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Columbus Crew Halts Montreal Impact in 4-1 Home Game Win

 Matt Ellis Columbus Crew Halts Montreal Impact in 4-1 Home Game Win

A game changing performance from super-sub Kekuta Manneh transformed a dreary deadlocked 1-1 game into a romping 4-1 win for a relieved Columbus Crew SC at MAPFRE Stadium on an almost perfect early summer Saturday evening. Federico Higuain opened the scoring with a delightful free-kick after 17 minutes before Montreal struck back with an equalizer […]

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Photos: 2017 Pride Parade

 Matt Ellis Photos: 2017 Pride Parade

Thousands crowded into Downtown Columbus during a very hot day for the annual Pride Parade this afternoon. This year’s festivities mark the return of the festival to the Riverfront, so the parade’s route was reversed to travel south on High Street, starting off in the Short North. — Editor’s Note by Walker Evans. For more […]

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Gallery: Royal Blood at Newport Music Hall

 Matt Ellis Gallery: Royal Blood at Newport Music Hall

British power-rock band Royal Blood returned to Columbus’ Newport Music Hall on Saturday night with an electrifying dose of loud guitars and heart-pounding drums as the duo of bassist Mike Kerr and drummer Ben Thatcher prepare to continue their meteoric rise up the rock and roll ladder with the launch of their sophomore album, How […]

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Photos: Zombiewalk 2017

 Matt Ellis Photos: Zombiewalk 2017

Editor’s Note by Walker Evans: The 11th annual Zombiewalk event took place on Saturday, and hundreds of the undead filled the streets of Downtown Columbus. The event runs in conjunction with the annual Midwest Haunters Convention that also took place over the weekend, and doubles as a canned food drive fort the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. All photos […]

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Gallery: Columbus Crew SC Defeat Seattle 3-0

 Matt Ellis Gallery: Columbus Crew SC Defeat Seattle 3-0

Columbus Crew SC bounced back from the embarrassing 0-5 drubbing in Toronto last Friday evening with a convincing 3-0 victory over a sluggishly ineffective, albeit weakened by injuries, 2016 Champions, Seattle Sounders on a rare Wednesday night MLS game at MAPFRE Stadium. It took the home side only 10 minutes to ease the fears of […]

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Photos: Franz Ferdinand at The Newport Music Hall

 Matt Ellis Photos: Franz Ferdinand at The Newport Music Hall

Despite having only released a single song in the past four years and with the possibly temporary absence of founding member Nick McCarthy, Glasgow’s indie darlings Franz Ferdinand are back on tour and found themselves on dark and sparse Newport Music Hall stage on a Memorial weekend’s Sunday night. There was still no new music for […]

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PHOTOS: Alice Cooper at Express Live!

 Matt Ellis PHOTOS: Alice Cooper at Express Live!

QFM96 Celebrated 40 years on the air Tuesday evening as rock legend Alice Cooper brought his captivatingly theatrical live show to Columbus. “The Godfather of Shock Rock” and his ensemble of insanely talented backing musicians didn’t disappoint the gathering of fans young and old, nor the Cooper-clones in the audience on Tuesday, as the band performed […]

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