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Thu, Nov 7, 2013 10:14 am

On Saturday, Nov. 9, Central Venue will host an eclectic show by Columbus-based Saintseneca, along with Athens acts Kelly Latimore and Ghost Stories.

Although the concert will be a startling mix of multi-instrumental post-punk, intimate acoustic tunes and high energy emo-rock, this should just make it all the more interesting.

Word is quickly spreading about Saintseneca. The band just played the CMJ Music Marathon in New York City and were recently picked by Rolling Stone as one of the "10 Best Discoveries" of the festival.

Wed, Nov 6, 2013 12:30 pm

Section 8, Ohio University’s original male a cappella singing group, will provide the musical entertainment during the annual Ohio University-Chillicothe Heritage Day event beginning at 6 p.m. on Nov. 14 in the Stevenson Center Learning Commons.

The event is free, and members of the campus and area community are invited to attend.

Wine, other beverages and heavy snacks will be provided.

Founded in 1991, Section 8 began as an eight-member collegiate a cappella ensemble, born out of the Singing Men of Ohio, the Ohio University Men’s Glee Club. 

Mon, Nov 4, 2013 9:58 am

With the help of a string quintet, students of Trimble Elementary used their imaginations to travel through time.

The Essence Quintet of Dayton visited the school on Friday and played tunes from the 1700s through present-day.

Fourth-grader Riley Campbell said she especially enjoyed “The Dance of the Tumblers.” While she listened, she imagined herself tumbling all around the gym.

“I really liked the last one, too,” she added. “It made me want to move.”

Thu, Oct 31, 2013 5:15 am

The Muskingum University Department of Music will host its Fall Bands Concert on Sunday, Nov. 10, at 3 p.m. in Brown Chapel.

The performance will feature the university's Wind Ensemble and the 2013 Muskingum YouthFest Honor Band.  

A wide variety of music will be presented, ranging from staples of the wind band repertoire to a more eclectic work that utilizes electronics.  

The Wind Ensemble will also perform Ronald Lo Presti's "Elegy for a Young American," which was written in memory of President John F. Kennedy, who was assassinated 50 years ago this month.

Tue, Oct 29, 2013 4:03 pm

Former Athens County resident Christopher L. Koon will accompany two soloists on the piano during a benefit concert on Friday, Nov. 8 at 8 p.m. at Immanuel Church-on-the-Hill in Alexandria, Va. Proceeds will assist with U.S. medical aid to the Philippines.

Koon is a graduate of the Ohio University School of Music. He received a bachelor of music degree from OU in 1987 and a master of music degree in 1992, both in music education and organ performance. Koon is an organist, pianist and saxophonist.

Sun, Oct 20, 2013 8:00 am

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Sara Bareilles wrapped up her 10-date fall tour on Saturday, Oct. 19 by performing for an enthusiastic audience at Ohio University's Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Thu, Oct 17, 2013 11:44 am

The Southeast Ohio Dulcimer Festival returns to the Federal Valley Resource Center in Stewart, Ohio, Oct. 18-20, featuring workshops and performances by recording artist Esther Golton (pictured left) and festival founder and dulcimer-builder Jerry Rockwell.

Thu, Oct 17, 2013 9:26 am

The Ohio University School of Music has announced a master class, recital and lecture by visiting pianist Alex McDonald on Oct. 21-22. As a part of his residency, McDonald will host several opportunities for students and the community.

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