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Columbus Makes Art Presents: An Unexpected Evening of Mozart and James Bond in Mission: Seraglio

Rolanda Copley Rolanda Copley Columbus Makes Art Presents: An Unexpected Evening of Mozart and James Bond in Mission: Seraglio

What do Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and James Bond have in common? Nothing. Until now. Opera Columbus has put a modern-day twist on Mozart’s action/adventure comedy, The Abduction from the Seraglio, transforming it into the James Bond-themed spectacular, Mission: Seraglio. How did this happen? What does this mean? What can we expect? We went behind the […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Ron Jenkins, Creator of CSO’s Holiday Pops

Rolanda Copley Rolanda Copley Columbus Makes Art Presents: Ron Jenkins, Creator of CSO’s Holiday Pops

The Columbus Symphony’s Holiday Pops concerts have become an annual tradition in Columbus, kicking off the season each year in grand holiday style. Holiday Pops is the brainchild of Ron Jenkins, chorus master of the Columbus Symphony Chorus, who has conducted all 100 performances since its inception. Jenkins took a moment between hectic holiday rehearsals […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Band Leader Eric Paton on Yumbambé, Festival Latino 2016 and Fish

Rolanda Copley Rolanda Copley Columbus Makes Art Presents: Band Leader Eric Paton on Yumbambé, Festival Latino 2016 and Fish

Columbus-based Latin jazz band Yumbambé has been performing in Columbus and beyond for more than 20 years. Led by Eric “The Fish” Paton, the group will be performing at Festival Latino 2016, the largest Latin event in Ohio, being held Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 13 and 14, at Bicentennial Park downtown. We caught up with […]

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GCAC Presents: Festival Latino 2015 to Spice up Downtown

Rolanda Copley Rolanda Copley GCAC Presents: Festival Latino 2015 to Spice up Downtown

After humble beginnings as a five-hour pilot project by the City of Columbus in 1996, Festival Latino has become the largest Latin event in Ohio, offering a free, family-friendly event that celebrates Latin America with two days of children’s activities, music, food, fashion, art, and dance. Produced by CAPA (Columbus Association for the Performing Arts), […]

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GCAC Presents: Don’t miss The Magic Flute

Rolanda Copley Rolanda Copley GCAC Presents: Don’t miss The Magic Flute

If You’ve Ever Thought of Trying Opera, This is the One Not to Miss On Saturday and Sunday, April 27 and 28, Opera Columbus will present Toronto-based Opera Atelier in two performances of Mozart’s The Magic Flute. If you’ve ever thought of giving opera a chance, this is the production you should see, and here […]

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GCAC Presents: Yes, Columbus, there really was a Million Dollar Quartet

Rolanda Copley Rolanda Copley GCAC Presents: Yes, Columbus, there really was a Million Dollar Quartet

One of the most frequently asked questions about the smash hit Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet, which depicts a studio recording session with Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins, and Elvis Presley, is “Did that really happen?” The answer is a definitive yes. On December 4, 1956, Carl Perkins (in a bit of a […]

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GCAC Presents: CSO Adds Southern Theatre

Rolanda Copley Rolanda Copley GCAC Presents: CSO Adds Southern Theatre

For the first time in the Columbus Symphony’s 60-year history, four subscription programs from its regular 12-program Masterworks season will be performed at the Southern Theatre. String Summit is the first of the four Southern Masterworks programs and will be presented October 21-23, featuring internationally renowned guest violinist Rachel Barton Pine. You may be familiar […]

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