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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Behind the Scenes with Beth Josephsen of Actors’ Theatre

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In her ninth season with Actors’ Theatre of Columbus, Beth Josephsen is an actor, director, acting coach and artist educator teaching theater techniques in schools throughout central Ohio. She has performed around the world, on stages big and small, with highlights including A Midsummer Night’s Dream at the Virginia Arts Festival, Ordinal Five at the […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: The Winter’s Tale at Actors’ Theatre with Director Micah Logsdon

Scott Vezdos Scott Vezdos Columbus Makes Art Presents: The Winter’s Tale at Actors’ Theatre with Director Micah Logsdon

Micah Logsdon has performed, written, directed and administered theater for more than 20 years. We sat down with him to discuss his directorial process for Actors’ Theatre’s upcoming production of William Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale and its Appalachian setting. Scott Vezdos: Describe your art and your creative process. Micah Logsdon: I don’t know if I’m […]

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GCAC Presents: Don’t You Forget About Me

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Under the direction of world-renowned band leader and trumpet virtuoso Byron Stripling, the Columbus Jazz Orchestra (CJO) continues to break new ground while honoring the rich heritage of America’s classical music – jazz. In “Don’t You Forget About Me” (February 6-9 at the Southern Theatre), everyone’s favorite former teenager joins the CJO in a salute […]

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GCAC Presents: Jazz Intoxication

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On December 22, 1933, amid growing fears over the perceived threat posed by that relatively new fad, jazz music, Washington State Representative William A. Allen submits his proposal (House Bill 194) to establish a commission that will study the presumably dangerous and harmful effects that the largely African American art form might be having on […]

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GCAC Presents: “Don’t Listen To This!”

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Music censorship didn’t begin in the ‘80s with Tipper Gore and the PMRC. For more than sixty years, music lyrics have been banned repeatedly no matter the greatness of their singers. Dean Martin’s hit song “Wham! Bam! Thank You Ma’am” was banned by radio stations for having suggestive lyrics. Rosemary Clooney’s “Mambo Italiano” was deemed […]

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GCAC Presents: Spark of Being Creates Excitement

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The Jazz Arts Group’s Inside Track series welcomes two-time Grammy-nominated jazz musician Dave Douglas and his electric sextet Keystone to the Lincoln Theatre stage Saturday, February 5 to present their latest multimedia project, Spark of Being. Dave Douglas is arguably the most prolific and original trumpeter-composer of his generation. From his New York base, where […]

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GCAC Presents: Jazzin’ Up the Holidays with JAG

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The Jazz Arts Group of Columbus invites you to celebrate with us during this most wonderful time of the year with a packed schedule of holiday events. The Columbus Jazz Orchestra’s 2010-2011 Swingin’ at the Southern series continues December 1-5 with “Home for the Holidays,” featuring a return engagement with vocalist Carmen Bradford for the […]

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