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Louie Anderson at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards

Emmy-winning comedian Louie Anderson has died at 68

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Louie Anderson, the long-time stand-up comic and star of the TV show Baskets, died Friday in Las Vegas. He was 68 years old. According to his publicist Glenn Schwartz, Anderson died following complications from cancer. Anderson was born in St. Paul, Minn., one of 11 children. His decades-long stand-up career started… Read More

Meatloaf performs on stage

Meat Loaf, Grammy-winning singer famous for ‘I’d Do Anything For Love,’ dies at 74

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Meat Loaf, the Grammy-winning American singer and actor, has died at the age of 74. An official announcement was posted to his Facebook page early Friday morning. Meat Loaf, born Marvin Lee Aday, was best known for the 1977 album Bat Out Of Hell, one of the best selling albums of… Read More

Elmo from Sesame Street posing for a portrait

What’s making social media smile? That time Elmo lost his cool over Rocco

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — Elmo losing his last nerve feels so good right now. With omicron raging and the prospect of more mass shutdowns, the beloved Muppet yelling about his pal Zoe’s pet rock — “Rocco’s just a rock!” — is downright cathartic. Thank you to Twitter user @wumbooty for sharing this video clip, which… Read More

A view of a Grammy statue during a performance at the Chicago Chapter 60th Anniversary Concert at Millennium Park on Sept. 16, 2021 in Chicago.

The Grammys are postponed and Sundance is moved online because of omicron surge

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — It’s official. The 64th annual Grammy Awards are postponed and the Sundance Film Festival has been moved online. A joint statement on Wednesday by the Recording Academy and CBS blamed the Grammy rescheduling on the omicron variant. “The health and safety of those in our music community, the live audience, and… Read More

A portrait of bell hooks

Trailblazing feminist author, critic and activist bell hooks has died at 69

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The prolific and trailblazing author, poet, feminist, cultural critic and professor bell hooks died Wednesday at age 69. Her death was first announced by her niece, Ebony Motley, who said that she had died at home surrounded by family and friends. No cause of death was reported, but Berea College in… Read More

The album cover for Los Angeles-based group Wild Up's jubilant recording of his 1974 work Femenine

Here are NPR’s top 10 classical albums of 2021

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (NPR) — The opening lines of Franz Schubert’s song “An die Musik,” his love letter to music from 1817, speaks of personal troubles, of being “caught in life’s unruly round,” and how the power of music can “lift you to a better world.” Those sentiments have been hitting very close to the bone… Read More

Jess Fritz laughs in a portrait at the Faerie Shrine, where she was married, at the Wisteria Event Site and Campground during the Summer Solstice 2021 festival, in Pomeroy, Ohio, on Thursday, June 17, 2021. "This is paradise on earth," said Fritz. "The more I've learned about it and the biodiversity here, I've realized it's a national treasure that people don't pay attention to." [Joseph Scheller | WOUB]

Appalachian Summer Solstice Celebrates Appalachian Heritage


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POMEROY, Ohio (WOUB) – This year’s celebration of the Appalachian Summer Solstice at Wisteria Event Site and Campground gave people the opportunity to take a short vacation from the hustle and bustle of life and return to their roots in nature. The four-day-long celebration featured nightly fires, live music, camping, and local food. But more than anything, it… Read More

The cast of “Shift Change”.

Appalachian Community Uses Theater To Reckon With Racism, COVID, And The Trauma Of 2020

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HARLAN COUNTY, Ky. (OVR) — George Floyd was murdered by police officer Derek Chauvin in Minneapolis, a cold and faraway place from the vantage point of Harlan County, Kentucky. But the energy of that long, hot summer reached a group of Harlan high schoolers, and soon enough, this small, rural town was in the midst… Read More

People around Mt. Zion Baptist Church

Athens Celebrates First Juneteenth As A National Holiday

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ATHENS, Ohio (WOUB) — People in Athens gathered Saturday to celebrate Juneteenth, marking the day that enslaved people in Galveston, Texas, were emancipated over two years after the Emancipation Proclamation. Juneteenth celebrations have grown in the past year, said Dr. Tee Ford-Ahmed, an organizer of the free little library unveiling at Mt. Zion Baptist Church and… Read More

November Open House flier

November Open House


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Join us for our November Open House at ReUse on Union from 2-4pm on Saturday, November 9th. Our Upcycling Artist of the Month, Lanna Galloway will be at ReUse on Union showcasing all the amazing quilts and embroidered items she creates! She’ll be demoing how to bobbin draw (definition: using decoritive fibers in the bobbin… Read More

A quilt

Intro to Quilting


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Have you always wanted to learn how to quilt? Then come join one or join all in our series of beginner’s quilting classes at Athens Makerspace! Our talented instructor, Debbie Boggs, will guide you in turning scrap fabrics into a masterpiece to keep or give away. No prior quilting experience required. The pattern for this… Read More

Quilters, A Musical


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“Quilters” is set on the American Prairie of the 1890s. This all-female musical portrays an elderly mother and her nine daughters, who re-live a lifetime of memories of home, church, and community, all through the creation of quilt blocks in a family Legacy Quilt.

Quilters, A Musical


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“Quilters” is set on the American Prairie of the 1890s. This all-female musical portrays an elderly mother and her nine daughters, who re-live a lifetime of memories of home, church, and community, all through the creation of quilt blocks in a family Legacy Quilt.

Quilters, A Musical


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“Quilters” is set on the American Prairie of the 1890s. This all-female musical portrays an elderly mother and her nine daughters, who re-live a lifetime of memories of home, church, and community, all through the creation of quilt blocks in a family Legacy Quilt.

Quilters, A Musical


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“Quilters” is set on the American Prairie of the 1890’s. This all-female musical portrays an elderly mother and her nine daughters, who re-live a lifetime of memories of home, church, and community, all through the creation of quilt blocks in a family Legacy Quilt.

Quilters, A Musical


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“Quilters” is set on the American Prairie of the 1890’s. This all-female musical portrays an elderly mother and her nine daughters, who re-live a lifetime of memories of home, church, and community, all through the creation of quilt blocks in a family Legacy Quilt.