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At the fourth annual Springsfest in July, two revelers dances in the early afternoon. (Photo by Kathleen Galarza)

• The third annual Cello Springs Festival was held in the village in January. In December, organizers announced that the event would likely move to June or mid-August in 2020, as the snow and ice of mid-January made attending the festival challenging for both audience members and performers.

• Villager and guitarist Mark Babb released his first solo album, “Rock That Cradle,” early this year. The album is a collection of songs originated by pioneering folk and country blues guitarists played in traditional fingerpicking style on acoustic guitar.

• YS native Greg “Duke” Dewey lent several personal items to an exhibition, “We Are Golden — Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the Woodstock Festival and Aspirations for a Peaceful Future,” including the drum set he played at Woodstock with his band, Country Joe and the Fish. The exhibition was held at the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts in Bethel, N.Y., where Woodstock was held.

• Springsfest returned to the village in July, headlined by national act Deerhunter.

• In August, Dave Chappelle put together a celebrity-filled concert in Dayton’s Oregon District in response to the deadly mass shooting there earlier in the month. Billed as “Gem City Shine,” the free outdoor event featured a lineup of high-profile national performers, including headliner Stevie Wonder. More than 20,000 people attended the five-hour benefit, which raised money for victims and their families through donations and T-shirt sales.

Members of Dayton Contemporary Dance Company joined the World House Choir for a series of concerts reprising their performance of Paul Winter’s “Missa Gaia” in September. Pictured are dancers Olivia Schmid, in front, and Tasha’ra Maye, with WHC founder and Director Catherine Roma conducting. (Photo by Carol Simmons)

• The World House Choir performed a reprisal…

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