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Wed, Aug 8, 2012 10:13 am

For some Athens County residents, the name of Southeast Engine's new EP will conjure up images of Route 50 and the former Big Chimney Bakery. For everyone else, it's simply another in a long line of outstanding recordings from the Athens-based band.

Since its release on July 31, the four-song EP Canaanville has already received national attention, including a mention in the AV Club's Must-Hear Rundown.

Sat, Aug 4, 2012 4:55 pm

Footage of the Chicago-based reggae group performing the Bob Marley classic "Stir It Up" in Pomeroy on Friday, Aug. 3

Thu, Aug 2, 2012 4:00 pm

An intensive one-week chamber music festival inspired by the spirit of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart will take place Aug. 6 through Aug 11 in Athens, Ohio.

The Mozart on the Green Festival and Academy will host renowned musicians from around the continent to teach young musicians during the day and present world-class chamber music concerts at night.

The evening performances will be hour-long casual concerts, hosted nightly in several different Athens locations for audiences of all ages.

Fri, Aug 3, 2012 9:40 am

This Saturday, Neil Diamond and Etta James will rub shoulders with Stevie Nicks, Garth Brooks and Ray Charles during A Night With the Legends, a popular annual fundraiser for Stuart's Opera House.

Now in its fifth year, the show features Athens and Nelsonville celebrities paying tribute to some of music's biggest stars.

Organized by Athens native and Stuart's Opera House board member Alex Couladis, the event started as a USO fundraiser at the Athens Elks Lodge before becoming one of Stuart's most popular shows and an important source of revenue for the non-profit theater.

Thu, Aug 2, 2012 9:27 am

Michele Fiala's new album, Overheard: New Music for Oboe and English Horn, will be released this November on the MSR Classics label.

Thu, Jul 26, 2012 2:32 pm

Stuat's Opera House will host Charlottesville, Va. band The Hackensaw Boys on Friday, July 27.

The free show is part of Final Fridays, the monthly art gallery hop on Nelsonville's Public Square.

Tue, Jul 24, 2012 5:21 pm

Since forming at Ohio University in 1996, Red Wanting Blue has released nine albums and toured the U.S., averaging 200 shows a year.

On July 18, those years of hard work paid off when the band appeared on Late Night with David Letterman, playing to an estimated audience of 3.2 million viewers.

Tue, Jul 24, 2012 7:55 am

Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams returns to Stuart's Opera House this Thursday for her third appearance at the venue and her first with her band, Buick 6.

Born in Lake Charles, La., Williams was raised by her professor father, the poet Miller Williams. She first made her mark on the Austin and Houston music scenes in the early 1970s as a singer-songwriter, recording her first album, Ramblin', in 1978 for just $250.