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New Radicals Reunite to Play ‘You Get What You Give’ at Joe Biden’s Inauguration

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — In 1999, alternative rock group New Radicals broke up after the massive success of their hit “You Get What You Give,” frontman Gregg Alexander famously sickened by the excessive promotional interviews and touring the band’s label expected of them. The band’s single release, Maybe You’ve Been Brainwashed Too has since developed… Read More

‘A Russian Christmas’ Attests to the Strength of the Human Spirit

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WOUB Digital · Speaking With George Johnson: A Russian Christmas Through January 8, 2021, the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio will feature a virtual version of their A Russian Christmas exhibition, curated by George and Jeanne Johnson. Tying in with the museum’s upstairs Russian Decorative Arts from the Tsars to the USSR exhibition, the Johnsons… Read More

Athena

Athens City Commission on Disabilities Offers $1,800 For New Athena Award Design

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Since 2015, the City of Athens and the Athens City Commission on Disabilities has recognized individuals and organizations for “outstanding service on behalf of persons with disabilities” with the annual Athena Award. The first Athena Award was designed by regional artists Kevin Morgan, Thomas Bennett, and Nick Delmatto, and the Athens City Commission on Disabilities… Read More

Invisible Ground

Brian Koscho’s ‘Invisible Ground’ Podcast Explores Often Hidden History of Southeast OH

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WOUB Digital · Brian Koscho’s ‘Invisible Ground’ Podcast Explores Often Hidden History of Southeast OH Ohio University Scripps College of Communication MFA student Brian Koscho has recently released the first episode of a new podcast, Invisible Ground. The podcast is focused on telling the specific stories of people we don’t know, but should, and the… Read More

Russia

Lancaster’s Decorative Arts Center Spotlights ‘Russian Decorative Arts from the Tsars to the USSR’

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WOUB Digital · Russian Decorative Arts from the Tsars to the USSR Through February 28, 2021, the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio (145 East Main Street, Lancaster) will showcase an array of fascinating pieces of Russian art from the collection of curator Michael Reese with their exhibition entitled Russian Decorative Arts from the Tsars to the… Read More

McVicker

John McVicker’s ‘Demolition’ Rich With Unexpected Beauty On Display at Athens Public Library

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WOUB Digital · John McVicker’s ‘Demolition’ A selection of digital collages by artist John McVicker, entitled “Demolition,” is now on display at the Athens Public Library (30 Home Street). McVicker used images he took of the ongoing demolition of the Athens East Elementary School in the collages — and the resulting images are palpably kinetic… Read More

Patty Mitchell

Inspiring and Liberating the Human Spirit Through the Arts: 2020 Athena Award Recipient Patty Mitchell

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WOUB Digital · 2020 Athena Award Recipient Patty Mitchell Patty Mitchell, the founder and executive director of Passion Works, was named the 2020 recipient of the Athena Award. The award is presented by the City of Athens and the Athens City Commission on Disabilities every year to someone who demonstrates outstanding service to improving the… Read More

West Virginia

West Virginia Music Hall of Fame 2020 Class Includes Larry Groce, Mayf Nutter

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WOUB Digital · West Virginia Music Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Nov. 14 West Virginia has always been a wellspring of remarkable musical talent, and the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame is dedicated to perpetuating and safeguarding the indelible, far-reaching contributions West Virginians have made to a wide variety of musical genres. Each year… Read More

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Marietta College’s Esbenshade Series Presents Steep Canyon Rangers Livestream Nov. 7

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WOUB Digital · Steep Canyon Rangers Performance Stream Nov. 7 In March 2020, a highly anticipated Esbenshade Series performance at the Peoples Bank Theatre from the Grammy Award winning bluegrass band Steep Canyon Rangers was cancelled due to COVID-19. On Saturday, November 7 at 8 p.m. ET, an entirely free stream of a Steep Canyon… Read More

Exhumed

Creating Fictional Horrors to Understand Real Ones: WOUB to Broadcast ‘Exhumed: a History of Zombies’ Oct. 30

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Just in time for Halloween, WOUB-TV will broadcast Exhumed: a History of Zombies Friday, October 30 at 10 p.m. ET. The documentary, hosted by Dr. Emily Zarka, will examine what zombies say about our culture and innermost anxieties. Zombies have been a part of western popular media’s lexicon for decades, with the most widely recognized version… Read More

Metallica

Examining Metallica in Time for WOUB’s Broadcast of ‘S&M2’ Oct. 29

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Those unfamiliar with Metallica likely wouldn’t readily associate the iconic heavy metal band with the 109-year-old San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. However, in the spring of 1999, the thrash metal greats (one of the big four bands of the genre alongside Anthrax, Megadeath, and Slayer) performed tracks spanning from their 1984 Ride the Lightning album to 1997’s Reload with the… Read More

Metallica

Examining Metallica in Time for WOUB’s Broadcast of ‘S&M2’ Oct. 29

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Those unfamiliar with Metallica likely wouldn’t readily associate the iconic heavy metal band with the 109-year-old San Francisco Symphony Orchestra. However, in the spring of 1999, the thrash metal greats (one of the big four bands of the genre alongside Anthrax, Megadeath, and Slayer) performed tracks spanning from their 1984 Ride the Lightning album to… Read More

Linda Regula

Dolly Parton to Contribute to Virtual Fundraiser for Linda Regula Legacy Scholarship Fund

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WOUB Digital · Dolly Parton to Contribute to Virtual Fundraiser for Linda Regula Legacy Scholarship Fund Paul Richmond is one of many whose lives were forever changed by artist Linda Regula, who passed away at the age of 76 in July. Richmond, an internationally recognized artist and activist, began taking art lessons with Regula when… Read More

Arts West

Anticipated Arts West Update Not Given During September 28 City Council Meeting

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City of Athens Arts, Parks, and Recreation Director Terri Moore was not able to give an update on the status of municipally funded arts center Arts West during the September 28 City Council meeting. In early August, Arts West was temporarily shut down when Program Specialist Emily Beveridge was temporarily laid off with an anticipated… Read More

Vibrancy

Vibrancy Theater Provides Space to Support and Amplify BIPOC Voices

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WOUB Digital · Vibrancy Theater Provides Space to Support and Amplify BIPOC Voices Vibrancy Theater was founded this past summer to provide a space for BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) voices within the Ohio University School of Theater. Prior to the creation of the student-run theater, no such platform had been made available to… Read More

OU Graduate Quinn Hunter One of Only 38 Worldwide Selected For 2020 Chautauqua Visual Arts Residency Program

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WOUB Digital · Quinn Hunter One of Only 38 Worldwide Selected For 2020 Chautauqua Visual Arts Residency Program Artist Quinn Hunter said she feels that she left Athens just as “things were really getting started.” “Seeing student athletes at ten in the morning on a Saturday marching down East State Street with Black Lives Matter… Read More