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The Devil She Knew

Grandma was tough as nails. Generations later, a family discovers the reason why.

Blue Man’s Group

Yes, he has a 45-year-old gold record hanging in his bathroom. But the music that matters most to Bob Nave is the groove he’s laying down at his very next gig.

Off the Charts

Forty years ago, five rock musicians from Miami University who called themselves the Lemon Pipers were on top of the world. Their monster single, “Green Tambourine,” was outselling The Beatles, the Stones, everybody. Problem was, the band hated it.

Corn Belt Diplomacy

In the final days of World War II, a small Ohio town made peace with the enemy.

Blue Note

Marjean Wisby’s death didn’t close down the Blue Wisp, her 30-year-old jazz haven. But with her estate stuck in probate court, the famously laid-back club is hanging on by a riff and a prayer.