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Rise of the Phoenix event to benefit The Union after fire

20 bands playing four venues

Twenty musical acts are coming together on Thursday at four different Athens bars - Casa Nueva, Tony's Tavern, The Over Hang, and Jackie O's Pub & Brewery- to raise money to rebuild The Union's

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Murder mystery show being planned

Planning and rehearsals are underway for the fifth annual Athens AM Rotary Murder Mystery Production. The dinner theater has become an Athens favorite and a sellout crowd is expected for the Feb. 13 production, stated a news release.

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Humbug! – Appalachian style

Brick Monkey Theater Ensemble (BMTE), Southeast Ohio's professional theater company, performing "An Appalachian Christmas Carol" Wednesday, Dec. 17 through Sunday, Dec. 21, at Stuart's Opera House in Nelsonville.

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Local Girls back for annual show, joined by Sara Hart

The annual holiday concert by the Local Girls vocal trio is always a highlight of the season in Athens. This year it will be enhanced by the presence of Grammy-nominated songstress Sarah Hart, who's the niece of Local Girl Mimi Hart.

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Beloved children’s tale of a toy takes life

When you were little, did you have a favorite toy that meant so much to you it seemed real and not a toy at all? That is the theme explored by "The Velveteen Rabbit" being presented on stage at Stuart's Opera House at 7:30 p.m. this Thursday and Friday, Dec. 4 and 5, and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 6.

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‘Legends’ return to Stuart’s for fundraiser

Stuart's Opera House in Nelsonville is hosting its Winter Fundraiser this Sunday at 7 p.m. This holiday fundraiser features your favorite performers from the popular Night with the Legends, according to a news release.

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Play focuses on coal-mining effects in nearby communities

The Dramatists Guild's First Thursdays Reading Series presents a public staged reading of "Sundial," a play about West Virginia coal mining and the communities affected by it.

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Sweet architecture produces many marvels

by Dennis Powell

Holidaymakers in uptown Athens will get to see familiar sights in a whole new way – and enjoy some fanciful creations that don't exist here but maybe should – as the entries in the Uptown for the Holidays Gingerbread Competition spread to storefronts in the area. (See photo gallery of winning entries.)

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Films celebrate the holidays

As the snow and slush begin to fall, the Athena Cinema is preparing for the third year of its holiday tradition. The cinema programs beloved family holiday films for four Saturdays during the holiday season.

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Merle Haggard first big name announced for 2015 NMF

The 2015 Nelsonville Music Festival is still more than six months away yet is already announcing the first round of acts, including country music legend Merle Haggard.

Arts Calendar

Fall Arts Calendar - Sept. 2014

This calendar includes arts, entertainment and some miscellaneous events in Athens County, through Fall Semester at Ohio University, though some winter break events also are included.

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2014 Spring Arts Calendar

Here are all of the event listings for music, arts and entertainment this spring in Athens and Athens County. If you're looking to find something cultural to attend, this is your spot to find it. Enjoy!

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New Student Guide 2014

The Athens NEWS annual Survival Guide for incoming freshmen and other new students at Ohio University

The Athens NEWS New Student 2014 Survival Guide is now available in digital form. This is our PDF version of the 64-page print publication targeted to incoming freshmen and other new students at Ohio University.

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