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Wed, Apr 24, 2013 9:51 am

Jonathan Parker is no ordinary Ohio University-Chillicothe student; rather, he is a combat veteran with a passion for music.

Parker, who is an Army veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, was also a member of the prestigious 82nd Airborne All American Chorus.

The former Army sergeant, who was an artillery forward observer during his enlistment from January 2007 through November 2010, toured across the United States and abroad with the chorus.

However, Parker began his pursuit of music long before his Army days.

Mon, Apr 22, 2013 12:29 pm

The Burning River Ramblers, a Cleveland-based rock/funk band with Ohio University roots, have steadily built a following since 2010. After making it through the first four rounds of the Hard Rock Rising Global Battle of the Bands, the group is now representing Ohio in the nationwide voting round, which starts on April 22.

Thu, Apr 18, 2013 11:59 am

Southeast Ohio's history, heritage and natural environment will be celebrated during "Music of the Little Cities: Coal Dust, Culture and Cause for Congregation," hosted by Stuart's Opera House on Friday, April 19.

Tue, Apr 16, 2013 3:24 pm

Rhonda Vincent, the "new Queen of Bluegrass," returns to Stuart's Opera House for a special Sunday matinee show on April 21 at 3 p.m.

During a career that spans 24 albums, Vincent has worked with nearly everyone in the country music world, from Dolly Parton and George Jones to Faith Hill.

She has received over 40 awards, including an unprecedented seven consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year Awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association, along with multiple Grammy nominations. Vincent's band The Rage is the most-awarded band in bluegrass with over 80 awards.

Fri, Apr 12, 2013 1:37 pm

It's springtime in Athens, Ohio, and for thousands of OU students, that means one thing: Number Fest.

Started almost a decade ago by Dominic Petrozzi and his friends as a last hurrah before graduation, Number Fest (or "#Fest") has now grown into what Petrozzi describes as, "the premier college music festival experience."

Kendrick Lamar, dubbed by Rolling Stone as hip-hop’s golden child, is co-headlining with DJ/producer Steve Aoki.

Fri, Apr 12, 2013 11:20 am

Stuart's Opera House will host a high-energy evening of Latin music on Tuesday, April 16 with Nelsonville Fest veterans Bomba Estereo (pictured) and Grammy Award-winners Grupo Fantasma. A limited number of free tickets are available to Ohio University students and Nelsonville Music Festival ticket holders.

Thu, Apr 11, 2013 10:44 am

The Ohio University School of Music is hosting the 2013 Athens Jazz Festival this Friday through Sunday, featuring OU jazz ensembles, student ensembles from area high schools and guest artists Rob Parton (trumpet) and Bob Thompson (piano).

Rob Parton is highly regarded as a studio, theater and jazz musician, performer, educator and bandleader. His recorded and live work includes stints with Tony Bennett, Mel Torme, The Beach Boys, Celine Dion and many others. 

Wed, Apr 10, 2013 5:03 pm

The Ohio University School of Music will present the annual Opera Theater Scenes concert this Friday, April 12, featuring a variety of operatic highlights and scenes from lyric theater.

Titled "Songs of Travelers," the performance will take place at the Ridges Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.

Operatic highlights from Leoncavallo’s I Pagliacci and Massenet’s Cendrillon will share the evening with lilting melodies from Kreiger’s Side Show and Weill’s Street Scene, among many others.

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