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Wed, Dec 11, 2013 12:21 pm

When Mary Jane McKinley was told in the 1940s that she couldn’t become a band director because she was a woman, she didn’t let that stop her.

Instead, she enlisted the help of two Ohio University professors who “championed” her cause, as she once put it, and who voluntarily provided her with the instruction she needed for the degree she so desired.

Wed, Dec 11, 2013 10:20 am

The Stuart's Opera House marketing director and Aquabear Legion co-founder shares his top music picks of 2013, including albums by Water Liars, Endless Boogie and Supernobody.

Tue, Dec 10, 2013 3:12 pm

Stuart’s Opera House is now accepting applications for students interested in becoming a part of the Stuart’s After School Music Program.

The new session starts Jan. 6, 2014 and Athens County students ages 13-18 are encouraged to enroll.

Students will learn to play instruments (guitar, drums, bass, keyboards, vocals and more) and receive instruction from area musicians and teachers. No previous experience is needed.

In addition to music, the program offers homework help, along with reading and writing enrichment based on music and art.

Tue, Dec 10, 2013 11:44 am

The longtime Radio Free Athens DJ shares his top music picks of 2013, including albums from Tim Easton, Mazzy Star and Black Sabbath.

Wed, Dec 11, 2013 2:24 pm

The "Sounds of the Season," a Logan-based instrumental group formed to share the music of the holidays, will continue its 21st and final season on Tuesday, Dec. 17 at Hocking Hills United Methodist Church, East Campus, at 7 p.m.

Founded in 1982 by Logan High School Director of Bands Jeff North, the 70-member ensemble is comprised of area band directors, college musicians, Logan High School Alumni and select Logan High School Students.

Mon, Dec 9, 2013 10:26 am

Eddie Ashworth, a veteran record producer/engineer and Ohio University associate professor of record production and music industry studies, shares his top music picks of 2013, including albums by Juana Molina, Jason Isbell and Omar Souleyman.

Fri, Dec 6, 2013 11:42 am

WOUB contributor James Hill shares his top music picks of 2013, including albums by Billy Bragg, India.Arie, Janelle Monae and Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark.

Tue, Dec 3, 2013 9:51 am

The Ohio University Performing Arts Series will welcome the critically acclaimed PROJECT Trio to the Baker Center Theater on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m.

The Trio, now in its fifth year, is pushing the boundaries of classical music with a high octane mix of jazz, hip-hop, and rock.

The group is drawing new audiences to classical music and reinvigorating existing fans of chamber music through innovative performances, recordings and their 66 million YouTube views.

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