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Ohio University Division of Theater presents "Marathon '33" Feb. 18-27 in the Forum Theater

Everybody Dance Now: OU Theater Presents “Marathon ’33” (PHOTOS)

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Ohio University’s Theater Division is about to present its third show of the season: Marathon ’33, a unique and rarely performed piece by June Havoc, directed by Ohio University graduate student Aurora Held. Held was required to look for material to direct during the second year of her three-year Master’s degree program. After extensive searching,… Read More

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Benefest IV To Raise Funds For Gathering Place, Stuart’s Opera House

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'Tis the season for giving, and once again, Athens musicians are coming together to show support for local causes.

Hot on the heels of last weekend's benefit for Union Street employees, a dozen local bands are scheduled to perform at the fourth annual Benefest, a three-day festival set up to raise funds for The Gathering Place and the Stuart's Opera House After-School Music Program.

Keesey’s “Dyin’ Town” Reflects On Rural Ohio Upbringing

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Athens County is well known as a hotbed of musical activity, with dozens of local bands releasing CDs and downloadable tracks on a regular basis. But few area songwriters have captured the feel of the region as well as Chris Keesey on his debut EP Dyin' Town.

The former drummer-turned guitarist/songwriter assembled an local all-star lineup for his first CD, featuring songs about his rural Ohio upbringing.

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VIDEO: Hocktoberfest 2014

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The second annual Hocktoberfest was held Oct. 4, 2014 at Robbins Crossing, located on the campus of Hocking College. The festival, sponsored by Rocky Brands and Hocking College, featured a full day of entertainment, outdoor skill demonstrations and hands-on activities. Video produced by Marlena Scott.

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Indie Music Spotlighted at 2014 Hocktoberfest

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There's no shortage of fall festivals in Southeast Ohio, especially this weekend. But there's only one area festival featuring many of today's best indie musicians (not to mention lumberjacks, bull riding, Columbus Zoo animals and fireworks): The second annual Hocktoberfest, scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 4 at Hocking College.

Sponsored by Rocky Brands and Hocking College, the free day-long fest is offering a jam-packed schedule of entertainment, including several notable up-and-coming bands.