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Megan Bee

Megan Bee’s ‘Waiting’ Emanates Warmth, Melancholy, and Tenderness

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WOUB Digital · Megan Bee’s ‘Waiting’ Emanates Warmth, Melancholy, and Tenderness Megan Bee’s Waiting emanates with warmth and tenderness, not that there aren’t moments of profound melancholy and longing to be found throughout. Recorded in Bruce Dalzell’s home studio just before the COVID-19 crisis began to impact everyday life in Southeast Ohio in mid-March, the… Read More

Larry Groce

Mountain Stage’s Larry Groce to Perform in Benefit Livestream for Peoples Bank Theatre Aug. 1

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WOUB Digital · Mountain Stage’s Larry Groce to Perform in Benefit Livestream for Peoples Bank Theatre Aug. 1 Saturday, August 1, Larry Groce, Todd Burge, and Jess Baldwin will perform from the stage of the Peoples Bank Theatre in Marietta as a part of the theatre’s 100 Days for 100 Years Fundraising campaign. The stream… Read More

Albert Rouzie

Discussing ‘Riding the Whirlwind,’ COVID-19, and the Apocalypse with Albert Rouzie

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WOUB Digital · Discussing ‘Riding the Whirlwind,’ COVID-19, and the Apocalypse with Albert Rouzie It feels like it was an eon ago that Athens-based singer-songwriter and Professor Emeritus Albert Rouzie dropped copies of his 2018 release Songs of Love and Debacle and his April 2020 release Riding the Whirlwind in my mailbox — contactless, of… Read More

ADA

Athens City Commission on Disabilities Speaks on the 30th Anniversary of the ADA

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WOUB Digital · Athens City Commission on Disabilities Speaks on the 30th Anniversary of the ADASunday, July 26, 2020 will mark the 30th anniversary of the passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). The ADA prohibits discrimination against Americans with disabilities (physical or mental, temporary or permanent), requires public accommodations to conform to accessibility… Read More

Digital Storytelling featured

Remembering ‘the Importance of Play’ With OU’s Summer Digital Storytelling Camp

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WOUB Digital · Remembering ‘the Importance of Play’ With Summer Digital Storytelling Camp Last year, I had the pleasure of speaking to Ohio University College of Fine Arts summer art instructors Daniel King (also Communications Specialist for the College of Fine Arts University Communications and Marketing) and Cassidy Brauner (also an Emerging Artist Post-Graduate Fellow… Read More

Subversive

Fiona Avocado’s ‘Subversive Domesticities’ on Display at Arts West

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WOUB Digital · Fiona Avocado’s ‘Subversive Domesticities’ on Display at Arts West Fiona Avocado’s Subversive Domesticities exhibition currently on display at Arts West (132 West State Street, Athens) explores the concept of home, of the everyday. “A lot of times when we think of domestic space, we think of the nuclear family, we think of… Read More

Carolyn Lewis

Sixth Annual Athena Award Nominations Now Open

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The Athena Award recognizes outstanding contributions and service toward persons with disabilities in the Athens community. The City of Athens is seeking names of community members who have worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life for persons with disabilities. If you know someone, please submit a nomination for the annual Award. Athena Award nominees… Read More

Move It

Factory Street Focuses on Themes of Race, Privilege, Social Justice with Move It Dance Festival

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WOUB Digital · Factory Street Focuses on Themes of Race, Privilege, Social Justice with Move It Dance Festival Factory Street Studio has put out a call for choreographic submissions from dancers and choreographers of all ages for adjudicated inclusion in Move It, a virtual dance festival seeking work that “engages with the themes of race,… Read More

Stuart's

Stuart’s to Provide Virtual Performing Arts Camp July 6-August 14

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WOUB Digital · Stuart’s to Provide Virtual Performing Arts Camp July 6-August 14 Every summer, Stuart’s Opera House (52 Public Square, Nelsonville) provides a performing arts day camp experience for kids ages 12-18 that includes a wide variety of training from professional artists in the areas of theater, dance, and music. Due to the COVID-19… Read More

Kari

Athens’ Kari Gunter-Seymour Named Ohio Poet Laureate

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WOUB Digital · Athens’ Kari Gunter-Seymour Named Ohio Poet Laureate Appalachia’s own poet Kari Gunter-Seymour was named Ohio’s third poet laureate by Governor Mike DeWine earlier this month, with her term beginning June 10. Gunter-Seymour served as Athens, OH’s poet laureate for two consecutive years directly before being appointed as the state’s poet laureate. This… Read More

Anietra Hamper

Columbus Native and Aficionado Reimagines Things to Do in City Amidst COVID-19 Crisis

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WOUB Digital · Columbus Native and Aficionado Reimagines Things to Do in City Amidst COVID-19 Crisis Anietra Hamper is a Columbus native and a 20-year-plus veteran of the media industry. Although she spent decades in the television news world as an Emmy-nominated anchor, she is now a travel journalist and photographer, with her work regularly… Read More

100 days

101-Year-Old PBT Hopes Livestream Campaign Can Assist With Next 100 Days

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WOUB Digital · 101-Year-Old PBT Hopes Livestream Campaign Can Assist With Next 100 Days The Peoples Bank Theatre (222 Putnam St.) in Marietta has served the surrounding communities for 101 years in a wide variety of ways. Like all other performing arts venues throughout the nation, the theatre is facing financial uncertainty in the wake… Read More

Wendy McVicker

Athens Poet Laureate Wendy McVicker to Present Silver Lining Poetry Party June 26

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WOUB Digital · Athens Poet Laureate Wendy McVicker to Present Silver Linings Poetry Party June 26 Wendy McVicker is Athens’ third poet laureate, decreed as such by The Athens Municipal Arts Commission shortly before the world shut down in response to the COVID-19 crisis earlier this year. “My dear friend Emily Prince she said to… Read More

b funk featured

DJ B-Funk to Raise Funds for Equal Justice Initiative with ‘Trust Me Dance Party: Black is Beautiful’

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WOUB Digital · Equal Justice Initiative to Benefit From ‘Trust Me Dance Party: Black is Beautiful’ Athens’ DJ B-Funk (Brandon Thompson) will be raising funds for the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) with his Trust Me Dance Party: Black is Beautiful Stream Fundraiser Saturday, June 13 starting at 8 p.m. on Twitch.tv at @papabfunk. Thompson celebrated… Read More

Kari Gunter Seymour

Kari Gunter-Seymour’s ‘A Place So Deep Inside America It Can’t Be Seen’

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WOUB Digital · Kari Gunter-Seymour’s ‘A Place So Deep Inside America It Can’t Be Seen’ In late April Kari Gunter-Seymour’s A Place So Deep Inside America It Can’t Be Seen was published by Sheila-Na-Gig. Gunter-Seymour is a recently retired instructor for Ohio University’s E.W. Scripps School of Journalism, the Immediate Past Poet Laureate of Athens,… Read More