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Ready, Set, LEGO!

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Be prepared for LEGO dazzle and delight when the BrickUniverse Convention for LEGO Fans visits the Dayton Convention Center August 18th and 19th. Move quickly, though, because BrickUniverse anticipates a sellout weekend. They’re bringing in some heavy hitter professional LEGO artists who are known all over the world, like Jonathan Lopes from San Diego. He’ll […]

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Four headliners and more this week at Downtown’s Levitt

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Delhi 2 Dublin, Kyle Dillingham, Sol Driven Train, Lao Tizer Band Delhi 2 Dublin (l-r): Serena Eades, Sanjay Seran, Ravi Binning, and Tarun Nayar. By Mike Ritchie On August 9, the Dayton Levitt Pavilion opened for its inaugural season, bringing a multi-cultured series of free concerts to downtown Dayton. The tunes began with Gina Chavez […]

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Foul play up close (without getting hurt)

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Dayton has some sinister things in its past, and we’re not talking about NCR sneaking out of town under the dark of the moon. A trip to Woodland Cemetery dishes some devious but delicious dirt on some of the Gem City’s more prominent residents. Situated on 200 acres in the downtown area, Woodland is a […]

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Take one down and pass it around

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There will be over 150 beers to choose from when Dayton Beer Week and Alefest Dayton serves up the brews beginning Saturday, August 18th and concludes with Alefest Dayton on August 25th at the Dayton Convention Center. Alefest Dayton, now celebrating 20 years, is the topper event for Dayton Beer week, with virtually all of […]

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Art in the Heart (in the city)

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Art has always been a part of any culture. It tells our stories by depicting how we live, what we see and how we interpret the world around us. Whether that was by pushing fingers into soft clay on cave walls, detailing the smallest paint stroke with a fine brush, or the beauty of dancing […]

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Laissez les bon temps rouler!

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DPAA’s Party Arty’s New Orleans themed fundraiser at Steam Plant DPAA’s Party Arty Fundraiser is always a lively time with wonderful food, beverage, and of course entertainment! By Katie Fender “Let the good times roll!” The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance is hosting its 5th annual Party Arty fundraising event. For anyone in the area looking […]

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Celebrating emancipation

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“Juneteenth is a date set aside to recognize the freeing of the last group of slaves that were held in Galveston, Texas in 1865,” says Emma Andrews, Case Manager at The Wesley Center. She was kind enough to take time out of her day to tell me why this date and its celebration holds such […]

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Pups on the run

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Did you know that the Humane Society of Greater Dayton (HSGD) has been “Finding Great Homes For Great Pets” since 1902? The National Humane Society did not begin until the 1950s, but they don’t actually have shelters. While the national branch is more about raising money and changing policies, the Dayton branch is acting on […]

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Women rockers sing out

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The Victoria Theatre Association (VTA) is helping the musical dreams of a select group of women come true.  Earlier this year, the VTA held auditions for an intensive singer-songwriter boot camp. The program, called One Small Voice: Women Who Rock, is an engagement project inspired by the Broadway show Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. After […]

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One giant leap for gifted women

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The Victoria Theatre’s “One Small Voice: Women Who Rock” project champions female singer-songwriters Valerie Reaper will be running a singer-songwriter boot camp for Dayton-area women who rock By Allyson Crawford Calling all budding female singer-songwriters! The Victoria Theatre Association (VTA) wants to help foster female musical talent in the Miami Valley. The VTA is holding […]

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Oh, Tannenbaum!

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The Great Tree Burn blazes In Tipp City People can bring their Christmas trees to the Great Miami River in Tipp City to be burned at The Great Tree Burn By Tim Walker Christmas and the festive decorations this time of year bring along with it are always a welcome sight. Good friends and family, […]

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Speaking up and turning down

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Sensory Sensitive Sundays mindful of autism and other needs Various businesses and organizations provide stimulation-conscious environments for children with disabilities such as autism. By Tim Smith   Autism Spectrum Disorder has received more national attention lately, thanks to organizations like the Center for Autism and Related Disorders and Autism Speaks. They have taken the high […]

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Irish offerings at Stivers

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Colleen Raney and band interpret Celtic classics Photo: Colleen Raney and band perform at Stivers School for the Arts this Sunday. By Tim Smith The Dayton area has long held an affection for Celtic music and all things Irish. One of the most popular current interpreters of Celtic music is Colleen Raney. She and her […]

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Santa’s south-of-town rail ride

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LM&M Railroad’s North Pole Express steams into Lebanon LM&M’s North Pole Express makes its journey through Warren County with Santa on board. Photo: Matt Lang. By Tim Walker Children love trains. Wide-eyed with excitement, they stare at the great engines, travelling as they do down those endless rails and pulling massive cars loaded with people […]

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Fancy Felines

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Dayton hosts its 62nd Annual Cat Fanciers’ Cat Show Photo: Ohio State Persian club’s 2001 Best Cat By Katie Fender The Dayton Cat Fanciers’ Association will host its 62nd Annual cat show this November. Since 1956, cats and kittens from all sorts of breeds compete from all over the country. The show secretary treasurer, Wilma […]

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Glazing saddles

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Tour de Donut pedals through Troy September 16 Donuts on the run; photo: Tour De Donut By Erin Callahan The Tour De Donut is a competition of both physical fitness and hunger. And not just the hunger to win—it takes literal hunger, and a special affinity for glazed or jelly-filled. In this race, participants are […]

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Ready, Set, LEGO!

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Be prepared for LEGO dazzle and delight when the BrickUniverse Convention for LEGO Fans visits the Dayton Convention Center August […]

We all live in a ‘Yellow Submarine’

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Coinciding with the 50th anniversary and theatrical re-release of Yellow Submarine, animator Ron Campbell is bringing his Rock Art Show […]

Four headliners and more this week at Downtown’s Levitt

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Delhi 2 Dublin, Kyle Dillingham, Sol Driven Train, Lao Tizer Band Delhi 2 Dublin (l-r): Serena Eades, Sanjay Seran, Ravi […]

The Oregon’s Seafood Stalwart

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Carving out history Jay’s Seafood Restaurant is a longtime pillar of the Oregon District dining scene. It’s steeped in lore […]

Destination Yellow Springs

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Yellow Springs artist exhibited (times two) Yellow Springs painter Christine Klinger is showing her work at the Emporium/Underdog Café through […]