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Mega Summer Weekend 2015 – Vol. 16

Anne Evans Anne Evans Mega Summer Weekend 2015 – Vol. 16

It’s felt like fall all week, but the warm weather is coming back for the weekend. Get that last trip out to a water park! Have a super weekend! We’ve got some new contests for you to win tickets to Promowest shows: Ratatat, Counting Crows, Death Cab for Cutie, and Father John Misty. Enter to […]

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Halloween Comes Early to the Drexel Theatre

Hope Madden Hope Madden Halloween Comes Early to the Drexel Theatre

A lot of people complain when they see Christmas decorations at Target along with the back to school sales, but is it ever too early to begin celebrating Halloween? Bruce Bartoo and Joe Neff, the diabolical duo behind the Drexel Theatre’s annual Shock Around the Clock horror marathon and 24 Hour Science Fiction Marathon, are […]

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Core Power Coming Soon, With Free Yoga in the Meantime

Nancy Alkire Nancy Alkire Core Power Coming Soon, With Free Yoga in the Meantime

“Columbus fits our demographics,” said Amy Opielowski of yoga-industry-giant Core Power Yoga, during her recent visit to Columbus from her home base in San Diego. “It’s a growing city we want to be in.” Core Power will open an Easton location late in October and a Short North location is in the works. In the […]

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Independents’ Day Announces Lineup Featuring Over 70 Performers

Walker Evans Walker Evans Independents’ Day Announces Lineup Featuring Over 70 Performers

The organizers of this year’s Independents Day festival teased out some of their initial music lineup back in June, which includes Soul Position (RJD2 & Blueprint), Red Wanting Blue, Saintsenica and RoeVy, but today they’ve announced almost all the rest of the performers, which adds up to a whopping 70+ roster of bands, rappers, djs and […]

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Theatre Review: MadLab’s Clowntime is Over is an Uproarious Comedy About Loneliness and Pain

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: MadLab’s Clowntime is Over is an Uproarious Comedy About Loneliness and Pain

Joseph E. Green’s Clowntime is Over is named for an Elvis Costello song and shares with the Costello an encroaching sense of paranoia and desperation. We open with Max P. Twinkle (Andy Batt), a clown, hungover, at the end of his rope. This degraded Pagliacci is doing the only thing he can picture himself doing: making what […]

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Crew SC Tops Sporting KC in 3-2 Home Game Win

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Crew SC Tops Sporting KC in 3-2 Home Game Win

Columbus Crew SC fought from behind to nick all three points from Sporting Kansas City in a wild game at MAPFRE Stadium that ended up 3-2 in favor of the home side. Early pressure from Sporting KC was rewarded early in the game as Marcel de Jong put the visitors ahead in the 14th minute. […]

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Opinion: It’s Time for Local Bands to Raise Show Prices

Joey Hendrickson Joey Hendrickson Opinion: It’s Time for Local Bands to Raise Show Prices

Death To The $5 Cover Last week, my band played a showed with four great local bands. The stage had passion. The sound was warm. And the energy in the room was communal and real. We charged a $5 cover. And after nearly four hours of really great music, each band member left with $6.

So […]

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