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First Friday/RACC Conference

Around Town By Russell Florence, Jr. There are multiple First Friday events to enjoy downtown from 5 to 10 p.m. on Oct. 1. In addition to street performances and gallery events, SMAG Dance Collective in collaboration with Zoot Theatre Company and Sandstorm Dance will present an outdoor performance of SMAGMARE at 8 p.m. next to […]

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Friends of the poor walk

Around town By Marianne Stanley The 3rd annual “Friends of the Poor Walk” will be held Saturday, September 25 at 10 a.m. at the Job Center, 945 S. Edwin C. Moses Blvd. This walk is open to the public and serves a twofold purpose: to raise funds and to raise awareness of Dayton’s poor.  Besides […]

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Settler’s Celebration

Around town By Deborrah Adams A cross cultural experience in three perspectives – Native Americans, westward expansion Pioneers and African-Americans traveling the Underground Railroad – will be the focus of Settler’s Celebration, Saturday, Sept. 25 and Sunday, Sept. 26, in Indian Mound Reserve on St. Rt. 42 just south of Cedarville. Hosted by Greene County […]

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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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Debate Forum: 7/19/16

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Sit down, G.I. Jane Should women be blocked from registering for the draft? By Sarah Sidlow U.S. Rep. Warren Davidson […]

Debate Forum: 7/12/16

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Duped or doped? Heroin addicts: criminals or victims? By Sarah Sidlow Here’s an interesting bit of trivia courtesy of Cleveland.com: […]

Jes McMillan’s Mosaic Institute

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by Bill Franz Photo: The Mosaic Institute serves artists at 43 S. Main St. in Miamisburg; photo: Bill Franz Most artists […]

Vitality Check: 6/21/16

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Sometimes we’re just blowing germs By Rocco Castellano You go to the gym, restaurant, local coffee shop or bar and […]

Tinker, tailor, sculptor guy

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Landon Crowell ‘alters’ time and space at YS Arts Council By Terri Gordon What do beeswax, maple branches and an […]