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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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Xenia Rail And Arts Festival

Around Town By Deborrah Adams Art and heritage will once again steam onto Xenia’s east Main Street during the sixth annual Rail and Arts Festival on Saturday, Aug. 28. Created to preserve Xenia’s railroad heritage it also highlights Greene County’s many artists. Trains and layouts from N-gauge to Live Steam models will be on display […]

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African-American Cultural Festival

Around Town By J.T. Ryder The 2010 Dayton African-American Cultural Festival will offer a diverse mix of arts, entertainment and education, blending jazz, soul, gospel and hip hop with traditional African storytelling including an authentic glimpse of African village life. The festival promises to entertain with a wide range of music include performances from Darin […]

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Rock

Eat Sugar By Kyle Melton Cincinnati quartet Eat Sugar have made a name for themselves throughout the region as a high-energy synth-fueled outfit over the past five years. With two EPs under their collective belt, Eat Sugar return on their newest album, Levantese!, with all the hallmarks for which they are known: unrelenting rhythms, hypnotically […]

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Dayton Beer Week Beer Pride Parade

Dayton Beer Week Beer Pride Parade With Dayton AleFest returning for its 13th annual incarnation this year, festival organizer Joe Waizmann and various local taverns, restaurants and distributors are teaming up to take the event to a new level with the first Dayton Beer Week. OnSunday, August 22 at 4:30 p.m., Dayton Beer Week will […]

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Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival

FAIRBORN SWEET CORN FESTIVAL The Fairborn Sweet Corn Festival, Aug 21-22 in Community Park East, will be the 29th annual fundraising event by the Fairborn Art Association and the Fairborn Lions Club. Featuring 170 booths of handmade arts and crafts, the proceeds support the groups’ programs, charities and scholarships. Kids can enjoy The Big Bounce, […]

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Rock

Sleep Fleet By Kyle Melton Known to many in the Dayton area as All Alliteration Aside until early in 2010, the energetic trio that is Sleep Fleet will release a new EP, Good Morning! Good Morning! Good Morning! Good Morning! Driven by the impassioned songwriting and equally thrilling delivery of guitarist Corey Montgomery, his unbridled […]

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Rock

Jack Johnson/To The Sea______ On his fifth album, Jack decided it was time to rock – at least a little bit. In other words, Johnson, who has always been known as an acoustic performer, gives his legion of fans some new wrinkles on To The Sea by plugging in with his band and doing more […]

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Visuals

BLUE SKY PROJECT FINALE . . . . . . . . . . Since its 2004 inception in Chicago, the Blue Sky Project has invited professional artists to work with area teens to create new contemporary art works. As an eight-week residency program in cooperation with the University of Dayton, the Dayton Blue Sky […]

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Advice Goddess: 8/25

By Amy Alkon   A Force To Be Reckoned Whiff  My new boyfriend travels a lot for work. Before he […]

Chew On This: 08/25

More than a study’s findings about soda By Jayne Powers Food pairings have earned their reputations: bread and butter, wine […]

Worth your salt

What the F&%$ do you know about salt? By Paula Johnson Photo: A wide variety of finishing salts, which add […]

News of the weird: 08/25

By Chuck Shepherd Pets of the 1 Percent “The worshipful treatment of pets may be the thing that unites all […]

A taste of something local

Taste of Troy spotlights local eateries By Katie Christoff Photo: Taste of Troy takes place Sept. 19 in Downtown Troy; […]

25 years, 25,000 acres

Tecumseh Land Trust, local artists partner in natural landscapes exhibition By Tara Pettit Photo: Steven Walker, The Other Side of […]