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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

Jonathan Hawkins

Jonathan Hawkins’ to Perform ‘Songs and Folklore’ Sept. 19

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WOUB Digital · Jonathan Hawkins’ to Perform ‘Songs and Folklore’ Sept. 19 Saturday, September 19, Beckley Art Center will present a virtual, pre-recorded performance by Jonathan Hawkins (Little Lawnmowers) entitled “Songs and Folklore: A Collection of Music and History of the Early Blues in the American Midwest and South.” The performance will feature Hawkins’ renditions… Read More

Jason Crabill

New Decorative Arts Center Director Emphasizes the Importance of Human Stories

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WOUB Digital · New Decorative Arts Center Director Emphasizes the Importance of Human Stories The Decorative Arts Center of Ohio welcomed Jason Crabill as their new executive director earlier this summer. “Taking on a job like this in the middle of a global pandemic — I might have chosen different circumstances around it — but… Read More

Gallipolis

“Our Town: Gallipolis” Producer/Director Talks About the Making of the Film

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WOUB Digital · WOUB to Premiere ‘Our Town: Gallipolis’ Virtually Sept. 17 Our Town: Gallipolis will premiere virtually Thursday, September 17 at 6:30 p.m. via Corporation for Public Broadcasting streaming platform OVEE. You can find the link to the stream right here: ovee.itvs.org/screenings/g5m5f and register for the free screening here. Initially the screening of the seventh… Read More

Arts West

Temporary Closure of Arts West Concerns Athens Arts Community

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — Arts West is not offering programming for the first time in its 15-year history due to budget concerns surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. Though COVID-19 closed Arts West’s doors in mid-March, its programming was still available until program specialist and Athens’ lone arts administrator Emily Beveridge was temporarily laid off August 6…. Read More

CAAMP

Virtual Nelsonville Music Festival Interviews: CAAMP

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WOUB Digital · Virtual Nelsonville Music Festival Interviews: CAAMP Evan Westfall of CAAMP made time to speak to WOUB’s Emily Votaw about the group’s forthcoming contribution to the Virtual Nelsonville Music Festival, the importance of supporting arts education, and CAAMP’s deep love for Athens County, OH. Early on in the COVID-19 crisis, the 2020 Nelsonville Music… Read More

Lydia Loveless featured

Virtual Nelsonville Music Festival Interviews: Lydia Loveless

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WOUB Digital · Virtual Nelsonville Music Festival Interviews: Lydia Loveless “Love Is Not Enough,” the heart-wrenching leading single from Lydia Loveless’ forthcoming fourth full-length, Daughter, (and the first she’s released on her own label, Honey, You’re Gonna Be Late) feels like a lesson in dire emotional truths. “I know when I was putting together my… Read More