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Thu, Dec 13, 2012 1:34 am

Between the large number of bands and venues, it can be hard to keep track of what's happening in Athens.

Recently, local music aficionado Aaron Trout tried to simplify matters by starting the "Athens Music Scene" website and companion Facebook page.

Wed, Dec 12, 2012 10:26 am

Athens singer-songwriter Leah Nairn shares her top music picks of the year, including releases by Bonnie Raitt, Alabama Shakes and Kathleen Edwards.

Tue, Dec 11, 2012 12:06 pm

The Ohio University Communiversity Band and the Athens Community Music School Children’s Chorus will present their annual Holiday Concert at 4 p.m. on Sunday, Dec. 16 at Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

This event is sponsored by the Ohio University Credit Union and will feature holiday music, including an audience sing-along. The concert is free and families are encouraged to attend.

Tue, Dec 11, 2012 4:03 pm

As a music shop owner, audio engineer and singer-songwriter, I decided to put my energies into reviewing 10 live albums that have inspired me over the years.

Of course it's really tough to boil it down to just 10, but after careful consideration, I came up with a list.

In chronological order:

Mon, Dec 10, 2012 12:31 pm

WOUB contributor John McVicker shares his top music picks for 2012, including albums by Bob Dylan, Allen Toussaint, Dan Penn and John Zorn.

Sun, Dec 9, 2012 9:34 am

Radio Free Athens host James Hill shares his top music picks of the year, including albums by The Blasters, Macy Gray and David Wax Museum.

Fri, Dec 7, 2012 12:33 pm

Parkersburg, W.Va., singer-songwriter Todd Burge shares his top music picks of the year, including selections from Tim O'Brien, Pete Seeger and The Black Keys.

Thu, Dec 6, 2012 9:51 am

Allen Richmond, an adjunct music faculty member at Ohio University-Chillicothe, is conducting the orchestra for the Chillicothe Civic Theater’s production of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas at the Majestic Theater.

Richmond, who joined the OU-C faculty in 2009, earned his bachelor’s degree of music in theory/composition, cum laude, from Ohio University and his master’s degree in orchestral/choral conducting, summa cum laude, from the Kansas City Conservatory of Music.