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Fri, Jan 23, 2015 2:08 pm

The second round of 2015 Nelsonville Music Festival announcements include the return of one of rock and roll's biggest bands, The Flaming Lips, along with Memphis country-punk rockers Lucero, acclaimed garage-punk trio Oblivians and Grammy-nominated folk singer songwriter Greg Brown.

Finishing up the second round of announcements are Natural Child, Sarah Neufeld and Good English. These artists join a growing lineup that includes Merle Haggard, St. Vincent, Trampled By Turtles, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Moon Hooch and My Bubba. Many other acts will be added in the coming months.

Wed, Jan 21, 2015 9:24 pm

For many people, cabin fever is setting in right about now. But if you're confined indoors, what better way to spend your time than catching some movies and buying some records?

Stuart's Opera House, Nelsonville’s historic theater and music venue, is hosting the Cabin Fever Film Festival and Record Sale this Friday and Saturday, featuring 10 films that are sure to please even the pickiest of music aficionados.

Wed, Jan 21, 2015 2:02 pm

Not everyone gets to celebrate their birthday with a bluegrass blowout at Casa Nueva. Then again, Adyn Bucher isn't your average Athens girl.

This Friday, The Jakob's Ferry Stragglers and The Shelf Life String Band (both from Pittsburgh) will perform during the Adyn's Dream String Band and Birthday Benefit Show. Adyn's Dream is a local nonprofit started by 10 (soon to be 11)-year-old Adyn Bucher, who was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Funds raised at the concert will benefit families that have members living with the disease.

Tue, Jan 20, 2015 10:55 am

An Ohio University Lancaster professor has put her love of The Rolling Stones and their fans into a new book.

Andrea Baker's You Get What You Need: Stories of Fans of The Rolling Stones examines the online life of the band's fans, and how the social experience of rock concerts has changed in recent years.

Thu, Jan 15, 2015 9:59 am

Award-winning bluegrass group Rhonda Vincent and The Rage will return to Stuart’s Opera House this Sunday for a special matinee show at 3 p.m.

With a career that spans 24 albums, Vincent has worked with everyone from Dolly Parton and George Jones to Faith Hill. She has received more than 40 awards as a solo artist, including an unprecedented seven consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association, along with multiple Grammy nominations.

Tue, Jan 13, 2015 12:17 pm

The Foothill Folk Society, a group of individuals dedicated to teaching, promoting and preserving Appalachian arts and music, will present a performance at 7:30 p.m. on Jan. 30 in the Bennett Hall auditorium at Ohio University-Chillicothe.

Wed, Dec 24, 2014 10:51 am

We're wrapping up our year-end blog posts with WOUB Music Director and Crossing Boundaries host Mark Hellenberg, who shares his top albums of 2014.

Find all of our staff and volunteer "best of" lists on our music blog at woub.org/arts.

Tue, Dec 23, 2014 2:23 pm

This is the 12th in a series of year-end blog posts by WOUB staff, volunteers and contributors. Check out all of this year's lists at this link.

As usual, my listening habits have been scattered everywhere this year. I will often binge on an artist's catalog, and this year was no different.