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Stuart's performer has been growing up in public

Stuart's Opera House in Nelsonville welcomes Caroline Smith this Tuesday at 8 p.m. for a special backstage show.

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Some of local metal band’s fans are real animals

by Jim Phillips

When Skeletonwitch, one of Athens' most successful bands, released its fifth studio album last October, it was a great day for metal fans here and around the world. And with the band's release in January of a special limited edition version of the LP, "Serpents Unleashed" became a gift to dogs and cats as well.

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Top sixties folk-rockers scheduled to play Fur Peace Saturday

The Fur Peace Ranch is hosting a couple of folk and rock music veterans this Saturday. One of them, John Sebastian, led a seminal rock group in the '60s, the Lovin' Spoonful.

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Latest Athens film fest to offer another cinematic smorgasbord

The 2014 Athens International Film & Video Festival comes into full swing April 11-17 at the Athena Cinema.

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Jazz festival to feature top drummer as guest artist

It's time to shine your dancing shoes and break out your best fedora as the Athens Jazz Festival takes center stage this weekend, featuring renowned guest artist drummer Carl Allen.

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OU Senior Dance Concert covers wide range of expression

Performances Friday and Saturday

The Ohio University Dance Division in the School of Dance, Film and Theater presents its annual Senior Dance Concert this Friday, April 11, at 7 p.m. and 9 p.m., and Saturday, April 12, at 2 p.m. and

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Virginia band brings high energy to Stuart’s show

Stuart's Opera House in Nelsonville welcomes Virginia's The Steel Wheels for a special backstage show on Thursday, April 3 at 8 p.m.

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Country-rock legends land in Meigs County

The Fur Peace Ranch is continuing its Concert Series this Saturday with a sold-out concert by country-rock legends, the Desert Rose Band. The show actually will feature the Acoustic Desert Rose Band, which is what the band calls itself when touring without a drummer and bass player.

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OU theater troupe hoping play comes off as audience likes it

By Christian Law

With one week of performances under its belt, the Ohio University Theater Division is preparing for its final week of performing "As You Like It," the classic Shakespearian play that has been a fan favorite for centuries.

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Having a muddy old good time

Hoopla in the Hills festival draws thousands

Starting Thursday and still going on when The Athens NEWS went to press Sunday, the annual Hoopla in the Hills event drew thousands of people to enjoy a (somewhat soggy) time at a site out on Ohio Rt. 56 where the Number fests take place each spring.

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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!