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Think Deeper

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ThinkTV’s unwavering local commitment continues A vital fundraising event, each year sponsors, volunteers, and our viewers join together to make the Great TV Auction a success. By Tara Pettit In a hyper-informational decade where society is barraged with media on a continuously streaming basis, the question of whether meaningful, quality content actually exists is a […]

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Simon says: ‘laugh out loud’

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Classic coming-of-age comedy at Loft Theatre Eugene gets scolded by his mother Kate (Lisa Ann Goldsmith). By Jacqui Theobald We have all survived adolescence; perhaps without the humor famed playwright Neil Simon brings to Brighton Beach Memoirs. Conflict and confusion couched in humor reflect his own life experience. Director Marya Spring Cordes said, “It is […]

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Dayton’s Bourbon landmark

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Award winning Century Bar at the top of their game Stepping in to the Century Bar is taking a step back in time. “So set ’em up Joe, I’ve got a little story I think you should know…” By Dr. Mike Rosenberg | Photo by Michael Morris Bourbon’s popularity in the United States is booming. The […]

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The St. Vincent de Paul relief mission continues

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  Gateway Shelter for Women and Families on W. Apple St is ready to help 24-hours a day.  By Tim Walker | Photos by Michael Morris Homelessness: it can strike anyone, anywhere, at any time. One day you’re working and paying your bills on time, trying to save a little money for a rainy day. […]

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Oh my cod!

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Something Rotten’s Bottom Brothers unseat Shakespeare Raising a toast! (Foreground L-R) Maggie Lakis, Josh Grisetti, Rob McClure, and Autumn Hurlbert. by Sarah Monroe | photos by Jeremy Daniel Picture this: England, sixteenth century Renaissance. The year is 1595 and the plight of the dark ages is tucked firmly into the grave of the fallen Roman […]

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Tempus Fugit

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Time to Turn Back the Clock On Daylight Saving Time by Tim Walker  |  Illustrations by Crystal Ash It’s about time. Again. Spring forward, fall back, and lose an hour of rest or more each way. For exactly one hundred years now, we’ve been disrupting our lives and costing ourselves sleep twice each year as […]

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Dayton Ballet presents a compelling Swan Lake

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Dayton Performing Arts Alliance presents Tchaikovsky’s iconic classic at Schuster A study in contrasts, Nathaly Prieto is the Black Swan, Margot Aknin is the White Swan. by Arnecia Patterson  |  Photos by Scott Robbins The Dayton Ballet’s founding in 1937 makes it one of the oldest ballet companies in the country, so it would be […]

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The Cuban time warp

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Discovering an old world in the present day Reminders of the Cuban Revolution still remain very visible. Story and Photos by Ben Tomkins Every travel site warned me that I was only to travel to Cuba if I was engaging in official business, journalism, the arts, or some nonsense about “support for the Cuban people.” […]

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Serve Your Fellow Man…But Follow the Rules

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Food Pantry Furor—Was it Justified? The long queues of recipients are now managed by a new system that addresses the City’s safety concerns. By Timothy Walker  |  Photos By Michael Morris Nicole Adkins is smiling more these days, but she’s still not entirely happy. “Did you see our truck out front?” she asks. “They graffitied […]

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Architecture in motion

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Diavolo’s fearless dance fusion Diavolo’s unique architecture is the launch pad for their high-flying dance. By Tim Smith Anyone who has attended the circus has experienced that breathtaking moment when the trapeze artists fly high above you, and one of them lets go in mid-air. You instinctively gasp and wonder, “Will they catch the other […]

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Yes honey, the Flintstones really was a documentary

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Dinos come to life with Jurassic Quest at Dayton Convention Center Jurrasic Quest is your chance to look a Tyrannosaurus Rex right in the eye By Terri Gordon “Our guests are captivated  by our exhibit. It truly is a one-of-a-kind experience. Staring up at a 50-foot-tall creature has a way of making guests respond with […]

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Safaris, Science, and Success

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From NFL cheerleader to Nat Geo explorer, Mireya Mayor shares stories on stage Mireya Mayor (center) leading her team for History Channel’s Expedition Africa. (L-R) Pasquale Scaturro, Benedict Allen, and Kevin Sites. Photo: Courtesy History Channel By Tara Pettit While she never knew she would one day be a safari explorer in some of the […]

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Their world on strings

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Kanako and Mariko Shimasaki on stage for the first time in Springfield Mariko and Kanako at the Dayton City Paper photoshoot. By Tim Walker At the age of 4, most Ohio children are starting preschool and playing with blocks. Kanako Shimasaki was a bit different, however. Born and raised in Springfield, Ohio, she was taking […]

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Can’t Sleep?

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DCP’s guide to your late night insomnia By Sarah Conard It’s 3 o’clock in the morning. You ‘ve just finished the series finale of “The Office” for the 12th time. You know you can’t possibly sleep now but, you don’t feel like starting “Stranger Things” for the third time either…what do you do? The Dayton […]

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The Sport for all

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How to soop, avoid crossing the hog-line, and win a bonspiel By Megan Garrison In the 16th century, a Flemish artist by the name of Pieter Bruegel painted a series that depicted life throughout the seasons. One painting, “Hunters in the Snow,” has a curious game being played on the ice. While the sport is not the […]

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Run for Cover

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Invasion of the stink bugs By Tim Smith The Miami Valley has been besieged by a plague, and it isn’t salmonella or Funk music. The pestilence in question is the stink bug, that creepy flying insect that somehow manages to get into your home without you knowing it until you see one. You really know […]

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Irish Homecoming

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Celtic Woman at Clark State gala The four women of Celtic Woman (L-R) Tara McNeill, Mairead Carlin, Éabha McMahon, and […]

BOOM goes your twenties!

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Dare to deny the passage of time at the Mathile Theatre (L-R) Jonathan (Bobby Mitchum) seeks help through his first […]

The woes of legal weed

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Getting your “pot card” In addition to federal and state law, local ordinances may limit growers, dispensaries, and individuals. By […]

The graying of green

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Ambiguity and contradictions still plague marijuana laws Despite the new law going into effect, much remains to be done for […]

Girl, we couldn’t get much higher

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Evil Eye Gypsy brings psychedelic rock to South Park Tavern Evil Eye Gypsy (L-R) Cat Shift, Sherree Emmons, Aaron Snyder, […]