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Amelia Robinson

Blogger and reporter Amelia Robinson is a native of Cleveland where she learned all about sarcasm and aircraft repair as a student at the now closed Aviation High School. The graduate of Ohio University's E.W. Scripp School of Journalism joined the Dayton Daily News staff in 2000 after a three-year stint at the Mansfield News Journal.  She writes about dining, nightlife, entertainment and lifestyle in the Dayton area. Robinson serves as president of the Greater Dayton Association of Black Journalists, serves on the Dayton Sister City Committee, Boonshoft Museum of Discovery’s Associate Board and is a member of the Junior League of Dayton.  Robinson writes the wildly popular Smart Mouth column featured in Saturday's Dayton Daily News.

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NEW DETAILS: Dave Chappelle to joke about ‘Chappelle Show’ comic on Dayton stage
 Fan hoping to see Dave Chappelle and seven other comics on the Schuster Center’s stage next week had better act fast.  “Tickets are going fast,” Victoria Theatre Association spokeswoman Diane Schoeffler-Warren said.  There seems to be more than a few reasons to jump on it.   Chappelle,...

Posted: 2 days ago

Fan hoping to see Dave Chappelle and seven other comics on the Schuster Center’s stage next week had better act fast.  “Tickets are going fast,” Victoria Theatre Association spokeswoman Diane Schoeffler-Warren said.  There seems to be more than a few reasons to jump on it.   Chappelle,...
If Vulcans and Romulans can get along, why can’t Americans?
 Quick question: how in the heck are we EVER going to form an alliance with the Klingon homeworld — figuratively and literally if Gene Roddenberry were a fortune teller — if Republicans and Democrats refuse to go on dates? Spoiler alert: this is going to get nerdy. TURN BACK! Two thinks you’ll need to know about me: &mdash...

Posted: 2 days ago

Quick question: how in the heck are we EVER going to form an alliance with the Klingon homeworld — figuratively and literally if Gene Roddenberry were a fortune teller — if Republicans and Democrats refuse to go on dates? Spoiler alert: this is going to get nerdy. TURN BACK! Two thinks you’ll need to know about me: &mdash...
Dave Chappelle to take the stage in rare Dayton comedy show  
 Local Dave Chappelle fans have a reason to celebrate.  The Yellow Springs area resident is set to take the stage during the Laugh Out Loud Comedy Tour Friday, Feb. 24 for a special presentation at the Schuster Center.   Tickets start at $40.50 and are available at the Ticket Center Stage Box Office, by calling 937-228-3630...

Posted: 3 days ago

Local Dave Chappelle fans have a reason to celebrate.  The Yellow Springs area resident is set to take the stage during the Laugh Out Loud Comedy Tour Friday, Feb. 24 for a special presentation at the Schuster Center.   Tickets start at $40.50 and are available at the Ticket Center Stage Box Office, by calling 937-228-3630...
Funk legend and member of Ohio Players dies
 A legendary member of the Ohio Players has died, according to news reports and a post on his official Facebook page from his daughter. Walter “Junie” Morrison, a noted producer, keyboardist and singer, is credited with writing The Ohio Players major hits “Pain,” “Pleasure”, “Ecstasy” and &ldquo...

Posted: 3 days ago

A legendary member of the Ohio Players has died, according to news reports and a post on his official Facebook page from his daughter. Walter “Junie” Morrison, a noted producer, keyboardist and singer, is credited with writing The Ohio Players major hits “Pain,” “Pleasure”, “Ecstasy” and &ldquo...
Hit NPR show ‘Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me!’ coming to Dayton
 One of NPR’s most popular shows is coming to Dayton.  Tickets for a Sept. 28, 2017 taping of “Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me!”, NPR’s weekly hour-long quiz show hosted by Peter Sagal, go on sale in late July, Luke Dennis,  91.3 FM WYSO’s development director, said. “Wait Wait....

Posted: 3 days ago

One of NPR’s most popular shows is coming to Dayton.  Tickets for a Sept. 28, 2017 taping of “Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me!”, NPR’s weekly hour-long quiz show hosted by Peter Sagal, go on sale in late July, Luke Dennis,  91.3 FM WYSO’s development director, said. “Wait Wait....
Dayton-based pub crawling beer bike forced to change its name
 The owners of a Dayton-based “beer bike” said they had to dump their original name after getting a cease and desist letter from another beer bike company.  As far as cease and desist letters go, Chad Banter said he is told the one he and his partner and girlfriend Lindsay Kleinhenz received from an attorney for...

Posted: 3 days ago

The owners of a Dayton-based “beer bike” said they had to dump their original name after getting a cease and desist letter from another beer bike company.  As far as cease and desist letters go, Chad Banter said he is told the one he and his partner and girlfriend Lindsay Kleinhenz received from an attorney for...
Get ready for this new sandwich festival in Dayton 
 Chicken wings have their fest, and so does bacon.  Now, thanks to a new  festival  at the Fraze, so will Sliders, Sides and Suds.  Miami Valley Restaurant Association partnered with the Fraze for the event, which will be held 3-10 p.m. June 24. Admission to the new festival to be held at the venue at 695 Lincoln Park Boulevard...

Posted: 3 days ago

Chicken wings have their fest, and so does bacon.  Now, thanks to a new festival at the Fraze, so will Sliders, Sides and Suds.  Miami Valley Restaurant Association partnered with the Fraze for the event, which will be held 3-10 p.m. June 24. Admission to the new festival to be held at the venue at 695 Lincoln Park Boulevard...
#RelationshipGoals: You’re going to want a husband like this Oakwood dad 
 JD Whitlock is the kind of guy you want to find at the end of the aisle. The Dayton resident, with the help of his daughter Katie Whitlock, set the Internet on fire with a poem 20 years in the making. But as Katie explains below, the “super poem” he gave his wife this year is just one reason JD is a stand up guy. ...

Posted: 4 days ago

JD Whitlock is the kind of guy you want to find at the end of the aisle. The Dayton resident, with the help of his daughter Katie Whitlock, set the Internet on fire with a poem 20 years in the making. But as Katie explains below, the “super poem” he gave his wife this year is just one reason JD is a stand up guy. ...
Local student had a Valentine’s Day message for each and every one of her classmates 
 Love was in the air and on every single locker at one Dayton-area high school this morning, thanks to a girl with kindness in her heart.   Troy High School Principal Katherine Weaver said a student who wishes to remain anonymous left origami hearts reading “You are loved” on each of the school’s roughly 1...

Posted: 5 days ago

Love was in the air and on every single locker at one Dayton-area high school this morning, thanks to a girl with kindness in her heart.   Troy High School Principal Katherine Weaver said a student who wishes to remain anonymous left origami hearts reading “You are loved” on each of the school’s roughly 1...