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Arts Section

  • Literary launch celebrates symposium on black women and performance

    A launch event for the literary journal "Obsidian — Literature and Arts in the African Diaspora" featuring work from the 2014 Antioch College symposium "Call & Response" will be held this weekend. (Photos courtesy of "Obsidian")

    A special issue of the literary journal “Obsidian” celebrating the 2014 Antioch College symposium “Call & Response” will be launched this Saturday, May 7, 4:30–6:30 p.m., at the John Bryan Community Center.

  • Chorus, orchestra to present Haydn’s “The Creation”

    The Yellow Springs Community Chorus and Yellow Springs Orchestra will perform Haydn's "The Creation" on Sunday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian church. The chorus is shown here during a performance of "The Messiah" in December 2015.

    The Yellow Springs Community Chorus and Yellow Springs Community Orchestra will perform Haydn’s “The Creation” next Sunday, May 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church.

  • New art gallery opens— A dream, no longer deferred

    Art school graduates Chris and Katie Brandt recently launched the Brandt Gallery on Xenia Avenue as a studio and exhibition space, fulfilling a dream to put art back at the center of their lives after 20 years working in corporate fields. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    The opening of a new art gallery downtown has been “a labor of love” for owners Katie and Chris Brandt, who describe their venture into full-time art-making and exhibition as the realization of a dream deferred.

  • Antioch School to perform ‘The Phantom Tollbooth’

    Students rehearse for the Antioch School spring musical, which will be held April 29 and 30 at Clifton Opera House.

    This weekend, the Antioch School Older Group and Thirds students will present their spring musical, “The Phantom Tollbooth.” Click to see photos and video of the students rehearsing.

  • Vocal Vortex celebrates longtime villager at Mills Park Hotel

    Local choral ensemble Vocal Vortex celebrated Ron Siemer's 82nd birthday with a brief concert on Sunday in the Mills Park Hotel's conference room.

    Around 40 people gathered at Mills Park Hotel on Sunday, April 24, to hear Vocal Vortex and celebrate Ron Siemer’s 82nd birthday. Click below to hear a clip of the performance and look inside the new hotel.

  • Annual CMYS competition coming

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    On Sunday, April 24, at 7:30 p.m., Chamber Music in Yellow Springs welcomes the finalists in the 31st annual Competition for Emerging Professional Ensembles.

  • A new voice on the air at WYSO

    April Laissle, 23, is WYSO’s new morning on-air host and news reporter, filling the vacancy left by Ariel Van Cleave. She came to the station from WOUB Public Media in Athens, after graduating from Ohio University in 2015. She called her new position at WYSO her “dream job.” (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    “This was my dream job,” April Laissle said of becoming a news reporter and morning on-air host at WYSO radio in January.

  • Auditions slated for YSTC’s ‘Much Ado About Nothing’

    By William Shakespeare, Valentine Simmes (printer), Andrew Wise (publisher), William Aspley (bookseller) - Folger Shakespeare Library Digital Image Collection http://luna.folger.edu/luna/servlet/s/hyyrn6, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=40929008

    The YS Theater Company plans to stage a performance of Shakespeare’s classic comedy “Much Ado About Nothing” this summer, and will hold auditions for the production in the next several days.

  • ‘Pressing’ news — Crazy Joe releases new 45 on Record Store Day

    Crazy Joe in his element at Atomic Festival at Sywell Aerodrome Northamptonshire last year. (Photo by Mark Gilbert)

    Tomorrow, on Record Store Day, Crazy Joe will debut a new, previously unreleased track, “Enon Beach,” at at reunion show with the Mad River Outlaws. Read on for an interview with Crazy Joe about the new track, which was pressed into a seven-inch vinyl record.

  • Coward’s Fresh, fun ‘Blithe Spirit’ on stage

    The ghost of socialite Elvira Condomine (played by Ellen Ballerene) calmed the troubled brow of her remarried husband, Charles (portrayed by Robert Campbell), in The Yellow Springs Theater Company’s new production of Noel Coward’s comedy “Blithe Spirit.” Performances begin this weekend, April 8–10, and conclude April 15–17 at First Presbyterian Church. Curtain times are 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 2 p.m. Sundays. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    After two years of presenting a diverse array of plays to area audiences, the members of Yellow Springs Theater Company felt the time had come to add a strong comedy to the mix.