Arts Section

  • Community Band to perform tonight

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    The Yellow Springs Community Band will perform its final concert of the summer this evening, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at Mills Lawn.

  • Council approves new policy on street music

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    The local street music scene may soon change with a new, self-regulating policy approved Monday by Village Council. Read the new policy here.

  • FMC concert to benefit Glen Helen

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    Friends Music Camp, or FMC, will present its 31st benefit concert on Saturday, July 26, at 7:30 p.m., at Mills Lawn. Proceeds will benefit Glen Helen.

  • Council examines ‘busking’

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    At their July 7 meeting, Village Council members continued an earlier discussion on how best to balance the needs of buskers and business owners in a way that doesn’t put a damper on what many villagers see as a source of downtown uniqueness.

  • ‘Superhuman Happiness’ at YSKP

    Gods and goddesses of Roman myth will do battle in the Antioch Amphitheater during this summer’s Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse production, “Superhuman Happiness.” Some of the 49 youth in the show are, from left, Nia Dyer (Helen), Sammie Woolley (Clara), Zoe Williams (Arachne), Chekinah Williams (Ceres), Reese Elam (Juno), Jaylen Mitchell (Jove). “Superhuman Happiness” runs July 10–13 and July 17–20. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse explores the theme of transformation in its new original music, “Superhuman Happiness,” an adaptation of Roman poet Ovid’s magnum opus “Metamorphoses.”

  • Schumacher benefit on Sunday

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    A musical benefit for local musician Carl Schumacher will take place this Sunday, July 6, at 2 p.m. at the Seniot Center.

  • Local roots show at Summer Music Bash

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    Blues riffs, DJ scratches, hip-hop beats and R&B harmonies will mingle in the hot July air in downtown Yellow Springs at an upcoming celebration of local music.

  • Grab an instrument and party for Summer Strings’ 50th

    The annual Summer Strings and Band camp always ends with a grand finale concert and cake a balloons. Shirley Mullins conducted this one c. 2010 in Kings Yard.

    The Yellow Springs Summer Strings and Band program invites alumni to jump in and play at an alumni concert and party this Saturday, beginning at 5 p.m. at Mills Lawn.

  • Local bands celebrated at new music festival

    Local rock band Spanish Tony Sanchez is one of 10 local groups performing at the Summer Music Bash on Saturday, July 5, on the John Bryan Community Center lawn. The free festival features mostly local musicians and runs from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Members of Spanish Tony Sanchez at a recent practice are, from left, Adam Gueth (bass), Amy Dihrkop (vocals), Jerry Clements (drums) and Bill Sykes (guitar). (Submitted photo)

    A free one-day music festival on the Fourth of July weekend will showcase the wildly eclectic village music scene and some of its homegrown musicians.

  • Pianist Sam Reich— Loving to practice as much as play

    Pianist Sam Reich has this year performed six fundraising concerts for the Yellow Springs Senior Center, where he practices each morning. He and Martin Bakari will perform another benefit concert on Aug. 10. (photo by Suzanne Szempruch)

    Yellow Springs-based pianist Sam Reich is at a place in his life and career where he’s often asked about his plans. Having completed a master’s degree in 2012 from the prestigious Eastman School of Music, where he also earned a bachelor’s in piano performance, Reich says a typical path would involve next pursuing a doctorate, as many of his former classmates are doing.

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