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Tue, Jul 23, 2013 2:09 pm

For 14 years, Southeast Ohio musicians have known Nick Collura as the proprietor of Insea Sound Shop, a vintage instrument store and studio located just north of Nelsonville.

But once a year, Collura switches gears, puts on his event planner hat and hosts one of the best summer parties in the region--The Diamond Music Festival, scheduled for this Friday and Saturday at Lake Logan.

Tue, Jul 23, 2013 9:30 am

Stuart’s Opera House continues its Free Summer Concert Series this Friday, July 26 at 7 p.m. with songwriter Sean Rowe.

Rowe, who has drawn praise from No Depression and The San Francisco Chronicle, came of age listening to his father’s record collection featuring The Beach Boys, Elvis Presley and more. But in his teen years, it was soul and blues of John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Marvin Gaye and Ray Charles that spoke to the bourgeoning singer-songwriter.

Mon, Jul 22, 2013 9:38 am

Michael Bolton said he was very impressed with both the Lancaster Campus venue and the Lancaster Festival Orchestra after performing on the Wendel Concert Stage Saturday night.

"It was a beautiful location," said Bolton. "It was a really great night."

The multiple Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter did a meet-and-greet with about 30 fans in the Lancaster Campus student lounge immediately following the concert. He also signed books and CDs near the stage after that.

Mon, Jul 22, 2013 10:31 pm

Area blues fans: If you haven't had your fill of live music at the weekly Rhythm on the River series, there's a second helping coming your way. The 2013 Big Bend Blues Bash is scheduled for July 26-27 in downtown Pomeroy, Ohio, featuring 16 blues acts, a music documentary screening, kids' activities and more.

Thu, Jul 18, 2013 12:23 pm

The Ohio University Performing Arts Series will present country music duo Thompson Square on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Husband-and-wife team Keifer and Shawna Thompson received their first taste of mainstream success with the release of the Grammy-nominated "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not." The single spent five consecutive weeks at #1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart.

Thu, Jul 18, 2013 10:21 am

For the fourth installment in our Sessions @ WOUB series, we are proud to present the internationally acclaimed California Guitar Trio.

Formed in 1991, the group is well-known for its mix of classical and original compositions and re-workings of surf-rock tunes and classic rock favorites. (VIDEO)

Tue, Jul 16, 2013 8:48 am

Thousands are expected to attend this weekend's All Good Festival, being held July 18-21 at Legend Valley, located in the rolling hills of Thornville, Ohio. More than 50 acts will perform, including members of The Grateful Dead, Yonder Mountain String Band and Grace Potter.

Fri, Jul 12, 2013 2:15 pm

Ask almost any expert in any field and they'll tell you the same thing: If you want to be really good at something, start young. The Yurco Boys of Cambridge, Ohio, will have a chance to show off their skills when they open the Tuesday, July 23 Celebrate New Concord concert in Village Park, with headliners Northwest Territory.

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