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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Commonplace images captured with Hipstamatic iPhone app
Movies are paired with short talks by scientists and tech experts
All proceeds will benefit the Southeastern Ohio Food Bank
Nuclear physicists David Ingram and Justin Frantz will introduce film, provide short Q&A
ARTS/West will host an evening of poetry, music and storytelling on Sept. 20
"Pop Goes the Easel" will be on display through Dec. 12
First annual Athens Area Fiber Faire will be held Oct. 4-5

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