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Arts Section :: Page 2

  • 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.

  • 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)

    The World House Choir and Melanie DeMore will present “Together We Bring On the Light” on Sept. 8, 9 and 10.

  • A Free Press in a State of Hate

    Resist!

    I’ve noticed that many around us are feeling overwhelmed and fatigued. Through listening, I’ve learned that what many of us are experiencing in this intensity for the first time is what billions of people of color feel each and every day.

  • Mosaics and more at annual Art on the Lawn

    The 34th annual Art on the Lawn art fair will take place this Saturday, Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the grounds of Mills Lawn School, featuring a variety of artists from Yellow Springs, Ohio and surrounding states. Shown above is a scene from last year’s Art on the Lawn. (News Archive photo by Isaac Delametre)

    The 34th annual Art on the Lawn is taking place this Saturday, Aug. 12, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Mills Lawn School. The annual event presented by Village Artisans is free to the public. 

  • OAC awards $46K to local arts groups

    Almost $13 per resident. That’s how much Yellow Springs nonprofits were awarded from the Ohio Arts Council last month.

  • 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.

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