Arts Section :: Page 39

  • 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.

  • ‘Antioch Review’ keeps surprising

    Bob Fogarty is editor of the small but mighty Antioch Review, finalist for a third year in a row for the sought-after ‘Ellie’ award. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Each edition of The Antioch Review begins the same way. Editor Bob Fogarty sits in the rust-colored chair in his office, picks up a submitted essay, and begins reading.

  • YSKP summer season on

    The April 16 YS Kids Playhouse gala fundraiser ensured this year’s summer season for the venerable institution. Above, YSHS students, many of whom are playhouse alumns, perform excerpts from Chicago, the upcoming high school spring musical. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    At the YS Kids Playhouse gala on Saturday night at its new home on the Antioch College campus, the playhouse announced that it would indeed have a summer season this year.

  • Little Art to screen local film

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    The Little Art Theatre will screen “North Dixie Drive” on Sunday, May 1, 3:30 p.m.

  • Free Soldier’s Tale Performance at Antioch

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    A contemporary music, theater and dance performance of Igor Stravinsky’s Soldier’s Tale score with a libretto by Kurt Vonnegut will be presented at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 23, in South Gym at Antioch College.

  • YSKP celebrates new space with performances, dancing tonight

    The cast of YSKP’s latest production, The Conference of the Birds, jumped for joy at dress rehearsal in anticipation of the show’s opening on Thursday, July 8. Pictured are, from left, Lilli Rudolf, Talia Boutis, Jaylen Mitchell, Lenaya Leeds, Lindsey Leist, Greta Kremer, Anna Knippling and Lela Dewey. Obscured are Romy Farrar, Naomi Guth, Benjamin Green, Zeb Reichert and Alex Thorp.

    Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse invites the community to its Housewarming Fundraiser Celebration tonight, Saturday, April 16, at 7 p.m. at the Playhouse, its new home on the Antioch College campus.

  • The community in community theater

    A group of local actors and theater-lovers will present Anton Chekhov’s The Cherry Orchard this weekend and next in the Presbyterian Church’s Westminster Hall as a fundraiser to raise money for upgrades to the hall to create a performance space. Pictured above are actors Miriam Eckenrode and Natalie Sanders, actor/director Marsha Nowik and actor Howard Shook, producer Kay Reimers, stage manager Amy Cunningham and actors Ali Thomas and Gary Reimers. Not pictured are actors Thor Sage, Brendan Sheehan and Troy Lindsay. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    The value of theater in a small town goes beyond entertainment; as well as providing something interesting to do on a weekend night, theater brings people together for a shared experience.