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  • 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.

  • “Funky spy punk” Show grows

    From left, Jessica Kinzer, Matt Housh and Ryan Henry are The Show, a local indie punk band releasing their debut CD at a concert Saturday, July 30. The show starts at 7 p.m. at the Yellow Springs Arts Council’s Oten Gallery, which is also featuring a collection of Henry’s concert poster art for The Show. They are shown performing at last weekend’s Yellow Springs Experience. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    “The Show will grow,” the slogan of the Yellow Springs-based three-piece indie band The Show, is prophetic. The band, which dabbles in psychedelic and garage rock while never straying far from its British punk roots, is rapidly becoming a local favorite.

  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream

    A mischievous Puck (Kes-lina Luomo) crouches over a sleeping Lysander (Travis Cook) in FreeShakespeare!'s production of A Midsummer Night's Dream (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    FreeShakespeare! performed their rendition of A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Antioch amphitheater last Saturday evening.

  • VIDEO: Local band The Show performs at YSAC

    From left, Jessica Kinzer, Matt Housh and Ryan Henry are The Show, an indie punk band based in Yellow Springs. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    The Show performed at the Oten Gallery as part of last weekend’s Yellow Springs experience. See a video from the event.

  • A New Yorker cartoonist from YS

    Tom Bachtell’s cartoons were first seen on the T-shirts he designed for his Yellow Springs High School senior class.

  • WYSO back on the air

    Lightning damage to the WYSO antenna and the fiberglass casing that covers it. The antenna bay is 405 feet above the ground, attached to the WYSO tower on Clifton Road south of Yellow Springs. (Submitted photo)

    Public radio station WYSO 91.30 went off the air after being struck by lightning on Monday. It returned to the air on Wednesday evening.