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August: Osage County

Performing Arts By Russell Florence, Jr. The Human Race Theatre Company and Wright State University will co-present the regional premiere of Tracy Letts’ 2008 Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning comic drama August: Osage County Sept. 23-Oct. 10 in the Creative Arts Center at Wright State, 3640 Col Glenn Hwy., Fairborn. An epic story of a […]

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Waterfowl death photos

Visuals By Jud Yalkut Virginia Burroughs, a Dayton artist currently residing in Celina, has documented the numerous horrifying deaths of waterfowl at Grand Lake St. Mary’s due to the dangerous blue-green algae blooms this summer. An exhibit of these powerful photographs, taken in the channel area of Harbor Point, will be on display at the […]

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Rhythm & Blues

Diana Ross at Schuster Diana Ross, one of the last of the Motown divas, will bring her “More Today Than Yesterday” tour to the Schuster Center Tuesday, September 21 at 8:30 p.m. as part of the Kettering Medical Center Foundation’s Heart to Heart Series. The benefit concert will occur mere hours after Kettering Medical Center […]

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Visuals

‘Taste of Troy’ Fine arts and crafts show. By Jud Yalkut The 2010 “Taste of Troy” Fine Arts and Crafts exhibition will be held on the Square in downtown Troy Saturday, September 18 from 10 a.m. to 4 pm. This free, juried art exposition features original work including oil, pastels and watercolor paintings, photography, drawing, […]

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Bike Ride for HIV Charities

Outdoors By Christopher Johnson The 3rd annual Sunride is a 20-mile bike ride through the course of the Five Rivers MetroParks bicycle paths. The bike-a-thon requires pledges but bicycles are not a requirement. Participants can ride a bike, walk or rollerblade with water and snacks provided along the route. Individuals of all ages and groups […]

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Beavercreek Popcorn Festival

Around Town By Deborah Adams The weekend following Labor Day means Popcorn Festival in Beavercreek. On Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 11 and 12, Dayton-Xenia Road between Fairfield Road and Meadow Bridge Drive will be transformed into a popcorn lover’s paradise. More than 200 booths will offer classic popcorn and specialties, plus other festival foods, along […]

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Dayton Skate Punk Fest

Around Town By Kyle Melton There has long been an inextricable link between skateboarding and punk rock and this bond will be celebrated Saturday, September 4 at the Dayton Skate Punk Fest held at Polish Picnic Grounds, 3690 Needmore Rd. Presented by Punx in Space Productions, One Love Skate Shop and The Punk & Punk […]

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Billy Idol

Billy Comes To The Fraze By J.T. Ryder Billy Idol (which is a far cooler name than his given name: William Michael Albert Broad) will be rockin’ the cradle of love right into the Fraze Pavilion Friday, September 3 at 8 p.m. Idol gained recognition back in the 1970s as a member of the punk […]

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Indie

Kuan By Kyle Melton Upon their return from a month-long tour of the U.S., local instrumental quartet Kuan return to Dayton to celebrate the release of their new EP, Colors. Building on the momentum of last year’s Standby/On album, Kuan continues to deliver monstrous riff-driven epics tempered by tasteful dynamics, jazzy finesse and dashes of […]

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The House In My Head

By Jud Yalkut “The House in My Head” is a group exhibition running through Sunday, August 29 at the Weston Art Gallery in Cincinnati that explores perceptions of the house as a fantasy architectural form. Artists included are: Keith Benjamin (associate professor of art at the Art Academy of Cincinnati) who reconstructs consumer packing; Tracy […]

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News of the weird 10/21

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Signs of the times “Selfie fever” has begun to sully the sacred Islamic pilgrimages to […]

The last word

Thanks for reading By A.J. Wagner This will be my last week writing the “Law and Disorder” column for the […]

The art of organization

Yellow Springs Artist Studio Tour & Sale returns By Alyssa Reck Photo: Elaine Lamb of Mud Mothers Pottery will showcase […]

Waste not

The Plastic World of Mary Ellen Croteau By Shayna V. McConville Photo: Mary Ellen Croteau, “Endless Columns,” plastic bottle caps […]

On not getting by in Dayton

The long-term effects of poverty By A.J. Wagner I have been penning “Law and Disorder” for the Dayton City Paper […]

News of the weird 10/14

By Chuck Shepherd Lead Story – Bionic shoes Police in Japan’s Kyoto Prefecture raided a shoe manufacturer in July and […]