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Arts Section :: Page 22
The Dayton Performing Arts Alliance, or DPAA, announced EDGE, a performing arts series filled with “unconventional performances in unconventional places,” with all concerts being free and open to the public.
2017 year in review — The Arts in Yellow Springs
Beginning Wednesday, Jan. 10, the YS Ukulele Club will meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month, 6–8:30 p.m., at the YS Arts Council
The Cello Springs Festival is seeking visual artists, poets and dancers who would like to collaborate for a concert at Glen Helen’s Vernet Auditorium to be held on Wednesday, Jan. 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Camel crickets in the tub. Robinsong and its absence. A koi pond in winter. Hepatica, violet cress, bloodroot, Virginia bluebells. The “iconography” of light on a wall. Memories of adolescent devotion in a Catholic seminary. All of these subjects illuminate local almanac writer Bill Felker’s new book.
Introduced in 2012, the Holiday Art Jumble serves as both the Arts Council’s final show of the calendar year and its largest fundraiser.
The Cello Springs Festival will return to Yellow Springs in 2018, Jan. 3–13, during which time cello music will be performed in both public spaces and homes in the village. Volunteers, participants and donations for the festival’s events are being sought.
The sixth annual Art & Soul Art Fair, a juried pre-holiday art show will take place this Saturday, Nov. 18, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., at the Mills Lawn gymnasium.
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.
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.