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Music Section :: Page 3

  • Art out loud

    Adding aural aesthetics to the annual Art on the Lawn were buskers — some younger, some older — like Matt Minde and daughter Eliza Minde-Berman, who played the crowds for a good three hours. (Photo by Diane Chiddister)

    Last Saturday’s annual Art on the Lawn represented the 34th year that artists both local and from around the region displayed their wares on the green grass of Mills Lawn School.

  • Local rapper turns rhymes, heads

    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 resident Issa Walker was in Detroit visiting a radio studio owned by legendary rapper Eminem. He was offered the microphone as a beat he had never heard started to play. Issa Ali did not hesitate.

  • 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.

  • Friends Music Camp, Godzilla come to town

    Campers from Friends Music Camp marched down Xenia Avenue last year before the camp’s annual concert in Yellow Springs to benefit Glen Helen. This year’s concert will be Saturday, July 29, at the Foundry Theater on Antioch College campus. Tickets are $10, with a $4 discount for students. Children 3 and younger will be admitted free of charge. (Archive Photo by Matt Minde)

    One of the threads that runs through Friends Music Camp, now in its 37th year — and its second located on the campus of Earlham College — is Godzilla, instructor, counselor and ex-camper Rory Papania said.

  • Orchestrating support

    A capacity crowd turned out for the annual Friends Music Camp benefit concert for Glen Helen, which took place last Saturday, July 29, at the Foundry Theater. Both campers and camp staffers performed a varied program ranging from Wagner to Gershwin, including American folk music, jazz and original compositions. The event raised more than $2,140 for the Glen, with checks still coming in. (Photo by Matt Minde)

    A capacity crowd turned out for the annual Friends Music Camp benefit concert for Glen Helen, which took place last Saturday, July 29, at the Foundry Theater.

  • Local musicians perform in FMC concert

    The annual concert performance by staffers and campers at the Friends Music Camp will take place this Saturday, July 29, at 7:30 p.m. at the Foundry Theater on the Antioch College campus.

  • Pop Wagner, homegrown cowboy, to perform

    Folk music performer and Yellow Springs native Pop Wagner returns home next week for a concert with The Corndrinkers, a regionally based oldtime stringband, Thursday, July 20, at Little Art Theatre. Tickets for the 7 p.m. show are $15, available at the theater. (Submitted photo by Dale Hanson)

    Musician and storyteller Pop Wagner makes no claim to being an actual cowboy, though he certainly looks the part, with his thick mustache, wide-brimmed hat and Western attire.

  • Wound up Springs

    A beaming Jordin Goff, drummer for the Yugos, from Cincinnati, engaged with the crowd at Springsfest 2017. (Photo by Aaron Zaremsky)

    Springsfest, a celebration of music and community, returned to Yellow Springs for its second summer last Saturday.

  • World House Choir seeks new members; will host guest artist DeMore

    The World House Choir is rehearsing Paul Winter’s Missa Gaia for a local performance Friday and Saturday, Sept. 11 and 12, at 7 p.m. at the Antioch College Amphitheatre. Above, from left are basses Lucas Bautista (obscured), Ron Siemer, Frank Fortino, Nick Daily and David Seitz. (Submitted Photo by Liz Mersky)

    The World House Choir will welcome new singers at its rehearsal on Monday, July 10, in the Foundry Theater on the Antioch College campus.

  • Tucki Bailey headlines Dayton Jazz Festival

    Local musician Tucki Bailey will headline the Dayton Jazz Festival this Sunday, June 11. She and her band, Tucki and the Vagabonds, will perform at 7 p.m. at Riverscape MetroPark.

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