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We all live in a ‘Yellow Submarine’

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Coinciding with the 50th anniversary and theatrical re-release of Yellow Submarine, animator Ron Campbell is bringing his Rock Art Show to Dayton’s Edward A. Dixon Gallery. The show will feature art from Yellow Submarine and many of the Saturday morning cartoons he worked on for over five decades. There are many steps in the creation […]

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Four headliners and more this week at Downtown’s Levitt

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Delhi 2 Dublin, Kyle Dillingham, Sol Driven Train, Lao Tizer Band Delhi 2 Dublin (l-r): Serena Eades, Sanjay Seran, Ravi Binning, and Tarun Nayar. By Mike Ritchie On August 9, the Dayton Levitt Pavilion opened for its inaugural season, bringing a multi-cultured series of free concerts to downtown Dayton. The tunes began with Gina Chavez […]

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Accessible Art

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Thirty years ago, Sharon Stolzenberger, a local watercolorist and mixed media artist, reached a crossroads with her art. One path had her continuing to create art as a side hobby in the after hours of her full-time job. The more adventurous option afforded her an opportunity to take the “artistic road less traveled” where she […]

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Celebrating German culture

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On August 10, the 35th annual Dayton Germanfest Picnic will open at Riverscape Metropark. Put on by Dayton Liederkranz-Turner, the Miami Valley’s largest German heritage club, the three-day event will begin with a traditional beer keg tapping during Friday evening’s opening ceremony, and will include live music, craft vendors, genealogy services, dancing, family activities, and […]

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The Once and Future Pavilion

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On August 9, the Levitt Pavilion in downtown Dayton will open for its first season featuring diverse acts across multiple genres offering free shows to the public. The new donation- and sponsor-funded venue is the latest in a national chain of pavilions started by the Mortimer and Mimi Levitt Foundation in the vision of founder […]

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“Celtic” isn’t just about Ireland

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Break out your kilts, dust off your favorite pint glass, and gather up all the kids, the 17th Annual Dayton Celtic Festival is almost upon us. This festival is downtown Dayton’s largest, and will be in full tilt from July 27–29 at Riverscape Metropark. The celebration will have non-stop music and entertainment, authentic Irish beverages, […]

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Art in the Heart (in the city)

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Art has always been a part of any culture. It tells our stories by depicting how we live, what we see and how we interpret the world around us. Whether that was by pushing fingers into soft clay on cave walls, detailing the smallest paint stroke with a fine brush, or the beauty of dancing […]

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Live, Laugh, and Love Dance!

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Irish traditions with McGovern Ceili Dancers at Celtic Fest By Tim Smith Dayton has long been fond of all things Celtic, be it music, ale, or dance. A local organization has undertaken the task of teaching traditional Irish dance to kids in the form of a summer program called the REEL Irish Dance Camp.    […]

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From bad experience to dream job

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“I failed Home Ec,” Jesy Anderson said to me as she giggled to herself. “I didn’t backstitch anything, so everything fell apart in the washing machine.” This isn’t a statement you would expect to hear from the owner and creator of Needle, Ink and Thread, a sewing studio located in Beavercreek, but that’s what makes […]

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Springfield’s hidden gem

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Referred to as an American Folk Art site, I didn’t know what I expected on my journey to Springfield’s Hartman Rock Garden. Although it may not be correct to call it a hidden gem because people have been coming from all over the world to see this place for years. Its proximity to Dayton made […]

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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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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 One of the hidden artistic jewels in the Gem City is The Dayton Society of Artists, located in East Dayton. They are presenting a unique exhibit running through August 4, Project Space. This special showing […]

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Recognizing members

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There are many annual customs that have become time-honored traditions. Whether it’s national holidays such as Independence Day or something we’ve come to expect like the Super Bowl, there are certain things we can look forward to each year. One of the traditions those of us in the Miami Valley can count on is the […]

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Art Everywhere

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The Village Artisans presents members exhibit Trivia question for artists, particularly painters: What does the acronym ROY G. BIV stand for? For the answer, visit The Village Artisans in Yellow Springs for their newest members’ exhibit. Back in high school science class, most of us learned about ROY G. BIV as an acronym to help […]

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Your ticket to a vital community

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The newspaper you are holding right now is, at heart, one thing: a collaborative effort. Writers, artists, photographers, administrators, and many others come together under stressful deadlines to deliver this product every week at no cost to our citizens. It is also a civic asset because it helps weave social fabric by increasing awareness of […]

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Building character through building characters

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Dare to Defy, also known as D2D, is one of the most recent musical theatrical production companies to plant their roots in the Dayton area. They have just completed their third season and are already in full-swing preparations for their fourth that will start in the fall. Throughout this summer though, they are spearheading a […]

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Ready, Set, LEGO!

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Be prepared for LEGO dazzle and delight when the BrickUniverse Convention for LEGO Fans visits the Dayton Convention Center August […]

We all live in a ‘Yellow Submarine’

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Coinciding with the 50th anniversary and theatrical re-release of Yellow Submarine, animator Ron Campbell is bringing his Rock Art Show […]

Four headliners and more this week at Downtown’s Levitt

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Delhi 2 Dublin, Kyle Dillingham, Sol Driven Train, Lao Tizer Band Delhi 2 Dublin (l-r): Serena Eades, Sanjay Seran, Ravi […]

The Oregon’s Seafood Stalwart

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Carving out history Jay’s Seafood Restaurant is a longtime pillar of the Oregon District dining scene. It’s steeped in lore […]

Destination Yellow Springs

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Yellow Springs artist exhibited (times two) Yellow Springs painter Christine Klinger is showing her work at the Emporium/Underdog Café through […]