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After lying dormant for 30 years, a historic Marietta theatre is back, and if recent shows are any indication, its staff has hit the ground running. Hot on the heels… Read More
From its humble beginnings as a rooftop party at the Parking Garage to its current status as a multi-venue end-of-summer blowout, the Athens Community Music Festival (ACMF) has become one… Read More
Rolling Stones fans are invited to get their ya-ya’s out–and raise funds for a good cause–this Saturday at Jackie O’s. The 5th annual “Keithfest” gets underway at 8 p.m., featuring… Read More
Ohio University’s Performing Arts Series is set to kick off its 2015-16 concert series with rock band Third Eye Blind, Friday, Aug. 28 at 8 p.m. in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial… Read More
Marietta will welcome some of the world’s top powerboat racers this weekend for the annual Riverfront Roar, kicking off Friday evening and continuing through Sunday afternoon. Held the second weekend… Read More
The Athens Municipal Arts Commission is ready to give the green light to some aspiring local artists. The “Athens Art Outside the Box” project is seeking up to 10 designs… Read More
This weekend, thousands of people will converge on the little town of Nelsonville, Ohio, for one of the nation's best music festivals. This year's Nelsonville Music Festival boasts one of the best lineups yet, with headliners Wilco, John Prine, Cat Power and Gogol Bordello joining over 50 other acts on three stages.
Festival season is well underway in Athens County, with big bashes and street soirees taking place every weekend. But of all of the famous (and infamous) fests in our neck… Read More
The It Gets Better Tour has set up shop at Ohio University this week, connecting with college and high school students and fostering conversations with community leaders and educators. And… Read More
Following a well-received set at the 2014 Nelsonville Music Festival, the Richmond, Virginia-based No BS! Brass Band is returning this weekend for a backstage dance party at Stuart’s Opera House…. Read More
"Rise of the Phoenix," the latest in a series of benefits to aid fire-damaged businesses on West Union Street in Athens, is scheduled for Dec. 18, featuring 20 local acts at four uptown venues.
WOUB talked with organizer Hil Hackworth, who set up the event to assist The Union Bar & Grill's rebuilding efforts.
Many wondered what would happen with Athens' annual Lennonfest after the Nov. 16 fire that destroyed The Union Bar & Grill's upstairs room and several other businesses along West Union Street, including Jackie O's Public House.
Eric Leighton, who founded Lennonfest 14 years ago, wants to assure everyone that a splendid time is still guaranteed for all. Casa Cantina agreed to co-host this Saturday's event and Jackie O's Public House, which recently re-opened, is ready to rock once again with dozens of local musicians performing Beatles classics.
Representatives of the Athens Area Citizens for the Arts and the Wayne National Forest gathered Tuesday for a signing of a partnership agreement to contribute to a "culture of health."
The purpose of the gathering was to demonstrate the importance and value of the arts in rural economic diversification and cultural resource conservation in forest and/or natural resource-dependent areas.
Organizers of the Uptown for the Holidays Gingerbread Competition are gearing up for another impressive contest, with entries to be displayed at the Athens County Historical Society and Museum and… Read More
The Athens music community was rocked by Sunday's news that a section of West Union Street was consumed by fire, impacting longtime music venues The Union Bar & Grill and Jackie O's Pub & Brewery.
While Jackie O's Brewpub plans to reopen soon, The Union's future is uncertain.
WOUB reached out to current and former Athens musicians and Union regulars to get their thoughts on Sunday's fire and one of the region's most storied music venues.