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Dayton Music Fest returns for year ten By Janell R. Ward Photo: Dumbell performs at the 2013 Dayton Music Fest; pictured: Paul Grace Smith and Jamy Holliday Get ready for a weekend of outrageous music overload happening Oct. 3 and 4, at the 10-year anniversary of the Dayton Music Fest! The Friday night kickoff event will […]

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They grow this stuff in Ohio?

Freshwater Farms’ annual Ohio Fish and Shrimp Festival By Paula Johnson Photo: Retail Marketing Manger Cherie dela Rama digs into a box full of fresh shrimp; photo: Gary Haber Fish festival fever Ohio is famous for festivals of all sorts. So far, I’ve counted more than 50 in the southwestern part of our state alone. […]

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Peace Begins Here

Dayton celebrates the right to peace By Janell R. Ward Photo: Peace Week will run Saturday, Sept. 13 – Sunday, Sept. 21; photo: Andy Snow   In 1981, the United Nations General Assembly established an International Day of Peace to commemorate and strengthen the ideals of peace around the world. This year, on Sunday, Sept. 21, […]

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Research. Re-pour. Repeat.

An historical brewery experience at Carillon Brewing Company By Kevin J. Gray Photo: Katie Nowack, program manager of the Patterson Homestead, stokes the fire under a large copper kettle used for hearth cooking demonstrations for the historical food-ways programming; photo: Haylie Schlater Walk into any modern brewery and the scene is awash with stainless steel. From […]

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The Goddess is IN

Amy Alkon’s consummate counsel By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: “Good Manners for Nice People Who Sometimes Say F*ck,” by Amy Alkon, published by St. Martin’s Griffin, 2014 Advice Goddess Amy Alkon has been dispensing her brand of guileless guidance for years, from humble beginnings on New York City street corners to her much-lauded syndicated column that […]

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LET IT BEER

Dayton Beer Week celebrates all things beer By Kevin J. Gray Photo: The Fifth Annual Beer Pride Parade will begin at 4:30 p.m. at Dublin Pub on Sunday, Aug. 17 For Dayton’s beer lovers, the holiday season comes in late August, with the return of Dayton Beer Week and its headlining event, AleFest Dayton.  For the […]

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Flip the script

FutureFest offers six new plays in three days  By Jacqui Theobald Photo: Scott Knisley and Wendi Michael rehearse for “Wash, Dry, Fold”; photo: Serif Cinar “It’s the best time I have all year,” double-finalist playwright M. J. Feely said of the intense FutureFest weekend, during which Dayton Playhouse produces six new plays. He, like others who […]

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As a matter of craft

Spotlight on the 2014 Eichelberger FilmDayton Festival By T.T. Stern-Enzi Photo: Josh Marshall as Dean and Hannah Marshall as Lana in “The Infinite Man”; photo courtesy of “The Infinite Man” The slogan for this year’s Eichelberger FilmDayton Festival says it all – “Craft Matters.” Those two words label not only the films selected for the festival, […]

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What The funk?!?

Spotlight returns to Dayton’s musical legacy By Rusty Pate Photo: The Ohio Players; image courtesy of the Dayton Daily News Archive at Wright State University Music helps define the places from which it springs. The mere mention of certain cities or musical styles drips so thick with nostalgia and palpable energy it seems impossible to separate […]

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Boarding a roller-coaster

Unpredictable puppy, unknown past, uncertain future By Paul Noah Photo: A boy and his dog Don’t get me wrong, I love dogs. But I’m also realistic. Though my wife’s and my childless lifestyle narrowly avails responsible cat ownership (I take him to work on a daily basis), it doesn’t justify dog cohabitation because we’re nearly never […]

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Looking through a new lens

Meet the artist: Leah Stahl By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Leah Stahl, “Bootstrap Paradox” 2014, Photogram/Pharmaceutical Chemigram What the hell am I […]

Law & Disorder: Shoot first

Ask questions later By A.J. Wagner Justice belongs to God; men only have the law. Justice is perfect, but the […]

News of the weird

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Frontiers of flight Dutch inventors Bart Jansen and Arjen Beltman struck again recently when […]

Book sm(Art)

Rare Books impact new art at UD’s ArtStreet By Susan Byrnes Photo: Artist: Misty Thomas-Trout Books have long served as […]

Advice Goddess

By Amy Alkon To leech according to her needs My roommate’s girlfriend is unemployed and just hangs around our place all […]

News of the weird: 09/23/14

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – New frontiers in American vacuousness The WE cable network disclosed in August  it had […]