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Arts Section :: Page 95
Yellow Springs raised Brian Mayer to love music. He began playing the trumpet at Mills Lawn, and by junior high he knew that music would be his career. He left the village to pursue that goal, and now plans to give back to the community that helped him find his gift.
Local public radio station WYSO racked up ten awards, more than any other public radio station in the state, at the Ohio Associated Press Broadcasters 2010 luncheon in Columbus on Sunday, June 6.
At his booth at the June Street Fair, Michel Zurbuchen sets out two benches with a stone at each, plus tools and safety glasses, and encourages all who are interested to try carving for themselves. People who had never considered taking a hammer and chisel to rock find they don’t want to stop.
More than 20 years ago Jennifer Sharp worked as a janitor at the Little Art Theatre, cleaning the bathrooms and sweeping up popcorn. The 36-year-old is now back as a successful film director to show her first full-length feature.
When Doug Snyder and Bob Thompson recorded Daily Dance in 1972, nobody could have guessed that the album would be released for a third time in 2010. However, that’s exactly what happened when Cantor Records released the LP last December.
On a very windy Saturday, the petaled wheels of Bruce Parker’s Whimsical Recycled Kinetic Art were spinning in ways other flowers just don’t do.
Village children have many opportunities to take part in live theater through YS Kids Playhouse and school productions, and older youth benefit from a vital theater program at YSHS/McKinney. But local adult actors and playwrights have lacked consistent opportunities to perform since the closing of Center Stage theater several years ago.
Local sculptor Jon Barlow Hudson has created public art for more than 30 years, his works of swirling stone and steel spread around the globe. But his latest design for a public sculpture is unlike any before — honoring those who died fighting fires and saving lives.
The Corner Cone will serve up more than just ice cream and hot dogs this year. Every Friday evening until the end of its season in October it plans to offer a live music performance, and in August it will make its foray into theater with an event co-owner Bob Swaney is calling the “Soft Serve Playhouse 10-Minute Play Festival.”
Who ever said that music critics had to be experts? It wasn’t the lay musicians and passionate music-lovers in Yellow Springs who started the Chamber Music Yellow Springs concert series that has thrived for 27 years. That attitude served the group well when its founders initiated a chamber music competition as the finale for each season…