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Sat, Aug 17, 2013 5:39 pm

Some of those attending Parade of the Hills on Friday were treated to more than three hours of stringed melodies during the annual Ohio State Fiddling Contest at Stuart’s Opera House.

The annual competition brings fiddlers from around Ohio and across the country for the chance to move on the National Oldtime Fiddlers' Contest and Festival held in Weiser, Idaho.

Nearly 30 fiddlers competed on the historic Stuart’s stage on Friday evening ranging from elementary students to grandparents.

Thu, Aug 15, 2013 12:56 pm

When Athens musician Adam Remnant was offered a few opening slots for Bill Fox--one of his musical heroes--he jumped at the chance.

"I discovered Bill Fox a few years ago when my brother Jesse introduced me to his record Shelter from the Smoke," said Remnant. "I became obsessed with that record pretty quickly. It has so many elements I love: Beatle-worthy melodies, Dylanesque lyrics, quality homespun production and Bill Fox's cool voice."

Fri, Aug 16, 2013 5:28 pm

Veteran music producer and Ohio University Associate Professor Eddie Ashworth talks about studios, students and the state of the recording industry.

Tue, Aug 13, 2013 3:02 pm

Up-and-coming Americana trio Underhill Rose is set to make its Athens, Ohio, debut this Friday, Aug. 16 at the Casa Cantina.

The group is currently touring in support of its sophomore album, Something Real, which recently reached #18 on the Americana Music Association charts.

Formed in Asheville, N.C. in 2009, Underhill Rose is comprised of Eleanor Underhill (banjo, harmonies, lead vocals), Molly Rose (guitar, lead vocals) and Salley Williamson (upright bass, backing vocals).

Tue, Aug 13, 2013 11:13 am

Celebrate New Concord, the summer entertainment series now in its 13th year, will present its season finale with The Jerry Weaver Good Time Jazz Band on Tuesday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m.

The Jerry Weaver Good Time Jazz Band last appeared at Celebrate New Concord in 2010, drawing nearly 300 audience members.

Since its first New Concord appearance in 2003, the group has entertained more than 1,000 people and holds two places on the series' top 10 all-time attendance record.     

Mon, Aug 12, 2013 9:11 am

Hundreds of area music aficianados came out to support local organizations and charities during the 15th annual Athens Community Music Festival, held Aug. 10.

The event, which featured more than 30 acts performing at The Union, Jackie O's Pub & Brewery, Casa Cantina, Smiling Skull Saloon and Donkey Coffee, raised funds for ARTS/West, The Gathering Place and the Bryan Winland Memorial Art & Music Scholarship.

Thu, Aug 8, 2013 4:15 pm

The 15th annual Athens Community Music Festival is scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 10, featuring more than 30 local acts at six uptown venues.

Fest organizer Scott Winland talks about what it takes to put it all together and how area musicians will be rocking out for a good cause this weekend.

Tue, Aug 6, 2013 5:23 pm

An intensive one-week chamber music festival inspired by the spirit of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and the beautiful surroundings of Athens is taking place today through Aug. 10.

The Mozart on the Green Festival and Academy is hosting renowned musicians from around the country to teach young musicians during the day and present world-class chamber music concerts in the evenings.

The evening performances, hour-long casual concerts hosted nightly in several different locations around the city, promise to deliver delightful and inspiring sounds for audiences of all ages.

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