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Flood Damaged Ballpark Restored – But Not For Long

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“The Mud Lot League” – that’s what one Nelsonville Little League athlete calls the waterlogged baseball diamonds of Polley Field Park; they’re unplayable. Saturday, almost 100 people responded to a Facebook comment by league mother Summer Willis asking for help to restore the fields. Willis, and James “Hootie” Wend, the park’s owner, sent a distress… Read More

Iranian Filmmaker Brings Native Culture to Athena Cinema

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ATHENS, Ohio — Award-winning filmmaker Anahita Ghazvinizadeh brought her Iranian culture and vision to the silver screen of the Athena Cinema Friday. Her visit was part of the Athens International Film and Video Festival where she screened her coming-of-age film “They.” The film, exploring gender and culture identity, follows fourteen-year-old J as they decide whether to transition.  Ghazvinizadeh… Read More

PHOTOS: AIFVF ’18 Afterparties


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The 2018 Athens International Film and Video Festival included a wealth of interesting musical afterparties — everything from spinning 78rpms on a weeknight at the West End Ciderhouse to an intimate show at ARTS/West on a Sunday evening. Check out the photos from this past weekend’s event below. 

PHOTOS: Bob Boilen’s Showcase at Stuart’s Opera House


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On Friday, April 13 NPR’s Bob Boilen showcased performances by Julie Bryne, River Whyless, and Valerie June in Nelsonville’s historic Stuart’s Opera House. The program was put on in collaboration with the Ohio University Scripps College of Communications, the E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, the School of Media Arts and Studies, and WOUB Public Media. Check out… Read More