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Ready, Set, LEGO!

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Be prepared for LEGO dazzle and delight when the BrickUniverse Convention for LEGO Fans visits the Dayton Convention Center August 18th and 19th. Move quickly, though, because BrickUniverse anticipates a sellout weekend. They’re bringing in some heavy hitter professional LEGO artists who are known all over the world, like Jonathan Lopes from San Diego. He’ll […]

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Accessible Art

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Thirty years ago, Sharon Stolzenberger, a local watercolorist and mixed media artist, reached a crossroads with her art. One path had her continuing to create art as a side hobby in the after hours of her full-time job. The more adventurous option afforded her an opportunity to take the “artistic road less traveled” where she […]

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The Once and Future Pavilion

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On August 9, the Levitt Pavilion in downtown Dayton will open for its first season featuring diverse acts across multiple genres offering free shows to the public. The new donation- and sponsor-funded venue is the latest in a national chain of pavilions started by the Mortimer and Mimi Levitt Foundation in the vision of founder […]

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“Celtic” isn’t just about Ireland

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Break out your kilts, dust off your favorite pint glass, and gather up all the kids, the 17th Annual Dayton Celtic Festival is almost upon us. This festival is downtown Dayton’s largest, and will be in full tilt from July 27–29 at Riverscape Metropark. The celebration will have non-stop music and entertainment, authentic Irish beverages, […]

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Springfield’s hidden gem

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Referred to as an American Folk Art site, I didn’t know what I expected on my journey to Springfield’s Hartman Rock Garden. Although it may not be correct to call it a hidden gem because people have been coming from all over the world to see this place for years. Its proximity to Dayton made […]

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Yes, Flying Saucers Do Exist!

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Please don’t call it Frisbee. Colorful flying plastic discs fill the air around this time of year, tossed from hand to hand in fields, parks, and parking lots; anywhere there’s a bit of room to run. They’re a sure sign that summer has arrived here in the Miami Valley and are as predictable as mosquitoes, […]

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A watershed moment, a watershed movement

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Thousands of years ago, Ohio was covered by massive glaciers that, over time, caused the Little Miami River to switch its course and flow in a southerly direction, creating the geology of Clifton Gorge and emptying into the Ohio River east of Cincinnati. The Little Miami River Watershed, the bridge of land that separates the […]

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Roger Daltrey: the original Tommy himself

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Roger Daltrey has nothing left to prove. He’s a bona fide living legend: lead singer and founder of The Who, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and Kennedy Center Honors recipient, among many other awards and accolades. Perhaps most impressive is that with The Who he’s sold over 100 million records and counting. […]

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Summer Sun and Salutations

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You’ve seen it throughout your social media feed, you hear about a friend’s awesome class over a cup of coffee, or perhaps you pass by a window while one is in session. It’s the workout that has dominated the nation for decades, and the world for even longer: Yoga. The definition of yoga is wordy, […]

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Plugged In

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The next sound you hear will be…well, I don’t know what it will be but I know what it won’t be. It won’t be an electric car. After a false start or two, quiet, battery-powered, zero emission electric cars are here to stay. General Motors developed a concept electric car in 1990. This car, the […]

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The epitome of virtuosity

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Prodigy? Virtuoso? These are terms often loosely bandied about when discussing musicians. But both terms apply equally to Venezuelan pianist Gabriela Martinez. Like most performers at her talent level, she began playing at an early age – 5. Unlike almost everyone else in her orbit, she is the fifth generation of women in her family […]

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Orange is the new grey area

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When a transgender inmate enters prison housing, should they be housed according to their biological sex, or the gender by which they identify? According to Obama-era legislation, prison housing, like the use of public restrooms, should be determined by a person’s identified gender. But President Donald Trump—on a roll to reverse a number of his […]

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The kids are alright…and the nannies and billies, too

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In this fast-paced world of immediate answers and non-stop connectivity, there is a real need for us to unplug and unwind, so that we may reconnect with ourselves and with nature. The rise in self-care has surged since the 1980s, a movement that will not be falling away anytime soon, even though there may be […]

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Connecting for fun, connecting to help

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When I was a little girl my father had this old, metal box. The front of it had maybe 10 dial knobs and this tiny screen that eased a needle around in a semicircle. He would pull the box out on clear nights, when we could see every star in the sky. Sitting outside, the […]

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A Night at the Rock Opera

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Long live rock, indeed. While Tommy, the 1969 album by The Who, may not be the first ‘rock opera.’ it is undoubtedly the best-known example of that peculiar hybrid, and its far-reaching influence is still being felt decades later. Melding guitarist and chief songwriter Pete Townshend’s psychedelic concepts and evocative lyrics with great performances from […]

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Ring around the rosé

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A guide to local wineries The Winery at Versailles vineyard at dusk. By Dr. Mike Rosenberg Ever wake up one morning and say, “I think I want to head to a winery and go tasting today?” Of course you have. You’re a person of culture and taste. (more…)

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Ready, Set, LEGO!

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Be prepared for LEGO dazzle and delight when the BrickUniverse Convention for LEGO Fans visits the Dayton Convention Center August […]

We all live in a ‘Yellow Submarine’

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Coinciding with the 50th anniversary and theatrical re-release of Yellow Submarine, animator Ron Campbell is bringing his Rock Art Show […]

Four headliners and more this week at Downtown’s Levitt

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Delhi 2 Dublin, Kyle Dillingham, Sol Driven Train, Lao Tizer Band Delhi 2 Dublin (l-r): Serena Eades, Sanjay Seran, Ravi […]

The Oregon’s Seafood Stalwart

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Carving out history Jay’s Seafood Restaurant is a longtime pillar of the Oregon District dining scene. It’s steeped in lore […]

Destination Yellow Springs

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Yellow Springs artist exhibited (times two) Yellow Springs painter Christine Klinger is showing her work at the Emporium/Underdog Café through […]