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Engineered Magic: Zoot Theatre presents Booze & Puppets

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Of Science, Religion, or Magic? Zoot Theatre creates Booze & Puppets @ the Plaza Theatre By Amanda Dee Photo: Bill Franz   It was the most magical cemetery I’d ever seen. It’s also a hospital: bodies of varying sizes, textures, and forms are born and mended here. Right before I step into the space, I’m […]

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Cirque Du Soleil’s Les Acrobaties d’Avatar Toruk: The First Flight at Nutter

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The First Flight: Cirque Du Soleil’s Avatar-themed show transforms the Nutter Center By Terri Gordon Photo: Youssef Shoufan; costumes: Kym Barrett © 2015 Cirque du Soleil Once upon a time, in the early 1980s, the small Canadian town of Baie-Saint-Paul, Quebec, hosted a small troupe of local street performers as they “roamed the streets,” entertaining […]

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Disconnect or Die?

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Unplug Thyself : Disconnect for National Day of Unplugging By Tim Walker Are you suffering from electronics overload? Are there days when your phone and your tablets, when that overused social media account—with its seemingly endless stream of silly memes and political debates, barely-known “friends” and petty complaints—becomes too much to take? Do you ever […]

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Legal Graffiti: Drawing to and from K12 Gallery and TEJAS

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K12 Gallery & TEJAS’ art revolution By Karen Ander Francis Photo: A creative revolution has been underway in Dayton’s urban landscape. Evidence is found in the plethora of public murals that surprise and delight folks all around the city: the 90-foot flood wall along the Great Miami River, Second Street Market, and the stories-high replicas […]

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Physical Instagram : Pecha Kucha builds a real social network

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A 20×20 Vision Pecha Kucha takes back big, concise ideas from the Internet By Morgan Laurens Photo: Guest MC Jason Antonick by Briana Snyder It’s painfully cold just outside Dayton’s Masonic Temple. Even the coarse chunks of rock salt can’t cut through thick slabs of ice coating the inky blacktop of the parking lot. Several […]

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No B.S. – You Better Believe Professional Bull Riders’ Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour Is Here

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By The Horns Professional Bull Riders’ Real Time Pain Relief Velocity Tour takes over the Nutter Center By Terri Gordon Photo: By Natan Daubaugh   It’s hard to know how and where the sport of bull riding truly began. Bulls have figured into histories and folklores for millennia. They’ve been central to religions and festivals […]

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Which Came First?

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Grow Home: 38th Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association Conference moves to Dayton Convention Center By Tara Petit Photo: Cover artwork by Kevin Morgan Collaboration, ideation, and innovation on statewide practices in sustainable food and farming practices will be “homegrown” this year at the 38th annual Ohio Ecological Food and Farm Association (OEFFA) Conference, “Growing […]

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Dream women: DPAA’s Soul Singers take the Schuster stage

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Soul sistas 3 Dayton women’s journeys to the Schuster stage By Gary Spencer Photo: (l-r) Dayton Performing Arts Alliance’s ‘Soulful’ winners, Tiffany Bryant, Frances Wright Pate, and Yolanda Drake It’s everyone’s dream to go from doing something you love for your amusement or for the entertainment of a small circle of family and friends to the […]

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Disrupting the Frame: 35 ‘Ferguson voices’ break from the national narrative at UD

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Moral History ‘Ferguson Voices: Disrupting the Frame’ oral history exhibit at UD By Tim Walker Photo: Tony Rice; photo: Steven Dougherty “Without courage,” the great Maya Angelou once wrote, “We cannot practice any other virtue with consistency. We can’t be kind, true, merciful, generous, or honest.” We like to think of ourselves as courageous individuals, […]

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Surviving Brock Turners

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A local look at college sexual assault policy and culture By Amanda Dee Photo: Dayton area resident Brock Turner became the name and face of lenient punishment for sexual assault on college campuses, after the impact statement of Emily Doe, the woman he assaulted at Stanford University, went viral and California Judge Aaron Persky recommended six […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 5/23

By Michelle Strauss Wii the people A woman decided to go outside to take her evening smoke. Inside her residence, […]

The Docket: 5/16

Short relationships, long fights A woman and her ex-boyfriend decided they needed to meet and discuss their breakup. The woman […]

Law and Disorder: The Docket 5/9

40 oz. fight A woman was hanging out with friends when they all decided to buy some beer. She knew […]

The Docket: 5/2

Cupcake capers A man walked into a store and headed to the cupcake section. The owner suspected there would be […]

Law & Disorder: 4/25

Broken brandy bottle A family left for church in the morning. When they returned, they noticed their motion-sensor alarm system […]