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OU grad’s painting chosen for London art gallery

An Ohio University alumnus has been named a finalist for an international award presented by the National Portrait Gallery in London, according to a news release from OU.

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Local couple works to bring healthy, sustainable living to Honduras

Saturday concert to raise money for Honduras Health

By Marlena Scott

Bruce and Jane Ergood have spent more than 15 years providing health-care education, sustainable farming and economic opportunities to rural Honduras with their initiative Honduras Health, putting the "American way" aside and adapting to the Honduran culture to provide the best care possible.

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Athena celebrates century in operation

The Athena Cinema, Athens' Court Street theater, celebrates a birthday few other cinemas in the nation can claim on June 3 - 100 consecutive years of operation as a cinema.

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Exhibit presents variety of world-class art quilts

By Tess Stevens

Quilting as an art form dates back as far as ancient Egypt, but is at its finest at the Quilt National exhibition hosted by the Dairy Barn Arts Center in Athens. The event, showcasing only the finest, most creative nationally recognized artists, kicked off Friday, May 23 and runs until Sept. 7.

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For the love of homegrown wood: an exhibit

By Dwight Woodward

Imagine walking around your backyard in search of a few select trees. After selecting some choice beauties, you carefully fell the trees, harvest the wood, and create handsome and useful objects of museum quality in your own shop.

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Hindu-inspired fest sparkles and shines despite rain

Despite the threat of rain, several hundred people flocked to Poston Lake near Stewart over the weekend for the third annual Color Dance Music Festival, a Hindu-inspired music and crafts festival spon

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Fest director touts event’s efforts to maintain mellow, inviting atmosphere

by Terry Smith

The Athens NEWS recently interviewed Tim Peacock, executive director of Stuart's Opera House and the 11th annual Nelsonville Music Festival, about the festival. This year's edition runs May 28-31 at the usual site, Robbins Crossing at Hocking College.

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Engaging Dayton ban on packed bill at Casa Thursday night

By Amy Renner

Casa Cantina is hosting a free show this Thursday featuring bands Motel Beds, Blond and Turtle Island. You'll want to channel your inner Lou Reed for this affordable, psychedelic paradise of an eveni

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Local film: Fracking unleashes hounds of hell

By Emily Estep

So you thought the environmental effects of fracking were scary? Have you even considered the ancient demons of Native American lore that could potentially be unleashed by drilling so deep into the Earth?

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Festival of color & light to illuminate lake venue this weekend

A-Town Roots Productions will be holding their third Color Dance Music Festival this Friday through Sunday, May 15-17, at Poston Lake Music Park in Stewart, just east of Athens, according to a news release.

Arts Calendar

Winter Arts Calendar 2015

Our Winter Arts Calendar includes local and campus arts, entertainment and (some) miscellaneous events up until early March 2015.

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.

Arts Calendar

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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