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Available Light’s Next Stage Initiative Returns

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Available Light’s Next Stage Initiative Returns

For true theatre connoisseurs in Columbus, there isn’t a better time of year than Available Light’s Next Stage Initiative. As with last year, the core producing duo of Available Light Artistic Director Matt Slaybaugh and for/word company Founder and Director Jennifer Schlueter are joined by Karie Miller, and this festival of brand-new work returns to […]

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Black Panther and Lesser Offerings in Theaters

Hope Madden Hope Madden Black Panther and Lesser Offerings in Theaters

Black Panther is here! Go see it. Dude, I’m not even lying. There may be other movies out this weekend (I mean, there are—see below), but this is the one you want to see. Black Panther Ryan Coogler’s stunning first feature, 2013’s Fruitvale Station, proved his instincts as a storyteller. It also made apparent the […]

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Don’t Slip on Speedy Tax Returns

Layden Hale Layden Hale Don’t Slip on Speedy Tax Returns

Have a pending bill and think you can cover it fast by filing your federal tax returns? Two words of advice: be careful. There is nothing wrong or illegal about seeking your tax return money as quickly as possible. The question you need to ask yourself is whether the terms are worth it. Millions of […]

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Bend Active Looking for Models for The Arnold

Nancy Alkire Nancy Alkire Bend Active Looking for Models for The Arnold

“We want to inspire with the incredible stories of Columbus’ fitness community,” noted Adam Heller, co-owner with his wife, Laura, of Bend a local designer/manufacturer of athletic wear. Bend will have three fashion shows and a booth at the upcoming 2018 Arnold Classic. Bend is trying out models for their runway shows this week. RSVP […]

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Local Spotlight: Earwig Re-Releases “Gibson Under Mountain”

Grant Walters Grant Walters Local Spotlight: Earwig Re-Releases “Gibson Under Mountain”

Columbus' own alt-rockers re-release their excellent 2011 studio album and give CU's readers an exclusive live video debut

Today, Columbus’ indie-rock sons Earwig are re-releasing their 2011 album, Gibson Under Mountain.  Perhaps one of Earwig’s least-known recordings, the album, which followed 2006’s Center of the Earth and preceded their most recent release, 2016’s Pause for the Jets was, by the band’s own admission “criminally under-promoted” when it initially arrived. “We released what I think is […]

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Award-Winning Choreographers Kimberly Bartosik/daela and Joanna Kotze at Wexner Center Feb. 15-18

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Award-Winning Choreographers Kimberly Bartosik/daela and Joanna Kotze at Wexner Center Feb. 15-18

Dance is one of the most immediately, viscerally accessible art forms and sometimes the most abstract. The Wexner continues their trend of bringing innovative dance work that anyone with a taste for adventure can embrace in February, with two Bessie award-winning choreographers doing recent pieces for early runs outside of New York City: Kimberly Bartosik […]

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Photos: Nothing More at Express Live!

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Nothing More at Express Live!

San Antonio hard-rock band Nothing More stopped by Express Live! on Wednesday to attempt to shake away the ice and warm everyone up with an evening of loud guitars, screaming vocals and a little bit of steam punk machinary. Along for the ride were fellow Texans, Big Story, and Indianololis’ prog-metal band with a seeming […]

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