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  • Red Priest pays visit to Mills Lawn School

    The rollicking baroque ensemble Red Priest gave a commanding performance at Mills Lawn School Monday morning. (Photo by Matt Minde; camera courtesy of Ms. Deborah Mabra)

    Mills Lawn School students got an ear- and eyeful of baroque music madness when the world-class ensemble Red Priest performed.

  • Film chronicles small town’s first integrated prom

    Students in Charleston, Mississippi dance at their first racially integrated prom in the 2008 documentary Prom NIght in Mississippi, screening tonight at the Little Art Theatre.

    The Little Art Theatre will offer a second free screening of Prom Night in Mississippi on Saturday, Oct. 30, at 4 p.m. The documentary, shot in 2008, follows a group of high school seniors preparing for their first racially-integrated prom.

  • VIDEO – Thrill Yellow Springs and the world

    "Thrill the World" 2010 (photo by Vanessa Query)

    On Saturday, Oct. 23, area zombies descended on the Bryan Center gym to dance to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” at the same time that thousands danced it all over the world. “Thrill The World” is an annual worldwide simultaneous dance of “Thriller.”

  • Qigong in Yellow Springs

    Faye Choo, Bonnie Ramsby, Bonnie Oda, Dora Voudris and Anne Whitaker practice Qigong movements at the Senior Center (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    The Senior Center hosts regular sessions of Qigong, the Chinese art of energy manipulation.

  • Group keeps theater arts going

    Yellow Springs High School Theatre Arts Association board members are shown with props from Urinetown, Guys & Dolls, Big River and other past productions. In the back row, from left, are Laurie Dewey, Sheila Miller, Daniele Norman and Georgia Solomon; middle row, Mary Beth Burkholder, Moira Laughlin, Debbie Henderson; front row, Jerome Borchers. Board members not pictured are Libby Rudolf, Kelley Callahan and Kathleen Krehbiel. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    When a new pit orchestra conductor was needed three weeks before the opening of last spring’s high school musical, the Yellow Springs High School Theatre Arts Association, or YSHSTAA, scrambled to find one. When concerns about censorship of student-written plays arose…

  • VIDEO – Art Stroll comedy performance highlights

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    Highlights from “Hey, That’s A Nice Bike”, a meta philosophic dramatic sketch comedy performance put on by the 3rd Friday Players during Art Stroll on Friday, Oct. 15.

  • Local artists open their studios for annual tour

    Tom Hawley, who creates modern clocks, wood sculptures and bowls out of downed trees, will showcase his craft in his Millworks studio as part of the Artist Studio Tour. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    On Saturday, Oct. 16, and Sunday, Oct. 17, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., local artists will open their studios to show and sell their artwork to the public as part of the annual Artist Studio Tour.

  • A change of key for the chorus

    After 31 years, Ruth Bent is ceding her directorship of the Community Chorus to conductor James Johnston. (photo by Lauren Heaton)

    Over the past 31 years, the name Ruth Bent has become synonymous with the Yellow Springs Community Chorus. And it was no small concern for Bent, when her eyesight began to fail, that the chorus continue with a strong and dedicated leader.

  • ‘Artoberfest’ celebrates the arts

    Arts Council board and staff members recently toasted to a successful year, which will be celebrated at their first annual Artoberfest on Saturday, Oct. 16, from 5 to 10 p.m. at the corner of Limestone Street and Xenia Avenue. Beer, wine and food will be available at the seasonal celebration and fundraiser. From the left, front row, are Carole Braun, Kathy Reed and Phyllis Schmidt; in the back row are Lisa Hunt, Nick Gaskins, Joanne Caputo and Anita Brown. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    This year the Yellow Springs Arts Council has a lot to celebrate, as it hired its first staff member, opened a new office and gallery space and organized the successful summer Yellow Springs Experience.

  • New creative cycle for musician

    Longtime local musician Carl Schumacher, who grew up in Yellow Springs, has launched the New Schu band, a new creative endeavor that plays at the Emporium the first Friday of every month. (photo by Sehvilla Mann)

    With a couple of old projects winding up and several new ones budding, local musician Carl Schumacher says he finds himself at the beginning of a “new creative cycle.” Interest is building in his recently-formed band New Schu, a “new configuration” of the previous Carl Schumacher Band.

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