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  • YS filmmakers travel to New York

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    Two Yellow Springs filmmakers, Aileen LeBlanc and Jim Klein, will be filming part of a documentary entitled “Take Us Home” in New York City on Monday, Nov. 8.

  • Mandolins to play Garcia piece

    The Dayton Mandolin Orchestra recently rehearsed at the First Presbyterian Church for their upcoming Nov. 7 concert at Herndon Gallery. Foreground, Dottie Pasgrove; first row, Michael Hitchcock, Doug Daegele, Matt Minde, Yvonne Wingard and Mike Ruddell; back row, Mark Hoffman, Rose Wendel and Dwight Sutton. (photo by Megan Bachman)

    In the early 20th century, mandolin orchestras sprung up in Dayton and elsewhere, playing rags, marches, light classical and waltzes with the energetic ting of the uniquely American flatback mandolin. Today the mandolin craze is back, including in Yellow Springs, now home for the six-year-old Dayton Mandolin Orchestra.

  • 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.

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