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Wed, Jul 31, 2013 8:00 pm

Some of the biggest musical acts will be gracing the stage of Stuart’s Opera House this weekend during the annual A Night with the Legends concert.

Athens and Nelsonville area celebrities will be paying tribute to some of music’s biggest stars in order to raise money for the historical opera house.

This year’s performers will take the stage as ABBA, Lionel Richie, Englebert Humperdink, James Taylor, Melissa Etheridge, Joan Jett, Jennifer Holliday, The Pointer Sisters, Tina Turner, Barbara Streisand, Johnny Cash and June Carter Cash, The Temptations, Carly Simon and more.

Thu, Jul 25, 2013 2:29 am

This Saturday, The Union Bar & Grill will host modern-day Americana legends The Handsome Family with special guest Danny Barnes. While both acts have performed in Athens on separate occasions, this pairing promises to be one of the best local shows of the summer.

Wed, Jul 24, 2013 7:12 pm

This past weekend marked the 2013 All Good Music Festival. It was the second year of being located at Legend Valley in Thornville, Ohio, and it attracted its usual eclectic crowd of festers.

There were hippies, trustafarians, deadheads, ravers, wookies, weirdos, hipsters and country-folk in addition to families and children.   

It’s not often you see all these people in the same place for the same reason, but that’s the beauty of an event like All Good.

Fri, Jul 26, 2013 10:09 am

From July 26-28, join WOUB, NPR Music, WFUV and Folk Alley for a live video webcast of the 2013 Newport Folk Festival, featuring performances by The Avett Brothers, Iris Dement, Beck, Andrew Bird and many others. The program will be hosted by NPR's Ann Powers and Bob Boilen and WFUV host and music director Rita Houston.

Tue, Jul 23, 2013 5:09 pm

Chicago-based Ami Saraiya will perform at Jackie O's Pub & Brewery this Friday with her band The Outcome. WOUB's Bryan Gibson talks with the accordion-playing songstress about her group's jazz-cabaret sound.

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.