Area briefs

Tribute bands to perform

TROY — The Fridays on Prouty concert series continues with the sounds of Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin performing for the first time on Prouty Plaza at 7:30 p.m. Friday, July 7.

Tony Silky and his band pay tribute to Jimi Hendrix as few guitarists can. Share Silky T’s passion and artistry of the Jimi Hendrix sound. Relive a time of energy and voice or acquaint yourself with a musical genius who lived in an explosively creative era. Opening for The Jimi Hendrix Experience is Ball and Chain, a five piece Janis Joplin tribute band with Geri Ciacchi. Janis helped to shape an era of rock and roll, Ball and Chain and The Jimi Hendrix Experience take you there again.

There is no cover fee for this concert, bring your lawn chair to Prouty Plaza. This concert may be loud.

The event is presented by Troy-Hayner Cultural Center, sponsored by The Troy Foundation, The Dayton City Paper, Troy Community Radio, Alvetro Orthodontics, Emerson Climate Control, Troy CARSTAR and Unity National Bank.

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Durham graduates training

SAN ANTONIO, Texas — U.S. Air Force Reserve Airman 1st Class Sarah Durham graduated from basic military training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, San Antonio, Texas.

The airman completed an intensive, eight-week program that included training in military discipline and studies, Air Force core values, physical fitness, and basic warfare principles and skills.

Airmen who complete basic training also earn four credits toward an associate in applied science degree through the Community College of the Air Force.

Durham is the daughter of Dennis Durham of Medway, Ohio, step-daughter of Tonya Lara of Vandalia, and sister of Adam and Katherine Durham of Troy.

She is a 2010 graduate of Troy High School, Troy.