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Carole Amber’s children’s book, The Gift of the LadyBug, is helping young people around the nation cope with struggles, tragedy or loss in their lives. Writing the book also helped its author turn one of the most difficult experiences of her life into a celebration of ladybugs.
Amber’s son, TJ, died in April, 2009 at 14 months old due to complications from Leigh syndrome. It was during this dark time in Amber’s life that a story about two horses who become the parents of a ladybug came to life.
To celebrate Martin Luther King Day, the Ohio University Lancaster Diversity Committee is sponsoring a performance of The Black-Jew Dialogues on campus. The event will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m. in Brasee Hall’s Wagner Theatre. “This is an exciting opportunity for students at Ohio University Lancaster-Pickerington and people in our community,”… Read More
When you open up a children’s book, the illustrations on each page take you back to your childhood. Have you ever wondered how an adult artist learns to create childlike drawings to illustrate children’s books? You can find out at Ohio University Lancaster.
Children’s Book Illustrations: The Circle of Creativity will be on display in the Raymond S. Wilkes Galley for the Visual Arts from Jan. 22 to March 21.
Arts and culture are very important to Dean and Cathie DeRolph. The couple believes that music, theatre and art are what makes Lancaster a special place to live. So, supporting the fundraising effort for the Ohio University Lancaster Theatre was something that they both knew was right for them. “You’re just not a well-rounded community… Read More
Another honor has been bestowed upon the Ohio University Lancaster Theatre program. The entire cast of To Kill a Mockingbird has been asked to perform one scene from the show at the Kennedy Center College Theater Festival in January. “We just officially received word that they wanted us to perform the scene,” said Theatre Director… Read More
After two successful seasons of staging It's a Wonderful Life, Ohio University Lancaster Theatre is presenting another Christmas classic: Miracle on 34th Street. The family-friendly play will run Dec. 5-8 with special pre-show holiday sing-alongs.
Two students who are part of OUL Theatre’s production of To Kill a Mockingbird say the play has deepened the meaning of the classic novel for them. “There’s so much to this story,” said Shannon Webb, who plays the part of Jean Louise Finch. “Harper Lee does such an amazing job telling such a deep, meaningful story.”
She calls her artwork a quirky take on social commentary and landscapes. “I hope people enjoy it and have fun looking at it and are made to think some,” said artist Margaret Eriksen. “There are so many different ways to express your creativity.” Eriksen has an art studio in Canal Winchester and lives in southeast… Read More
Michael Bolton said he was very impressed with both the Lancaster Campus venue and the Lancaster Festival Orchestra after performing on the Wendel Concert Stage Saturday night. “It was a beautiful location,” said Bolton. “It was a really great night.” The multiple Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter did a meet-and-greet with about 30 fans in the Lancaster… Read More
Ohio University Lancaster Theatre will premiere Mel Brooks' The Producers during the Lancaster Festival on July 21. The popular musical comedy will also be presented at OUL's Wagner Theatre Aug. 1-4.
The Americans with Disabilities Act 20th anniversary mural entitled Liberty, Justice and Access for All will remain on display at Ohio University Lancaster for another two years. It has been on display in the north lobby area of the Hannah V. McCauley Library upper level since August 2011. The six-by-30-foot mural was created to help… Read More
The people of Lancaster, Ohio, have the opportunity to see folk musician Joe Pug before he hits it big. Pug is playing at the Wagner Theatre on Saturday, May 4 as part of a partnership between the OU-Lancaster Campus and the Lancaster Festival.
The sounds of Section 8, a men’s a cappella group from Ohio University, filled the Lancaster campus’ Wagner Theatre on Saturday, an evening where the past and present came together. A special fundraising event for the arts was called “Ohio University Lancaster Celebrates the Arts: A Reflection and A Glimpse.” Those in attendance toured several… Read More
Ohio University Lancaster Theatre is about to take a journey into a world of comedy and horror with Little Shop of Horrors, a story about a gullible florist shop worker named Seymour who raises a flesh-eating plant. “He’s the protagonist. He’s a good guy,” said Lancaster Campus student Mason Taylor, who plays Seymour. “He makes… Read More
The Ohio University Lancaster Cultural Events Committee and Fairfield County Developmental Disabilities will host the 2013 Sprout Touring Film Festival on Wednesday, March 13. The festival features short films by and about people with developmental disabilities. "The films are artistically made," said Festival Founder Anthony Di Salvo. "They are personal, touching and memorable. They are… Read More
Ohio University Lancaster will mark Black History Month with an evening of music and historical reflection. On Thursday, Feb. 28, jazz flautist Galen Abdur-Razzaq and Civil War historian Dr. Leonne Hudson will bring African American history to life on the Wagner Theatre stage. The event is being put on by Ohio University Lancaster’s Diversity Committee… Read More
The title of the exhibit may be Fowl Weather, but you're not likely to see anything that will put you in a foul mood. Painter Lisa Schorr’s show opened Thursday, Jan. 24 in the Raymond S. Wilkes Gallery for the Visual Arts at Ohio University Lancaster. "Hopefully, [attendees] will see happiness. I think there is… Read More
Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit will be the first act to play at Ohio University Lancaster’s Wagner Theatre as part of an expanded relationship between the Lancaster Festival and the Lancaster Campus. “We are pleased to have Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit as the first artist presented in this new collaboration with the… Read More
The Lancaster Festival and The Ohio University Lancaster Campus are looking at ways to expand their relationship beyond the traditional summer musical events that made use of the outdoor resources of the campus for more than 25 years. "We are still working out the details, but we hope to help the Festival find ways to… Read More
Alumni and friends of the Ohio University Lancaster Campus came together Wednesday night to celebrate a regional campus homecoming of sorts, while taking in theatre, arts and culture. The event occurred before the Rolling Stones tribute group Satisfaction took to the Wendel Concert stage as part of the Lancaster Festival. The Ohio University Lancaster Campus… Read More
Even though the title of the musical refers to a windy city in Illinois, the cast for the Ohio University Lancaster Theatre’s production of Chicago come from all over central and southeast Ohio. The Ohio University Lancaster Theatre Department is doing one of only 23 licensed productions of Chicago in the United States this year…. Read More
For 35-year-old Adam Farley, the journey to getting his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice at Ohio University Lancaster spanned 15 years and included a few trips off the beaten path. Over that time, Farley stopped and re-started his college career, worked at a local juvenile detention facility, became the father of three children, self-published two… Read More
One showing of the Ohio University Lancaster Theater’s The Mousetrap will be done in a different language–sign language. For the first time, students in the deaf studies program will be interpreting the play using American Sign Language. "I think it’s really exciting," said Becky Brooks, interim coordinator of the deaf studies program. "I think it’s… Read More
A proposal in the Ohio House would require retailers to digitally track sales of some over-the-counter allergy and cold medications used to make the illegal drug methamphetamine. Listen to your audio update here.
The girlfriend of the Buchtel Police Chief has pleaded not guilty to several drug charges. Listen to your audio update here.