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  • BLOG: Ride Some Village Vibes

    Village Vibes

    In Yellow Springs, the local music scene is thriving. Through my new blog Village Vibes I’ll profile local bands, preview upcoming shows, produce videos of live performances and more.

  • Original art, outside on summer’s day

    Local artist Sue Brezine helped organize Village Artisans’ 28th annual Art on the Lawn arts and crafts festival, which takes place this Saturday, Aug. 13, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the grounds of Mills Lawn Elementary School. Brezine stands before a set of canine paintings by Mozart Dane, who is the festival’s featured artist. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The annual fine arts show held in Yellow Springs during the dog days of August will feature a Great Dane this year who paints with his paws.

  • Local author signs books at Saturday’s Book Fair

    Scarlett Rains will sign her new book this Sat., Aug. 20, at the Book Fair at Mills Lawn. (Submitted photo)

    Local author Scarlett Rains will sign her first two books at this Saturday’s Book Fair on the lawn at Mills Lawn School. Both books are historical romances that take place in 18th century England.

  • Doing theater for the love of it

    Miriam Eckenrode, Marcia Nowik and Howard Shook were three of the local actors who performed in The Cherry Orchard last spring at the Presbyterian Church. An enthusiastic reception for the play is one reason that theater-lovers in town, led by Kay Reimers, are gathering this Saturday, Aug. 13, to discuss re-activating Center Stage theater. The event takes place at 7 p.m. in the garden behind the Arts Council space at Oten Gallery. (Submitted photo by Virgil Hervey)

    When Center Stage closed its doors in 2003 after nearly 30 years of community theater performances, founder and director Jean Hooper predicted “someone else will step up…the theater will continue.

  • A local Scarlett pens heartfelt books

    Any period that’s rife with change is a good setting for a story, and the revolution-riddled 18th century is as fertile a ground as they come, according to local author Scarlett Rains.

  • VIDEO: Yellow Springs street music

    Ben Hemendinger and Birkásné Sej Edit trade accordion tunes on a Friday afternoon by the Emporium in Yellow Springs, OH.

    Passersby were treated to an accordion exchange Friday afternoon, Aug. 12, just next to the Emporium.

  • New, lush tunes on village streets

    Street musician Ben Hemmendinger can often be found in front of Tom’s Market playing his accordion. He returned to the village about six months ago, having lived here until he was 7. Scroll to the bottom of the post to hear Ben play an Irish tune. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Ben Hemmendinger says that his mom insists that when he bought his first accordion at age 8 (with a $20 gift from his grandmother), he said someday he’d play the instrument in the street.

  • Local arts groups benefit from state budget increase

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    Despite the national trend of states decreasing funding for arts and culture, funds allocated for Ohio’s cultural organizations, including several in Yellow Springs, have been increased by 30.5 percent for 2012.

  • Sights and Sounds collide at Arts Council

    Matt Housh (drums) and Ryan Henry (guitar) rock and roll at the Art Council's Synesthesia event last Saturday night (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    The Yellow Springs Arts Council hosted an audio/visual extravaganza last Saturday night called Synesthesia.

  • Local design goes universal

    Battle's design for the Peace Corps' 10th anniversary poster

    David Battle’s design for the Peace Corps could be aptly called a classic. He originally created the image for a poster contest for the 10th anniversary of the Peace Corps in 1971.

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