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Your best foot forward

Homegrown organization provides shoes for kids By Joyell Nevins Photos: Bill Franz Photo: Shoes 4 the Shoeless has already provided a new pair of shoes and socks to nearly 7,000 Dayton-area children in 2015 Kids are just kids.  I’ve heard this repeatedly as I’ve done stories on teachers, coaches and other people who work with […]

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Stewed, screwed & tatooed

Discovering Dayton’s not-so-sub tattoo culture By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin Photo: Truth & Triumph Artist Joe Brenner sterilizes an area to be inked; Photo: Bill Franz Dayton’s got ink, and it’s not afraid to show it. “Even in big cities, if you’re at the beach and you have a lot of tattoos, people look at you weird,” […]

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What’s in a name?

Indigenous Peoples Day: moniker or migraine? By Amanda Dee Photo: Teri Schoch, View of East Second Street, 2015; wood, corroded steel, graffiti, aluminum alloy “Native Americans are still under a shadow,” 18-year-old Amber Ankrom says about her heritage, at least 25 percent of it. Ankrom can go from class to class at Wright State University […]

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A Natural Fit

Local artist/muscician Michael Bashaw joins UD’s sustainability experiment By Arnecia Patterson Photo: Paul Noah In the eco-arts movement artists often use the environment as a springboard for art making and problem solving and turn to nature for materials, inspiration and solutions. Our natural environment frames a range of art-making practices that give us art, both ephemeral […]

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Take the Shush out of the shelves

Dayton Metro Library’s Innovative Check out the Arts program By Rusty Pate Photo: Dayton Contemporary Dance Company (DCDC) principal dancer Qarrianne Blayr will perform with DCDC as part of the Check Out the Arts program; photo: Indigo Life Media, Kameron Davis The arts have always been an integral part of society and civilization. From the earliest drawings […]

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Sharing the Spotlight

Dayton’s Performing organizations’ “American Mosaic” weekend By Pat Suarez Photo: The Dayton Ballet will perform dances set to Aaron Copland’s “The Red Pony” and The Tender Land; photo: Scott J. Kimmins A century ago, corporations made donations to the performing arts automatically. Companies and the people who ran them understood and acknowledged the importance of […]

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Opa!

When celebrating culture becomes a tradition By Tara Pettit Photo: The Virgil Donati Band will perform at Oddbody’s on Sept. 11 Today when you hear about Greece, you automatically associate it with banks, budgets and bailouts. Recent news about the country and its ongoing economic crisis has permeated media coverage of the small nation, so […]

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The ART of Caring

We Care Arts: so much more than a studio By Joyell Nevins Photo: Erica Gibbs, Betsy Boesch, David Hiday and Jeffrey Bailey pose during an event at We Care Arts in Kettering We Care Arts, an art studio in Kettering, is not a gallery for famous artists. It’s not a paint-your-own-pottery studio for wannabe artists. […]

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Wheat the people

Dayton celebrates craft beer at AleFest By Kevin J. Gray // photos: Jim witmer Photo: AleFest Dayton is excited to announce an all-cask tent, which will feature cask conditioned beers AleFest moves downtown For most of its existence, AleFest was synonymous with Carillon Park. That is, until 2014 when founder and longtime owner of the […]

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Path to success?

What to know about Dayton’s Link Bike Share Program By Amanda Dee Photo: Laura Estandia, executive director of Bike Miami Valley speaks to a crowd at the opening festivities for the Link Bike Share Program; photo: Briana Snyder My assignment was to investigate the green bikes that mysteriously appeared throughout the city of Dayton, and […]

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Seed you there!

40 years of Troy’s Strawberry Festival (a berry good year!) By Emma Jarman Forty years ago, a small group of […]

On Your Marc: 5/24/16

A passing brush with No. 1 Bush By Marc Katz There’s a fascination with being No. 1, and since I’m […]

Vitality Check: 5/24/16

WTF: Genetically modified mosquitoes By Rocco Castellano This week’s column is going to sound like it’s coming right out of […]

On Your Marc: 5/17/16

Some moments at Hara By Marc Katz I can spin a funny story about this now. but in 1996 it […]

Sew what?

I Make Things Because I Must explores the value of homemade at YSAC By Jimaur Calhoun Sometimes in art, a […]

Vitality Check: 5/17/16

Estrogen: the enemy among us By Rocco Castellano About a year ago, I wrote a column called “Soy Meets World” […]