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Come On, Hit Me … Hit Me Again …

When It’s Okay to Start Swinging By Jordan Terrell With a cobra cane as a crutch, Joe Miller, owner of Vision MMA Dayton, paces around the worn mats giving advice on punching techniques as Travis Thaxton and Mike Powell spar. Vision Dayton, a Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) gym, is currently under transformation. The gym moved […]

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Ready For The End

Doomsday Preppers in the Miami Valley By Tim Walker “Now faith is being sure of what we hope for, and certain of what we do not see.”  Hebrews 11:1 You just can’t argue with faith. Be it faith in a person’s religion, faith in the Cleveland Browns or faith in a belief that civilization as […]

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Of Cloak and Dagger

Customer Service is Tattoo Shop’s Secret Weapon By Tim Anderl For the majority of people interested in having their bodies tattooed, choosing the artist who will accomplish the work is a decision that carries major weight.  Whether an artist listens during the design phase, is technically proficient, is safe and clean or even is male […]

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A Mightier Pen

World Renowned artist Derek Hess Visits Dayton By Tim Anderl When asked about the permanent inclusion of his art in the most visited art museum in the world, France’s the Louvre, and Cleveland’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Cleveland-based artist Derek Hess swells with pride. “When they approached me, I was floored and totally […]

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Posters and Patches and Shirts, Oh My!

Musician Develops D.I.Y. and Punk-inspired Little Monster Printing By Tim Anderl For a music fan, there are few better feelings than pulling on a shirt emblazoned with the name of a beloved band, or hanging a nice screen-printed poster in your living space. Road warrior and The Story Changes drummer, Chris Popadak, sees this experience […]

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Getting Outside Residential

Does Dayton Hold a Place for ALL Musicians? By Kathleen Cahill A true renaissance was once taking hold, creating magic in the air on the streets of Dayton. The cultural scene seemed to be thriving with art and music events held outside the realm of local bars. Just a few years ago, Dayton held a […]

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Electric Banana

The Flashier Side of Rock n’ Roll By Kathleen Chaill The two-man group of out Troy, Electric Banana, brings heat to the stages of Dayton venues by using ‘80s-esque dance beats, backed by an invigorating classic hard rock sound. The electro-rock duo uses an unconventional set-up of a drum machine, keyboard synthesizers and two guitars, […]

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A Brave New Burlesque

The Neon Presents Dirty Martini and the New Burlesque By J.T. Ryder While the word burlesque may be a derivative of the Latin word burra, meaning trifle, it is anything but. While its organic origins are obscure and rather hard to pin down, what is now known as the ‘old’ burlesque was a fanciful mélange […]

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Noise

Heart Of The Whore The Music You Have Never Heard By Kathleen Cahill Artists of all styles have pushed their music into a state where it leaves the realm of what most people consider music to walk the fine line of noise.  With roots dating back to the early 1900s, noise is nothing new.  In […]

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New Vega

An emerging band with a refreshing sound By Kathleen Cahill In an age when self-taught musicians fill the current indie-rock scene, New Vega is fresh air. The troupe’s well polished sound is testament to the professional training each member has received. New Vega has a diverse style that falls under a common ground, with every […]

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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 […]