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

Scene One Theatre's "Frankenstein: A New Musical" will be presented Aug. 15-24
Hannah Barlow's film, "In the Forest of Tom Bombadil," has received nearly 11,000 views on YouTube
Site improvements include online gallery, shopping and videos
New ARTS/West exhibit examines regular subjects via Hipstamatic iPhone app
Athens/New Delhi artist utilizes architecture background in works
Musical comedy to be performed Aug. 8-9
Suzanne Iuppa and Phil Cope will visit Rio Grande the week of Sept. 1
Paramount Costume Archivist Randall Thropp brought Edith Head exhibit to Decorative Arts Center

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