Music and Arts

Country music legend Merle Haggard has been booked to appear at the Nelsonville Music Festival in May.

On Friday, Stuart's Opera House made its first round of lineup announcements for the festival, including Haggard.

Others to appear at the festival are art-rock guitar virtuoso St. Vincent and rising Americana act Trampled By Turtles.

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"Lyrics of My People" is on display at the Kennedy Museum of Art through Jan. 4
Two comic actors (Kristen Wiig and Bill Hader) give fine dramatic performances
Team members give a tutorial on the popular "Harry Potter" game
Laura Wettersten will read from her young adult novel, "My Faire Lady," on Oct. 8
Prizes will be awarded in seven categories
Tickets will be discounted for the Oct. 15 performance
All proceeds benefit Stuart's Opera House