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Tue, Oct 15, 2013 9:11 am

On Oct. 14, area high school students were treated an outdoor concert by Ohio University's Jazz Ensemble I on the steps of Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

The high schoolers were in town for the annual Experience the Arts Day, hosted by the Ohio University College of Fine Arts. Each year, prospective Bobcats tour the college, taking in tours, classes, rehearsals and concerts, and meet with faculty and current OU students for one-on-one conversations.

Fri, Oct 11, 2013 10:44 am

The Muskingum University Department of Music will host its second annual Collage Concert on Saturday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. in Brown Chapel.

A collage concert is a rapid-fire showcase of both vocal and instrumental music, in which one performance begins immediately after the previous one finishes, so applause is held until the end of the concert.

A collage performance typically lasts about one hour.  

Thu, Oct 10, 2013 11:41 am

This Saturday, area residents are invited to take a short scenic drive to Shade, Ohio, for the 9th annual Jerseyville Festival, featuring live entertainment, contests and food.

The free event, which takes its moniker from the area's former name, is being held at the Shade Community Center, located in the old Shade School off old Route 33.

Thu, Oct 10, 2013 8:58 am

Connect Ohio, a technology organization dedicated to bringing affordable high-speed Internet and broadband-enabled resources to all Ohioans, will present Jonathan Edwards, McGuffey Lane and Grassinine in concert, Saturday, Oct. 12 at Stuart's Opera House.

Wed, Oct 9, 2013 12:59 pm

In traditional orchestra and concert band settings, the tuba and euphonium players are relegated to the back of the stage, sometimes overlooked by audience members. OU professor Jason Smith hopes to change all that. The big brass moves front and center during the 15th annual "Octubafest," a month-long celebration of the tuba and euphonium.

Tue, Oct 8, 2013 11:18 am

For two weeks this summer in Arcata, Calif., OU Honors Tutorial and Physics major Natalie Klco shared a love for an instrument whose mere existence is unknown to most. During her time at the Zeltsman Marimba Festival, she experienced the rewards that come from musical experimentation.

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.

Thu, Oct 3, 2013 4:16 pm

Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville will host a night of award-winning bluegrass with Junior Sisk & Ramblers Choice and the Idletymes Bluegrass Band on Friday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m.

Nominated numerous times for Male Vocalist of the Year by the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA) and Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music in America (SPBGMA), Junior Sisk is at the top of his game.