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The steering committee for the Big Read is planning programming around this year’s pick, “The Rosie Project” by Graeme Simsion. LISA POWELL / STAFF

Big Read marks 10-year anniversary

On the surface, says Jean Gaffney, The Big Read always looks and feels the same.“You pick a book, everyone reads it, and you have discussions about it,” says Gaffney, Dayton Metro Library’s acquisition and collective development manager, who has spearheaded the project since its inception. “But in other ways, it ...

Robert Lewis Reid’s “Summer Breezes.” From the Reading Public Museum

“American Impressionism” opens at the DAI

If you’ve had just about enough of this unrelenting winter weather but a trip to the Caribbean isn’t in the cards, here’s another option: head for the Dayton Art Institute’s newest exhibit.Many of the 100 works of art that go on display next weekend will transport you to a summer ...

“Hop! Hop!” by Leslie Patricelli (Candlewick Press, 25 pages, $6.99) for ages 0-3

Discover a smorgasbord of new children’s books

A previously unknown story by Dr. Seuss will become available this summer. The publisher plans to issue “What Pet Should I Get?” on July 28. Advance orders for the book through Amazon.com are as brisk as our recent temperatures. Here are some recently released titles that your young book lovers ...

Tweaked food truck competition returns this summer

The Springfield Rotary Club has announced the return of the Gourmet Food Truck Competition, but is working to solve problems that resulted from the unanticipated success of last year’s initial event.The Second Annual Gourmet Food Truck Competition is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 15, from 11 a.m.-9 p.m. at Veteran’s Park.Last ...

At the Kansas City “American Idol” auditions, Centerville resident Alexis Gomez wowed the judges with her spirited rendition of Little Big Town’s “Little White Church.” Gomez continued her bare-footed confidence into the competition’s Hollywood Week. FOX TV

Our local ‘Idol,’ Alexis Gomez

Hundreds of thousands of people who think they can sing flocked to cities across the nation; cities such as San Francisco, New York and Kansas City, Mo. It’s Season 14 of television’s “American Idol” competition, and they all wanted the same thing: a coveted spot among the 200 chosen to ...

LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 15: Leonard Nimoy as Mr. Spock in the STAR TREK episode, "Charlie X."  Season 1, episode, 2.  Original air date September 15, 1966. Image is a screen grab.  (Photo by CBS via Getty Images)

Reaction to the death of 'Star Trek' actor Leonard Nimoy

Leonard Nimoy, who starred in the cult TV series "Star Trek," has died at the age of 83. Fans quickly took to social media to pay their respects. <div class="storify"><iframe src="//storify.com/cmgnationalnews/reaction-to-the-death-of-star-trek-actor-leonard-n/embed?border=false" width="100%" height="750" frameborder="no" allowtransparency="true"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/cmgnationalnews/reaction-to-the-death-of-star-trek-actor-leonard-n.js?border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/cmgnationalnews/reaction-to-the-death-of-star-trek-actor-leonard-n" target="_blank">View the story "Reaction to the death of 'Star Trek' actor Leonard Nimoy" ...

Actor Leonard Nimoy arrives at the premiere of Paramount Pictures' "Star Trek Into Darkness" at the Dolby Theatre on May 14, 2013, in Hollywood, Calif.

Report: Leonard Nimoy of 'Star Trek' has died

UPDATE: The New York Times has reported that Leonard Nimoy has died. He was 83. His wife, Susan Bay Nimoy, confirmed his death, saying the cause was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Refer to The Associated Press for further updates. Read the original story below. Nimoy of "Star Trek" was hospitalized last ...

Singer-songwriter Ben Kweller is one of the headliners at the 2nd Street Soundcheck on Saturday.

Things to do Saturday, Feb. 28

Austin Oyster Festival12 to 6 p.m. Saturday. $50-$75. Carson Creek Ranch, 9507 Sherman Road. www.austinoysterfestival.com.Enjoy oysters in nearly every way imaginable: on the half shell, grilled, roasted, fried, in gumbo and more. Plus (if bivalves aren’t your thing), there will also be Creole BBQ shrimp, shrimp po’boys, gruyere fritters and ...

The Beach Boys are scheduled to perform at the Rose Music Center at The Heights on Thursday, Aug. 6. Contributed photo

Rose Music Center announces first 11 shows

Nearly a dozen shows have been scheduled for the inaugural season at the Rose Music Center at The Heights, and more are expected to be announced in the coming weeks, according to officials. To date, 11 concerts are scheduled at the $19.3 million music venue, with NEEDTOBREATHE — a Christian ...

