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  • Cajun Robin Hood saves the bayou this weekend and next

    Gators and crawfish corner Gaston on the set.

    The YS Kids Playhouse’s ‘Fais Do Do’ season kicks off with a production of Gaston Boudreaux —The Cajun Robin Hood, July 11–14 and 18–21.

  • Healing with rhythm “Prayerformance”

    Frame-Drum

    “Into the Dark Forest,” a one-woman “prayerformance” by Nicole Manieri, will be paired with the “Dance of Liberation” on Friday May 24.

  • Love, calypso beat in YSHS musical

    If you’re interested in the Caribbean, calypso music or star-crossed lovers, this year’s high school musical should appeal to you. The musical, Once on this Island, will be performed at Mills Lawn on April 12, 13, 14, 19, 20 and 21, with Friday and Saturday showings beginning at 8 p.m. and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.

  • Former Yellow Springers, siblings, bring new music to town

    Chamber Music Yellow Springs has commissioned a string quartet by Yellow Springs native Allen McCullough that will be performed by the Aeolus Quartet on Sunday, April 14. The piece was written for the Daedalus Quartet, who was scheduled to perform it this weekend, but an injury forced a change in plans. (Photo courtesy of Mercer University)

    Chamber Music Yellow Springs will bring two former Yellow Springers, siblings, to the village this weekend for a performance of original music, in connection with the fourth concert of the CMYS season by the Aeolus Quartet on Sunday evening.

  • Thespians present a Haitian story of starred crossed love

    Anna Knippling plays peasant girl Ti Moune.

    The Yellow Springs High School thespians open their spring musical, Once on this Island,  this weekend on Friday, April 12, at 8 p.m. Set in the Caribbean and drawing on the history of Haiti, the story concerns two lovers divided by questions of race and class. After Haiti’s revolution in 1791, the French colonizers were thrown […]

  • Expect anything at dance concert

    Produced this year by Melissa Heston, Marybeth Wolf and Ali Thomas, the Yellow Springs Community Dance Concert will be performed on Friday and Saturday, March 29 and 30 at 8 p.m. in Antioch College’s South Gym. “Expect anything” was Heston’s advice for the audience in a recent interview, as she reflected on the variety and […]

  • Community dance concert this weekend

    Dancers rehearsed Marybeth Wolf's piece about the feminine.

    The community dance concert is at Antioch this weekend.

  • Allen McCullough— Village a musical wellspring

    Chamber Music Yellow Springs has commissioned a string quartet by Yellow Springs native Allen McCullough that will be performed by the Aeolus Quartet on Sunday, April 14. The piece was written for the Daedalus Quartet, who was scheduled to perform it this weekend, but an injury forced a change in plans. (Photo courtesy of Mercer University)

    From the level at which Allen McCullough listens, the average ear is way behind the times. In fact, he said, the lag time for modern music listeners isn’t a matter of a few years, but more like a century or two. And while Beethoven and Brahms created some of the most beautiful music in the world, McCullough believes it’s time for people to get a new sound. And by that he doesn’t mean Pink and Flo Rida.

  • Center Stage play opens Friday— ‘The Crucible’ across eras

    In the upcoming weeks, the Center Stage community theater group will put on its fourth theater production since its revival in 2011.

  • Ain’t Misbehavin’ this weekend­— Fleming directs jazz musical at CSU

    This weekend, Fleming, the director of YS Kids Playhouse, returns to his jazz roots when he directs Ain’t Misbehavin’ at Central State University. The production takes place this Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m., and Sunday at 3 p.m. at the Robeson Auditorium. Tickets are $10 for general admission, $1 for students.

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