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  • Popular pick for WYSO

    The prayers of many WYSO supporters were answered this week when Antioch University hired long-time radio producer Neenah Ellis as general manager of its public radio station. Ellis replaces Paul Maassen, who left the station in March to be the general manager of a bigger public radio station in New Orleans.

  • Soldier’s Afghan tour prompts NPR ‘This I Believe’ essay

    Writer and Air Force reservist Todd ‘TJ’ Turner’s essay about his 2006 deployment to Afghanistan was selected to be read on NPR’s ‘This I Believe’ segment Nov. 9 in honor of Veteran’s Day.

    National Public Radio’s popular media project, “This I Believe,” has inspired thousands of writers across the country (including 10 from Yellow Springs) to express and condense their thoughts into a personal essay, 500 words or less, then submit it for consideration to NPR’s selection committee.

  • YSHS ‘Midsummer’ mischief, mayhem with a ’50s flare

    In their 1950s version of Shakespeare’s ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream,’ Kelly Miller as Helena, center, is driven mad by her admirers, Demetrius, played by Max Fleishman, and Lysander, played by Adam Zaremsky, who is himself sought by Hermia, played by Zyna Bakari. The mischeivous Puck, Shelley Murphy, looks on from her perch. Performances will take place at Mills Lawn gym on Fridays and Saturdays, Nov. 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 8 p.m., and Sundays, Nov. 16 and 23, at 2 p.m.

    If Shakespeare had lived in the 1950s, how he would have dressed, where he would have lived and the way he would have set his stage is surely just what the Yellow Springs High School thespians have dreamed up for the fall production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

  • Variations on a family theme— Carmina debuts youngest member

    Yellow Springs native and violist Wendy Champney, left, and her husband, violinist Matthias Enderle, will perform this Sunday with their Carmina Quartet for CMYS’s 25th anniversary celebration. The program features the couple’s daughter, Chiara, pictured above, playing second cello on Schubert’s String Quintet.

    The chiming of church bells outside Wendy Champney’s home in Zürich, Switzerland rang clear and strong to sound the 6 o’clock hour on Sunday. It was a reminder that the time left to prepare before she and her husband and daughter returned to her hometown of Yellow Springs was growing short.

  • Old seedhouse, new vision for artists, gallery space

    According to sculptor, performer, and video artist Michael Casselli, his New York apartment would fit several times over in the new space he has leased in the Millworks Business Center on North Walnut Street.

  • Little town, big chamber music series

    Chamber Music Yellow Springs will launch its 25th year with the Daedelus Quartet on Sunday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church on Xenia Avenue. Pictured above at the church are longtime CMYS organizers, from left, Jane Baker, Mary T. White, Mary Fahrenbruck and Bruce Bradtmiller.

    In the world of chamber music, Chamber Music Yellow Springs can play with the big boys. “When I go to the Chamber Music America Conference [the national association of chamber music presenters and performers]….”

  • New book profiles Walter Anderson

    Local author Joan Horn will read from her recently published work, ‘Playing on All the Keys: The Life of Walter F. Anderson’ on Monday, Sept. 8, at 7:30 p.m. at Curves of Yellow Springs, 506 High St., and on Saturday, Oct. 18, at 5 p.m. at Epic Book Shop, 118 Dayton St.

    Writers employ a wide variety of techniques to help them stay on task, such as scheduling a set time each day for writing or writing about writer’s block. For first-time author Joan Horn, the pressure to work on her book came from a technique not typically found in a writer’s guide.

  • Fall colors bring in the blues

    Around town folks still call it the “blues fest,” even though the popular annual event is now officially known as the Blues, Jazz and Cultural Fest. And, although there has been concern that without facilities traditionally provided by Antioch College the show might not go on…

  • Three authors write of love, youth and spirits

    Writing in different genres, three generations of local writers Jaime Adoff, Joanne Caputo and Chuck Colbert have published books this year. Caputo will read from her book on Margaret Garner on Saturday, Aug. 16, 6 p.m., at Epic Book Shop.

    Three authors, three books, three very different journeys on the road to getting published. Chuck Colbert, Jaime Adoff, and Joanne Caputo talked about their recently published works and what they hope to bring to their readers.

  • Sculptor’s legacy set in stone, bronze, iron, etc.

    Sculptor Jon Hudson stands before his latest installation, Synchronicity X: I Am the Light of the World. The 16-foot tall, 27 ton, granite and mirror stainless steel sculpture was commissioned for the recently completed Center for Biblical and Theological Study on the campus of Cedarville University.

    An artist’s inspiration can come from anywhere — the angelic face of a sleeping child, a vibrant color from a neighbor’s garden, or perhaps the unique perspective of a somersaulting motorcyclist after connecting head-on with an oncoming car.

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