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The horizon and beyond


Dayton Philharmonic interprets Williams’ Sea Symphony and DeBussy’s La Mer The Dayton Philharmonic Orchestra, conducted by Maestro Neal Gittleman, will take the audience on a sea-faring musical adventure. By Pat Suarez The ocean: it is the largest collective organism on the planet, with an ecosystem that affects every living creature. It is a swirling mass […]

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Debate 3/13: ICE ICE, baby


California Mayor narcs on ICE, faces charges Q: Should Oakland, California Mayor Libby Schaaf have alerted illegal immigrants about the impending ICE raid?  By Sarah Sidlow When Oakland, California, Mayor Libby Schaaf found out about an impending U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) raid in her district, the progressive mayor didn’t just keep it to […]

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Working in tandem


Local artists collaborate on new works Stratum Panels (L-R): 26 and 22 by Amy Kollar Anderson and Kate Huser Santucci By Joyell Nevins What happens when two artists who both embrace nature and the power of details, but work with different colors and materials, come together in the design process? The result is a new […]

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You should see it, you should hear it


Dare 2 Defy rocks the Schuster Center with The Who’s “Tommy” Dare 2 Defy’s cast rehearsing for “Tommy” (L-R) Darren Brown, Naman Clark, Melissa Hall, Angie Thacker, Brennan Paulin, Paul Hahn, Chavin Medina, Garret Young, Samantha Creech, Tyler Smith, Jamal Cann, Natalie Sander, Jesse Trieger.  Photo: Brett Norgaard By Dr. Jill Summerville Though numerous jukebox  […]

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“It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Solstice”


Celebrating The Shortest Day of the Year, (plus marinara) Several thousand Pagans, druids and revellers celebrated the winter solstice at UK’s Stonhenge in 2015 By Timothy Walker   Allow me to wish a heartfelt “Happy Holidays,” to all of you reading these words—just be careful to whom you repeat that particular sentiment on your travels […]

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Debate Forum: 12/12


Smoking guns or smoking trees? Ohio residents may have to choose between marijuana and gun ownership By Sarah Sidlow   Folks in Ohio may soon have to choose between the green and the machine. OK that was lame. What are we talking about? According to guidance from the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, gun […]

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Debate Forum: 11/14


Pick your poison Should those awaiting execution get a say in how they die? By Ron Kozar Lethal injections, gas chambers, electric chairs… whatever the method, the prisoner still ends up dead. So what difference does it make? To hear Alva Campbell tell it, it makes a big difference.  Years on death row, awaiting lethal […]

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It’s Great In Dayton: 11/14

Dayton Regional Science Festival The Boonshoft Museum provides hands-on STEM activities, interacting with partners and Museum professionals, and more at a FREE day of science and fun. Guests can also explore the STEM Expo from 10am-3pm in the Main Exhibit Hall! This event is FREE to the public. One Stop Holiday Shop at Aullwood   […]

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Matt Mignanelli – Illustrated Cover Art

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Nipple Scripting


Howdy folks! The nipple cover August 15, 2017 was more or less generated with a custom script written in Applescript. If you’re an Adobe nut and haven’t played around with scripting you need to start. There are some powerful things that can be done in Applescript and Javascript which can automate the crap out of your […]

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Back to roots


12th-annual Miami Valley Music Festival camps out in Troy Photo: J. Allen Laack By Matt Clevenger More than 30 well-known bands and artists take over the Eagles’ campground in Troy this weekend, as the Miami Valley Music Festival returns for its 12th year providing “a good time for a good cause.” Shrug, Kelly Zullo, the […]

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Law & Disorder: The Docket 6/13


  What a mouthful Believe it or not, in a local residence, a boyfriend kept his girlfriend’s dentures hostage. Earlier that day the woman went to visit her boyfriend at his house. When she left his house, she forgot to take her dentures. She realized she left out her upper dentures while she was out […]

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Field of dreams


Soak in the Summer Solstice Lavender Festival at Peaceful Acres Farm photo: Demo gong meditation as well as other healing and whole-health activities June 17 and 18 By Tara Pettit Although its wide uses and benefits have been recognized for centuries, Lavandula angustifolia has made a comeback in the recent decade. As published studies continue […]

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Editor Position

Associate Editor The Dayton City Paper is the only independent arts, culture, and entertainment themed weekly newspaper distributed free at nearly 600 locations throughout the metro Dayton region reaching an active lifestyle, engaged, and intelligent weekly 50,000+ audience. Don’t know the Dayton City Paper? Check out our back issues here. As we’re growing, we seek […]

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Oh hi, Ohio


Ohayo Ohio Festival brings Japanese culture back to Antioch By Tara Pettit Photo: Antioch and Yellow Springs community members reveal their shibori-dyed patterns at Ohayo Ohio; photo: Talitha Greene While Antioch College is recognized for its non-traditional and progressive educational style—the institution started making early waves in activism at the beginning of the 1900s—what may […]

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Debate Forum: 1/3

What’s in your wallet? The minimum wage debate By Sarah Sidlow It’s been about three years since the “Fight for $15” became a thing. In case you missed it, it’s the most recent movement calling for minimum wage hikes across the country. It was also a hot topic on the campaign trail (is that finally […]

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The St. Vincent de Paul relief mission continues


  Gateway Shelter for Women and Families on W. Apple St is ready to help 24-hours a day.  By Tim […]

Mulling the merits of Merit Grill


Wide variety compromised by some puzzling choices The Merit Grill’s Carne Asada substituted sirloin for skirt steak, but the salsa, […]

Bread Baking Demystified

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The secrets to a delicious loaf of bread are in the details The process of properly kneading bread dough includes […]

It’s happening in Troy


Jazz vocalist Vanessa Rubin Music at The Troy-Hayner Center The Troy-Hayner Cultural Center is welcoming the arrival of spring with […]

A tradition of storytelling

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Shannon McNally at Newport’s Southgate House Revival Singer-songwriter Shannon McNally By Dave Gil de Rubio Songwriting has always had a […]