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Oct
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2020

Articles About music

  • Reprise— Battle, Lopez return for concert

    Mark Battle and George Lopez will perform Friday, March 13, beginning at 7 p.m. in Antioch College’s Herndon Gallery. Donations to benefit YSYOA will be taken at the door. For more information, visit http://www.ysyoa.org.

  • Review— Speaking Suns breaks the silence

    Art ought to speak some semblance of truth to power. And with the release of their newest record, “Terrestrial Year,” Yellow Springs-based band Speaking Suns does exactly that.

  • Solstice Concert— Cellist to offer ‘sonic meditation’

    Fitzpatrick’s solo cello invocation for the project, an original composition that has become a signature piece in his continuing focus on music as an agent of peace and healing, will be among the works featured when the classically trained musician returns to Yellow Springs to perform a Solstice Concert on Sunday, Dec. 22, at House of AUM.

  • Claudettes return for Peach’s show

    Chicago-based four piece, The Claudettes, makes their Peach’s Grill debut this Saturday, April 6, at 10 p.m.

  • A Woodstock artifact returns home

    Greg “Duke” Dewey, drummer for Country Joe and the Fish at Woodstock, is loaning his drums for a special exhibit celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock Festival at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in New York state.

  • BLOG— Behind the story: Issa Ali and empowerment rap

    Yellow Springs resident Issa Walker, aka Issa Ali, recently appeared on the influential Detroit radio program “Sway in the Morning,” delivering a spontaneous and well-received rap to an unfamiliar beat. Pictured here are Walker at the microphone, left, and hip-hop giant Sway Calloway, center, with members of the renowned Detroit rap group D-12 in the background. (Submitted photo)

    Yellow Springs is filled with major talent. We have luminaries in all the artistic fields. But no single name in the world of hip-hop calls Yellow Springs home. That is changing. Issa is on the rise.

  • A dancing vibe at Springsfest, coming back to Yellow Springs

    Columbus indie-folk band Saint Seneca headlined last year’s Springsfest, which is returning to the lawn of the Bryan Center on July 8. The festival boasts bands from across Ohio and the US, and will feature a selection of food trucks and beer from the YS Brewery. The festival is organized by Yellow Springs native Connor Stratton, who said the selection of artists will make for a “dance-your-butt-off kind of vibe.” (Submitted Photo)

    According to practically everyone, sun, music and beer are integral parts of any memorable summer.

  • It’s a rap—Issa Walker featured on a new album

    Issa Ali (area resident Issa Walker, center) is featured on a new single with legendary Brooklyn rapper Talib Kweli (right). Walker wrote, produced and performed on the track, which is available online. According to Walker, his approach to the song was simple: bring back the timeless hip-hop sound of serious lyricism over a classic beat. (Submitted photo)

    Yellow Springs resident and resident hip-hop artist Issa Walker alternated between excitement and nonchalance when recently discussing one of his latest musical endeavors. Not only did Walker write the music for a song performed by one of his idols, but he got to rap on it as well.

  • Yellow Springs Street Fair: Blue notes, blue skies

    Musician Tumust Allison from Dayton played a powerful sax during last Saturday’s Street Fair. (Photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    Temperatures on Saturday hit 93 degrees, but the music was even hotter than the weather.

  • YSHS music room is made harmonious

    YSHS Band and orchestra director Brian Mayer used community resources to create a music library, searchable online, in one of the rooms in the “flying saucer” at the high school. It’s taken him two years, but thousands of band and orchestra scores and pieces can now be found on a database at Mayer’s staff page from the high school website. (Photo by Lauren Heaton)

    For the past two years of his tenure as head of the McKinney/YSHS music department, Brian Mayer has sorted and catalogued all the school’s music, and built a searchable music library, which can be shared with anyone in the community.