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.

Latest from Amelia Robinson

What was George Clinton doing in downtown Dayton?
 One of the funkiest men on planet Earth landed the Mothership Connection right in the center of the Land of Funk on Thursday.  Before headlining a concert that night at Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway with Parliament Funkadelic, George Clinton paid a visit to the Funk Music Hall of Fame and Exhibition Center...

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One of the funkiest men on planet Earth landed the Mothership Connection right in the center of the Land of Funk on Thursday.  Before headlining a concert that night at Hollywood Gaming Dayton Raceway with Parliament Funkadelic, George Clinton paid a visit to the Funk Music Hall of Fame and Exhibition Center...
Here’s why birds are being painted along downtown Dayton bridge 
 Jes McMillan’s plan is going up with the birds. The owner of Crane Studio Market and founder of the nonprofit Mosaic Institute of Greater Dayton along with a crew that includes Vincent Detrick, Ileana Del Campo-Gray, Kate Edmondson and Amy Dallis are painting a mural on the train overpass near the...

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Jes McMillan’s plan is going up with the birds. The owner of Crane Studio Market and founder of the nonprofit Mosaic Institute of Greater Dayton along with a crew that includes Vincent Detrick, Ileana Del Campo-Gray, Kate Edmondson and Amy Dallis are painting a mural on the train overpass near the...
Downtown Dayton salon wants you to be ‘blown away’ by its new products  
  A millionaire’s question stuck in Joshua S. Ladner’s mind: why don’t you have your own products?  Ladner said the well-known woman (he asked that she remain unnamed for her privacy) raved about his shop, Salon J. Ladner at 45 S St Clair St. in downtown Dayton, as he did her hair. She asked why it...

Posted: 2 days ago

 A millionaire’s question stuck in Joshua S. Ladner’s mind: why don’t you have your own products?  Ladner said the well-known woman (he asked that she remain unnamed for her privacy) raved about his shop, Salon J. Ladner at 45 S St Clair St. in downtown Dayton, as he did her hair. She asked why it...
Qué delicioso! Restaurant celebrating 30th annual Green Chile Festival
 What’s better than 29 years of a green chile festival? Thirty years of that delicioso affair. Fun, festive atmosphere, great food, drinks at Chuy’s Chuy’s will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its Green Chile Festival from Monday, Aug. 13 to Sunday, Sept. 2. The Tex-Mex restaurant chain will feature a menu that includes...

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What’s better than 29 years of a green chile festival? Thirty years of that delicioso affair. Fun, festive atmosphere, great food, drinks at Chuy’s Chuy’s will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its Green Chile Festival from Monday, Aug. 13 to Sunday, Sept. 2. The Tex-Mex restaurant chain will feature a menu that includes...
Kettering grad on a roll with ‘Today’ show song and new single released 
 A Kettering Fairmont grad has a lot going on.  Colton Jones and  Dani Brillhart , his partner in life and music, just released their first single, a sultry spin on Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On.”>> RELATED: This Kettering grad is sick of the Internet and singing all about it  &ldquo...

Posted: 4 days ago

A Kettering Fairmont grad has a lot going on.  Colton Jones and  Dani Brillhart , his partner in life and music, just released their first single, a sultry spin on Marvin Gaye’s “What’s Going On.”>> RELATED: This Kettering grad is sick of the Internet and singing all about it  &ldquo...
‘Jesus Christ’ could land Springfield’s John Legend an EGOT 
  An EGOT would be a perfect ego boost for Springfield native John Legend, not that there is anything wrong with his  ego.  The singer, actor and humanitarian was nominated Thursday for his first Emmy for his work on “Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert.”  Legend spoke to ABC’s “Good Morning...

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 An EGOT would be a perfect ego boost for Springfield native John Legend, not that there is anything wrong with his  ego.  The singer, actor and humanitarian was nominated Thursday for his first Emmy for his work on “Jesus Christ Superstar Live In Concert.”  Legend spoke to ABC’s “Good Morning...
Montgomery County sheriff’s deputies slay it in Lip Sync Challenge 
 Challenge accepted and mic dropped.  Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies jumped  lip first into the police lip sync challenge  started about a month ago by Alexander Mena,  a deputy from the Bexar County sheriff’s office in Texas.  Officers from around the nation have taken the challenge, lip...

Posted: 8 days ago

Challenge accepted and mic dropped.  Montgomery County Sheriff’s deputies jumped  lip first into the police lip sync challenge  started about a month ago by Alexander Mena,  a deputy from the Bexar County sheriff’s office in Texas.  Officers from around the nation have taken the challenge, lip...