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  • Film tracks exotic pet industry

    Exotic pet owner Terry Brumfield sat with his pet lions at home in Piketon, Ohio, in a scene captured by Springboro filmmaker Mike Webber for his award-winning documentary The Elephant in the Living Room. The filmmaker will introduce the film at the first showing of a run of sneak previews from Friday, Oct. 8–Thursday, Oct. 14, at the Little Art Theatre. (submitted photo)

    Throughout the 1980s on the east side of Hilltop Road at Fairground Road there stood a modest, old house with a conspicuously large metal cage in the back yard. On nice days, passersby who happened to focus beyond the fencing would likely have seen what appeared to be a lion. Was it a pet? Did it live there permanently? Could it escape?

  • New band Kuan defies labels

    At a band practice in Dayton, from left, Kuan’s drummer Brett Nagafuchi, guitarist Charles Heck, guitarist Paul Larkowski and bass player Bryan Wright played tracks from their latest album, “Colors.” (photo by Megan Bachman)

    Kuan’s brand of experimental instrumental rock music breaks all the rules. More art than entertainment, the local band’s addition to the already-diverse Yellow Springs music scene is rock that’s both highly composed and free jazz-inspired. Recently returned from a 32-day, 30-city nationwide tour and with a new EP album,“Colors”…

  • Nonstop presents local stories

    Everybody has a story, whose content is subject to interpretation by its teller. In the case of Nonstop Liberal Arts Institute’s newest project, the storytellers are four area artists who have created three installations for “Local Stories — An Oral Histories Project.” The stories they tell are of the residents who live here and form the essence of the local landscape.

  • Film tonight on civil rights murders

    A documentary on the effects of the 40-year-old murders of three civil rights workers on a Mississippi town will be shown Thursday, Sept. 23, at the Little Art Theater in Yellow Springs.

  • Bahnsen’s photos to be honored

    An open house to honor a newly published book of photographs by Axel Bahnsen, a world renowned photographer who lived and worked in Yellow Springs for 50 years, will take place this Sunday, Sept. 19, at 2 p.m. at the Senior Center. The book was designed by Jane Baker and edited by Paul Cooper. Shown above is a self-portrait of Bahnsen. (photo by Alex Bahnsen)

    For more than 50 years until his death, a photographer of international stature lived and worked in Yellow Springs. The work of that photographer, Axel Bahnsen, will be honored this weekend with the publication of a new book of his photographs.

  • Pottery shop builds wood-fired kiln

    For more than 40 years, John Bryan Community Pottery has been an educational resource and incubator space for developing potters. Now, the local artists’ cooperative is expanding its well-equipped studio by adding a wood-fired kiln, one of a handful of such kilns in the region.

  • Post office mural gets a shine

    Chicago conservator John Salhus cleaned the 1941 mural in the Yellow Springs post office this week. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    If residents who frequent the U.S. Post Office in Yellow Springs haven’t noticed the mural at the eastern end of the lobby, perhaps it’s because of the grease, grit and grime that has been dulling the paint for the past 70 years.

  • Mickunas returns to WYSO

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    Vick Mickunas and his popular show “Book Nook” will return to WYSO Public Radio this Friday, Sept. 17, at 1:30 p.m.

  • I’ve got the Blues

    Musicians will wail into the night at the 15th annual Blues Fest, Aug. 23-25. (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    The AACW Blues Fest went off without a hitch last weekend at the Antioch Amphitheater.

  • YSKP is no longer just for kids

    Eager to get on with the dance show, from left, Eve Diamond, Joseph Minde-Berman, Phillip Diamond and Eliza Minde-Berman leapt and swooned to instructions from their YS Kids Playhouse teacher Jill Becker, while she and husband Doug -Hinkley waltzed in the background. YSKP will offer various dance classes beginning next week, including new classes for adults. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    At the height of a YS Kids Playhouse production, when every member of the cast has gathered together at fever pitch to dance and belt out an ardent musical message, there can be a yearning, or even a fleeting sense of jealousy, that kids get to do all the fun stuff. But this fall, adults can have fun too, when YSKP opens up four new dance classes to people of all ages.

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