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Dayton Dia de Muertos Celebration Returns This Weekend

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The Dayton edition of Dia de Muertos (Day of the Dead) parade and celebration returns to the city this weekend. Gabriela Pickett (owner of the Missing Peace Art Space) and Tiffany Clark (owner of The Mural Machine) spoke with WYSO's Niki Dakota on Excursions about the Mexican holiday honoring deceased family and loved ones, and their contributions to Dayton's festivities.

Dayton's Dia de Muertos parade and celebrations take place Sunday, October 21st at the Yellow Cab Tavern, with pre-parade activities beginning at 2, and the parade embarking at 4. More information can be found at facebook.com/diademuertosdayton.

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Born a Hoosier, but only living there in spurts, Niki Dakota spent much of her young life moving around the United States with her archeologist mother. Throughout these years, there was always a ukulele somewhere close at hand. By the time the family settled in Cincinnati, Ohio, Ms. Dakota found herself in pursuit of professional music-making as she headed-up the Alterna-Folk band, Plow On Boy. In the course of her first live radio interview to promote the band, Niki’s keen excitedness manifest itself in extreme chattiness. At the conclusion of the segment, the DJ closed the mic and said, “You need to be in radio."  That was in 1990.