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Fri, Apr 26, 2013 4:38 pm

Stuart’s Opera House will welcome acclaimed singer-songwriter Bill Callahan for a special backstage show on Friday, May 3 at 8 p.m.

During a career spanning two decades, Bill Callahan has released over 20 records, both under his own name and as Smog.

After a couple albums recorded at home in the early 1990s, Callahan began recording in studios, teaming up with individuals such as musician/arranger Jim O'Rourke. His output has been constant for two decades and his tours have become larger and more impressive.

Fri, Apr 26, 2013 9:53 am

Grammy-nominated guitarist, singer and songwriter Bill Kirchen returns to the Ohio Valley in early May for a series of concerts with Parkersburg’s own Todd Burge. WOUB's Mark Hellenberg talks with Burge about the duo's upcoming shows.

Thu, Apr 25, 2013 7:29 am

This weekend, Ohio University’s All Campus Radio Network (ACRN) is presenting Lobsterfest, a free three-day, three-venue concert series.

The annual event, which gets its name from the station's longtime mascot, Snat the Rock Lobster, has evolved over the years, hosting such notable artists as Andrew WK and Jay Reatard.

Wed, Apr 24, 2013 2:19 pm

This weekend, audience members at Marietta's Adelphia Music Hall will be transported back in time when several of West Virginia's finest musicians present The Fields of Gettysburg, a song cycle by Vienna singer-songwriter John Walsh.

Wed, Apr 24, 2013 9:51 am

Jonathan Parker is no ordinary Ohio University-Chillicothe student; rather, he is a combat veteran with a passion for music.

Parker, who is an Army veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan, was also a member of the prestigious 82nd Airborne All American Chorus.

The former Army sergeant, who was an artillery forward observer during his enlistment from January 2007 through November 2010, toured across the United States and abroad with the chorus.

However, Parker began his pursuit of music long before his Army days.

Mon, Apr 22, 2013 12:29 pm

The Burning River Ramblers, a Cleveland-based rock/funk band with Ohio University roots, have steadily built a following since 2010. After making it through the first four rounds of the Hard Rock Rising Global Battle of the Bands, the group is now representing Ohio in the nationwide voting round, which starts on April 22.

Thu, Apr 18, 2013 11:59 am

Southeast Ohio's history, heritage and natural environment will be celebrated during "Music of the Little Cities: Coal Dust, Culture and Cause for Congregation," hosted by Stuart's Opera House on Friday, April 19.

Tue, Apr 16, 2013 3:24 pm

Rhonda Vincent, the "new Queen of Bluegrass," returns to Stuart's Opera House for a special Sunday matinee show on April 21 at 3 p.m.

During a career that spans 24 albums, Vincent has worked with nearly everyone in the country music world, from Dolly Parton and George Jones to Faith Hill.

She has received over 40 awards, including an unprecedented seven consecutive Female Vocalist of the Year Awards from the International Bluegrass Music Association, along with multiple Grammy nominations. Vincent's band The Rage is the most-awarded band in bluegrass with over 80 awards.