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

"Flaming Guns of the Purple Sage" will be performed Oct. 30-Nov. 2 at Stuart's Opera House
Play is based on Akira Kurosawa's 1950 film masterpiece
Agatha Christie murder mystery "The Hollow" opens Halloween evening
Athens Foundation, Athens Rotary each pledged $50,000
Michelle Houts' new book is "Kammie on First: Baseball's Dottie Kamenshek"
Annual uptown bash scheduled for Oct. 25
Show included 400 pieces of locally created artwork
Fundraising effort aims to raise $250,000 to upgrade 475-seat theatre

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