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An Afternoon With Yo La Tengo's Ira Kaplan (VIDEO)

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Updated Fri, Oct 4, 2013 11:53 am

Ohio University’s School of Media Arts and Studies and School of Music recently hosted a live on-stage interview with Ira Kaplan, frontman and co-founder of the iconic indie rock band Yo La Tengo

Josh Antonuccio, an instructor in the School of Media Arts and Studies, sat down with Kaplan for an hour-long conversation about the band's 30-year career and how they have successfully navigated their way to artistic and commercial success.

"They have a dedicated following, have consistently put out great records, provide soundtrack music for major films and continue to be darlings of music critics," said Antonuccio.

In the midst of a worldwide tour which has included major performances at the Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago, the FYF Fest in Los Angeles and Riot Fest, Yo La Tengo stopped in the Athens area to perform at Stuart’s Opera House in nearby Nelsonville, Ohio.

Josh Antonuccio with Yo La Tengo

Before their show, Ira Kaplan visited the Ohio University campus for the exclusive event.

"Ohio University students had the opportunity to hear from an artist who, together with Yo La Tengo, have not compromised their values, but rather have charted a path of success on their own terms," said Antonuccio.

For more information about Ohio University's School of Media Arts and Studies, visit www.mediaschool.ohio.edu.

Slideshow: Yo La Tengo at Stuart's Opera House

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