Stories tagged with: music

February 16, 2014 - 9:28pm
27 weeks 5 days ago

Area youth are looking to break out and express themselves through music.

Kyle Carpenter is just one of many young people in Zanesville looking for a positive hobby to focus his  creative energy. To escape the fast life of the cities of Chicago and Salem, Virginia, Carpenter moved to town to get a new start and work on his music. The project has been three years in the making.

" We came up with idea to do a whole mix tape and it kind of just came to us all at once...

September 21, 2013 - 5:55pm
48 weeks 5 days ago

A seamless blend of musical selections and vibrant art were enjoyed by many on Saturday.

The Zanesville Museum of Art received a grant from the PNC Foundation to hold the Musical Color performance series. Composer, David Schuback created the musical arrangements for the event. A small orchestra, accompanied by a singer, played a variety of jazz inspired tunes for the large crowd.

"They are playing some southern jazz, some more 1950's style jazz, they played a Duke Ellington...

July 9, 2013 - 4:59pm
1 year 7 weeks ago

The local talent competition is coming to Secrest Auditorium in August as part of its national search for the next country music star and aspiring country music stars from all over our area will be competing in hopes of launching their country music career. Secrest fits over 1,700 people and they're expecting a sold out show.

"You can come to ticket crush on Maple Avenue. You can also go to secrest auditorium box office or call Secrest Auditorium at 454-6851 or you can...

June 26, 2013 - 3:10pm
1 year 9 weeks ago

Joe Diffie, Sammy Kershaw and Aaron Tippin are making a stop at Secrest Auditorium on November 16 as part of their Roots and Boots Tour.

"Between the three of them, they have 42 top 10 singles and 14 number one songs. So, just a tremendous amount of talent and songs that they're going to be bringing to the show so it's gonna be very interesting," said Darren Tigner, Co-owner of Dusty Guitar Promotions.

The trio will be performing some of their biggest hits in what...

April 28, 2013 - 6:11pm
1 year 17 weeks ago

Over 200 musicians from all throughout central Ohio performed at the Coshocton High School's McKinley Auditorium on Sunday.

"It features all three of our community choirs. The Coshocton Community Choir that's in it's 42nd season, the Children's Choir, which is in it's 26th season and a group of high school students who sing in the Coshocton Youth Corral. They come from four counties and so it's our final hoorah," said Charles R. Snyder, founder and director of the...

July 28, 2011 - 5:13pm
3 years 4 weeks ago

About 200 artists and musicians are getting ready to showcase their talents in front of a big crowd.

The third annual Y-Bridge Arts Festival is a growing tradition in Muskingum County.  Zanesville Downtown Association Manager Dana Matz said the committee reached out to the Franklin and Athens counties to create a buzz.

"The importance of it is that Zanesville and Muskingum County have a great art history with our glass houses, our potteries and the various artists that...

October 31, 2010 - 8:48pm
3 years 43 weeks ago

The olympics are right around the corner for some local piano students.

The Scale Olympics that is. The competition tests students' technique and theory. It's held every two years. Close to 400 students from around Central East Ohio will be competing, including five local students, who are taught by teacher, Suzanne Burg. She says learning the theory behind the music is very important.

"The songs are important, but if they don't have the theory or the technical skills to...

September 25, 2010 - 8:39pm
3 years 48 weeks ago

It's the oldest continuously running marching band show in the state of Ohio.

The 48th annual Bonanza of Bands was held at Sulsberger Stadium in Zanesville, with 18 marching bands competing. While most of the students were from area schools, some also traveled up from Marietta and Pickerington as well.

"It's a rush. It's so exciting to be out there, to be performing for this entire audience. It takes a lot of skill and feels so great to know that we've done that. We've put...

September 5, 2010 - 10:43pm
3 years 51 weeks ago

It's a unique, American art form that developed back in the 1940's and 1950's, but thanks to the Newark-Granville Symphony and Dawes Aboretum, local residents are getting a taste of Bluegrass music.

It only takes five basic instruments to bring Bluegrass music to life...the fiddle, mandolin, guitar, bass, and banjo. You combine those with some singing, and you're ready to hit the stage.

"Bluegrass is really about energy, excitement, and based a little on improvisation. So it...

August 15, 2010 - 10:36pm
4 years 2 weeks ago

Some local residents at Zane Landing Park are taking a step back in time.

The Simcox Big Band performed a free concert that had many tunes dating back to the 1940's and 1950's. Dan Kocher of Zanesville says it was nice to pull up a chair and enjoy music that was popular when he was a teen.

"When I was in high school, we went to a couple places, all of us went, and we even remember that it was called teen time. All the young people went down to the Y, sang, and dances. It was...

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