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Valentine’s Day is looming. Every year (when you remember it), you try to give your sweetheart something that really says, “I love you” and will be appreciated and long remembered. And every year, what you actually come up with is vaguely disappointing and not particularly memorable. So if you’re looking for a bit of inspiration,… Read More
Following a well-received set at the 2014 Nelsonville Music Festival, the Richmond, Virginia-based No BS! Brass Band is returning this weekend for a backstage dance party at Stuart’s Opera House. The 10-piece group specializes in New Orleans-inspired, horn-driven dance music, with touches of rock, jazz and, according to a press release, “a kung fu sound.”… Read More
Stuart’s Opera House, located on the historic Public Square in Nelsonville, recently received significant support for its capital campaign from The First National Bank of McConnelsville. Bank president John Keirns pledged $50,000 in support of the campaign. Stuart’s Next Stage Campaign is an expansion and improvement initiative, with a goal of $4 million for capital… Read More
If you’ve ever enjoyed a can of Jackie O’s beer or attended a Lucero concert, you’re familiar with the artwork of Bryn Perrott, better known by her internet identity, “Deerjerk.” The Morgantown, West Virginia-based artist has been featured on cans of four different Jackie O’s beers, with a fifth variety due this year, while touring… Read More
For many people, cabin fever is setting in right about now. But if you’re confined indoors, what better way to spend your time than catching some movies and buying some records? Stuart’s Opera House, Nelsonville’s historic theater and music venue, is hosting the Cabin Fever Film Festival and Record Sale this Friday and Saturday, featuring… Read More
Award-winning bluegrass group Rhonda Vincent and The Rage will return to Stuart’s Opera House this Sunday for a special matinee show at 3 p.m. With a career that spans 24 albums, Vincent has worked with everyone from Dolly Parton and George Jones to Faith Hill. She has received more than 40 awards as a solo… Read More
Many of Athens County’s most talented performers entertained a receptive audience last night during the Stuart’s Opera House Winter Fundraiser. The annual concert featured classic songs, holiday favorites and comedy skits performed by Alex Couladis, Sharell Arocho, Andy Stone and Bill L’Heureux, Cecilia Rinaldi, Angela Blair, Giles Lee, Celeste Parsons and the Legends Band. In… Read More
When you were little, did you have a favorite toy that meant so much to you, it seemed real?
That's the theme explored by The Velveteen Rabbit, being presented by the ABC Players at Stuart's Opera House, Dec. 4-6.
Afrobeat met Appalachia last night when Seun Kuti and Egypt 80 performed for a packed house at Stuart's Opera House.
Seun, son of the legendary Nigerian musician/activist Fela Kuti, led his father's former band through a set that incorporated jazz, funk and blues to create his own unique blend of afrobeat.