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The naked truth about nudes

The reality behind ‘full-bodied’ art By Jud Yalkut One of the greatest paradoxes of contemporary art is the recurrent battle over the exhibition of nudity, especially in public spaces. It is accepted that the old masters and their kin used nude models in their depictions and allegories of ancient battles and revelries, images available universally […]

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The Art Decade

Marking the end of the first decade of the 21st century By Jud Yalkut 2010 climaxed the first decade of the 21st century with major exhibitions in the Dayton area, not the least of which was a series of extraordinary shows at the Dayton Art Institute, an inventive season at the Dayton Visual Arts Center […]

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Going Green

Theatre in Dayton had a very “green” 2010 By Brian P. Sharp By green, I don’t mean environmentally friendly. I do mean green with ‘wickedness.’ It would be difficult to start talking about this year in theatre without acknowledging the dollars that “Wicked” brought in to our community when it appeared on stage at the […]

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“Constructed Territory” at Wright State

Exhibit explores real and imaginary landscapes By Jud Yalkut Through January 9, the Robert and Elaine Stein Galleries at Wright State University is home to real and imaginary worlds and landscapes in the exhibition “Constructed Territory.” Working with expansions of geographical locations, the reworking of cartographic and topologic details, and even the transformation of the […]

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“Marking the Past, Shaping the Present”

A Talk with Willis “Bing” Davis By Jud Yalkut Willis “Bing” Davis is a living legend in the visual art history of Dayton who has mobilized the African American community of artists as no one ever imagined, bringing these traditions into the mainstream while preserving their innate cultural integrity. Now Dayton is afforded the magical […]

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Human Race’s 8-Track: Review

Human Race’s 8-Track: Review By Caroline Shannon-Karasik It’s may seem easy to pish-posh the idea of history repeating itself. After all, who wears white disco suits anymore? [Note: Your eccentric Uncle Leroy doesn't count.] But take a trip back to the 1970s and, platform shoes aside, you’ll find several very relevant themes: War. Relationship woes. […]

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Capping off the Marquee

Pre- and post-holiday theatre previews By Brian P. Sharp A ‘Theatre Guild’ who done it Make plans now for “Ravenscroft” at the Dayton Theatre Guild. The setting is an English manor in 1905. The players: the lady of the house, her daughter, the Governess, the maid and the cook … but wait – an investigator? […]

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Super Realist Paintings by Paul Wolber at Bear’s Mill

SUPER REALIST PAINTINGS BY PAUL WOLBER AT BEAR’S MILL By Jud Yalkut The vividly realistic paintings of Paul Wolber will be featured during the month of December at historic Bear’s Mill through Sunday, January 2, 2011. A resident of Parma, Michigan, Wolber was a professor of art for 40 years and has traveled extensively in […]

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Dance is ‘Happening’ for the Holidays

Dayton Contemporary Dance Company’s “Holiday Happenings” Show By Caroline Shannon-Karasik It’s beginning to look a lot like … yeah, yeah, yeah. But don’t get all Grinch-y just yet. In fact, you can hold your yawn and ho-hum attitude for the next gingerbread house on the block or vision of a sugar plum that dances in […]

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Carrying on Tradition

SDDT’s 17th annual performance of ‘The Nutcracker’ By Caroline Shannon-Karasik Tradition is a term that’s used quite a bit during the holidays. For some, a little too much. Others can’t possibly get enough of the custom tinsel, carols and holiday lights. And then there’s the celebrators who feel tradition, like an elderly woman does her […]

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news of the weird: 10/28

by Chuck Shephard Lead Story – Eye of the beholder The Osiligi Maasai Warrior choir, from Kenya, in ornate, mystifying […]

The hands-on headless horseman

Zoot Reboots for “Legend of Sleepy Hollow” By Jacqui Theobald Photo: C.J. Suchyta and Natalie Houliston display Ichabod at a Zoot […]

The Docket

Strange, but true: Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim Researched and reported by Charles Grove Editor’s Choice: Saucy and stalk-y After […]

Advice Goddess

By Amy Alkon Knight Terrors I’m a woman in my early 30s. I was one of the employees who got […]

Putting the ‘boo’ in book

Inside Troy’s haunted bookstore By Matt Bayman Photo: Around About Books is located at 8 W. Main St. in Troy […]

News of the weird 10/21

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Signs of the times “Selfie fever” has begun to sully the sacred Islamic pilgrimages to […]