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"
Athens Foundation, Athens Rotary each pledged $50,000

WOUB Music Blog

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

NPR Music

Arts

WOUB's Amy Schmitt has a preview
Kari Gunter-Seymour's photo exhibit will run through Oct. 10
Sunday Family Art Encounters begins Sept. 14
Interviews and performances from the event's first day
2014-15 highlights include David Sedaris, Golden Dragon Acrobats, "Anything Goes"
Weekend events were held at ARTS/West, Athens Public Library and Central Venue
Current and former residents are encouraged to submit stories and recollections
Exhibit includes blown glass, woodwork, photography and more

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