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  • Wheels debuts homegrown sound

    From left, local teens Sam Crawford, Rory Papania, Jamie Scott and Sam Salazar are Wheels, a homegrown band celebrating its first CD. Wheels will perform at a release party for “Fields of Fire” on Sunday, May 29, at 8 p.m. at the Canal Street Tavern in Dayton. (Submitted Photo by Savanah Amos)

    One may not believe that this group of teenagers, Wheels, have played their instruments for just a few years. Now the quintessential homegrown four-piece band has a full-length album to its name.

  • Documentary, new series at WYSO this week

    Irish radio producer Mary Phelan, left, traveled to the Miami Valley to meet President Obama's fourth cousin Roger Kearny of Troy, for a radio documentary about Obama's Irish forebears and their descendants in the region.

    A new radio documentary on President Obama’s Irish forebears, some of whom moved to the Miami Valley, will be aired on WYSO on Sunday, May 29 at 6 p.m. A new series on changes at Wright Patterson Air Force Base will be aired the week of May 30 on Morning Edition.

  • Graffiti in the school yard, with praise

    This month a group of Mills Lawn Skills for Life enrichment students applied their newfound grafitti talent to a public art installment on the soccer wall behind the school.

    In an creatively anti-vandalizing way, a group of Mills Lawn students took their spray cans and paint brushes to the school yard this month to repurpose the soccer wall into a work of graffiti art.

  • VIDEO: Wheels performs “Sit Down” from their debut album

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    Local band Wheels performs the song “Sit Down” from their debut album Fields on Fire.

  • John Sims exhibit to open at Antioch College

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    The work of Antioch alum John Sims and other New York City artists will be featured at “Rhythm of Structure: Mathematics, Art and Poetic Reflection,” an exhibit created by Sims that opens with a reception this Saturday, May 21, 6–9 p.m. at the Herndon Gallery on the Antioch College campus.

  • A magical ‘Aladdin’ at the Antioch School

    Playing the lead actors in Aladdin, the Antioch School musical next weekend will be, from left, Sophie Schellhammer, Jorie Sieck, Saskia Brogan, Jesse Beard, Landon Rhoads (in back), Ella Comerford, Olivia Brintlinger-Conn and Samantha Bold. In front is Eli Jones. The play will be presented Friday, May 20 at 7 p.m. and Saturday, May 21 at 1 p.m. at the Clifton Opera House. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    At the Antioch School, things get done a bit differently, and that includes the school musical. As befits a school that advocates a holistic approach to learning, the children are involved in all phases of the production, from choosing the play to picking their character, from designing their costume to decorating the set.

  • Arts Council reflects on Lessons learned as arts town

    While this year’s Arts Council events didn’t generate a profit, they did help to forge partnerships among local groups, promote local artists and wellness practitioners and create a brand in the Chautauqua-like Yellow Springs Experience, board members said.

  • YSHS kids ready to rock ‘Chicago’

    The Yellow Springs High School drama club will open its spring musical, Chicago, this weekend at the Mills Lawn Auditorium, with performances on Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. and on Sunday at 2 p.m. Senior cast members are, in the back row, from left to right, Liana Rothman, Elliot Cromer, Anne Weigand, Malaika Halley, Lauren Westendorf, Lydia Jewett and Emma Holman-Smith; middle row, Julia Tucheslau, Miranda Russell, Adam Zaremsky and Bella Hernandez; front row, Natasha Perry, Zyna Bakari and Stephanie Scott. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    If any high school could perform the edgy, somewhat risqué musical Chicago, it’s Yellow Springs. The show’s vaudevillian song and dance numbers are difficult, its despicable characters challenging — but for the talented group of young actors, it’s simply fun.

  • French filmmakers take a stab at nuclear waste

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    What: Déchets, le cauchemar du nucléaire (Waste: the Nuclear Nightmare) When: Saturday, May 7 Where: Antioch University Midwest auditorium Who: Sponsored by Midwest’s Sustainability Initiative   In spite of rare accidents such as the one in Fukushima last month, there is still large support for nuclear power around the world. Currently 442 nuclear power plants […]

  • GALLERY: Wood-fired kiln opened

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    After days of stoking the fires, the new wood-fired “manabigama,” or beautiful-teaching, kiln at John Bryan Community Pottery was opened to reveal its pottery treasures within. Watch a video and see more photos after the jump.

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