway Traffic Safety regualtions for low speed vehicles. By Lisa Bennett When my editor, Ashley, asked me to cover a story about a golf cart tour of Dayton, it sounded like fun; but I have to admit I was a […]

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Yes, Flying Saucers Do Exist!

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Please don’t call it Frisbee. Colorful flying plastic discs fill the air around this time of year, tossed from hand […]

Debate 7/10: You’ve got mail…for now!

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Who in their wildest dreams thought Donald Trump could be a consensus builder? Certainly not me. Donald has done something […]

Bubbles to beat the brunch backlash

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I casually peruse food articles, as you might guess. One emerging set of hot takes seems to revolve around brunch. […]

Jump, jive, and wail!

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Since 1982, Muse Machine has been a staple of many lives in the Miami Valley. Over 76,000 lives, each year, […]

A Monument to Insurrection

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Dayton Society of Artists’ special summer exhibit Alan Pocaro, The Distance Between Us When We Communicate (Detail) By Tim Smith […]