Music and Arts

Athens County is well known as a hotbed of musical activity, with dozens of local bands releasing CDs and downloadable tracks on a regular basis. But few area songwriters have captured the feel of the region as well as Chris Keesey on his debut EP Dyin' Town.

The former drummer-turned guitarist/songwriter assembled an local all-star lineup for his first CD, featuring songs about his rural Ohio upbringing.

Michelle Houts' new book is "Kammie on First: Baseball's Dottie Kamenshek"
Athens Foundation, Athens Rotary each pledged $50,000

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Selections include "Anything Goes" and "Raise Your Voice"
Female influence in rock is significant, according to Madeleine Toerne
Adam Remnant and Orson Frontier will open show

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Arts

Theater, music, exhibits, children's activities on tap
Jim Shirey won First Place Photography for his piece "Asclepias"
Retired electrician creates a stir on Facebook with "junk art"
The Golden Dragon Acrobats will perform Oct. 15
Music, magicians, zoo animals at third annual fest
Artist Skip Rohde will speak on Oct. 13
WOUB's Marlena Scott visits Hocking College for the annual music/outdoor activities fest
OU Russ Professor of Chemical Engineering Srdjan Nesic will give a short talk before the film on Oct. 14

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