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Artistic Extravaganza

Urban Nights Showcases Downtown Dayton By Lara Donnelly As the nights start to cool off and students head back to school, the city of Dayton is giving summer one last hurrah. On Friday, September 10 from 5 to 10 p.m., downtown Dayton, the Oregon District and the Wright-Dunbar neighborhood will be the stage for the […]

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Gays Continue To Leave Ohio

The Struggle For Equality Goes On By Christopher Johnson Presently, House Bill 176, the Equal Housing and Employment Act, sits in Ohio Senate President Bill Harris’ office collecting dust. Meanwhile gays that come to or stay in Ohio particularly to further their educations continue to jump ship upon graduation. I was never so aware of […]

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Celebratory Slate

Dayton Opera Offers Promising Anniversary Season By Eric Street Do your friends complain that the papers only print bad news? Tell them this: the Dayton Opera is celebrating its 50th anniversary this season with three must-see operas and a Star Gala featuring leading singers from recent Dayton Opera productions. “Our 50th season will truly be […]

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Readying The Routines

Dayton Dance Companies Prepare Diverse Roster By Jeff Huntington For most people summer time means a long goodbye – to flip flops, time away from school, teeny bikinis and sunscreen. But while warm weather may be wrapping up, the start of fall marks the beginning of fresh seasons for dance companies spread throughout the Dayton […]

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Fall Arts Preview

Classical Contenders Promising Lineup Across The Region By Jeff Huntington The Greater Dayton area has for years been one of the best in the nation for access to the arts, and I’m proud to report that classical music is holding up very well through the Great Recession. We lost Don Hageman’s Soirees Musicales piano series, […]

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Illustrating Peace

Frank Swift’s Planet Gazimbo In Galaxy Zamz’ By Jud Yalkut The Planet Gazimbo in Galaxy Zamz is an earth-like planet with water, mountains, plants, animals, fruit and flowers, peopled by Garbles, Gazoopers, Gams and the egoistic ruling Gumblies. The delightful illustrated story of this planet reveals how it escaped from the brink of war and […]

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The Blessing Of The Animals

A Thoughtful New Work From Local Author Katrina Kittle By Lara Donnelly Oakwood author Katrina Kittle’s latest novel, The Blessings of the Animals ($14.99, 464 pages, Harper Peren-nial), is a thoughtful look at marriage in all its various forms. Inspired by two back-to-back radio stories on National Public Radio, one emphasizing whether marriage was necessary […]

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Dual Distinctions

Recomposed Objects And Layered Narrative At Rosewood Gallery By Jud Yalkut Two concurrent exhibitions at the Rosewood Gallery running through Friday, September 3 share the distinctions of transcending conventional formats and methodologies. Sculptural accretions by Jeff Bell of Durham, North Carolina fuse pre-found and readymade objects into new indefinable configurations. Sharon Harper of Springfield, Missouri […]

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Blondie Brings The Beat To The Fraze

Platinum Perfection By J.T. Ryder The two-toned hairstyle that became Deborah Harry’s signature in the 1970s and 1980s almost acts as a physical analogy to the dualistic nature and perception by the public of her and her band Blondie, which will perform Saturday, August 28 at the Fraze Pavilion. Born in 1945, Harry was adopted […]

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Visuals

Elementary 1972 Color Of Energy By Jud Yalkut The Color of Energy Gallery at 16 Brown Street in the historic Oregon District is hosting an exhibition of works by artist Lesley Walton. A portrait artist, Walton uses both details and seeming effortless techniques to capture the moment and beauty of whatever she is drawing. There […]

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News of the weird: 09/16/14

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – A nerd’s rhapsody Nicholas Felton’s latest annual recap of his personal communications data is […]

Their exits and their entrances

Celebrating 20 years of Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Artistic director John Fleming addresses the audience during […]

In living color

Color: Impressions and Innovations at Glen Helen By Joyell Nevins Photo: Joe Barrish, “McLain Street View”; oil Our visual spectrum has […]

Advice Goddess

By Amy Alkon Whoa is me Last year, after I split up with my girlfriend, the law firm I worked […]

Law & Disorder

The last word, Not the last laugh by A.J. Wagner In 1994, Justice Harry Blackmun, in the case of Callins […]

News of the Weird

by Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – They didn’t see this coming? (1) German Rolf Buchholz, who owns the Guinness Book […]