Music and Arts

According to the GoFundMe page for the Union Street Fire Employee Relief, more than $44,000 has been raised by 750 people in just eight days. Now Athens musicians are stepping up.

The first of three benefits has been scheduled for this Saturday at Casa Cantina, featuring 10 of Athens' best-known bands and 100% of the proceeds going to Union Street employees affected by the Nov. 16 fire.

Eighteen entries will be displayed Dec. 2-Jan. 2
Musicians and regulars share thoughts on recent fire, longtime music venue

WOUB Music Blog

Madafo has been coordinating Kwanzaa celebrations for more than four decades
Richard Syracuse taught and performed in Athens for nearly 50 years
First dates, new friends at legendary bar

NPR Music

Arts

Comics artist Sandy Plunkett talks about past work, upcoming projects
"Found and Lost" will be on display through Nov. 30
"The Lodger," "Sabotage" and "The 39 Steps" will be performed Nov. 7-9 at the Fairfield County Library
"Faces of Afghanistan" will be on display through Nov. 20
Teresa Sager's fridge artwork will be featured at Starbrick Gallery through November
Creamer's work will be featured through Nov. 24
"Religious Tolerance: Tolerance, Understanding, Coexistence, Oman's Message of Islam" opens Nov. 1
Audiences are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite character

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