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

WOUB Music Blog

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

Traveling festival coming to Athena Cinema Oct. 15-18
"Local Colors" will be on display through Oct. 1
"Activated by Charcoal: Drawings by Kelly Anne Blevins" will be shown through Sept. 18
"Let's Do Lynch" includes "Eraserhead," "Blue Velvet" and other cult classics
Athens community invited to explore "magic and mysteries of the night" through the arts
Weekend includes art opening, vendors, workshops and performances
Athens arts leader's life will be celebrated at ARTS/West
Alison Stine's "Supervision" will be published by Harper Voyager UK

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