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OU Theater Division Takes Audience to ’80s Berlin Rather Than Verona in ‘Romeo and Juliet’

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Ohio University Theater Division’s final play of the year takes the audience to Berlin rather than Verona with a new take on the classic tragedy Romeo and Juliet. Director and MFA candidate Jonathan Hetler chose to bring the star-crossed lovers to Berlin in order to make the metaphorical barrier between the Montagues and the Capulets… Read More

Columbus Symphony Orchestra to Perform at Stuart’s Opera House March 17

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Nelsonville residents will have the opportunity to see a professional orchestra perform locally this month at Stuart’s Opera House. The Columbus Symphony Orchestra will perform a variety of songs as well as visit local schools to teach students about classical music and give them a chance to learn about different instruments. “This is something that… Read More

OU Theater Division’s First Play of Spring Semester Kicks Off Feb. 21

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Ohio University Theater Division’s first play of the spring semester tells the story of a young girl who hides herself away in a basement full of talking dolls rather than face the struggles of growing up while pregnant. In Holly Down in Heaven, written by Kara Lee Corthron, 15-year-old Holly banishes herself to the basement… Read More

SEORA Works to Meet the Needs of Athens’ LGBTQ Community

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Southeast Ohio’s LGBTQ community has been receiving additional support and programming since January 2017 thanks to an organization that prioritizes the needs of queer people in the region. The Southeastern Ohio Rainbow Alliance (SEORA), an organization mainly made up of Athens locals, seeks to provide educational resources, queer safe spaces and a sense of community… Read More

ACRN to Hold First Battle of the Bands Nov. 16 at The Union

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Ohio University’s student-run radio station, ACRN, will host its first ever Battle of the Bands competition on Friday, November 16 bringing a diverse range of musical acts on stage at The Union. Seven local bands, with musical styles ranging from rap to funk, will take the stage for 15-minute sets Friday night, including Infinite Improbability… Read More

Finding Faith—Somewhere Else

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March Washelesky no longer believes in a God.  Rather than follow the teachings of the church, Washelesky has chosen to separate themselves from the Catholicism of their childhood. And they are far from the only ones. A 2014 study by Pew Research Center found that 23 percent of Americans have no religious affiliation. Though their… Read More

OU Theater Division Opens Season With “The Wolves”

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Ohio University Theater Division’s first show of the year merges fine arts and athletics both on and off stage in a production that candidly showcases the struggles and successes of young women on the soccer field. The Wolves, a play by Sarah DeLappe, follows a high school girls soccer team through daily stretches and warm-ups,… Read More

Diet Cig, Guerilla Toss, and Mourning [A] BLKstar to Headline Falloutfest 2018

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Music acts from around the region will meet at The Union Bar this weekend for the seventh year of Falloutfest, an event that showcases underground bands and solo artists. Falloutfest has something for almost any taste, as the three-night showcase involves bands with extremely varied styles and sounds. Musical genres range from soul to dancecore… Read More

William Matheny and Adam Remnant to Kick Off Intimate Stage Door Series

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Ohio University’s Memorial Auditorium will be home to a different type of concert this month, one that invites the audience on stage with the artists. On Thursday, September 20, this year’s Stage Door Series will begin by hosting William Matheny and special guest Adam Remnant. William Matheny’s rock music is best known for retelling common… Read More

‘What Were You Wearing?’ Exhibition Spotlights Survivor’s Stories

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Since August 30, the walls of Baker Center’s Trisolini Gallery have been adorned with outfits of varied sizes, shapes and colors. Placed against a stark white background, the seemingly unrelated outfits are united for one reason: they are all replicas of what someone was wearing during a sexual assault. Together, they serve as part of… Read More