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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.

Tue, Aug 5, 2014 4:43 pm

An Athens-based Ohio art collective will hold its annual pancake breakfast this weekend, utilizing local food to raise money for local music.

Aquabear Legion was founded in 2004 by Brian Koscho and Todd Jacops — two Lorain natives who now reside in Athens County. Koscho said he came to Athens in 2001 to attend Ohio University and ran in the same circles as Jacops. He said even though they grew up in the same town, it wasn’t until they were both in Athens that they made a connection.

Fri, Aug 1, 2014 12:43 pm

The second installment of TRAYSH ISLAND (titled BURNING MANG) comes to 8550 OHIO this weekend, just outside the little Appalachian town of Chesterhill, Ohio.

It's one of the more interesting gatherings of artists and musicians I’ve attended, in the absolutely drop-jawed gorgeousness that only Southeast Ohio can provide.

Fri, Aug 1, 2014 10:11 am

Now in its fourth year, The Mozart on the Green Festival will present renowned guest artists, faculty and students in performance on Ohio University's College Green (Aug. 6) and the Glidden Recital Hall (Aug. 9). This year’s series includes guest cellists Thomas Gregory and Cynthia Puls, students from The Cello Company of Parkersburg and recently appointed OU violin faculty member Dawn Wohn.