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Wed, Oct 10, 2012 1:53 pm

The Ohio University School of Music’s Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band will present a special Homecoming concert to commemorate the life and legacy of Ronald P. Socciarelli, Director of Bands from 1973 to 1992.

This performance, which takes place Friday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, is in conjunction with "Better Than the Best Ever," a weekend-long celebration of Socciarelli, who passed away in February, 2012.

Tue, Oct 9, 2012 10:10 am

Tromboteam!, a group made up of music educators, is using the Kickstarter funding platform to commission original pieces for trombone.

Emily Votaw talked with Sarah Paradis, visiting assistant professor of trombone at Ohio University, about the quintet's future plans.

Mon, Oct 8, 2012 6:47 am

Chris Hillman will be joined by fellow Desert Rose band alumnus Herb Pedersen at The Adelphia Music Hall on Thursday, Oct. 11.

Listen to a three-part interview with WOUB's Mark Hellenberg. (AUDIO)

Fri, Oct 5, 2012 11:12 am

Ohio University's second annual "Oktoboefest" is dedicated to an instrument that many consider to be unusual: The oboe.

Join the OU School of Music on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. for oboe recitals featuring faculty member Michele Fiala and special guest artist Dwight Parry of the Cincinnati Symphony.

The music varies from the uplifting to the haunting, all with a connection to the Halloween season.

Fri, Oct 5, 2012 1:25 pm

Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit will be the first act to play at Ohio University Lancaster’s Wagner Theatre as part of an expanded relationship between the Lancaster Festival and the Lancaster Campus.

"We are pleased to have Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit as the first artist presented in this new collaboration with the University," said Lancaster Festival Executive Director Lou Ross. "Already known as a member of the band Drive By Truckers, Jason is now forging his own identity, recently winning the 2012 Song of the Year award from the Americana Music Association."

Thu, Oct 4, 2012 3:45 pm

The eccentric songwriter, director and comedian will peform at Donkey Coffee and Espresso this Friday. (VIDEO)

Wed, Oct 3, 2012 2:43 pm

On Saturday, Sept. 22, local singer-songwriter Jesse James Russell performed two sets of original music at Insea Sound Shop in Nelsonville, Ohio, as part of the monthly Blue Room Sessions concert series.

On the third Saturday of each month, Insea Sound Shop owner Nick Collura presents a live showcase of local and regional talent at the shop's recording studio.

Tue, Oct 2, 2012 3:03 pm

Raucous roots-swing duo The Two Man Gentlemen Band returns to Athens this Wednesday. 

Tenor guitarist, banjoist and singer Andy Bean and bassist Fuller Condon have been touring the country for about six years, winning hearts and minds.

Listen to a live performance recorded in WOUB's Studio A. (AUDIO)