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Fri, May 17, 2013 4:43 pm

Roots-swing group The Two Man Gentlemen Band stopped by WOUB on Oct. 3 to play a few songs and chat with Crossing Boundaries host Mark Hellenberg.

The duo are currently touring in support of their latest album, Two At A Time. For more information, visit www.thetwogentlemen.com.

Thu, Oct 11, 2012 11:23 am

For years, Cleveland's Rocket From The Tombs was a rock history footnote. Few people had actually seen the band, which was known mainly for spawning two other legendary acts.

Lasting only eight months from 1974 to 1975, the group went through three different drummers, never recorded in a studio and tended to alternately frighten and impress other bands with its raw, uncompromising sound.

Wed, Oct 10, 2012 2:56 pm

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NPR's long-running series Mountain Stage returns to Ohio University's Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium this Sunday, featuring two Grammy Award-winners and a pair of up-and-coming groups. 

For over 29 years, Mountain Stage has hosted national and international acts of nearly every style of music. Based in Charleston, W.Va., the show is heard on more than 100 NPR affiliates, including WOUB FM, which airs the program on Saturdays at 8 p.m.

Wed, Oct 10, 2012 1:53 pm

The Ohio University School of Music’s Wind Symphony and Symphonic Band will present a special Homecoming concert to commemorate the life and legacy of Ronald P. Socciarelli, Director of Bands from 1973 to 1992.

This performance, which takes place Friday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. in Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium, is in conjunction with "Better Than the Best Ever," a weekend-long celebration of Socciarelli, who passed away in February, 2012.

Tue, Oct 9, 2012 10:10 am

Tromboteam!, a group made up of music educators, is using the Kickstarter funding platform to commission original pieces for trombone.

Emily Votaw talked with Sarah Paradis, visiting assistant professor of trombone at Ohio University, about the quintet's future plans.

Mon, Oct 8, 2012 6:47 am

Chris Hillman will be joined by fellow Desert Rose band alumnus Herb Pedersen at The Adelphia Music Hall on Thursday, Oct. 11.

Listen to a three-part interview with WOUB's Mark Hellenberg. (AUDIO)

Fri, Oct 5, 2012 11:12 am

Ohio University's second annual "Oktoboefest" is dedicated to an instrument that many consider to be unusual: The oboe.

Join the OU School of Music on Sunday, Oct. 7 at 8 p.m. and Monday, Oct. 8 at 6 p.m. for oboe recitals featuring faculty member Michele Fiala and special guest artist Dwight Parry of the Cincinnati Symphony.

The music varies from the uplifting to the haunting, all with a connection to the Halloween season.

Fri, Oct 5, 2012 1:25 pm

Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit will be the first act to play at Ohio University Lancaster’s Wagner Theatre as part of an expanded relationship between the Lancaster Festival and the Lancaster Campus.

"We are pleased to have Jason Isbell and The 400 Unit as the first artist presented in this new collaboration with the University," said Lancaster Festival Executive Director Lou Ross. "Already known as a member of the band Drive By Truckers, Jason is now forging his own identity, recently winning the 2012 Song of the Year award from the Americana Music Association."

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