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OVST returns to Ohio University’s Forum Theater with ‘Shrek: the Musical’ opening July 7

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WOUB Digital · OVST returns to Ohio University’s Forum Theater with ‘Shrek: the Musical’ opening July 7 Ohio Valley Summer Theater will return to Ohio University’s Forum Theater (35 North College Street) for the first time since 2019 with their production of “Shrek: The Musical” July 7 through July 24. WOUB Culture had the opportunity… Read More

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Cast members of OVST Youth’s upcoming production of ‘Seussical Jr.’ reflect on road to upcoming show

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WOUB Digital · Cast members of OVST Youth’s upcoming production of ‘Seussical Jr.’ reflect on road to upcoming show Ohio Valley Summer Theater Youth will present “Seussical Jr.” June 23 through 26 at Arts West (132 W. State St.), and several members of the show’s cast and crew took the time to swing by WOUB’s… Read More

Great American

Chef Matt Rapposelli shares insights on food and culture in time for WOUB-TV’s ‘Great American Broadcast’ June 24

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On a physiological level, food just needs to be convertible into energy. However, on a social, cultural, emotional, and maybe even spiritual level, food is always a lot more complex than just its job description. Friday, June 24 at 9 p.m. ET WOUB-TV debuts the first episode of “The Great American Recipe,” a cooking competition… Read More

June Star

Baltimore’s June Star reflects on over two decades as a musical act and preparing for a tour bringing them to the Smiling Skull June 25

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WOUB Digital · Baltimore’s June Star headed to the Smiling Skull June 25 Baltimore’s June Star is bringing their brand of Americana to the Smiling Skull Saloon (108 W. Union St.) in Athens Saturday, June 25. A few weeks prior, founding member and central songwriter Andrew Grimm and steel guitar player Dave Hadley took the… Read More

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Ohio State University professor Dr. David Steigerwald to lecture on WPA arts and New Deal culture June 19

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Through August 28 the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio (145 E. Main St.) in Lancaster is showcasing images taken by Works Project Administration (WPA) photographers throughout the ‘30s and ‘40s alongside images taken by contemporary photographers over the course of past two years of the COVID-19 pandemic in an exhibition entitled “Chronicles: the Great Depression… Read More

Two Steps Back

Forthcoming film ‘Two Steps Back’ combines LGBTQIA+ romance with a story about what it means to be an Appalachian artist

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WOUB Digital · West Virginia filmmaker’s forthcoming film “Two Steps Back” What happens once you’ve found the bravery (or, some would say, the foolishness) within yourself to finally chase your improbable dreams, only to find them crumbling around you in ways at once more tragic and more comical than you could have ever imagined? Such… Read More

Black Diamond

Hocking College looks forward to inaugural Black Diamond Music and Arts Festival this weekend

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Hocking College will present the inaugural Black Diamond Music and Arts Festival this weekend on the school’s campus. The event kicks off on Friday, June 10 and ends on Saturday, June 11, featuring over 20 bluegrass and country music performers, including Elle King, Marty Stuart, McGuffey Lane, and more. Dean of Workforce Development and Community… Read More

Walk, Talk and Roll event encourages everyone to consider the accessibility of Athens

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For the past three years the Athens City Commission on Disabilities has been inviting the public to join an ongoing conversation about improving the accessibility of Athens with their annual Walk, Talk and Roll event, which takes place again this Friday. Participants will be led by Commission chairperson Davey McNelly and Committee member Rob Delach… Read More

NMF

Stuart’s Opera House hopes new Nelsonville Music Festival location will provide community and economic development opportunities

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Stuart’s Opera House will present the Nelsonville Music Festival (NMF) in a new location this fall after holding 12 festivals dating back to 2008 at Robbins Crossing on the Hocking College campus. The 2022 NMF takes place September 2 – 4 at the Snow Fork Event Center, located at 5685 Happy Hollow Road in Nelsonville,… Read More

fun home

Arts West presents Tony Award winning “Fun Home” musical as a celebration of Pride Month

