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Sequels, Reboots, Blues and Trains at the Movies

Hope Madden Hope Madden Sequels, Reboots, Blues and Trains at the Movies

Sequels and reboots giving you the blues? Well, you have something in common with this weekend’s releases – sequels (to Trainspotting), reboots (Power Rangers and CHiPs) and the blues (2 Trains Runnin’). Plus, trains. There are also some intriguing horror flicks screening at Gateway, and another doc on Scientology that proves the religion is just […]

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Short North Stage’s Frenetic, Funny Spamalot Runs Through April 15

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Short North Stage’s Frenetic, Funny Spamalot Runs Through April 15

The first – to my knowledge – locally created production of Monty Python’s Spamalot, Broadway’s hit adaptation of Monty Python and The Holy Grail by Python troupe member Eric Idle (Book, Lyrics, co-write Music) and John Du Prez (co-write Music) opened Thursday at Short North Stage in a stellar production directed and choreographed by Edward Carignan. Spamalot follows the bones […]

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Broadway in Columbus announces 2017-18 season, with surprise for 2018-19

Anne Evans Anne Evans Broadway in Columbus announces 2017-18 season, with surprise for 2018-19

Tonight at their season reveal party, Broadway in Columbus announced the upcoming season, including some returning favorites, as well as performances by Eddie George, former OSU and NFL football player turned Broadway star. He will perform as Billy Flynn in the Broadway production of Chicago. Another big surprise included Hamilton: An American Musical arriving in Columbus for […]

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Mega Weekend: 58 Things To Do in Columbus

Anne Evans Anne Evans Mega Weekend: 58 Things To Do in Columbus

Happy Weekend! What has been your favorite meal from Dine Originals’ Restaurant Week? It continues through Sunday. Vote on art to be featured on the side of PromoWest’s buildings. There are several contests open for you to win music tickets. Tickets for the Early Bird Brunch Tickets are 50% sold out, don’t wait to get […]

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Interview: Kathy Griffin

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: Kathy Griffin

About a half-hour before my call with Kathy Griffin was scheduled to begin, my cell phone dinged with a Twitter notification: @GrantWalters76 Are you ready for our interview?? Those six words will tell you almost everything you need to know about Griffin’s character. She’s one of the busiest and most renowned comedians in the world, […]

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Owners of Gotcha Gachapon Bring New Arcade to Eastland Mall

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Owners of Gotcha Gachapon Bring New Arcade to Eastland Mall

Gotcha Gachapon is expanding to Eastland Mall. The new location will be named Akiba Arcade, but owner Anthony Locke said it’ll be a mirror image of Gotcha Gachapon, a Japanese arcade for all ages. Locke first opened Gachapon in 2014 in the Short North, but moved just a year later to a bigger space on […]

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Sick Weekend Returns to Ace of Cups This Weekend

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Sick Weekend Returns to Ace of Cups This Weekend

Even for those of us with acute festival fatigue, there’s still a place for a targeted – for lack of a better word – well-curated lineup. At their best, these smaller festivals provide a refreshed look at one’s own scene and a gathering of the tribes that recalls our earliest show going experiences. The best […]

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