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Education meets improvisation

Beavercreek’s unique weekend of jazz returns By Benjamin Smith Photo: Spyro Gyra; Photo: Brian Friedman/B-Freed Photography Fact: the three toughest things on the planet are diamonds, silicon carbide and jazz. Obviously that’s an exaggeration, but even distortions reflect some truth. Jazz is challenging to learn, challenging to play and occasionally challenging to enjoy or even comprehend. […]

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Fight for the history books

KnockOut Dayton showcases local volunteer boxers for good cause By Gary Spencer Photo: Dayton History presents the KnockOut Dayton boxing exhibition on March 1 at Memorial Hall; photo: Tom Greene Photography Elton John once sang “Saturday night’s alright for fightin,’” and this Saturday is going to be more than an alright time if amateur boxing is […]

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From the mayor’s desk

Strategies for building a stronger Dayton By Nan Whaley Photo: Recently-elected Dayton Mayor Nan Whaley speaking recently to the Dayton Rotary Club about her strategies for Dayton’s growth I am honored to be serving as the mayor of the City of Dayton. I am also humbled by the tasks that are before me. The heartbeat of […]

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Sweethearts and singles

Annual Women’s Valentine’s Dance at Dayton Woman’s Club By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin   Photo: The Greater Dayton LGBT Center presents its annual Women’s Valentine’s Dance at the Dayton Woman’s Club on Feb. 15; photo: Robin Kooiman It’s time to dress up and shine bright like a diamond! Shake a tail feather and/or your bonbon! Gimme that […]

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Miss Maha and the City

Kick off your new year in the city! By Maha Kashani Photo: Join Dayton ENCORE! for The Music of the Rolling Stones at the Schuster Center on Jan. 18 Happy (almost) New Year, Dayton! Are you prepared to ring in 2014?! I am ready for the next 12 months of madness and have chosen to end […]

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We’re ready for our close-up, Mr. DeMille

C-SPAN puts the spotlight on Dayton during “Cities Tour”  By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin   Photo: Crew and staff from Time Warner Cable and C-SPAN Coordinating Producer [third from left] meet with Dayton Mayor Gary Leitzell [third from right] at Dayton City Hall for production on the “Cities Tour” program People in wool suits were glad-handing other people […]

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M.O. with Mayor Leitzell

A final word and a look back  By Gary D. Leitzell Photo: Volunteers Norm, Joseph and David and recent Rwandan immigrant Theopene work on renovations at La Casa on Holt Street; Photo: David Leach Editor’s Note: Over the past four years, Mayor Gary Leitzell penned a bi-monthly column for the Dayton City Paper, addressing various issues […]

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A new old-fashioned way

St. Anne’s Hill puts history on display  By Sarah Sidlow   Photo: The Bossler Mansion [top left] on Dutoit Street closes out the St. Anne’s Hill Dickens of a Christmas Tour” For many, the holiday season ignites a certain appreciation for days gone by. Maybe it’s the old carols, maybe grandma’s homemade pie or the classic […]

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Miss Maha and the City

Eat, drink, explore and be merry – Holiday Edition  By Maha Kashani   Photo: You can see the world’s first practical airplane – the 1905 Wright Flyer III – at Carillon Park; photo: Ted Bobosh ‘Tis the season! The holidays are here, bringing us all many reasons for joy and cheer. With this special season upon […]

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A Christmas extravaganza

Christmas on Campus at the University of Dayton By Deon Jefferson Photo: University of Dayton students and local children share in the Christmas spirit during Christmas on Campus  Dec. 6; photo: Larry Burgess “O Come all ye Faithful, joyful and triumphant;” the words to that classic Christmas song describe the atmosphere and the attitude of one of […]

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News of the weird: 06/30

By Chuck Shepherd   What Cannibals Can Teach Us Researchers studying the human-brain-eating Fore tribe of Papua New Guinea reported […]

Advice Goddess: 6/30

By Amy Alkon   Owe, Baby, Baby My girlfriend always cries that she’s “broke.” I just ended up buying her […]

The Docket: 06/30

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Amanda Dee   Man sorry for accidentally lurking nude At 6:30 […]

Chew on this: 06/30

Back-of-the-envelope nutrition By Jayne Powers   From picking quality carbohydrates to protein powders and dietary supplements, there are scores of […]

Advice Goddess: 6/23

By Amy Alkon Rise And Spine My fiancé is good friends with his ex-girlfriend from college. (We’re all in our […]

30 feet of Abe

Lincoln’s legacy lives on in Troy By John Hamilton Photo: A monumental “Modern Man” discusses the Gettysburg Address with a […]