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Mon, Aug 18, 2014 1:41 pm

Joe Lautzenheiser used his championship experience and love for “old swing tunes” to fiddle his way to victory at the annual Ohio State Fiddling Contest on Friday night.

More than 20 fiddlers took the stage at Stuart’s Opera House, split into four age groups and bound by the same contest rules. Each contestant is given four minutes to play one waltz and one hoedown to demonstrate their range and depth of skill on the fiddle.

Many players were accompanied by a guitarist (often another contestant) to help them keep rhythm and stay in tune.

Mon, Aug 18, 2014 10:19 am

Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville is now accepting applications for students interested in becoming a part of the Stuart’s After School Music Program, which begins in September. Students will learn to play instruments (guitar, drums, bass, keyboards, vocals, and more) and receive instruction from area musicians and teachers.

Fri, Aug 15, 2014 2:22 pm

If a picture is worth a thousand words, then a video is worth thousands of "likes" -- at least in Brock Davisson's case.

A video of the Marietta guitarist recently appeared on the "I Discover Stars" Facebook page, which has more than a million followers. Since mid-July, the video has been shared more than 37,000 times on Facebook and viewed nearly 7,000 times on YouTube.

Thu, Aug 14, 2014 3:37 pm

Being part of the arts provides a unique cultural experience, opening the doors to the world outside of Hocking County.

For the past 35 years Judie Henniger has kept a clear view while leading the way for children in the Hocking County Children’s Chorus, but now is looking to retire.

The Hocking County Children’s Chorus is a non-profit community-based organization founded in 1980 by Henniger, who serves as the current director.

Thu, Aug 14, 2014 3:48 pm

Since the mid-1970s, experimental jazz drummer William Hooker has released more than 60 albums and performed for audiences at Lincoln Center, Queen Elizabeth Hall and the Montreal Jazz Festival.

This Friday, Athens audiences will have the opportunity to see a legend up-close when Hooker's trio performs a special show at The Union Bar & Grill.

Mon, Aug 11, 2014 8:29 am

Celebrate New Concord, the summer entertainment series now in its 14th year, will stage its season finale with The Muleskinner Band and opening act The Yurco Boys on Tuesday, Aug. 19 at 7 p.m. in New Concord's Village Park. 

The Muleskinner Band performs a blend of country, bluegrass and gospel, featuring vocal harmonies, storytelling and a bit of humor. The group also mixes it up by offering acoustic versions of well-known pop songs by The Drifters, The Doobie Brothers and Crosby, Stills and Nash.

Sun, Aug 10, 2014 1:50 pm

Uptown Athens was a beehive of activity on Aug. 9 as thousands of local residents took part in the 2nd annual Bounty on the Bricks and attended the 16th annual Athens Community Music Festival. Both events raised funds for area non-profit organizations.

Sat, Aug 9, 2014 2:31 pm

For local music fans, it doesn't get much better than this weekend's Athens Community Music Festival. Now in its 16th year, Saturday's event will feature more than 30 acts spread out across six uptown venues, with proceeds benefiting several area non-profit organizations.