Performing Arts Section :: Page 5

  • Clifton Gorge Music & Arts Festival— In with the old—and the new

    Organizers behind the new Clifton Gorge Music and Arts Festival are, from left, former mayor Steve McFarland, Clifton Council member and volunteer Skip Beehler and Clifton Mayor Alex Bieri. The festival takes place this weekend, Aug. 24–26. See event schedule on page 5. (Photo by Jeff Simons)

    Clifton is back on the map. The festival map, that is.

  • Blues Fest returns for 15th year

    Musicians will wail into the night at the 15th annual Blues Fest, Aug. 23-25. (photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    AACW will host the 15th annual Blues and Jazz festival this weekend, Aug. 23-26. As always, the weekend will feature a spectacular line-up of musical acts and events.

  • Shakespeare’s ‘Merchant’ comes to Antioch amphitheatre

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    Dayton’s Free Shakespeare! presents “The Merchant of Venice” this weekend at the Antioch College Amphitheatre.

  • Cirque Carnival brings the bizarre to Dayton Street

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    Clowns and families alike swarmed Dayton Street for face painting, henna tattoos, food, music, acrobatics, fire dance, hula hooping and more.

  • Local choir conductor golden at World Choir Games

    Cincinnati women’s choir Muse will perform at South Gym, Antioch College at 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 3. The concert is a fundraiser for the Yellow Springs Community Food Pantry. Muse’s founding director, local resident Catherine Roma, organized the concert in collaboration with Antioch College to promote international women’s month. (Submitted photo)

    Three choirs conducted by villager Cathy Roma swept gold at last week’s World Choir Games.

  • VIDEO: A sneak peek at ‘Mo’s Night at the Opera’

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    YSKP’s summer production, ‘Mo’s Night at the Opera,’ opens tonight at the Antioch College Amphitheatre. See a video sneak peek from a recent rehearsal.

  • A ‘Marriage’ of Mozart and Marx

    This year’s Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse show mashes up a Mozart opera with a Marx brother film. Mo’s Night at the Opera runs from Thursday, July 12, to Sunday, July 15, and from July 19–22 at the Antioch College Amphitheatre, 759 Corry St., starting at 7:30 p.m. Some cast members are, clockwise from bottom front: Kevon Matthews, Taylor Felder, McKenzie Byers, London Neal, Tahlia Potter, Sumayah Chappelle and Samantha Woolley. (Submitted Photo by John Fleming)

    One might ask what theater company would have the audacity to mix together an 18th century opera, a Marx Brother’s film, Art Speak from the walls of the Chicago Art Institute, and Justin Bieber’s Twitter feed.

  • World comes to Cincinnati to sing

    Villager Cathy Roma will lead three choirs in the upcoming 2012 World Choir Games in Cincinnati, July 4–14. (Submitted photo)

    “Cincinnati will be an international summer chorale village,” Cathy Roma said recently. “No one has seen anything like it.” And Roma will be in the thick of it.

  • Warmer, retro sound for Wheels

    Local band Wheels, here performing at Toxic Beauty Records on National Record Store Day in April, recently released a seven-inch vinyl single through Toxic Beauty’s new record label. From left are band members Sam Salazar, Jaime Scott, Rory Papania, Conor Stratton and Sam Crawford. (Submitted photo by Toxic Beauty Records)

    For most of the rock ‘n’ roll era, bands delivered their new music as singles on seven-inch vinyl records. One Yellow Springs band is now reviving the analog record in defiance of today’s digital standards,

  • Marx Bros meets Mozart in YSKP show

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    This year’s YSKP show mixes an 18th century opera, a Marx Brothers’ film, Art Speak from the walls of the Chicago Art Institute, and Justin Bieber’s twitter feed.

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