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Articles About music

  • It’s a rap—Issa Walker featured on a new album

    Issa Ali (area resident Issa Walker, center) is featured on a new single with legendary Brooklyn rapper Talib Kweli (right). Walker wrote, produced and performed on the track, which is available online. According to Walker, his approach to the song was simple: bring back the timeless hip-hop sound of serious lyricism over a classic beat. (Submitted photo)

    Yellow Springs resident and resident hip-hop artist Issa Walker alternated between excitement and nonchalance when recently discussing one of his latest musical endeavors. Not only did Walker write the music for a song performed by one of his idols, but he got to rap on it as well.

  • Yellow Springs Street Fair: Blue notes, blue skies

    Musician Tumust Allison from Dayton played a powerful sax during last Saturday’s Street Fair. (Photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    Temperatures on Saturday hit 93 degrees, but the music was even hotter than the weather.

  • YSHS music room is made harmonious

    YSHS Band and orchestra director Brian Mayer used community resources to create a music library, searchable online, in one of the rooms in the “flying saucer” at the high school. It’s taken him two years, but thousands of band and orchestra scores and pieces can now be found on a database at Mayer’s staff page from the high school website. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    For the past two years of his tenure as head of the McKinney/YSHS music department, Brian Mayer has sorted and catalogued all the school’s music, and built a searchable music library, which can be shared with anyone in the community.

  • Folksinger Bob Lucas to play at Mills Lawn School

    Folk for the family Folk singer Bob Lucas, of Zanesfield, performs at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, at the Mills Lawn auditorium for the Mills Lawn PTO Family Fun Night, an annual event to lighten the dreary winter months. Lucas is a professional musician with roots in the 1960s folk revival whose songs have been recorded by Alison Krauss, New Grass Revival and Sam Bush. (Submitted photo)

    Folk singer Bob Lucas will perform at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 22, in the Mills Lawn auditorium for the Mills Lawn PTO Family Fun Night, an annual event to lighten the dreary winter months.

  • Clifton Gorge Music & Arts Festival— In with the old—and the new

    Organizers behind the new Clifton Gorge Music and Arts Festival are, from left, former mayor Steve McFarland, Clifton Council member and volunteer Skip Beehler and Clifton Mayor Alex Bieri. The festival takes place this weekend, Aug. 24–26. See event schedule on page 5. (Photo by Jeff Simons)

    Clifton is back on the map. The festival map, that is.

  • The perks of a village

    Downtown Yellow Springs is full of unique little familiarities, like the record bin outside Toxic Beauty.

  • Sights and Sounds collide at Arts Council

    The Yellow Springs Arts Council hosted an audio/visual extravaganza last Saturday night called Synesthesia.

  • Yellow Springs quite the Experience

    The Cirque Carnival was a colorful spectacle of Yellow Springs creativity.

  • Nonstop fun at Nonstop fundraiser

    The Nonstop Institution hosted a fundraising gala last night with a diverse lineup of acts.

  • A little brass in your stocking

    The Yellow Springs Brass! performed their tenth annual Christmas Carol benefit last Saturday afternoon outside the Underdog Cafe. The street concert was to raise money for the Yellow Springs Emergency Welfare Fund. Click here to listen to “Hark the Herald Angels Sing”

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