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Located on the east side of downtown Columbus, the district is home to four institutions of higher education (Capital University School of Law, Columbus College of Art & Design, Columbus State Community College, and Franklin University), as well as the Columbus Metropolitan Library, the Columbus Museum of Art, and Kelton House Museum and Garden.

Theatre Review: Evolution’s Fast and Funny The Book of Merman

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: Evolution’s Fast and Funny The Book of Merman

Leo Schwartz’s musical is a high-concept mash-up parody of and tribute to The Book of Mormon and the classic raunchy theatre epitomized by Ethel Merman. The production directed by Bryan Adam, opened last week at Evolution Theatre Company and runs a little long but is full of screwball set pieces rife with plucky charm and can-do spirit. […]

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Review: Picasso Dazzles at the Columbus Museum of Art

Liz Trapp Liz Trapp Review: Picasso Dazzles at the Columbus Museum of Art

If there is anything surprising about the Picasso exhibition currently on view at the Columbus Museum of Art, it is that there are still grand performances mounted by the legendary master himself. The Spanish painter who was best known for restructuring and revising the trajectory of art history with his Cubist works, which fractured the […]

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Newly Renovated Main Library Set to Open Saturday

Anne Evans Anne Evans Newly Renovated Main Library Set to Open Saturday

It’s been 16 months since the construction began and the Columbus Metropolitan Library’s Downtown Main Library branch is scheduled to reopen Saturday, June 25th. “We’ve moved from a building about collections to a building about connections,” says Patrick Losinski, CEO. The renovations create new open and light filled spaces with views of the city or […]

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Theatre Review: Cory Skurdal’s Sticks and Stones Promising but Uneven Capper to Evolution’s Local Playwright’s Festival

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: Cory Skurdal’s Sticks and Stones Promising but Uneven Capper to Evolution’s Local Playwright’s Festival

Evolution (in association with CATCO) opened the latter half of their Local Playwright’s Festival last night at the Columbus Performing Arts Center. Sticks and Stones is a full length play written by Cory Skurdal and directed by Joe Bishara. Despite layered acting and rich thematic material, the plotting keeps the play from truly cohering or having the impact […]

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Theatre Review: Wry Looks at the State of the World in Evolution Theatre’s Four Shorts

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Theatre Review: Wry Looks at the State of the World in Evolution Theatre’s Four Shorts

One of the most difficult things for up and coming playwrights is the relative dearth of companies doing full productions of new, locally created work. It’s rare to see a new play in something other than a one-time-only bare bones reading. It’s expensive to put on theatre, wanting to lean toward something proven is completely […]

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New Culinary School Facility Planned at Columbus State

Walker Evans Walker Evans New Culinary School Facility Planned at Columbus State

The culinary program at Columbus State Community College has been ranked as one of the Top 20 culinary schools in the United States. So it only makes sense that the expansion of the program would serve as a first step toward implementing the college’s large-scale master plan. Originally unveiled in late 2013, the CSCC Master […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Nannette Maciejunes on Welcoming Picasso to Columbus

 Melissa Ferguson Columbus Makes Art Presents: Nannette Maciejunes on Welcoming Picasso to Columbus

Nannette V. Maciejunes has been the executive director of the Columbus Museum of Art since 2003. She has been integral in bringing the best of the art world to Columbus, including the upcoming exhibition Picasso: The Great War, Experimentation and Change, which opens June 10. She enjoys art of all kinds, especially 20th century American […]

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