This year marks the 20th anniversary of Yellow Springs Kids Playhouse. It’s been called “children’s theater for adults” with topical themes, sophisticated humor, and clever songs. This year’s show, Superhuman Happiness, adapts the Greek myths of Ovid’s Metamorphosis to explore the role of change in kids’ lives today. The playhouse and artistic director John Fleming also face some major changes. Community Voices producer David Seitz has their story.
Yellow Springs resident Joseph Minde-Berman (right) plays music at street fairs for spare cash. He has made as much as $300 in a day playing music. He's pictured with his friend Corbin Rogers, also of Yellow Springs.
Work has started on a site for a new 28-room hotel, restaurant and banquet hall in the village of Yellow Springs. The project has a price tag of at least $4 million, but it’s not a standard big investment.
On a blustery afternoon in March, the owner of the future Mills Park Hotel is out chain-sawing—clearing up tree stumps from a big empty lot on Route 68 in downtown Yellow Springs.
“I’m a do-it-yourself kind of person,” says Jim Hammond, who is soft-spoken and covered in sawdust.
Students and faculty members involved in Yellow Springs High School Drama Club's production of Pirates of Penzance visited the WYSO studios the morning of opening night to perform some of the show's songs live on Excursions.
Yellow Springs High School Drama Club's production of Pirates of Penzance is March 14th - 23rd at the Mills Lawn Auditorium in Yellow Springs.
The controversy began in 1960 at the Gegner Barber Shop located in Yellow Springs, Ohio. The owner, Lewis Gegner, claimed “I don’t know how to cut their (Negro’s) hair” and refused to provide service to African Americans.
By 1960, the Antioch Committee for Racial Equality (ACRE) and the Antioch Chapter of the NAACP were successful in desegregating other businesses in the Village of Yellow Springs. But Gegner refused even after being fined for violating the local anti-discrimination ordinance.