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Arts Section :: Page 2

  • 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.

  • Musical duo to examine love, relationships, sexism — by way of Baroque

    "At a Crossroad: Live, Love or Die?" will be performed Thursday, Aug. 10, at the Senior Center.

    You might not consider classical music as a tool for examining sexism; that’s quite alright for Cleveland-based duo Burning River Baroque, who will be more than happy to show you it can be done.

  • 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.

  • Local musicians perform in FMC concert

    The annual concert performance by staffers and campers at the Friends Music Camp will take place this Saturday, July 29, at 7:30 p.m. at the Foundry Theater on the Antioch College campus.

  • Yellow Springs artist awarded LeMiller People’s Choice Award

    Sharri Phillips mixed media piece, “Fairy Dollhouse,” was awarded the LeMiller People’s Choice Award. (Submitted photo)

    Yellow Springs artist Sharri Paula Phillips was awarded the LeMiller People’s Choice Award for her piece, “Fairy Dollhouse.”

  • “Small-budget, high-quality” film on Lakota culture comes to village

    The indie film “Neither Wolf Nor Dog,” filmed on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota, comes to Yellow Springs July 24 to 28.

  • ‘Lend me your ears …’

    Shown above on Saturday night are, from left, Aaron Saari as Caesar; Carson Betts as Marc Antony; Elizabeth Lutz Warren as Calpurnia and Andrea Hansgen as Antony’s assistant. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Shakespeare’s “Julius Caesar” was performed outside and in the round last weekend on the grounds of Mills Lawn School, and the production continues this weekend at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, July 21 and 22.

  • Pop Wagner, homegrown cowboy, to perform

    Folk music performer and Yellow Springs native Pop Wagner returns home next week for a concert with The Corndrinkers, a regionally based oldtime stringband, Thursday, July 20, at Little Art Theatre. Tickets for the 7 p.m. show are $15, available at the theater. (Submitted photo by Dale Hanson)

    Musician and storyteller Pop Wagner makes no claim to being an actual cowboy, though he certainly looks the part, with his thick mustache, wide-brimmed hat and Western attire.

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