This is the actual dress and it appears to be...blue

It appears the mystery has been solved. According to the actual store where the dress is sold, Roman Originals in the UK, the dress is made in black and blue, red and black, pink and black and white and black -- but not gold and white.  For all those people ...

Must-see: Kids play Led Zeppelin medley on xylophones, marimbas

A group of 7- to 12-year-old musicians has taken the Internet by storm with a rockin' Led Zeppelin medley performed on xylophones and marimbas. Even Jimmy Page was impressed with the video posted by the Louisville Leopard Percussionists. >> Read more trending stories "Too good not to share," Page said in a Feb. 20 Facebook ...

WATCH: Mary Poppins sings death metal in viral video

Mary Poppins apparently has a wild side. Musician Andy Rehfeldt posted a death-metal version of the song "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" to his YouTube channel Tuesday. Endless Noise produced and recorded the track, which is synched to the scene from the classic Disney film. The now-viral video features Rehfeldt on instruments and Sera Hatchett and Thomas Hinds on vocals. >> Read more ...

KFC testing edible coffee cups

Kentucky Fried Chicken is hoping to make customers' coffee fix a little sweeter. According to CNET.com, the chicken chain is rolling out a coffee cup made out of a cookie to celebrate its 50th anniversary. At select KFC restaurants in the United Kingdom, the new Scoff-E  cup will be completely edible and ...

Top stars get richer by the second

I’ve been working on my taxes this week, or, rather, my accountant friend Gerry is working on them for me. Math is not my strong suit. It’s not like I’m rolling in the green. It’s just I surround myself with folks who are smarter at certain things than I am ...

Concert announcements: Artists coming to the area

Tickets are on sale at the individual venues and all Ticketmaster outlets, except where noted.Bogart’s2621 Vine St., Cincinnatiwww.bogarts.com, 513-872-8801Upcoming: Pink Droyd, Feb. 28; G. Love and Special Sauce, March 4; The Tossers, March 6; Magic!, March 12; New Found Glory, March 25Fraze Pavilion695 Lincoln Park Blvd., Ketteringwww.fraze.com, 800-514-3849Recently announced: Chris ...

Madonna falls during BRIT Awards performance

Social media is buzzing after pop icon Madonna fell while performing at the BRIT Awards. It seems the long cape that was part of her costume got tangled as she was navigating steps, according to Billboard. While she landed hard and appeared to be a bit shaken, she was able ...

FILE - In this May 15, 2014 file photo, Khloe Kardashian, left, and Kim Kardashian arrive at the NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment 2014 Upfront at the Javits Center in New York. Khloe and Kim Kardashian are safe after the vehicle they were in slid off a Montana road and into a ditch on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015.  Montana Highway Patrol Capt. Mark Wilfore said the accident occurred before noon on a highway between Bozeman and Belgrade, where the Bozeman Yellowstone International Airport is located. Wilfore said he did not know their destination. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

Montana adventure company owner calls Kardashian car accident ‘karmic justice’

A Montana man who owns a dog sled adventure company sounded off on Facebook about the car accident that part of the Kardashian clan was involved in recently. Jason Matthews, owner of Yellowstone Dog Sled Adventures, claims that Ashley Warner, a production release coordinator for the “Keeping Up with the ...

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Jack Nicklaus ice cream: Golf legend creates 7-flavor brand

The Golden Bear doesn’t have many weaknesses, as his wins in 18 major golf tournaments attest. But Jack Nicklaus admits to one: ice cream. Next month, the golf legend is coming out with a seven-flavor line of ice creams in partnership with Minneapolis-based Schwan’s frozen foods. >> Read more trending stories   ...

Honey Boo Boo, Mama June get health intervention on 'The Doctors'

June Shannon, aka Mama June of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo," has come under fire again – this time for her daughter's weight. In Wednesday's episode of "The Doctors," physician Travis Stork criticizes Shannon for enabling the weight gain of her 9-year-old daughter, Alana "Honey Boo Boo" Thompson. >> Read more trending ...

Jamie Dornan's rep denies rumors that star is leaving 'Fifty Shades' franchise

Relax, "Fifty Shades of Grey" fans: The rumors that actor Jamie Dornan has decided to "walk away" from the sequels appear to be false. "All press reports are pure conjecture as the studio has not committed to a sequel as yet," a representative for Dornan told BuzzFeed on Tuesday. >> Read ...

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