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Wed, Feb 25, 2015 10:54 am

The Nelsonville Music Festival has announced its third round of acts, including a critically acclaimed Americana singer/songwriter and the return of an alternative rock favorite.

Brandi Carlile and Built to Spill will join headliners The Flaming Lips, St. Vincent and Merle Haggard at the annual festival, scheduled for May 28-31 at Hocking College.

Mon, Feb 23, 2015 6:25 pm

Did you know Ohio University has a ukulele club?

WOUB's Nicole Schneider talks with Riley Engle, president of the newly formed club, which hopes to start performing at Athens venues such as The Front Room and Donkey Coffee.

Fri, Feb 20, 2015 3:40 pm

New York native Trevor McQueen will give a concert at The First Presbyterian Church of Logan, 2 West Hunter Street, on Tuesday, March 3, at 7:30 p.m.

The concert will feature songs from the Great American songbook and musical theater, featuring the music of Gershwin, Menken, Bucchino, Arlen, Rodgers, Sondheim and others.

McQueen will be accompanied by Tom Romine (drums), Jesse Russell (bass) and Jeff Daubenmire (piano).

Fri, Feb 20, 2015 11:31 am

When Front Room Open Stage host Bruce Dalzell met Mae Klingler years ago, she was a shy, quiet person "with an enormous guitar she could barely get her arms around."

Now the Ohio University alumna has found her voice--and confidence--with The Mighty Small, an impressive debut album which reached #10 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart. WOUB talked with Klingler about her music, her OU roots, and the power of persistence.

Wed, Feb 18, 2015 12:13 pm

Stuart’s Opera House will welcome nationally recognized Elvis tribute artist Dwight Icenhower this Friday, Feb. 20 at 8 p.m.

Raised in Pomeroy, Ohio, Icenhower began his career by singing karaoke at a local fair when he was just 16 years old.

Now he is one of the very few tribute artists to have made a full-time career out of performing Presley's songs, performing four or five shows weekly.

Mon, Feb 16, 2015 10:59 am

Ladysmith Black Mambazo's U.S. tour stopped in Nelsonville on Feb. 13, with the group performing for a standing-room only audience at Stuart's Opera House.

Now in its 51st year, the South African a cappella ensemble was recently awarded their fourth Grammy Award for the album Singing For Peace Around The World.

They have returned to the U.S. for a 35-date celebration of South African culture and history.

For more information about Ladysmith Black Mambazo, visit www.mambazo.com.

Photos by Mark Clavin

Mon, Feb 9, 2015 6:07 pm

Grammy-winning South African music legends Ladysmith Black Mambazo will make a stop in Nelsonville this Friday, Feb. 13 for a show at Stuart's Opera House.

Last year the South African a cappella group was awarded their fourth Grammy Award for the album Singing For Peace Around The World. They have returned to the U.S. for a 35-date celebration of South African culture and history.

Sun, Feb 8, 2015 4:06 pm

International Bluegrass Music Association and Grammy Award-winner Tim O’Brien returns to Marietta's Adelphia Music Hall this Friday.

The prolific multi-instrumentalist has a dozen solo albums, several duo releases with singer-songwriter Darrell Scott and a half-dozen with his bluegrass outfit Hot Rize.

WOUB's Mark Hellenberg caught up with O'Brien to discuss his musical roots, current projects and this weekend's show.

 

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