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Opera Preview: Opera Columbus’ La Traviata June 1-5

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Opera Preview: Opera Columbus’ La Traviata June 1-5

Giuseppe Verdi, in the 1800s, was a revolutionary opera composer. He was at the forefront of artists placing a greater emphasis on dramatic weight, consistency, and storytelling than showy vocal tricks. New Yorker writer Alex Ross said, “The greatness of Verdi is a simple thing. Solitary by nature, he found a way of speaking to […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Nannette Maciejunes on Welcoming Picasso to Columbus

 Melissa Ferguson Columbus Makes Art Presents: Nannette Maciejunes on Welcoming Picasso to Columbus

Nannette V. Maciejunes has been the executive director of the Columbus Museum of Art since 2003. She has been integral in bringing the best of the art world to Columbus, including the upcoming exhibition Picasso: The Great War, Experimentation and Change, which opens June 10. She enjoys art of all kinds, especially 20th century American […]

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Review: CCAD 2016 Senior Fashion Show

Randi Walle Randi Walle Review: CCAD 2016 Senior Fashion Show

To most college students, Mid-May means one thing: Graduation. To Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD) Fashion Design Majors, however, Mid-May also means the Senior Fashion Show. Held at the CCAD campus on May 13th, this year’s event kicked off with a VIP cocktail hour before the show, and was followed by a dance […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Actor Nick Hardin on Dream Roles, Musical Comedy and the Columbus Theatre Scene

Mark Phillips Schwamberger Mark Phillips Schwamberger Columbus Makes Art Presents: Actor Nick Hardin on Dream Roles, Musical Comedy and the Columbus Theatre Scene

Nick Hardin appeared in Evolution Theatre Company’s award-winning production of YANK! The Musical in 2015, for which he was awarded a best acting award. He will be seen this year in Evolution Theatre Company’s Local Playwrights Festival starting June 1, presented in association with CATCO, as well as in the area premiere of Book Of […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Scott Woods on Columbus’ Thriving Poetry Scene

Lacey Luce Lacey Luce Columbus Makes Art Presents: Scott Woods on Columbus’ Thriving Poetry Scene

Columbus’s poetry scene is growing, and after meeting local poet Scott Woods I had to know more about the scene and his work. Woods co-founded Writer’s Block Poetry, which hosts weekly readings at Kafe Kerouac and he recently released a new book of poems, Urban Contemporary History Month. Lacey: How long have you been writing […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: CATCO’s Steven C. Anderson on Building a Theatre Season and Taking a Dig at Chekhov

Sarah Bacha Sarah Bacha Columbus Makes Art Presents: CATCO’s Steven C. Anderson on Building a Theatre Season and Taking a Dig at Chekhov

As producing director at CATCO, Steven C. Anderson determines the plays the theatre organization will produce each season, a balancing act, if you will, to stage productions that have broad appeal for the very young to millennials to empty nesters, and, at the same time, serve up the right mix of classics and current works. […]

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Review: Remaking Tradition at MINT

Liz Trapp Liz Trapp Review: Remaking Tradition at MINT

Art is propped up by tradition.  It teeters on stilts built by the great masters of Renaissance painting, the varied and expansive traditions forged by a wide range of religions and cultures, and was disembodied by the conceptual artists of the postwar era.  It is hard to imagine what could possibly come next.  The new […]

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