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Goshen Road is a novel set in rural West Virginia that follows the poignant, intense, and fascinating lives of four main characters over the course of one generation. The book is local author and longtime Hocking College professor Bonnie Proudfoot’s first novel, and it is currently available at the Little Professor Bookstore (65 South Court… Read More
English singer, songwriter, and musician Nilüfer Yanya has been announced as one of the performers for the 2020 Nelsonville Music Festival, which will take place June 4-7, 2020. More artists will be announced on a day-to-day basis leading up the festival. You can find information on tickets right here.
Stuart’s Opera House is bringing MELTED back to The Bluestone, this year Friday, March 13 through Saturday, March 14. Get yourself psyched up for the festival with WOUB’s handy MELTED Spotify playlist, whic you can access right here: https://open.spotify.com/playlist/6KeHG7bvv9shF9vD41o0mR. Enjoy tracks by the likes of Mikal Cronin, The Lemons, Protomartyr, and many more.
Micah Schnabel’s Teenage Years of the 21st Century paints a set of painfully contemporary stories only as a contemporary poet like Schnabel could: in hues of cathartic honesty, populated by real people grappling with terrifyingly relevant issues. This marks his most recent solo release, on which founding member of Columbus punk rock band Two Cow… Read More
“I had the songs the people always wanted,” Don McLean tells me during a Wednesday afternoon phone interview, in response to being asked what sort of advice he has for aspiring songwriters in 2020. Outside of writing massively popular songs, McLean also advises young musicians get “a good lawyer,” which is sage advice, if perhaps… Read More
It’s 7 p.m. on a week night, and I’m calling Ohio University alum Tim Donnellan about his podcast, which takes its name from the phrase that opens so many sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking, but always entertaining stories: “This One Time at Ohio University.” Donnellan answers, and he sounds exactly like he did when he called… Read More
The Cactus Blossoms came to Nelsonville’s historic Stuart’s Opera House from Minneapolis by way of Chicago, the brotherly duo personifying all the amiable charm that the American Midwest is so famous for in their appearance, friendliness, and, most importantly, their warm, romantic sounds. Only a few hours ahead of their scheduled backstage show on October… Read More
On Friday, December 13, The Messthetics, an explosive avant-jazz trio with none other than Brendan Canty and Joe Lally of Fugazi serving as their rhythm section, will perform at The Union. LUNG and Thee Thees will open the show, and doors open at 9 p.m. A few days before the bands performance, WOUB spoke with… Read More
Every year WOUB Culture spotlights what music-centric folks in the region have been listening to all year round right in time for the holidays in our annual Top Tunes feature. Emily Votaw has been the arts and culture editor for WOUB Public Media since 2016. These are my favorites from the past year — some… Read More
Through the eyes of historian and retired history teacher, Dr. George Johnson, the holidays are far more than a collection of weeks starting in November and lasting through the last week of December. They are, instead, a reflection of the time period and culture in which they are celebrated, a reflection that is touched by… Read More