Stories tagged with: music

January 4, 2015 - 6:53pm
16 weeks 6 days ago

Zanesville, Ohio is rich with local music. Any given weekend you'll be able to catch live local music somewhere in the surrounding area. Sunday, we spoke with one local band that has a message to share.

2X2 (Two By Two) was founded in 2013 when four strangers; Scott Hummel, Carrie Kerns VanSickle, Kayleigh Schofield and Nathan Zangmeister banded together in an effort to accomplish one common goal. That goal, to revive old traditional hyms and breathe new life into this sacred music....

December 7, 2014 - 8:53pm
21 weeks 6 hours ago

The auditorium at Coshocton High School filled with music as the Coshocton community choir Christmas concert decked the halls.

More than 200 singers and musicians from central Ohio performed Christmas music to a packed house Sunday, December 7th. Eleven days prior to the concert, an unexpected turn of events took place. Conductor Charles Snyder slipped on ice and fractured his ankle. Unable to attend Jennifer Spur, who has been a member of the choir since 2006, stepped in as the fill...

November 23, 2014 - 9:36pm
23 weeks 5 hours ago

The holiday festivities continued Sunday, November 23rd, with the 25th Annual Zanesville Handbell Festival.

The sweet sound of handbells filled the chapel of Grace United Methodist Church Sunday evening, hundreds of people from around the city gathered to enjoy the cheerful holiday concert.

The concert was sponsored by the Zanesville Thursday Music Club which has been in existence for 105 years. Each year the handbell choirs perform popular hyms-- along with one original...

February 16, 2014 - 9:28pm
1 year 10 weeks 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
1 year 31 weeks 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 42 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 44 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
2 years 5 days 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 40 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
4 years 26 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...

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