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Thu, Nov 6, 2014 10:15 am

Tickets for the 2015 concert season at Jorma and Vanessa Kaukonen’s Fur Peace Station are now on sale.

The series, which offers a variety of music styles performed by dynamic musicians, will feature rare performances and concert pairings.

Scheduled performers include Oliver Mtukudzi, David Lindley, GE Smith, Corey Harris and many others.

Mon, Nov 3, 2014 10:38 am

One Athens retailer has a new pitch — that of the violin. The Fiddle and Bow, located at 77-1/2 E. State Street, will host its grand opening on Dec. 5.

However, violins aren’t the only merchandise the shop has for sale. It also offers eclectic hats--such as fedoras and cabbie hats--as well as bowties and other miscellaneous items.

Fri, Oct 31, 2014 1:48 pm

The legendary Taj Mahal, one of the most prominent and influential blues and roots artists of the late 20th century, returns to Stuart's Opera House on Monday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Although the composer, Grammy winner, multi-instrumentalist and vocalist began his career more than four decades ago with American blues, he has broadened his artistic scope over the years to include music representing virtually every corner of the world – West Africa, the Caribbean, Latin America, Europe and the Hawaiian islands.

Mon, Oct 27, 2014 5:48 pm

Ten-year-old Adyn Bucher is planning on rocking out this Saturday at Jackie O's. And you're invited to join her.

Adyn and her family are hosting the first-ever benefit for Adyn's Dream, a non-profit charity dedicated to providing assistance to families that have members who are living with Spinal Muscular Atrophy. Saturday's concert features Athens surf-rock band The D-Rays and Oldboy, a folk-rock quintet from Cleveland.

Fri, Oct 24, 2014 10:52 am

Athens County is well known as a hotbed of musical activity, with dozens of local bands releasing CDs and downloadable tracks on a regular basis. But few area songwriters have captured the feel of the region as well as Chris Keesey on his debut EP Dyin' Town.

The former drummer-turned guitarist/songwriter assembled an local all-star lineup for his first CD, featuring songs about his rural Ohio upbringing.

Wed, Oct 22, 2014 2:47 pm

The Muskingum University Department of Music will host a performance by its Musical Theatre Ensemble on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in Brown Chapel.

Selections for the performance include "Ain't It Awful, The Heat?" from Street Scene, "Ohio" from Wonderful Town, "Raise Your Voice" from Sister Act, "Abbondanza" from Most Happy Fella, "Anything Goes" from Anything Goes, "Turn It Off" from The Book of Mormon and "Champagne's Delicious Bubbles" from Die Fledermaus.

Tue, Oct 21, 2014 1:55 pm

Women have played a significant role in rock music history, according to Madeleine Toerne, a Margaret Boyd Scholar at Ohio University.

"When I imagine rock-n-roll without the influence of women, it is an empty, monotonous past," she said. "Women have a voice, and a darn good one at that."

Fri, Oct 17, 2014 12:04 pm

Mississippi band Water Liars returns to The Union on Tuesday, Oct. 21 at 9 p.m. with opening sets from Athens singer-songwriter Adam Remnant and Lancaster trio Orson Frontier.

Fresh off the release of their self-titled third LP on Fat Possum's Big Legal Mess label, Water Liars' Justin Kinkel-Schuster and Andrew Bryant are being joined by bassist GR Robinson on their current tour.