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Taj Ma Garaj is a quirky hangout By Lisa Bennett Photo: The Taj Ma Garaj boasts a number of rare and unique collectable cars and parts, as well as a host of other nostalgic memorabilia; Page photo: Lisa Bennett Time changes everything it touches. Nothing could be truer for the large building located at 300 […]

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From dive to dime

The Century Bar ages well By Katie Christoff Photo: [l - r] Jerrod Claytor, Tim Fry, Joe Head, Nick Moerman of The Century Bar; photo: Ryan Lewis Dayton’s own homegrown bourbon bar has received national recognition for two years in a row – and is the only bar in Ohio to claim that title. The […]

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Miss Maha and the headlines

Things you might read in 2015 … or not by Maha Kashani Photo: Downtown Dayton won’t be making the fastest dying cities list in 2015; photo: Laura Loges The ball drop is merely hours away! As a new year approaches, I felt it would only be appropriate to shine some light on the stories that you […]

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Miss Maha and the City

Eat. Drink. Be Entertained. by Maha Kashani Photo: Shoppers peruse the 2nd Street Market; photo: Five Rivers MetroParks And, I’m still stuffed! After hosting my first ever Thanksgiving at my new condo in the city, I can confirm that as a single 30-something … Well, let’s just say it was ambitious. All madness aside, it […]

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Last Poet Standing

The Signature hosts slam poetry competition at the Loft Theatre By Katie Christoff Photo: Improv artist Renee Dion performs during The Signature’s 2014 Season; photo: Lucy Owens Ten years ago, The Signature instituted a new type of competition poetry in Dayton. Now they’re paying homage to their roots by hosting their first Last Poet Standing […]

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Beat this!

Dayton’s Burundi Royal Court Drummers By Tammy Newsom Photo: The Burundi Royal Court Drummers have performed traditional and improvisational acrobatic drumming in Dayton for five years; photo: Bill Franz Burundi now has a golden crown. As a tiny Central African nation bordering Tanzania, Rwanda and the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Burundi has been plagued […]

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The (blue)grass is always greener …

Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival returns By CC Hutten Photo: Joe Mullins & the Radio Ramblers present the Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival Nov. 7-8 in Wilmington The Southern Ohio Indoor Music Festival prides itself on gathering national leaders in music and providing the largest indoor bluegrass, old-time and gospel festival in the region, as […]

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Miss Maha and the City

Holiday season? Already? by Maha Kashani Photo: Enjoy a carriage ride during the Dayton Holiday Festival Now that Halloween is behind us, it’s officially the holiday season! Too early you say? Well, the numbers speak for themselves. It’s T-minus three weeks until Thanksgiving, six weeks until Hanukkah, seven weeks until Christmas and … drumroll, please […]

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A community voice

Don Black and the Dayton Weekly News By Zach Rogers Photo: [l to r] Donerik Black and his father, Don Black in the Dayton Weekly News office Don Black is a man of many trades – businessman, entrepreneur, publisher and co-founder of the Dayton Weekly News, Dayton’s longest running African-American community newspaper – and he’s […]

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Miss Maha and the City

Yeah, Summer’s over … fall into Fall! by Maha Kashani Photo: A skull waves during the 2013 Dia de los Muertos Parade; photo: Kevin Bonnett The days are getting shorter, the weather cooler and the leaves have begun to change color. Fall is in the air! Can you believe it? It’s time to break out […]

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Advice Goddess: 4/21

By Amy Alkon Malice in Wonderland My boyfriend has a crazy ex-wife who can’t let go. She is the meanest, […]

News of the weird: 04/21

By Chuck Shepherd Government in action The predawn line in March actually started forming at midnight, snaking around the building […]

The Docket: 04/21

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove Who? What? Me? Officers responded to a report […]

The man in the tall black hat

Troy-Hayner remembers Lincoln this month By Tim Walker Photo: Seward Johnson’s “Return Visit” sculpture will be unveiled on May 3; […]

Chew on this: 04/14

Banishing the blues with blueberries By Jayne Powers A change of seasons often signals a change in what we eat. Springtime […]

The Docket: 04/14

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim A mirror misunderstanding Officers responded to a theft report in a grocery store parking lot. […]