WOUB Music Blog

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Thu, Mar 27, 2014 11:22 am

Nationally recognized Elvis tribute artist Dwight Icenhower will return to Stuart’s Opera House in Nelsonville on Saturday, March 29 at 8 p.m.

Raised in Pomeroy, Ohio, Icenhower began his Elvis career by singing karaoke at a local fair when he was just 16 years old. Since then, he has become one of the very few Elvis tribute artists to make a full-time career out of performing, playing 4-5 shows weekly throughout the U.S.

Thu, Mar 27, 2014 9:59 am

photo: Lexie Alley

The life I love is making music with my friends/And I can't wait to get on the road again. - "On The Road Again," Willie Nelson

Wed, Mar 26, 2014 3:55 pm

The music scene is alive and well in central Ohio, and Jim Morris, owner of Columbus' Mug & Brush Barber Shop, is doing his part to support and promote local artists. Barber shop by day, at night his North High Street location becomes the setting for The Mug & Brush Sessions, a video series featuring area musicians.

Wed, Mar 26, 2014 2:36 pm

Traditional Japanese drumming group TAO: Phoenix Rising performed for a captivated audience at Ohio University's Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium on March 21.

We hope you enjoy these images by WOUB student photographer Jasmine Beaubien.

Sun, Mar 23, 2014 12:05 pm

The four-day music festival Hoopla in the Hills will kick off at its new location at The Venue on Route 56 Thursday and will feature more than 60 acts on various stages.

The family-friendly festival has previously been held at Poston Lake Music Park in Guysville, but organizers switched locations this year to allow for a larger crowd.

Headlining the festival will be Papadosio, who will perform at midnight on both Friday and Saturday. While the band members now hail from Asheville, N.C., the band was first formed in Athens.

Thu, Mar 20, 2014 1:42 pm

It was 50 years ago that a British rock band made its first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show and became an overnight sensation.

The introduction of the Beatles to America that night in 1964 kicked off a worldwide phenomenon that to this day has never really ended.

Beatlemania, as it was called in the day, soon had young teens crying and fainting at the sound of the band’s music.

Even after 50 years, young girls still swoon over the Beatles, including local teenager, Ariana Poe, who gets very emotional and excited at the sound of their music.

Wed, Mar 19, 2014 2:55 pm

Ohio University will welcome TAO: Phoenix Rising to the Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium on Friday, March 21 at 7:30 p.m.

The group melds modern entertainment with the traditional art of Japanese drumming.

Tue, Mar 18, 2014 3:26 pm

Stuart’s Opera House is hosting a special matinee with the most awarded band in bluegrass, Rhonda Vincent & The Rage, on Sunday, March 23. Vincent is currently touring in support of her new album, Only Me, which debuted at #1 on Billboard's Bluegrass Album Chart just two days after its release.