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  • 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.

  • Fold paper cranes for peace at Arts Alive! event

    The community is invited to learn how to fold origami cranes at the April Arts Alive! event at the YSAC Community Gallery this weekend.

    The YS Arts Council will host its monthly Arts Alive! event this Saturday, where origami artist will teach participants to fold paper cranes. The event is part of a larger village effort to fold 1,000 paper cranes as a symbol of peace.

  • Zombies come alive at WYSO

    Photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman Corrie Van Ausdal, Tom Amrhein, and Sam Butler recorded sounds, or foley, at WYSO for the podcast “Zombie High School.” The podcast features all local talent and chronicles the adventures of high school students stuck in detention when the zombie apocalypse happens. “Zombie High School” enters the land of the living in mid-April. (Photo by Dylan Taylor-Lehman)

    From the sound of it, the zombies in the recording booth were as gruesome as they come.

  • Play tells inmates’ stories

    This week Craig Powell, left, executive director of the Dayton nonprofit PowerNet, met with local playwright and director Tony Dallas to discuss Dallas’ current project, a play based on stories from female inmates in the Dayton Correctional Institution. PowerNet, which aims to help former prisoners transition back into communities, is sponsoring the project, which is funded by the Ohio Arts Council. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    “Theater needs to be about the large things,” Tony Dallas said in a recent interview. “I want that kind of theater.”

  • CMYS to present the Zodiac Trio

    The Zodiac Trio of the Manhattan School of Music will perform in the Chamber Music Yellow Springs series on Sunday, March 20, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church. Shown above are pianist Riko Higuma, clarinetist Kliment Krylovskiy and violinist Vanessa Mollard. (Submitted Photo)

    The Zodiac Trio will perform a concert of chamber music at 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, March 20, at the First Presbyterian Church.

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