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Preservation Hall Jazz Band

Stuart’s to Host Legendary Jazz Group


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Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville will host a New Orleans institution on Tuesday, June 23: The Preservation Hall Jazz Band. Preservation Hall was founded in 1961 to promote traditional New Orleans jazz in all its authenticity. The band continues to tour the world and collaborate with some of music’s biggest names, including Tom Waits, Merle… Read More

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Marijuana Ballot Issue May Clash with Anti-Monopolies Proposal

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Ohio’s elections chief says a legislative proposal to bar monopolies from the state’s constitution could block a marijuana legalization amendment should both issues appear on fall ballots. State lawmakers want to make it harder to amend the constitution with ballot issues that provide economic benefits to few individuals or create monopolies. The effort comes as… Read More

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Senate Budget Plan for ‘Food Deserts’ Has Less Funding

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After a week of political tennis, a portion of the state budget proposal designed to help “food deserts” like Vinton County remains, but features much less funding than it did before. The Healthy Food Financing Initiative was removed from the Senate’s budget plan, prompting Sen. Lou Gentile (D-Steubenville) and Sen. Bob Peterson (R-Washington C.H.) to… Read More

Eddie Ashworth (photo: Ben Siegel)

OU’s Ashworth, Songwriter Burge to Participate in WV Music Panel


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Eddie Ashworth, longtime music producer, engineer and associate professor in the School of Media Arts & Studies at Ohio University, and Parkersburg singer-songwriter Todd Burge will join West Virginia Public Broadcasting’s Dave Mistich, musician/producer Bud Carroll and radio host Joni Deutsch for a panel discussion at this year’s FestivALL in Charleston, West Virginia. Their discussion,… Read More