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CHILLICOTHE, OH (WOUB) — Businesses and community members in Ross and Pike counties now have several ways to help local health care workers during the COVID-19 pandemic. People can donate money, medical supplies or make homemade masks to support medical staff at Adena Health System. The Adena Health Foundation established a COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund… Read More
A guest artist will be performing with the Ohio University Lancaster Theatre this November during the production of Neil Simon’s Barefoot in the Park. Anne Diehl will play the role of Mrs. Banks. Diehl is an actress, producer, director and acting teacher. She spent more than 10 years in New York City, where she studied… Read More
The work of Lancaster-area artist Robert Wright will be on display in Ohio University Lancaster’s Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts this fall. “Robert Wright is a local artist and school teacher,” said OUL Adjunct Art Instructor Trisha Clifford-Sprouse. “He has worked in Fairfield County schools for many years and is currently working… Read More
Theatergoers of all ages will be pleased with the different offerings from Ohio University Lancaster Theatre, according to Director Victor Jones, who has announced the upcoming season’s shows. “We are still in the middle of our summer production of ‘West Side Story’ but it’s great to start thinking about the new academic year and what… Read More
A play by an Ohio University Lancaster adjunct professor has been chosen for the New York New Works Festival in New York City. Robert Cooperman’s The Flower Stand will be rehearsed in Columbus and taken to Manhattan in mid-August. “The play is about a young lady (Elisa) who sells flowers and believes she knows all about… Read More
Thompson Square and Blues Traveler have more in common than being the headliners of this year’s Lancaster Festival. The duo of Keifer and Shawna Thompson co-wrote and sang two songs on Blues Traveler’s latest album. “We’re massive Blues Traveler fans,” said Keifer Thompson in a phone interview last Thursday. “When John Popper (Blues Traveler lead… Read More
The Covered Bridge Music Series returns to Lancaster on May 23 with legendary singer/songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard, joined by fellow Texan John Evans. Hubbard and Evans will perform behind Herrold Hall on the Ohio University Lancaster Campus lawn. A leading figure of the progressive country movement of the 1970s, Hubbard remains best known for authoring… Read More
The new executive director of the Lancaster Festival says he’s very excited about the Ohio University Lancaster Campus’ outdoor and indoor concert venues and is looking forward to working with the campus in the future. Joe Piccolo started in his new role on Jan. 12. “It’s been very busy,” he said. “Planning for the 2015… Read More
The winter art exhibition in the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts will open next week, featuring the work of artists from the Canal Winchester Artists Guild. “We are very excited to show the work of local artists at OUL,” said Ohio University Lancaster Development Director Mandi Custer. “Showcasing the work of talented… Read More
Ohio University Lancaster Emeritus Associate Professor of Sociology Andrea J. Baker has put her love of The Rolling Stones and their fans into her new book You Get What You Need: Stories of Fans of The Rolling Stones. The book examines the online life of the fans of The Rolling Stones and the online communities… Read More
Three students from the Ohio University Lancaster Theatre production of The Elephant Man have been nominated for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship and another OUL student was nominated to compete in the Design Category at the 27th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Regional Festival this January in Cleveland, Ohio. “I’m so proud of our… Read More
The holiday season is getting into full swing at Ohio University Lancaster. That’s because It’s a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play officially opens on Wednesday, Dec. 3. This is the third year OUL Theatre has done the show. “It was such as success in past years with people saying immediately afterwards that they loved… Read More
An author with ties to Lancaster will be reading from her new novel at Ohio University Lancaster on Oct. 8. Laura Wettersten taught music at Saint Mary’s school in Lancaster before becoming a librarian and author. Her first novel for young adults, My Faire Lady, was published this summer by Simon & Schuster. Her presentation… Read More
Ohio University Lancaster students, faculty, staff and community members can see the opening night of OUL Theatre’s upcoming production for just $5. Theatre Director Victor Jones is offering the opening night discounted ticket price for the first time during the production of The Elephant Man. “We want to make sure our performances are seen by… Read More
Ohio University Lancaster's Scott Minar (center) shares some tunes with OUL students (photo: OUL) Ohio University Lancaster Professor of English Scott Minar is exposing a little known part of himself to the academic world. The poet was recently asked to lead the first Songwriter's Workshop at the Chautauqua Writers' Festival at Chautauqua Lake, New York,… Read More
Art, featuring pop culture icons like Elton John, Michael Jackson and Andy Warhol, is hanging in the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts for the next couple of months as part of a new exhibit. The exhibit by Lancaster’s own Wayne Williams is a compilation of Williams’ work in the area of pop… Read More
An Edith Head Film Festival will be held in the Ohio University Lancaster Wagner Theatre on Saturday, Aug. 16. The event, which is free and open to the public, is being presented in conjunction with the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio. The Designing Woman: Edith Head at Paramount 1924 – 1967 exhibit, featuring costumes designed… Read More
Randall Thropp has come full circle. The Paramount Pictures costume archivist grew up in Lancaster and attended Ohio University Lancaster from 1974-1976.
This summer he brought the exhibit Designing Woman: Edith Head at Paramount 1924–1967 to his hometown, currently on display at the Decorative Arts Center through Aug. 24.
The start of the annual Lancaster Festival is only a week and a half away. That means the Wendel Concert Stage is being constructed on the Lancaster Campus back lawn. This year’s performers include Amy Grant and Christopher Cross. But the real star of the festival shows at OUL may be something concert-goers don’t notice… Read More
The cast and crew of Ohio University Lancaster Theatre’s production of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s Cinderella are hard at work getting ready for their Lancaster Festival debut on July 20. “Children and adults will be mesmerized by this show,” said Jordan LeuVoy who plays The Prince. “It is really amazing.” “We are privileged and honored to… Read More
The 4th Annual No Limits Athletics Basketball Camp will be held July 21 – 23 at the Ohio University Lancaster Campus. The three-day camp held in the Brasee Hall gym gives participants with and without disabilities the opportunity to learn new basketball skills while learning about each other. The camp was developed by Ohio… Read More
photo provided Last week, students from the Ohio University Lancaster Theatre program helped community law enforcement officials prepare for crisis situations. The students used their acting skills to depict crisis scenarios during Fairfield County’s Crisis Intervention Training (CIT), put on by the Fairfield County Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Board (ADAMH). “The situations varied,”… Read More
Viewers of the next exhibition at the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio will be able to travel through cinematic time, thanks to interactive technology programmed by an Ohio University Lancaster Alumna and Adjunct Professor. The costumes in Designing Woman: Edith Head at Paramount 1924–1967 will come to life as visitors play short clips from movies… Read More
The Ohio University Lancaster Guitar Orchestra is about to hold its first concert. The guitar orchestra, a group made up different kinds of guitars, stems from Music Instructor Paul Young’s Music 1651 class, Classic Folk Guitar for Non-Majors. “We are preparing for our concert next week,” said Young. “The concert is the final project for… Read More
The covered bridge at OU-Lancaster has been the literal link between the campus and the Lancaster Festival for more than 25 years.
That’s one of the many reasons why a new name for a relatively new partnership between the Lancaster Festival and OUL, The Covered Bridge Music Series, seems to make perfect sense. Country singer Elizabeth Cook is scheduled to perform on April 25.