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Stuart’s Honors Donors with Special Grand Opening Dec. 6

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Stuart’s Opera House has changed many hands throughout it’s lengthy life — and it seems that after decades of reconstruction, unexpected and destructive fires, various personnel changes, and vigorous fundraising, the facility has finally come to fulfill it’s mission in ways that were formally unthinkable. Wednesday, December 6 marked the organization’s recognition of their many… Read More

ABC Players Bringing ‘Elf the Musical Jr.’ to Stuart’s


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December 1-3 marks the ABC Player’s production of Elf the Musical Jr. at Stuart’s Opera House. The production features over 40 children, and is based on the Broadway musical of the same name, which is related to the beloved 2003 film starring Will Ferrell. Take a listen to this conversation, featuring an interview with the production’s director… Read More

The Importance of the Solo Bluegrass Performance: Speaking With Noam Pikelny

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When Noam Pikelny was readying himself for the release of his 2017 solo effort, Universal Favorite (Rounder Records), he decided to make a particularly humorous video to accompany the album. Throughout the video, Pikelny ponders the meaning of stardom within his life, and what brought him to this very moment, all in a tastefully tongue-in-cheek fashion, of… Read More

Talking Nostalgia and Alternative Tunings With James Elkington

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On Friday, October 13, James Elkington will bring his distinctive style of acoustic fingerpicking guitar to Stuart’s Opera House alongside bandmate Joan Shelley. Earlier this year, Elkington released his debut solo effort, Wintres Woma. WOUB’s Emily Votaw spoke to Elkington about his first solo record, what role nostalgia plays in his work, and why he… Read More