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Mon, Jul 22, 2013 9:38 am

Michael Bolton said he was very impressed with both the Lancaster Campus venue and the Lancaster Festival Orchestra after performing on the Wendel Concert Stage Saturday night.

"It was a beautiful location," said Bolton. "It was a really great night."

The multiple Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter did a meet-and-greet with about 30 fans in the Lancaster Campus student lounge immediately following the concert. He also signed books and CDs near the stage after that.

Mon, Jul 22, 2013 10:31 pm

Area blues fans: If you haven't had your fill of live music at the weekly Rhythm on the River series, there's a second helping coming your way. The 2013 Big Bend Blues Bash is scheduled for July 26-27 in downtown Pomeroy, Ohio, featuring 16 blues acts, a music documentary screening, kids' activities and more.

Thu, Jul 18, 2013 12:23 pm

The Ohio University Performing Arts Series will present country music duo Thompson Square on Sunday, Sept. 8 at 7:30 p.m. in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium.

Husband-and-wife team Keifer and Shawna Thompson received their first taste of mainstream success with the release of the Grammy-nominated "Are You Gonna Kiss Me Or Not." The single spent five consecutive weeks at #1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart.

Thu, Jul 18, 2013 10:21 am

For the fourth installment in our Sessions @ WOUB series, we are proud to present the internationally acclaimed California Guitar Trio.

Formed in 1991, the group is well-known for its mix of classical and original compositions and re-workings of surf-rock tunes and classic rock favorites. (VIDEO)

Tue, Jul 16, 2013 8:48 am

Thousands are expected to attend this weekend's All Good Festival, being held July 18-21 at Legend Valley, located in the rolling hills of Thornville, Ohio. More than 50 acts will perform, including members of The Grateful Dead, Yonder Mountain String Band and Grace Potter.

Fri, Jul 12, 2013 2:15 pm

Ask almost any expert in any field and they'll tell you the same thing: If you want to be really good at something, start young. The Yurco Boys of Cambridge, Ohio, will have a chance to show off their skills when they open the Tuesday, July 23 Celebrate New Concord concert in Village Park, with headliners Northwest Territory.

Fri, Jul 12, 2013 10:44 am

After all the opening Jackson County Fair ceremonies have taken place this Sunday, Ben Davis Jr. will take to the Grandstand for a musical performance.

Davis and his band are set to take the stage on Sunday, July 14 at 7 p.m.

Despite his young age, Davis, an Americana/alt. country/folk singer from Jackson County, is a veteran of the stage.

While performing live, Davis tells a wide variety of stories and plays his originals with a heartfelt angst and intensity. His music is open, honest and humorous.

Thu, Jul 11, 2013 9:35 am

ARTS/West is turning up the volume this weekend. The west-side venue, which is hosting the annual Athens Rock Camp for Girls, will present a concert this Saturday featuring some of the area's newest rock stars.