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Rockstar goes global

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New Japan’s Tetsuya Naito’s Dayton Wrestling Debut Tetsuya Naito (Center) leads New Japan Wrestling’s assault on Dayton. Photo: Seriously Funny Photography By Gary Spencer International entertainment doesn’t come to Dayton often enough. But that’s about to change this coming weekend when one of New Japan Pro Wrestling’s biggest stars, Tetsuya Naito, invades Rockstar Pro Arena […]

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It’s the %$#&*@ Catalina Mixer

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The Wrestling Revolver invades Rockstar Pro Arena ‘Bulldozer’ Matt Tremont in 2016 Best of the Best; photo: Meggie Baker By Gary Spencer Pro wrestling isn’t just about WWE these days. In fact, indie circuit wrestling such as New Japan Pro-Wrestling, Ring of Honor, and Global Force Wrestling seem to be thriving at all-time highs as […]

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Best bullies

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Ohio Bully Showcase gathers American bullies galore Handler Josh Engle stacks Dual Champion Yogi to ensure his front paws and rear legs are in place for judging; photo: Rebecca Pogue By Tim Smith The Ohio Bully Showcase will put on the pedestal a misunderstood or unknown breed—the American bully. According to the American Bully Kennel […]

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‘The new face of America’

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US Champion Kevin Owens and WWE SmackDown rule at Nutter Center Kevin Owens during ‘Catch WLIVE WRESTLEMANIA REVENGE’ at Accor Hotel Arena, in Paris, France, on April 22, 2016; photo: Jerome Domine By Gary Spencer Everyone likes a good underdog story—you know, when a person fights for a goal even if the odds are almost […]

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Collateral damage

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A cautionary heroin tale By A DCP Writer Photo: A heroin addiction can be a mental, emotional, and financial drain on resources, even if you’re not the one using Editor’s note: Dayton was rated the worst U.S. city for drug overdoses, with an approximate 50 percent death rate, by ArrestRecords.com last May. Data was gathered […]

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The secret Garden Station

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Demolition crew uncovers big surprise By Tim Walker Photo: The Garden State demoliton crew unearthed another space, colored with art like that above; photo: Tim Walker “I’ve never seen anything like it,” says Raymond R.J. Johnson of Bellbrook. “We were all just… well, flabbergasted, to be honest. It was the last thing we expected to […]

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Super man

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Wonder at illusionist Mike Super at the Victoria Theatre By Matt Clevenger Photo: Mike Super conjures his show that’s ‘turned on its side and dumped out into the audience’ Dec. 10 at the Victoria photo: Duane Rieder If you’re skeptical about mystifier Mike Super’s live show at the Victoria Theatre this Saturday, Dec. 10, just get on […]

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The golden age of magic

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‘The Illusionists: Turn of the Century’ teaches history at Clark State By Matt Clevenger Photo: The Conjuress, Jinger Leigh, (left) and The Illusionists appear at Clark State Nov. 18 and 19 Prepare to be amazed (and educated), as Broadway’s smash hit “The Illusionists” returns to Springfield with a brand new show designed to transport audiences […]

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Faces of fear

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Masters of the dark arts at Clash’s Phobia art show By Gary Spencer Photo: Doll phobia piece by Erica Blackstock The Merriam-Webster online dictionary defines the word “phobia” as “an extremely strong dislike or fear of someone or something.” Depending on who you are talking to, a person could have phobias or a plethora of […]

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Tooth decay

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Wright State professor exhumes forgotten histories By Wright State Media Team Photo: Wright State anthropologist Amelia Hubbard reads teeth to learn about past peoples; photo: Will Jones Teeth aren’t used just for chewing food or smiling. For Wright State anthropologist Amelia “Amy” Hubbard, teeth tell stories about the lifestyle, family, and cultural influences of earlier […]

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Stranger things

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Metal in Strange Places Conference magnetizes natives and travelers By Allyson B. Crawford Photo: Gabby Riches from Leeds Beckett University in England examines women’s participation in extreme metal as a form of feminism Oct. 22 “The metal research community is very welcoming,” explains Bryan Bardine, Ph.D, and associate professor of English at the University of Dayton. […]

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In Nomine Daytonas

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A haunted hootenanny of dark arts and music By Gary Spencer Photo: Lurking Corpses, among others, will wreak their mayhem at In Nomine Daytonas Oct. 8 Dayton, Ohio, seems to be a place where people like to stage inaugural events. Whether it’s Sideshow, Ladyfest, or, more recently, the Amplified Humans Festival, the city loves first-time […]

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Heathens and herbs

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Pagan Pride survives By Lisa Bennett Photo: A group joins hands in a ritual at Pagan Pride Day, this year at Taylorsville MetroPark Oct. 1 Their beliefs span thousands of years of history and dozens of traditions. Who are they? The intrepid souls, who continually forge ahead, undaunted by the turmoil of history are Pagans, […]

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Ashes to ashes

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Pet cremation options in the Miami Valley By Tim Walker Our pets, the loved ones to whom this annual issue of the Dayton City Paper is dedicated – what can be said about our beloved animal friends that hasn’t already been echoed many times before in these and other pages? They allow us to share […]

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Battle of the voices

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Dayton’s spoken word collective Metaphorically Speaking turns three By Jennifer Hanauer Lumpkin If you’ve ever been privy to the intensity of a spoken word poetry slam, you know the spine-tingling effect that the power of well-chosen words can have on your very being. Metaphorically Speaking does just that. A collective of local artists, creatives and […]

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Booze and body mods

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Science of tattoos, taboos and more at Boonshoft By Lauren Adams Wine? Check. Hors d’oeuvres? Check. Tattooing and makeovers in a science museum while drinking wine and eating hors d’oeuvres? Check. On Feb. 27 the Boonshoft Museum of Discovery will deliver it all with the Eureka!: Sip, Savor, Science event. The experience will give guests […]

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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 […]