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November 21, 2017
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A piece of Ohio's heritage has returned, but only for a brief time.
(2007-07-04)
(WOUB) - A piece of Ohio's heritage has returned, but only for a brief time.

The Appalachian Green Parks Project has returned to perform reunion shows through July 7th.

The Green Parks Project had it's start during the summer of 1973 when musical director, Charlie Lewis says a few of the members got together for a small performance at a local state park.

The Green Parks Project provided audiences authentic northern Appalachian music and dramatized stories in the form of song and traditional dance routines.

The group eventually grew very popular, performing at such events as the Ohio State Fair and traveling to Washington D.C to perform at the national mall.

So why did the group become such a popular performing ensemble?

Lewis says it's partly because people could relate to the material presented in their shows.

The Green Parks Project will be performing at Arts West in Athens through Saturday with performances every night at 8 o'clock, but July 4th, there is a matinee show instead at 3 o'clock.
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