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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

Video Time Capsule Competition

VCNB Celebrates 2020 High School Seniors With Video Time Capsule Competition

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WOUB Digital · VCNB Celebrates 2020 High School Seniors With Video Time Capsule Competition In a time of unprecedented uncertainty for graduating high school seniors, Vinton County National Bank is hoping to provide some semblance of a commemoration for their achievements by sponsoring a Video Time Capsule Competition for graduating seniors in Fairfield, Franklin, Hocking,… Read More

GenZ Project

Tantrum Theater Offers Empowering Summer Drama Experience for Kids

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WOUB Digital · Tantrum Theater Offers Empowering Summer Drama Experience for Kids Although the in person theater education experience that Ohio University’s Tantrum Theater typically provides for regional children and teens won’t be possible to execute safely due to the COVID-19 crisis this summer, Tantrum has developed two online programs for children and teens that… Read More

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“Objects in the Mirror” Explores Resonate Themes in the Time of COVID-19

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WOUB Digital · ‘Objects in the Mirror’ Explores Resonate Themes in the Time of COVID-19 Ohio University’s professional theater group, Tantrum Theater, had already been conducting in person rehearsals of Charles Smith’s Objects in the Mirror when Governor Mike DeWine issued a stay-at-home order on March 22 in response to the rapidly spreading coronavirus. The… Read More

Factory Street featured

Factory Street Dance Studio Keeps Dancing (Virtually) Amid COVID-19 Crisis

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Spring is typically a very busy time of year for Factory Street Dance Studio (37 Ohio Avenue, Athens) and their students. Usually the past year of hard work culminates in a Spring Concert for the studio, which champions non-competitive dance. However, the COVID-19 crisis derailed the studio’s plans and has drastically impacted the business’ bottom… Read More

How to fest

Athens County Public Libraries to Host Virtual How-To Fest May 16-23

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Although the Athens County Public Libraries announced late last week that all branches will begin reopening Monday, May 18 in a modified manner as to adhere to health guidelines concerning the coronavirus pandemic, the ACPL’s first large virtual event, the First Annual How-To Fest, will take place as scheduled online Saturday, May 16 through Saturday,… Read More

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‘How are You Doing?’: COVID’s Impact on Zanesville, OH | “It’s the Right Thing to Do”

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‘How Are You Doing?’ is a video series crafted by WOUB’s Doug Swift to document the social, cultural, and economic impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on the Southeast Ohio region, all through a hyper-focused lens on live music venue, restaurant, and brewery Weasel Boy Brewing Company in Zanesville, OH. Installments will regularly be uploaded to… Read More