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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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Cover Story: A Wonderland Of Art And Purpose

The Art And Articulation Contained Within Front Street By J.T. Ryder The red river brick monolithic structures sit straddling East Second Street with Front Street, intersecting through the middle of what has become known colloquially as the Front Street artists’ lofts. Simultaneously daunting and inviting, the buildings have housed some of the area’s most recognized […]

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The Mid-Century American Art That Changed History

Dayton Art Institute Presents ‘Modern Masters’ By Jud Yalkut In the years after World War II, the contemporary art world was ruled by Europe and most particularly by France, to which many American artists were attracted for work and study. Within just a few years and the return of these artists to their homeland, it […]

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White Space

To Be Or Not To Be? By Jane A. Black I loathe writing about exhibitions I haven’t yet seen, and rarely do. How artwork is presented matters. The feel of the room, the lighting and spacing; and the relationships of color, form and content that occur as you walk from one piece and encounter the next; […]

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The Other Will Ferrell

A semi-serious look at the seriously funny star of ‘The Other Guys’ By T.T. Stern-Enzi Longevity, besides being a respectful euphemism for old age, means you’ve got more stories to tell and there’s a greater chance that one or two of them might be good. Quite often I joke about being old because I’ve got […]

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Of Saints and Wonders

Of Saints and Wonders Unite Irish of Dayton Presents Dayton Celtic Festival. -By J.T. Ryder The mythopoetic imagery of the Emerald Isle causes a stirring in some, a sense of longing, a yearning to hear the strident fiddle match against the keening wail of the uilleann pipes calling over the misty mountains and across the […]

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Welcome Back, Mr. Koz

Saxophonist Dave Koz Returns to Fraze By Alan Sculley Perhaps more than ever, jazz saxophonist Dave Koz sees his concerts this year – and the entertainment they provide – as playing a vital role in the larger lives of his audience. Like most people in the music industry, he has watched some acts either cancel […]

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Parallel Visions

Visceral Gallery Showcases Fine works of art By: Susan Scherette, Don Williams, and Matthew Burgy.

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Home. Grown. History.

Troy celebrates 200 years by Janell Ward Photo: A group of friends spends time in Troy in 1888; photo: Troy […]

Biplanes and barnstormers

WACO Museum Fly-In lands in Troy by Andy Hertel Photo: A row of vintage biplanes on display in Troy; photo: […]

One good eye

Cyclops Festival returns for fourth DIY year By Tim Anderl Photo: Cyclops Festival, the handmade art and apparel event, will take […]

Causing an uproar

Godsmack shreds across the country By Alan Sculley Photo: Godsmack will perform on Aug. 17 at Riverbend Music Center in Cincinnati […]

Yellow Springs Theater Company

New company of professionals pushes theatrical boundaries By Joyell Nevins Photo: The Yellow Springs Theater Company rehearses D’Arc Comedy by wanda […]

Give it a spin

Whirled Festival of Tops By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: The festivities begin at 5 p.m. in the area north of the […]