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Brewery District

Located just south of Columbus’s central business district, the Brewery District has a history stretching nearly 200 years. At the height of its success, five breweries were located in the area. After Prohibition, the district declined, becoming home to some industry and warehouses. In recent years, redevelopment has brought numerous restaurants, bars, and even a grocery store to the area.

Theatre Review: Shadowbox’s Broken Whispers Sometimes Shines New Light on ‘Gatsby’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: Shadowbox’s Broken Whispers Sometimes Shines New Light on ‘Gatsby’

Shadowbox Live continues its recent trend of interspersing their bread-and-butter sketch comedy and song revues with more ambitious, serious work, with Broken Whispers. I attended a preview performance on Wednesday of this dance-theatre adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s modernist classic The Great Gatsby. Choreographed and staged by Katy Psenicka, adapted by Jimmy Mak and directed by Stev […]

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Concert Preview: Brother Moses at Victory’s Live

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Brother Moses at Victory’s Live

The Arkansas indie rockers will preview their forthcoming EP, "Legends", during a free show at Victory's Live Friday night

Brewery District music spot Victory’s Live will bring in indie rock outfit Brother Moses for a free show on Friday night. The Fayetteville, Arkansas-based quintet, featuring James Lockhart (lead vocal and guitar), Moses Gomez (guitar), Michael Seck (drums), Matthew Heckmann (bass), and John-Lewis Anderson (keyboards and guitar), are set to release their sophomore EP, Legends, […]

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Concert Preview: Columbus Songwriters Association Benefit with Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Columbus Songwriters Association Benefit with Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds

Local bands Bella Ruse and Joey Hendrickson and The Sleepless Nights round out the bill to support Columbus songwriting talent at Notes Lounge on Friday Night.

New York-based funk-soul rockers Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds will headline a concert to benefit the Columbus Songwriters Association at Notes Lounge on Friday night. Sister Sparrow and the Dirty Birds’ most recent studio album, The Weather Below (2015), spawned the hit single “Sugar” – the video for which gained the band massive exposure on […]

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Theatre Review: Shadowbox’s Second Gallery of Echoes Shines Light on Diversity of Talent in Columbus

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: Shadowbox’s Second Gallery of Echoes Shines Light on Diversity of Talent in Columbus

Over the last few years, Shadowbox Live has consciously broadened beyond their rock and roll sketch comedy into more ambitious projects that are harder to categorize. On Wednesday they opened a follow-up to their acclaimed Gallery of Echoes. Where the first iteration used proven work from the Columbus Museum of Art collection, this new piece subtitled ColumbUS […]

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Rockmill Brewery to Open Tavern in Brewery District

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Rockmill Brewery to Open Tavern in Brewery District

Lancaster-based Rockmill Brewery is expanding their Columbus reach, filling in the recently-vacated World of Beer in the Brewery District with a farmhouse-style tavern. Rockmill Tavern, a small brewpub, will open at 503 South Front Street. The space is a 3,800 square-foot facility. Owner Matthew Barbee says that when all is said and done, the sit-down space […]

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Smoked on High Barbecue to Open in Brewery District

Rebecca Wagner Rebecca Wagner Smoked on High Barbecue to Open in Brewery District

Smoked On High, a new Southern-style barbecue restaurant, is making its way to the heart of the Brewery District this summer. Owner Max McGarity is a restaurant veteran who grew up on the Northwest side of Columbus. He got his restaurant industry start in high school working at a small barbecue joint, making his way […]

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Comedy Preview: #Hashtag Comedy’s “TBD: The Musical!”

Grant Walters Grant Walters Comedy Preview: #Hashtag Comedy’s “TBD: The Musical!”

The busy local improv company brings together heaps of the city's comedy talent to stage a full-length unscripted musical on May 13 and May 27

Throughout its history, musical theater has imitated, defined, and reinvigorated popular culture. It’s delved into fantasy (The Wizard of Oz, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory) and romance (Oklahoma!, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers). It’s re-introduced us to past events and bygone eras (Hamilton, Grease, Evita), and has been an important vehicle for political and […]

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