Appalachian Culture Month

by Omope Carter Daboiku Omope Carter Daboiku is a wordsmith, actress and storyteller based in Dayton and Cincinnati. A folklorist with specialties in African, Affrilachian, Appalachian, and Native Ame...

Debbie Zorn is ASA President-Elect

by Phil Obermiller The Appalachian Studies Association (ASA) was founded in the 1970s to provide a way for activists and academics to cooperate in regional understanding and advocacy. Since then urban...

Northside Square Dance

by John Bealle The Northside Square Dance arose some years ago as a sly witches’ brew of motives.  Local callers who wanted to practice. Old-time musicians who loved playing together. Dancers w...

LPH Festival: Memories, Roots & Fun

by Nancy Laird The 38th Annual Lower Price Hill Appalachian Festival (formerly known as the “Mini Appalachian Fest”), hosted by the Urban Appalachian Community Coalition, is an amazing feat. When ...

Recipe for 2015 Ringin’ in Pie Contest Winner

The winner of the pie contest at this year’s Ringin’ In the Appalachian New Year was Jeff Dey and his Peaches and Cream pie! This week, he shares his recipe with the rest of us!   Wh...

2015 Appalachian Culture Fest at Union Terminal

by Omope Carter Daboiku UACC garnered a highly visible collaboration in February with the award-winning, internationally acclaimed Cincinnati Museum Center at Union Terminal as co-producer for Passpor...

What is a “Ringin’ In?”

by Barb Childers In Appalachian tradition, old timers say “ringin’ in” is the proper way to bring in the new year.  This could include anything sufficiently clamorous to chase away bad luck —...