Nov
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2017
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Arts Section

  • Commentary — How Ted Neeley became Jesus

    Ted Neeley, seated, will return to Yellow Springs to speak at three special showings of “Jesus Christ Superstar” at the Little Art Theatre, at 7 p.m. Nov. 10 and 11, and a sing-along event at 2 p.m. Nov. 12. He’s shown here with co-star Barry Dennen, who died recently. (Submitted photo)

    In the rock opera “Jesus Christ Superstar,” the first time that Jesus meets the Roman procurator who will sentence him to death is during a song called “Pilate and Christ.” For Ted Neeley, this scene was shared for decades by his dear friend, Barry Dennen. Just a few days before Neeley and I recently spoke, Barry had died suddenly.

  • BLOG—Jesus on Jesus

    Playing a Christ who resonates with millions outside of Christianity takes a great deal of faith. For Ted Neeley, that began when he was a bow-legged drummer from Texas who screamed high notes at church gatherings. Ever since, people have been grabbing at the hem of his garment.

  • Sax quartet comes to CMYS

    Project Fusion, a saxophone quartet, will perform on Sunday, Oct. 29, at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, presented by Chamber Music in Yellow Springs. Members include Michael Sawzin, tenor saxophone; Matthew Amedio, alto saxophone; Dannel Espinoza, soprano saxophone; Matt Evans, baritone saxophone. (Submitted photo)

    On Sunday, Oct. 29, Chamber Music in Yellow Springs will present the second of this season’s “Quartet of Quartets” with Project Fusion, a young saxophone quartet.

  • Sinking feeling

    The first Bulldog Theater Festival kicks off this weekend with “The Last Lifeboat,” directed by Lorrie Sparrow-Knapp, which tells the story of the man who built, and then survived, the sinking of the Titanic. Shown above at a rehearsal are the principals, from left, top: Raina Kraus, Pete Freeman, Liam Hackett. Below: Keira Hendricks, Delia Hallett, Julia Hoff, and Elyah Naziri. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    This weekend and next, the McKinney and YSHS theater departments will present the first Bulldog Theater Festival.

  • 30 artists, 22 studios, 1 weekend

    Twenty-two local studios will be open for visits from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 21 and 22, with 30 participating artists on hand to show and talk about their work. Many of the artists will offer demonstrations of their techniques, giving insight into their medium and creative process.

  • Asbury Shorts to return to Little Art

    The Asbury Shorts Concert 36th anniversary show will screen at the Little Art on Oct. 26.

    Asbury Shorts will return to the village, bringing the 36th Short Film Concert to the Little Art on Thursday, Oct. 26, beginning at 7 p.m.

  • ‘Fefu’ fun and thought-provoking

    Amy Taint and Sommer McGuire rehearse a scene from the play “Fefu and Her Friends." (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    “Fefu and Her Friends” production opens this weekend at First Presbyterian Church with performances at 8 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays, Sept. 28–30 and Oct. 5–7. Tickets are $10 at the door.

  • Bulldog Theater Festival to present two student plays this fall

    McKinney and YSHS will present two plays in October and November.

    The McKinney and YSHS theater departments will expand their offerings this fall with the first Bulldog Theater Festival, which will bring two theatrical performances to local audiences.

  • A singer’s path, at the Little Art

    Acclaimed tenor and former Yellow Springs resident Martin Bakari will be coming to the Little Art Theatre on Friday, Sept. 29, for conversation, Q&A, a reception and two short song selections as part of the Little Art’s “Homecoming” series. Tickets are $30, and can be purchased at the Little Art box office. (Submitted photo by Tim Knox)

    Acclaimed tenor Martin Bakari still calls Yellow Springs home, though he’s lived in New York for the past five years, and Boston for six years before that.

  • CMYS opens with Calidore

    On Sunday, Oct. 8, Chamber Music in Yellow Springs will open its 2017–18 season with the Calidore String Quartet. The concert will be held at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian Church.

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