Sunday, December 26, 2010

Christmas in Yellow Springs

The blinking red-and-green streetlights along with the lights from the businesses on Dayton and Walnut Streets blend in perfectly to make for a magical Christmas night in downtown Yellow Springs.

photo by Susan Gartner -- December 25, 2010

Thursday, December 9, 2010

YS Brass! plays downtown in December

Yellow Springs Brass! will perform holiday classics on Saturdays in December at various locations in downtown Yellow Springs. Members Bruce Heckman, Dave Vrooman, Steve Vrooman, Robert Love, and Dave Triplett will be playing for donations to benefit the Yellow Springs Emergency Welfare Fund.

The Yellow Springs Brass! will also perform at Friends Care Community on Tuesday, Dec. 21, 6:30 p.m. The performance will be part concert and part sing-along. All are welcome to attend.

Video and photos by Susan Gartner
posted to A Yellow Springs Blog -- December 9, 2010

Sunday, December 5, 2010

November's Third Weekend Fling Artist Reception

The Yellow Springs Arts Council held an Artist Reception at their new gallery, 309 Xenia Avenue, on November 19, 2010, as part of the Third Weekend Fling in the Springs. Featured artists Travis Tarbox Hotaling and Jade Nikita McConnell served wine and food, greeted guests, and enjoyed the entertainment provided by belly dancers Cami Knick and Erin Wolf and music provided by singer/songwriter Rachel Mousie.

photos and video by Susan Gartner

"What?" performed by TAFKATTFP

“What?: An Exploration of Dreams, Reality, And Numbers (another meta philosophic dramatic sketch comedy performance)" took place at multiple locations this weekend in Yellow Springs. The Artists Formerly Known As The Third Friday Players are Jennifer Johnson, Lenaya Rebekah Levigne, Skip Leeds, Vanessa Query, Ali Thomas, and Charlotte Walkey.

Sketches included: "Buy Nothing Day" by Ali Thomas; "A Simple Philosophy Of The Foundation Of Our Cultural Thought" by Vanessa Query; "The Third Wheel" by Vanessa Query; "The Sum Of His Problems" by Charlotte Walkey; "Waking Up" by Dario Fo; "Ayn Rand Vs. Jesus: A Love Story Of Phantom Menaces" by Skip Leeds; "Businessman Part 2: The Saga Continues" by Ali Thomas

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photos by Susan Gartner -- December 3, 2010

"Season's Joy" at Emporium/Underdog Cafe

This year's holiday fundraiser for the First Presbyterian Church of Yellow Springs, "Season's Joy: A Song Book," was held Saturday night at the Emporium/Underdog Cafe and featured a wide variety of local musicians and theatre performances.

photos by Susan Gartner -- December 4, 2010