Music and Arts

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.

Michelle Houts' new book is "Kammie on First: Baseball's Dottie Kamenshek"
Annual uptown bash scheduled for Oct. 25

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Selections include "Anything Goes" and "Raise Your Voice"
Female influence in rock is significant, according to Madeleine Toerne
Adam Remnant and Orson Frontier will open show

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Arts

"200 Years of Shared Discovery" was a silver award winner at the recent CASE Awards
Fests include Plains Indian Mound, Hocktoberfest, Nuit Blanche Arts
Arts events planned for Parkersburg, Chillicothe and Athens
Fed Hock students received hands-on printmaking demonstration, courtesy of University of Rio Grande
The play is a historical fictionalization of Mary Todd’s final day in Bellevue Place
Chicago comedy troupe will perform on Sept. 27
Commonplace images captured with Hipstamatic iPhone app

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