Nov
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2018
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Arts Section

  • Bringing peace to all

    The 15-year-old weekly Saturday morning peace vigil at the intersection of Limestone Street and Xenia Avenue was elevated by the voices of more than 80 singers intoning a simple round to the words, “Hate has no home here.” The singers, all of them women, were participants in the annual Midwest regional Threshold Choir gathering. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    The 15-year-old weekly Saturday morning peace vigil at the intersection of Limestone Street and Xenia Avenue was elevated by the voices of more than 80 singers, participants in the annual Midwest regional Threshold Choir gathering.

  • MLS all-school musical — ‘Lion King KIDS’ springs to life

    In rehearsal: The circle of life continues as the lion Simba, played by James White; the shaman Rafiki, played by Gini Meekin; and lioness Nalla, performed by Ru Robertson, celebrate the birth of a new generation at the conclusion of “Lion King KIDS,” which Mills Lawn School will present in two performances Thursday, Nov. 15, at 12:30 and 7 p.m, at Central State University’s Paul Robeson theater in Wilberforce. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

    Mills Lawn Elementary has transformed into the Pride Lands this fall as students prepare for a production of “Lion King KIDS,” a stage adaptation for youth of the popular, animated Disney movie and subsequent Tony Award-winning Broadway musical.

  • Bulldog Theatre Festival — Two plays address timely issues

    Yellow Springs High School/McKinney School performing arts teacher Lorrie Sparrow-Knapp directed students in English teacher Desiree Nickell’s class as they studied “Romeo and Juliet” recently. From left to right are students Dezmond Wilson, Matt Duncan, Carina Basora and Vera Roberts. Shakespeare’s classic work is one of two plays being performed as part of the Bulldog Theatre Festival. The first play, “Girls Like That,” runs Nov. 2–4; “Romeo and Juliet” is the following weekend, Nov. 9–11.(Submitted photo by Desiree Nickel)

    The two productions — one contemporary, one classical — on the docket for this fall’s Bulldog Theater Festival deal with social pressure, expectations and violence.

  • “Girls Like That” opens Bulldog Theatre festival this weekend

    The Bulldog Theatre play “Girls Like That” will be staged at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, and 2 p.m. on Sunday at the Foundry Theatre on the Antioch College campus.

  • YS Open Studios — An inside look at local art and artists

    A few of the 29 local artists opening their studios for a villagewide gallery sale this weekend are, from left, photographer Matthew Collins, potter Dianne Collinson and sculptor Brian Maughan. (Photos by Jeff Simons)

    Yellow Springs is increasingly becoming renowned for its own vibrant community of artists, and this weekend, art lovers can get a first-hand look at what some of the village’s talented artists are creating.

  • Brothers to present film — Political satire propels ‘Oath’

    In Ike Barinholtz’s “The Oath,” a politically divided family gathers for Thanksgiving dinner the day before all Americans have been asked — under some duress — to sign the titular oath of loyalty to the United States. As tensions rise around the holiday table, the family is threatened when two federal agents drop by to question Chris (Ike Barinholtz), who is a vocal opponent of The Oath. Clearly enjoying their Thanksgiving meal around the table are, from left: Abbie (Meredith Hagner), Pat (Jon Barinholtz), Alice (Carrie Brownstein), Chris, Kai (Tiffany Haddish), Eleanor (Nora Dunn) and Hank (Chris Ellis). (Submitted photo)

    On the day after Thanksgiving — Black Friday — all Americans have been asked to sign a pledge of loyalty to the United States. This is the central conceit of “The Oath,” a dark comedy/horror/political satire film starring Ike and Jon Barinholtz, and written and directed by Ike.

  • CMYS concert series— Attacca Quartet’s ‘all-Beethoven’

    Attacca Quartet will present an all-Beethoven program on Sunday, Nov. 4, at 7:30 p.m., at the First Presbyterian Church, as the second installment of Chamber Music Yellow Springs’ 2018–19 season. (Submitted photo by Shervin Lainez)

    The New York-based Attacca Quartet will bring their “uncommon vibrancy” — as described by the Cleveland Plain Dealer — to an all-Beethoven program when they take the stage for Chamber Music in Yellow Springs on Sunday, Nov. 4.

  • At the Library — Learning to disarm the inner critic

    Local author Rebecca Kuder, here at the Olive Kettering Library at Antioch College, is leading a free workshop Oct. 22 at the Yellow Springs Library to demystify and disarm one’s inner critic. (Photo by Megan Bachman)

    For the past nine years, local author Rebecca Kuder has dialogued with an inner voice that once kept her from accessing her creativity as a writer, and her joy as a person.

  • Submissions sought for Senior Center Members’ Art Show

    The YS Senior Center will hold its annual Members’ Art Show in the Fireplace Gallery, Nov. 9–Dec. 19. Senior artists are currently being sought to contribute original artwork in the show and sale.

  • Author and professor writes on comics, cats

    Local author, illustrator and English professor Kate Polak recently showed off some watercolor paintings of cats as part of a children’s book project. Polak recently authored, “Ethics in the Gutter: Empathy and Historical Fiction in Comics.” (Photo by Carla Steiger)

    Wittenberg College English professor Kate Polak is the author of a book on comics, “Ethics in the Gutter: Empathy and Historical Fiction in Comics,” which this year became a finalist for the prestigious Eisner Award.