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Year of the Monkey

Lunar New Year explained By Joyell Nevins In America, a new year is often celebrated with a big party, some resolutions and kisses, and then by Jan. 2 we’re back to work or school. However, in Asian cultures, the Lunar New Year is often a weeklong holiday and huge celebration, with a plethora of ways […]

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What the heck is Kwanzaa?

Answers to a question you may have been afraid to ask By Lauren Adams Photo: Larry Crowe performs tambiko—the ritual of pouring libation is an essential ceremonial tradition and a way of giving homage to the ancestors It is a question many of us have. Like most holidays, many think Kwanzaa is a religious celebration, […]

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Keep on growin’

Dayton Music, Art & Film Fest expands to embrace city’s creative culture By Rusty Pate Photo: Shaun Flemming of Diane Coffee is also the drummer for Foxygen and a former child star. He will close the main stage on Sept. 19. The Dayton Music Fest has been a staple of the local music scene for the […]

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Having a (meat)ball

Annual Italian Fall Festa returns By Joyell Nevins Photo: The Italian Fall Festa, which includes the Meatball Madness 5K race, takes place Sept. 11-13 Benvenuti! Come taste delicious homemade food, play a round of bocce and celebrate all things Italian at the 38th-annual Italian Fall Festa. It is held by the John Pirelli Lodge #1633 […]

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Talking about a revolution

Elementree Livity Project performs at Eaton’s new Eatonic Music Festival By Rusty Pate Photo: Brandon “Bean” Bastin, Elementree Livity Project lead guitarist. ELP will perform at the Eatonic Music Festival, Sept. 4-6; photo: Brian Glass Musical groups can be contentious unions. Clashing egos and personalities can sometimes make keeping a project’s head above water a […]

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The place to taste

Fraze’s The Taste event returns By Paula Johnson Photo: Selections at this year’s Taste event include everything from deep fried cheese curds to tiramisu to gourmet dog treats “It’s the 29th year! It’s our biggest fundraiser,” Ann-Lisa Allen, president of the Kettering Moraine Oakwood Chamber of Commerce excitedly explains. She’s talking about The Taste. She continues, […]

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Pump up the give

Charity rocks Miami Valley Music Fest By Gary Spencer Photo: Singer-songwriter Sharon Lane will perform at this year’s Miami Valley Music Festival, taking place July 31 and Aug. 1 There are rarely definites in life, but when it comes to summers, there are a couple—warm weather and music festivals topping the list. And during the […]

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All beats, no bread

Dayton Jazz Festival wails into downtown By CC Hutten Photo: The Dayton Jazz Festival will take place June 21 from 1-9 p.m. On June 21, the Dayton community is set to rally behind jazz music. Dayton Jazz Festival will be the first event of the summer music festival series hosted by the Dayton Department of […]

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The fest for the rest

Nelsonville Music Festival returns to Hocking College By Rusty Pate Photo: Celia, Elizabeth and Leslie Rasmussen of Dayton’s Good English will perform at the Nelsonville Music Festival May 28-31 As the winds of winter slowly fade, the spring thaw means many different things. The longer days bring chirping birds and joggers back to suburban streets. Children […]

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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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Let’s go to the movies

Miamisburg Plaza Theatre now showing! By Gary Spencer From time to time, something old and long forgotten is revisited and […]

Be Well, Marsha 2/9/16

Another one bites By Marsha Bonhart Okay everybody, there’s a new bug in town and the World Health Organization (WHO) […]

Gettin’ funky with it

Amy Kollar Anderson makes vivid art full-time By Bill Franz Exactly a year after she left her job as gallery […]

Climate UPHEAVAL

ArtStreet introduces next installation in IAN series By Joyell Nevins Art is not just meant to be looked at; it’s […]

Be Well, Marsha 2/2/16

Forget me not by Marsha Bonhart In my much younger, other life, I was a model. I never graced the […]

Flying high on the ground

Troy’s WACO Museum offers classes, camps, robotics and more By Tim Walker WACO—pronounced like “taco”—was the name of the WACO […]