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Tomorrow night marks the first in a series of six performances of Arts West’s (132 W. State Street) first ever in-house production, the 2015 Best Musical Tony Award winning “Fun Home.” The production features both Athens community members and Ohio University students, working together to bring to life the deeply moving, often gut-wrenching, and ultimately… Read More

fishing

Bill Schoonover’s Annual Children’s Fishing Tournament celebrates 25 years of sharing the joy of the outdoors with kids June 5

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For 25 years Bill Schoonover’s Annual Children’s Fishing Tournament has been exposing area children ages one to 16 to the thrills, satisfaction, and joy of fishing. The entirely free event will take place this Sunday, June 5 at Lake Snowden, with registration open from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. followed by the fishing tournament from… Read More

DACO

Decorative Arts Center of Ohio draws correlations between the WPA photography of the ’30s and ’40s and pandemic photography in ‘Chronicles’ exhibition

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WOUB Digital · Decorative Arts Center of Ohio’s ‘Chronicles’ exhibition Through August 28 the Decorative Arts Center of Ohio in Lancaster is showcasing photographs taken decades apart by Americans living in a country that was in a state of disarray in an exhibition entitled “Chronicles: The Great Depression and the Pandemic.” In the 1930s, when… Read More

memories

‘Memories and Inspiration’ brings large collection of African American art to Huntington Art Museum

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WOUB Digital · ‘Memories and Inspiration’ brings large collection of African American art to Huntington Art Museum While art is inarguably a core part of history, identity, and culture, the concept of art remains one of the most difficult to articulate in language. When I ask art collector and retired mailman Kerry Davis about how… Read More

Merry Wives

Dr. Samuel Crowl discusses the evergreen brilliance of Shakespeare in light of PBS’ ‘Great Performances: Merry Wives’

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WOUB Digital · Dr. Samuel Crowl on the continuing brilliance of Shakespeare’s work To some, Shakespeare’s plays are just that, plays – works of dramatic theatre intended for an audience. To others, Shakespeare’s many works are some of the finest examples of poetry in the English language. Perhaps what unites these two camps is a… Read More

FEARLESS

The FEARLESS Starlight Band is still ‘all about the music’ after finally ‘getting back’ together post-COVID

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WOUB Digital · The FEARLESS Starlight Band is still ‘all about the music’ While many things about Southeast Ohio’s cosmic rock-pop outfit The FEARLESS Starlight Band have changed since WOUB’s last profile of the band in 2017, many things haven’t. Key among these fixed aspects is a core belief that music has inherent value, the… Read More

Ohio University’s Dr. Lawrence Witmer discusses ‘NOVA: Dinosaur Apocalypse’ and the contemporary mass extinction event we are experiencing today

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WOUB Digital · Speaking with Dr. Lawrence Witmer about PBS’ ‘NOVA: Dinosaur Apocalpyse’ Some 66 million years ago an enormous asteroid bludgeoned the Earth, decimating the dinosaurs. Although we have plenty of proof such an asteroid hit the Earth, we’ve been unable to unearth any fossils of dinosaurs killed in the event – until now…. Read More

Sierra

West Virginia’s Sierra Ferrell talks Jimmie Rodgers, recording ‘Long Time Coming,’ and developing her personal style

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WOUB Digital · Sierra Ferrell x WOUB Culture Rising star Sierra Ferrell grew up in small-town West Virginia but left the region early on in her life to travel the country. She made her living (and learned more than a thing or two about how people listen to music) by busking on street corners between… Read More

Words in the

Words in the Hills writing retreat allows space for writers of all kinds to reconnect with themselves and nature

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WOUB Digital · Words in the Hills writing retreat May 6-8 Throughout the years award-winning regional singer-songwriter Megan Bee has found writing retreats such as the Colorado-based Rocky Mountain Song School to be massively helpful to her. Thanks to those positive experiences, she’s organized the first ever Words In the Hills writing retreat, which aims… Read More

Athens’ record store, ROAR, celebrates their first Record Store Day April 23

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Since 2007, Record Store Day has been a very special day in April for record collectors and general popular music enthusiasts alike – intended to “celebrate the culture of the independently owned record store.” This celebration consists of the release of several hundred highly limited pressings of recordings from a great variety of artists –… Read More