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


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
"bobrauschenberg-america" will be presented Oct. 1-11 in the Forum Theater
"200 Years of Shared Discovery" was a silver award winner at the recent CASE Awards
Fests include Plains Indian Mound, Hocktoberfest, Nuit Blanche Arts