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Theatre Review: Short North Stage’s The Last Five Years is Full of Luminous Heartbreak

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: Short North Stage’s The Last Five Years is Full of Luminous Heartbreak

The Last Five Years by Jason Robert Brown had acclaimed runs off-Broadway roughly a decade apart (and a recent movie with Anna Kendrick) and reverberated through theatre fans as an answer to Romance Romance for my generation with songs that helped establish (after a cause celebre adaptation of Parade) Brown as one of the pre-eminent theatre composers. Short North Stage’s […]

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Music Preview: Author and Songwriter Mishka Shubaly Brings Funny and Wrenching Tales About Life to Rumba Cafe May 9

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Music Preview: Author and Songwriter Mishka Shubaly Brings Funny and Wrenching Tales About Life to Rumba Cafe May 9

“Ohio, you feel like you’re getting sicker, but you’re just starting to get well,” Mishka Shubaly sings on last year’s tour de force record Coward’s Path. From the funny, too-honest, Tom Waits at a honky-tonk “Pickup Lines,” the mournful waltz/literary reference “Depravity’s Rainbow,” to the end of a relationship ballad “Taxes and Jail,” this new record […]

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First Look: Grandview Theater & Drafthouse

Walker Evans Walker Evans First Look: Grandview Theater & Drafthouse

After several months of construction, the shuttered Grandview Theatre is being reborn tonight as the new Grandview Theater and Drafthouse. The venue was acquired by the owners of Studio 35 Cinema & Drafthouse in Clintonville, who have completely renovated and refreshed the entire space. Co-Owner Eric Brembeck noted that fans of Studio 35 will notice […]

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Mega Weekend Spring 2016 – Vol. 9

Anne Evans Anne Evans Mega Weekend Spring 2016 – Vol. 9

Hooray for the weekend! This is going to be a big one! It’s kind of Grand Opening Weekend, with many new things opening up. There are so many things happening on Saturday plus tonight is Cinco de Mayo and Sunday is Mother’s Day! Don’t forget to  get your tickets for the Urban Living Tour and […]

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TV Review: Where My Girls At? We’re Watching “Outlander”

Martha Trydahl Martha Trydahl TV Review: Where My Girls At? We’re Watching “Outlander”

Let’s face it: this review goes out to all the ladies with a Starz subscription. You’d be hard-pressed to get a straight guy to sit through an entire episode of this show. Even the plot summary will make their eyes roll—in 1945, a British couple travels to Scotland on a second honeymoon. The woman happens […]

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New in Theaters: Captain America, Tale of Tales, The Family Fang & More

Hope Madden Hope Madden New in Theaters: Captain America, Tale of Tales, The Family Fang & More

Summer approaches! How do we know? Because the first Marvel film of 2016 has arrived. The Captain won’t have a great deal of competition at the multiplex, but there are more than enough strong indies unspooling in local art houses and independent cinemas this weekend to satisfy any moviegoer. Captain America: Civil War Cap (Chris […]

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Change Up Your Yoga with Yoga and a Brew

Nancy Alkire Nancy Alkire Change Up Your Yoga with Yoga and a Brew

While the yoga scene in central Ohio is growing, the microbrewery/winery/bar scene is exploding. Some of our favorite yoga places around town are holding events featuring celebratory libations. Some sessions are held right in the microbrewery tank rooms. Lying out with the smell of hops and gurgles of fermenting brews can be very relaxing. We’ve […]

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