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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.

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Jorma to join Hurl in finale

The Fur Peace Ranch is closing out its 17th season this Saturday night with a show featuring Ranch Manager John Hurlbut's band along with Fur Peace co-owner Jorma Kaukonen sitting in as a special gue

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Artists with ‘unique visions’ display work in Nelsonville

The ongoing four-person exhibition at the Majestic Galleries on historic Public Square, Nelsonville features four outstanding artists with unique visions, according to a news release reviewing the exhibition.

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“Axeman” comes to the Athena Cinema this Saturday

A locally produced horror movie, "The Axeman of Henderson County," is premiering this Saturday at 7:15 p.m. at the Athena Cinema in Athens.

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Classy roots-country band returns to Stuart’s

Stuart's Opera House in Nelsonville is featuring a return engagement by the Honeycutters this Friday.

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Film chronicles journey from hgh school to Israeli army

An exclusive premiere of "Beneath the Helmet: From High School to the Home Front," a film that has been described as the coming-of-age story of Iraeli high school students drafted into the Army in Israel, is being held today (Thursday) at 6 p.m. at Hillel at Ohio University.

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Fur Peace Ranch unveils schedule for 18th season

Every autumn around this time, many local music fans start anxiously awaiting the Fur Peace Ranch's announcement of its next season schedule. Well, that time has come, with the live-music venue south

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Screenwriter for legendary '60s zombie flick speaks at OU

By Sam Flynn

A living legend of horror visited Ohio University's Memorial Auditorium last Thursday, and thankfully it wasn't Freddy Krueger or Jason Voorhees. It was John A. Russo, co-screenwriter of zombie-horr

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Roots music legend makes Stuart’s his home Monday

Stuart's Opera House in Nelsonville welcomes the legendary Taj Mahal on Monday, Nov. 3, at 7:30 p.m.

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Stuart’s gets big help in capital effort

Stuart's Opera House, Southeast Ohio's premier performing arts center, recently received significant support for its capital campaign. The Athens Foundation and the Athens Rotary Foundation each pledged $50,000 to the Nelsonville theater in support of the campaign, according to a news release.

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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