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

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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

Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble will present George Brant's award-winning play Aug. 27-Sept. 6
"The Elephant Man," "It's a Wonderful Life" and "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee" will be performed
James Brown biopic is filled with clichés, but still fun, according to Scott Pfeiffer
North Market Street House assists Vinton Countians recovering from mental illness
Actors, crew needed for November production
OU-C/community production will be staged in Bennett Hall
Friends, colleagues share stories
"The Lady Eve" and "To Catch a Thief" will be screened on Aug. 16

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