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Tue, Mar 17, 2015 12:41 am

Solas, the premier traditional Irish-American band, has been touring this country for nearly two decades.

This Friday, the group will make a stop at Marietta's Adelphia Music Hall, joined by Athens-based ensemble Boys of the Hock. WOUB's Mark Hellenberg has a preview.

Fri, Mar 13, 2015 4:08 pm

The Covered Bridge Music Series returns to Lancaster on May 23 with legendary singer/songwriter Ray Wylie Hubbard, joined by fellow Texan John Evans.

Hubbard and Evans will perform behind Herrold Hall on the Ohio University Lancaster Campus lawn.

Fri, Mar 13, 2015 11:36 am

From Tuesday, March 17 through Sunday March 22, Ohio University School of Media Arts and Studies Instructor Josh Antonuccio will be leading a class of 24 OU students for a week-long trip to South by Southwest in Austin, Texas.

Wed, Mar 11, 2015 6:45 am

West Virginia troubadour Todd Burge wanted to mark his 50th year on earth with a special recording project.

A 50-song album seemed like a bit much and calling it Fifty Songs sounded like false advertising.

Instead, the Parkersburg singer/songwriter recruited Grammy-winners Tim O'Brien and Kathy Mattea for Imitation Life, scheduled for a March 17 release.

Mon, Mar 9, 2015 5:27 pm

There is no “returning back to normal” for the Wild Turkey Festival a year after the all-out 30th anniversary, organizers hope, as more entertainment and other events continue to be finalized for 2015.

This year’s festival is scheduled for Thursday, May 7 through Sunday, May 10. The festival committee has already announced two main acts: KISS tribute band Mr. SPEED will return to headline on Friday night and Chris Higbee will headline Saturday night.

Tue, Mar 3, 2015 7:31 pm

The Athens community is invited to join Scott Freiman on "A Trip through Strawberry Fields" on March 9 at Ohio University's Memorial Auditorium.

A composer, producer and music educator, Freiman is known for combining his love of The Beatles with his own music experiences to deliver unique and often sold-out lectures about the Fab Four.

His March 9 presentation will include rare audio and video from recording sessions for The Beatles' "Strawberry Fields Forever."

Mon, Mar 2, 2015 11:34 am

An up-and-coming country music duo with Jackson County roots have won two Nashville Universe Music Awards.

The 2Steel Girls, a mother and daughter duo who have appeared on The Voice and the Today show, won Entertainer of the Year and Song of the Year at an awards ceremony held last week in Nashville.

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.

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