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Homegrown harmonies

National Sing-Off Live Tour in Troy By Tara Pettit Photo: Street Corner Symphony will perform at Hobart Arena as part of The Sing-Off Live Tour on March 21 NBC’s hit TV series, The Sing-Off, which showcases several a cappella singing groups competing for the first place prize that includes a Sony Music recording contract, is making its way […]

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Under the spell

Yellow Springs Theater Company stages “Godspell” By Gary Spencer Photo: Director Robert Campbell [standing, forefront] rehearses with Yellow Springs Theater Company Godspell castmembers Faith can be a touchy subject. In the soul-hardened world of the 2000s, trying to connect with a faith or religion may seem like a daunting task. Being bombarded on a daily […]

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The Artsy Adventures of the JafaGirls

Just when you thought you had seen everything By Tor Gregory Simms Photo: Nancy Mellon and Corrine Bayraktaroglu; photo: Scott Kissell If you happen to be in Yellow Springs and you run into the poo fairy, you have officially been introduced to the artsy adventures of the JafaGirls. But Nancy Mellon and Corrine Bayraktaroglu don’t […]

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Freeze frame

Plaza Theatre revival project resurrects the silver screen By Tara Pettit Photo: Plans are underway to restore Miamisburg’s Plaza Theatre by mid-summer When Doug Sorrell first began making plans to restore the old Plaza Theatre that was long ago a part of Miamisburg, he envisioned the theater’s return as the missing link to the city’s […]

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Bluegrass at the Mayflower

Ma Crow and the Lady Slippers at Mayflower Arts Center By Rick Eichhorn Photo: [l - r] Vickie Abbott, Ma Crow, Trina Emig and Margie Drees of Ma Cros and the Lady Slippers Bluegrass music has a rich history in the Miami Valley. Take the Corndrinkers, for example. Based in the Miami Valley, they’ve been […]

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Public art, sans gallery

Life imitates art in Yellow Springs By Tammy Newsom Photo: Davis Street Propeller Bush, artist: Bruce Parker; photo: Yellow Springs Chamber of Commerce Public art displays may seem eccentric in most American towns, but not in Yellow Springs. Yellow Springs is dedicated to artistic expression as a means to bring the community together, which just […]

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Read for speed

Yellow Springs 10-Minute Play Festival returns under new management By Tara Pettit Photo: The Yellow Springs Theater Company gathers to rehearse selected scripts; photo: Yellow Springs Theater Company There is traditional theatre, and then there is the unconventional “short story” of theatre, which extracts the most poignant scenes of a feature-length production into 10-minute scripts. […]

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Hangin’ around

Miamisburg’s annual Frozen Butt Hang By Josher Lumpkin Photo: Frozen Butt Hang participants set up hammocks and tents above the forest floor I don’t know about you, but when I hear the word “hammock,” the image that is immediately invoked into my mind’s eye is one of peaceful relaxation. I can practically hear the birds chirping, […]

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From Front Street to Nanjing

Dimensions of 2014 in the arts By Susan Byrnes Photo: The Orgullo Mexicano Dancers perform at Rosewood Arts Centre’s 2014 Art On The CommonsPhoto courtesy of Rosewood Arts Centre I have often heard it said that Dayton is fortunate to have the amount and quality of arts it has for a city its size. And […]

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Looking forward: 2015 in the arts

How Dayton draws its future By Eva Buttacavoli Photo: Gallery view of the 2014 Stivers School for the Arts photography auction; photo: Leah Stahl A recent article in the New York Times Arts section posed the question to a panel of cultural figures of whether our art is equal to the challenges of our times. The premise […]

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News of the weird: 03/03

By Chuck Shepherd The Unhoneymoon A Saratoga Springs, New York, resort has begun accepting totally defeated husbands and wives for […]

The Docket: 03/03

Dayton’s police blotter, reported verbatim By Researched and reported by Charles Grove Plausible deniability Officers responded to a nuisance call. […]

Advice Goddess: 3/3

By Amy Alkon The Wicked Witch of the Westin There’s a girl who works at the hotel where my co-workers […]

Chew on this: 03/03

Eating has a mind of its own By Jayne Powers How food and eating manifest themselves in our lives and […]

Homegrown harmonies

National Sing-Off Live Tour in Troy By Tara Pettit Photo: Street Corner Symphony will perform at Hobart Arena as part of The […]

Chew on this: 2/24

Be your own nutrition sleuth By Jayne Powers Photo: Composer Jake Heggie; photo: Art Clarity You may have read the […]