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Crtic’s Pick: Editor’s Choice

Derby Preview Party . . . . . . . . . . . . . By Nicole Wroten Color of Energy Gallery will host a Kentucky Derby preview party to the premiere the best two minutes in sports on Wednesday May 4. Festivities start at 6:30 p.m. Local celebrities Tom Archdeacon (sports writer) George […]

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Critic’s Pick: Editor’s pick

Getting poetic . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . By Nicole Wroten This year, “The Signature: A Poetic Medley Show” will appear in a new venue. The Loft Theatre building, at 126 N. Main St., is set to accommodate their sell-out crowds. Tony Award-winner […]

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Critic’s Pick: Editor’s Choice 3/15/11

Like a cop car . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . By Nicole Wroten You can put that “Free Weezy” shirt away because Lil Wayne is out of jail and back on his “I’m Still Music” 2011 tour with a stop this […]

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Critic’s Pick: Editor’s Choice 3/15/11

Rise Up and Dance! . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Coming to the end of the 10-week long Intensive Culture Residency (ICR) project by Cityfolk is “Rise Up and Dance!” a final show choreographed by Rodney Veal that will showcase the participants’ personal stories and community […]

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Critic’s Pick – Free Concert from the DPO

By Nicole Wroten The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra’s Principal String Quartet will perform two free concerts March 6 and 13. The concerts are part of the DPO’s “Halo Series” of string quartet concerts performed within the community. The concerts are also part of a series of community outreach efforts called the Norma Ross Memorial Community Concerts. […]

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Editor’s Choice – Vectren Just Jazz Series

Vectren Just Jazz Series By Nicole Wroten DAI’s popular Vectren Just Jazz series will return next week on Thursday, March 3, with New York-based Mara Rosenbloom Quartet. The performance begins at 5:30 p.m. in the museum’s Shaw Gothic Cloister. The group, led by pianist and composer Mara Rosenbloom, is currently touring the United States, performing […]

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Critic’s Pick – Breakfast at Tiffany’s

Breakfast at Tiffany’s By Nicole Wroten This Friday night, rather than your regular dinner and a movie date, head out to Troy for the “Let’s Go to the Movies at Hayner Film Series” at the Troy Hayner Cultural Center.  This week, they’re featuring the classic “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” The film series features a different genre […]

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Editors Choice – Ruthie Foster

Ruthie Foster By Nicole Wroten The remarkable Ruthie Foster will be spreading her “Truth” in Springfield this Friday, Feb. 11 at the Clark State Performing Arts Center in support of her new CD, “The Truth According To Ruthie Foster.” On stage, as on her CD, Ruthie plans to take things up a notch or two […]

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Editor’s Pick – 02/02/11

Editor’s Pick By Nicole Wroten A new multimedia exhibit created in conjunction with the University of Dayton is on display at the Dayton International Peace Museum at 208 W. Monument Ave. The exhibit examines the complex facts of human trafficking, entitled “Under Our Noses: Modern Day Slavery and What You Can Do About It.” The exhibit is free and […]

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Editor’s Pick – 01/19/11

Comedy at Wiley’s By Nicole Wroten That’s right. The world’s only conservative Republican Jewish comedian from Kentucky is coming to Dayton. Appearing at Wiley’s Comedy Club, Jan. 20-22, Mark Klein is “one of those acts you just have to see” like a carnival sideshow. He is Jewish, conservative, entrepreneurial and most importantly, hilarious. Mark’s act […]

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Editor’s Choice – 01/12/11

Editor’s Pick By Nicole Wroten The Little Art Theatre in Yellow Springs offers two of my favorite things together for one low price: brunch and a movie. Every Sunday, you can enjoy an absolutely delicious brunch at The Winds Cafe, followed by a movie at The Little Art Theatre for only $15 per person. This […]

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Editor’s Pick – Foxy Boxing at The Harem

Foxy Boxing at The Harem By Nicole Wroten Every Wednesday night, The Harem Gentleman’s Club holds “Foxy Boxing,” where girls from the club host a “no holds barred” boxing match for all to see. “It’s like a UFC fight in a thong,” said owner Kevin Fox. Recently, the fights have morphed into more of a […]

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Orange Willard at Canal Street Tavern

Orange Willard at Canal Street Tavern By Nicole Wroten According to, well, themselves, Orange Willard has been called “the toast of Dayton,” a “local phenom,” and “a band to watch out for.” Come find out if they’re all those things yourself on January 1, at Cana Street Tavern where they’ll be performing with Authors and […]

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Go Rue for New Year’s

Editor’s Choice By Nicole Wroten Ring in the New Year with Chef Anne Kearney and Tom Sand with Rue Dumaine’s exclusive New Year’s Eve menu. Kearney is well-known for using ingredients that are bought locally and seasonally used. For New Year’s Eve, there will be one seating at 7:00 p.m., $125/person. The menu will include […]

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Editor’s Pick – 12/22/10

Ohio Classic II at Therapy Café By Nicole Wroten Sistine Promotions presents its annual event, “Ohio Classic” once again at Therapy Café on Tuesday, Dec. 28. The event will feature a showcase of DJs from Cincinnati, Columbus and Dayton, as well as a highlight of local fashion and art. This year, Dayton local Althea Harper, […]

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Free concerts from DPO

Editor’s Pick By Nicole Wroten As the heart of the holiday season approaches, the Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra is offering two holiday concerts free of charge to holiday enthusiasts and music fans alike. The Carillon Brass consists of five DPO members and will host a free performance of the holiday series, Bach’s Lunch at 10 a,m, […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/19

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Major key Last weekend a local couple was watching TV in their living room, having a relaxing evening, when suddenly […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/12

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Jesus take the wheel A local couple recently decided to visit their church on a particularly warm and muggy Sunday […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 9/5

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Flightless In a local park, police were dispatched to the crime scene. A woman called the police when she realized […]

The Docket: 8/29

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Stolen in a nanosecond Just last week a woman visited her local sheriff’s office to place a tip on a […]

Law & Disorder: The Docket 8/22

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Totally secure knot …not In a local home a garage door was broken into. This garage door was perfectly secured […]