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2018
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Arts Section

  • Festival celebrates music, kindness

    Sharon Lane, an organizer of this weekend’s Fancy Fest music festival just outside of Yellow Springs, played a blues number in the Emporium this week. Lane, a singer-songwriter, is also one of the event’s featured performers. (Photo by Tracy Perkins-Schmittler)

    A two-day, low-key, family-friendly, good-vibing music festival, Fancy Fest is taking place this weekend in a private wooded area just outside of Yellow Springs on Jacoby Road.

  • Pulling the wool before our eyes

    Marybeth Hobson, of Hamilton, Ohio, played the recorder while Nancy Treselic, of Liberty Township, spun wool into skeins at the 2018 Wool Gathering at Young's Jersey Dairy. (Photo by Carla Steiger)

    The 23rd Annual Wool Gathering at Young’s Dairy last weekend. The two-day event brought in over 100 vendors and participants from the region and surrounding states.

  • ‘Wilderness Mute’ meditates on Nagasaki bombing at Antioch

    A special performance of “NAGASAKI — Wilderness Mute” by composer Keiko Fujiie will be held Friday, Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m., in the Foundry Theater at Antioch College

  • World in the house

    Last Saturday, Sept. 8, the World House Choir gave the second of four performances of ‘Bayard Rustin: The Man Behind the Dream,’ an oratorio that tells the story of a central, yet little-known, figure of the civil rights movement. Composer Steve Milloy was present, along with a standing-room-only crowd at Antioch College’s Foundry Theater. The piece was conducted by Jeremy Winston; narrator and soloists La’Shelle Allen and Keith Dean told the story in word and song. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    Last Saturday, Sept. 8, the World House Choir gave the second of four performances of the oratorio, ‘Bayard Rustin: The Man Behind the Dream.’

  • Unsung civil rights activist remembered

    In an effort to bring civil rights activist Bayard Rustin’s story out of the shadows of history, a series of events, including multiple performances of an oratorio about the activist’s life, will be presented in early September.

  • Old, new friends return to CMYS

    The Akropolis Reed Quintet, “old friends” from CMYS in years past, will open the season on Sept. 23. (Photo by Gary Norman)

    Chamber Music in Yellow Springs has announced its 35th season, bringing a variety of ensembles — “Old Friends, New Friends” — to audiences in the Miami Valley.

  • Together, local poets refine their verses

    A group of five poets meet regularly in the village to share and critique each other’s work using a unique method developed in nearby Greenville. From left to right are Fran Simon, Anne Randolph and Joan Harris of the group. Not pictured are Maxine Skuba and Annette Oxindine. (Photo by Carla Steiger)

    A group of five poets have met monthly on Sunday evenings in their homes for the last two years, to help each other improve their poetry skills.

  • Emporium art exhibit— Prison portraits focus on humanity

    How does a person keep their will to live when their whole future is in the same place?

  • Follow the music from porch to porch

    Brittany Baum, left, and Rachel Price, shown here on Baum’s backyard deck, are co-organizers of the first Yellow Springs Porchfest, to take place Saturday, Oct. 6, from noon to 7 p.m. At the event, local musicians will play for free on villagers’ porches, decks and yards. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Villagers coming together to hear local musicians. Neighbors greeting those they know and welcoming those they haven’t met before. People enjoying a beautiful autumn day outdoors, walking the neighborhoods of the village.

  • Local abstract and surrealist painter to show at Yellow Springs Brewery

    Yellow Springs Brewery will display the artwork local abstract and surrealist painter Buck Truitt, with an opening on Friday, July 27.