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Mon, Sep 29, 2014 12:44 pm

Ohio University Lancaster's Scott Minar (center) shares some tunes with OUL students (photo: OUL)

Fri, Sep 26, 2014 9:02 am

It's Parents Weekend at Ohio University, which means swarms of OU moms and dads will be looking for activities around town.

One returning alumnus is joining them--and plans to provide tonight's entertainment.

Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery is hosting Alex Vaughn with former members of his group The Big Idea, along with a special surprise guest.

Virtuoso pianist David Lessing, from the platinum-selling, internationally acclaimed group Blessid Union of Souls, will take the stage alongside Vaughn to showcase his skills on the ivories. Tonight's show kicks off at 10 p.m.

Thu, Sep 25, 2014 10:27 am

Stuart’s Opera House wraps up this year's Free Summer Concert Series this Friday at 7 p.m. with a performance from Portland, Oregon band Quiet Life.

In addition, Stuart's will host opening night for the poetry exhibit Water Visions: Close Writings in the 1879 Gallery.

Wed, Sep 24, 2014 1:46 am

Described as a "gathering of like-minded, motivated, music loving individuals,” the first ever Resonance Music and Arts Festival will feature two nights of performances from former Athenians Papadosio, as well as Greensky Bluegrass, Nahko and Medicine for the People, Dopapod and more.

The three-day festival will be held Oct. 2-4 at Frontier Ranch, 8836 York Road, Pataskala in Licking County.

Fri, Sep 19, 2014 4:09 pm

The Ohio University Performing Arts Series will present The Turtle Island Quartet on Sept. 22 in Baker Center Theater.

The two-time Grammy Award-winning group will debut their new movement, Birth of the Cool, and album, Confetti Man, both paying homage to the jazz era with new arrangements of old standards by Miles Davis, Dave Brubeck and other legends.

Fri, Sep 19, 2014 8:11 am

Front & Center, a free monthly music event for area school-aged children, kicks off its new season tomorrow at ARTS/West with guest pianist Ed Kruse.

Front & Center is held on the third Saturday of each month, September through May.

The only exception this year is December, which will be the second Saturday due to the holiday season.

Each Front & Center will start at noon with a different special guest, with the second half hour dedicated to an open stage for any kids to share instrumental or vocal music.

Wed, Sep 17, 2014 11:25 am

Brooklyn's Shilpa Ray brings her unique blend of blues and punk to The Union this Saturday, along with fellow New Yorkers She Keeps Bees as the opening act.

If Ray's past Union shows are any indication, this should be a night to remember.

Indeed, the event's Facebook page reads: "Shilpa Ray is a wailing, fire-breathing cyclops. She tornadoes everything in her path: small towns, big cities and children's dreams."

If that doesn't inspire local music fans to come uptown, not much else will.

Tue, Sep 16, 2014 6:30 pm

The Ohio University Concert Series has announced the addition of Ingrid Michaelson with special guest Rogue Valley on Thursday, Nov. 13 in OU's Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium. 

Over the past two years, Ingrid Michaelson--who released her sixth studio album, Lights Out, in April--has vaulted from overachieving indie-pop sweetheart to a bona-fide pop star.

Her 2012 release, Human Again, debuted at #5 on the Billboard album chart (plus the #1 slot on iTunes).