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Music Section :: Page 2

  • CMYS opens with Calidore

    On Sunday, Oct. 8, Chamber Music in Yellow Springs will open its 2017–18 season with the Calidore String Quartet. The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church.

  • Calidore to open CMYS season

    The Calidore String Quartet will open the 2017–18 CMYS concert series on Oct. 8.

    On Sunday, Oct. 8, Chamber Music in Yellow Springs will open its 2017–18 season with the Calidore String Quartet, beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church.

  • Still vibrant, still Victorettes

    Six members of the Victorettes held hands and sang at Central Chapel A.M.E. Church on Sunday, Sept. 3, capping off this year’s well-attended reunion. From left are Phyllis Jackson, Dorothy Allen, Marie Payton, Dorothy Boyce, Isabel Newman and Betty Ford. All were members of the singing and service group founded by Boyce in 1944 and active until 1946, with friendships that have lasted a lifetime. (Photo by Audrey Hackett)

    In the spring of 1944, a group of young African-American women came together under the leadership and musical direction of Dorothy Boyce. They called themselves “The Victorettes.”

  • Chamber Music Yellow Springs hosts quartet of quartets

    Autumn breezes will bring a fresh new season of chamber music performances from Chamber Music in Yellow Springs; the organization is ready to celebrate by welcoming audiences from across the Miami Valley to its 34th season

  • Stick-pounding rhythms at World House Choir concert

    Vocal activist Melanie DeMore poses with sticks used for traditional Gullah music known as stick-pounding. DeMore is appearing with the World House Choir for the group’s annual fall concert. Local performances are Sept. 8 and 9 at 7 p.m. at Antioch College’s Foundry Theater. (Submitted photo)

    World House Choir Director Cathy Roma is bringing Melanie DeMore, perhaps the foremost keeper and transmitter of the Gullah tradition, to Yellow Springs.

  • Art out loud

    Adding aural aesthetics to the annual Art on the Lawn were buskers — some younger, some older — like Matt Minde and daughter Eliza Minde-Berman, who played the crowds for a good three hours. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Last Saturday’s annual Art on the Lawn represented the 34th year that artists both local and from around the region displayed their wares on the green grass of Mills Lawn School.

  • Local rapper turns rhymes, heads

    Yellow Springs resident Issa Walker, aka Issa Ali, recently appeared on the influential Detroit radio program “Sway in the Morning,” delivering a spontaneous and well-received rap to an unfamiliar beat. Pictured here are Walker at the microphone, left, and hip-hop giant Sway Calloway, center, with members of the renowned Detroit rap group D-12 in the background. (Submitted photo)

    Yellow Springs resident Issa Walker was in Detroit visiting a radio studio owned by legendary rapper Eminem. He was offered the microphone as a beat he had never heard started to play. Issa Ali did not hesitate.

  • BLOG— Behind the story: Issa Ali and empowerment rap

    Yellow Springs resident Issa Walker, aka Issa Ali, recently appeared on the influential Detroit radio program “Sway in the Morning,” delivering a spontaneous and well-received rap to an unfamiliar beat. Pictured here are Walker at the microphone, left, and hip-hop giant Sway Calloway, center, with members of the renowned Detroit rap group D-12 in the background. (Submitted photo)

    Yellow Springs is filled with major talent. We have luminaries in all the artistic fields. But no single name in the world of hip-hop calls Yellow Springs home. That is changing. Issa is on the rise.

  • Friends Music Camp, Godzilla come to town

    Campers from Friends Music Camp marched down Xenia Avenue last year before the camp’s annual concert in Yellow Springs to benefit Glen Helen. This year’s concert will be Saturday, July 29, at the Foundry Theater on Antioch College campus. Tickets are $10, with a $4 discount for students. Children 3 and younger will be admitted free of charge. (Archive Photo by Matt Minde)

    One of the threads that runs through Friends Music Camp, now in its 37th year — and its second located on the campus of Earlham College — is Godzilla, instructor, counselor and ex-camper Rory Papania said.

  • Orchestrating support

    A capacity crowd turned out for the annual Friends Music Camp benefit concert for Glen Helen, which took place last Saturday, July 29, at the Foundry Theater. Both campers and camp staffers performed a varied program ranging from Wagner to Gershwin, including American folk music, jazz and original compositions. The event raised more than $2,140 for the Glen, with checks still coming in. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    A capacity crowd turned out for the annual Friends Music Camp benefit concert for Glen Helen, which took place last Saturday, July 29, at the Foundry Theater.

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