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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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Saucy Santas

Ten years of the Santa Pub Crawl By Lauren Adams Photo: The Santa Pub Crawl takes place Saturday, Dec. 12 in the Oregon District; photo: Geek with a Lens Photography If you see hundreds of elves stumbling around the Oregon District on Saturday, Dec. 12, don’t be alarmed. It’s just Daytonians celebrating the holidays, and […]

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Handmade from the heart

Annual Handmade Holiday at Yellow Cab By Gary Spencer Photo: Handmade drink coasters made by A-Round Dayton, one of many unique items available at Handmade Holiday, Dec. 4-5 at the Old Yellow Cab Building; photo: Erin Vasconcelos The holiday gift-giving season is upon us once again, and us would-be Santas face choices when it comes […]

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Par for the cause

Annual Barstool Open returns to the Oregon District By Emma Jarman Photo: The Annual Barstool Open will take place Nov. 14 in the Oregon District If you’ve ever found yourself wondering what it may be like to play putt-putt golf in nine different bars in one afternoon with a couple hundred of your very closest […]

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Seize the dia

Dia de los Muertos returns By Joyell Nevins Photo: Gabriela Pickett, a Dia de Los Muertos Dayton organizer, and her husband stroll the streets during the event last year. Dia de Los Muertos will take place Nov. 1; photo: Bill Franz Life, love and loss. These are things that affect us all. Death doesn’t care […]

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What happens in Dayton …

Masquerage 2015 goes Vegas for AIDS research By Gary Spencer Photo: Masquerage 2015 takes place Oct. 17 at the Montgomery County Fairgrounds; photo: Scott Robbins Public Enemy once rapped that the people should party for their right to fight. The organizers of the annual Masquerage event seem to be embrace this spirit as well, as […]

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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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Seed you there!

40 years of Troy’s Strawberry Festival (a berry good year!) By Emma Jarman Forty years ago, a small group of […]

On Your Marc: 5/24/16

A passing brush with No. 1 Bush By Marc Katz There’s a fascination with being No. 1, and since I’m […]

Vitality Check: 5/24/16

WTF: Genetically modified mosquitoes By Rocco Castellano This week’s column is going to sound like it’s coming right out of […]

On Your Marc: 5/17/16

Some moments at Hara By Marc Katz I can spin a funny story about this now. but in 1996 it […]

Sew what?

I Make Things Because I Must explores the value of homemade at YSAC By Jimaur Calhoun Sometimes in art, a […]

Vitality Check: 5/17/16

Estrogen: the enemy among us By Rocco Castellano About a year ago, I wrote a column called “Soy Meets World” […]