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Annual Lebanese Festival returns By Janell R. Ward Photo: Will Thomas grillis Kafta while Danny Slilaty grills chicken for Shawarma sandwiches at the annual Dayton Lebanese Festival, Aug. 28-30; photo: Jim Zaidain Experience the culture of Lebanese dance, cuisine, and traditions this year at the 22nd Annual Lebanese Festival, taking place Aug. 28-30. “This festival is […]

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Welcome to the village

Clifton Gorge Music & Arts Festival keeps traditions alive By John Hamilton Photo: The Clifton Gorge Music & Arts Festival, taking place Aug. 28-29, features a wide array of performers and artisans Although the summer season is coming to an end again, there are still some fun outdoor activities that can be done just as […]

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A family affair

Dayton African American Cultural Festival returns By Katie Christoff Photo: The Dayton African American Cultural Festival takes place Aug. 22 at Island MetroPark and Aug. 23 at Courthouse Square; photo: Terry Flucas It’s a family affair at the annual Dayton African American Cultural Festival—the theme has mandated this for the past three years, but it’s […]

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Feliz Quinceañera!

Dayton Hispanic Heritage Festival celebrates year 15 By Joyell Nevins Photo: The fifteenth annual Dayton Hispanic Heritage Festival takes places 11 a.m.-11 p.m. on Aug. 15 at RiverScape MetroPark Feliz Quinceañera, Hispanic Heritage Festival! This year, the Puerto Rican, American and Caribbean Organization (PACO) is celebrating its fifteenth anniversary of holding the Hispanic Heritage Festival, […]

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The thousand year festival

Wham Bam Thank U Jam returns to Oxford By Katie Christoff Photo: [l-r] Nathan Goff, Mike Carpenter, Kimberly Weiss, Nathan Goff, Todd Panstingel and Brian Wise [not pictured] of Killed By Art perform at the 2014 Wham Bam Thank U Jam The self-proclaimed “best weekend of the summer,” Wham Bam Thank U Jam, returns to […]

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We can werk it out

Thornville Ohio’s Werk Out Music & Arts Festival returns By Tim Anderl Photo: Papadosio will perform at this year’s Werk Out Music & Arts Festival, taking place Aug. 6-8 at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio; photo: Musical Earth In its sixth year, the Werk Out Music & Arts Festival has become a summer destination for […]

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You know, just ’Koz.

Smooth jazz, fermented grapes dual headline Festival of the Vine By Mike Rosenberg Photo: Jazz artist Dave Koz will headline Fraze Pavilion’s Festival of the Vine, which features a day-long wine tasting event; photo: Greg Allen Smooth jazz impresario Dave Koz will headline the tenth edition of the Festival of the Vine, an afternoon and […]

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Celtic crush

Annual Dayton Celtic Festival returns By Gary Spencer Photo: Celtic/Klezmer/World music headliners Scythian will perform at the 2015 Dayton Celtic Festival; photo: Dayton Celtic Festival Staff Some events in Dayton become an institution over the years, and the annual United Irish of Dayton Celtic Festival has definitely become one of them. In fact, the festival […]

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All beats, no bread

Dayton Jazz Festival wails into downtown By CC Hutten Photo: The Dayton Jazz Festival will take place June 21 from 1-9 p.m. On June 21, the Dayton community is set to rally behind jazz music. Dayton Jazz Festival will be the first event of the summer music festival series hosted by the Dayton Department of […]

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Twist and shout

Pretzel Festival in historic Germantown By Paula Johnson Photo: The Germantown Pretzel Festival begins at 9 a.m. on Sept. 27 At the entrance to Germantown, a historic hamlet southwest of Dayton, there’s a plaque that reads, “Germantown, Jewel of Twin Valley, founded in 1804 by Philip Gunckel.” It’s a safe bet that Gunckel, a German […]

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The Docket: 09/01

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim by Amanda Dee  Frenemies A man hailed a police cruiser and said he had just […]

Advice Goddess: 8/25

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

Worth your salt

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

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 […]

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; […]