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Wed, Dec 10, 2014 2:58 pm

This is the second in a series of year-end blog posts by WOUB staff, volunteers and contributors. Check out all of this year's lists at this link.

My 2014 list has a lot of old names on it. Think of it as music by people you’ve probably heard of. Maybe I should have reached out more; or maybe it was a good year for the familiar.

In no particular order, my top 10:

Thu, Dec 11, 2014 10:20 am

Many wondered what would happen with Athens' annual Lennonfest after the Nov. 16 fire that destroyed The Union Bar & Grill's upstairs room and several other businesses along West Union Street, including Jackie O's Public House.

Eric Leighton, who founded Lennonfest 14 years ago, wants to assure everyone that a splendid time is still guaranteed for all. Casa Cantina agreed to co-host this Saturday's event and Jackie O's Public House, which recently re-opened, is ready to rock once again with dozens of local musicians performing Beatles classics.

Tue, Dec 9, 2014 12:41 pm

Every December, WOUB asks its staff and volunteers to share their year-end music picks.

We're kicking off our 2014 "best of" lists with Ohio University Associate Professor and veteran record producer Eddie Ashworth, who recommends albums by Sturgill Simpson, St. Vincent, Hurray for the Riff Raff and many others.

Mon, Dec 8, 2014 3:41 pm

The Ohio University Zanesville Choral Union will present its annual fall concert at 7:30 p.m. on Dec. 10 in the Elson Hall auditorium.

The campus’ oldest performing arts group will be celebrating its 14th season under the direction of its conductor, Charles Savage.

Mon, Dec 8, 2014 11:33 am

Many of Athens County's most talented performers entertained a receptive audience last night during the Stuart's Opera House Winter Fundraiser.

The annual concert featured classic songs, holiday favorites and comedy skits performed by Alex Couladis, Sharell Arocho, Andy Stone and Bill L'Heureux, Cecilia Rinaldi, Angela Blair, Giles Lee, Celeste Parsons and the Legends Band.

Thu, Dec 4, 2014 11:50 am

Stuart's Opera House will host its winter fundraiser this Sunday at 7 p.m., featuring classic songs and seasonal favorites from local celebrities, actors and musicians.

Winners of Stuart's fundraiser raffle will be announced, plus hors d'oeuvres and holiday cocktails will be offered.

Thu, Dec 4, 2014 12:55 pm

'Tis the season for giving, and once again, Athens musicians are coming together to show support for local causes.

Hot on the heels of last weekend's benefit for Union Street employees, a dozen local bands are scheduled to perform at the fourth annual Benefest, a three-day festival set up to raise funds for The Gathering Place and the Stuart's Opera House After-School Music Program.

Wed, Dec 3, 2014 12:11 pm

On Nov. 16, flames erupted on West Union Street in Athens, just hours after local band Blond finished their set at The Union Bar and Grill. While no one was in the bar at the time of the fire, Blond ended up losing all of their instruments, valued at nearly $3000.

Now another band is offering assistance. Proceeds from Injecting Strangers' new single, "Last Night at The Union," will help Blond replace their musical equipment. The song is now available for download from the Cincinnati band's Bandcamp page.

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