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  • YSHS presents ‘Last Night of Ballyhoo’

    The Yellow Springs High School fall play, The Last Night of Ballyhoo, will be presented this weekend and next, Nov. 11–13 and 18–20 at 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, and 2 p.m. Sundays at the Mills Lawn gym. Shown are principals, counter clockwise from bottom left, Lela Dewey, Liana Rothman, Zyna Bakari, Ben Green, Lydia Jewett, Talia Boutis, Colton Pitstick and Rory Papania. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    No one ever talks about Jews in Atlanta, even the Jews in Atlanta. That’s why Alfred Uhlry’s romantic comedy about a small Jewish community living in the capital of the South in 1939 opens with a Christmas tree.

  • Singing from, and for, the heart

    Organizers of the upcoming community singing event, “Singing from the Heart,” are, from left front, Denise Runyon and Theresa Horan-Sapunar, and from left back, Linda Griffith and Jannirose Fenimore. The event takes place next Saturday, Nov. 19, from 7–9:30 p.m. at Westminster Hall at the First Presbyterian Church. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Singing brings people together in a way that unites and enriches, according to the organizers of “Singing from the Heart,” a Yellow Springs Community Sing that takes place next weekend.

  • Quilt opening for faeries and other good folks

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    It feels like the space was made for Sharri Phillip’s magical quilts. In her third show at the Emporium, Phillips once again transforms the cafe’s lounge area with her warm, colorful — and definitively enchanting — fiber arts.

  • YSHS to host several last nights of ‘Ballyhoo’

    The principals of Ballyhoo are counterclockwise from bottom left, Lela Dewey, Liana Rothman, Zyna Bakari, Ben Green, Colton Pitstick, Lydia Jewett and Rory Papania.

    This weekend Yellow Springs High School opens its fall play, ‘The Last Night of Ballyhoo.’

  • Community music steps up

    At a recent rehearsal, James Johnston led the Yellow Springs Community Chorus in “It Is An Illusion You Were Ever Free,” a piece that the chorus will premier with professional piano trio Triple Helix from Wellesley, Mass. on Saturday, Nov. 5. The Yellow Springs Chamber Orchestra will perform two Beethoven pieces with Triple Helix that evening. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    Three is the magic number for an upcoming collaborative concert of three ensembles. The local Chamber Orchestra and Community Chorus and a visiting piano trio, appropriately named Triple Helix, will perform three works over an evening.

  • Closing events for Sims art exhibit

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    A closing symposium for “Rhythm of Structure: Mathematics, Art and Poetic Reflection Bowery and Beyond,” an art exhibit curated by alum John Sims, will take place Nov. 4 to Nov. 6 at the Herndon Gallery at Antioch College.

  • Beethoven brings amateur and professional musicians to the stage this weekend

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    The community orchestra and chorus provide accompaniment to a performance

  • Tickets for WYSO auction on sale now

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    WYSO, the local public radio station, will hold its annual silent auction on Feb. 11, 2012, at the Hollenbeck Bayley Creative Arts Center in Springfield.

  • What, are you yellow? Village celebrates the good scare

    As if black birds were pecking at our downtown garden, scarecrows — 35 at last count — have been popping up over the last two weeks, looming over visitors and villagers coming to town to see the latest creations. Ye Olde Trail Tavern owner Cathy Christian came up with the idea last year, and this year she teamed up with downtown business supporters Bob Swaney and Mindy Harney to make it happen. Ohio Silver owner Marcia Wallgren was caught gluing gems on her Silver Queen’s shoes Tuesday. See page 8, and visit ysnews.com to see more of the creative creatures. (Photo by Suzanne Ehalt)

    The scarecrows lining village streets portend a dark time ahead; Yelloween is coming, and the town is set to both attract tourists and to repulse them.

  • A painter seeks to lift spirits

    Longtime Dayton area abstract painter Elizabeth (Beth) Hertz stands next to “Blue Riser,” a work she has loaned to the Friends Care Community for its new rehabilitation wing. Beth is a resident of the FCC Assisted Living Center. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    It would be hard to find someone with a more unique story than that of Elizabeth (Beth) Hertz, a painter well known in the Dayton area for more than four decades.

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