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Vanessa Williams to Speak at Women’s Fund Event

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Vanessa Williams to Speak at Women’s Fund Event

Keyholder 2016, an annual event hosted by The Women’s Fund of Central Ohio, will feature renowned actress, singer and author Vanessa Williams on May 10 at the Ohio Theatre. “Every year we do want to bring somebody who we have been very thoughtful to select,” said Sara Mitchell, Communication Manager for the Fund. “Somebody we […]

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Everybody Wants Some!! Stars Chat with Columbus Underground

Hope Madden Hope Madden Everybody Wants Some!! Stars Chat with Columbus Underground

Richard Linklater’s Everybody Wants Some!! – the “spiritual sequel” to his 1993 coming of age classic Dazed and Confused – opens in Columbus this weekend. Three of its stars – Blake Jenner, Tyler Hoechlin, and Will Brittain – spent less than 24 hours in CBUS last month in support of the film. They did get […]

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Concert Preview: Ben Folds with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Ben Folds with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra

The acclaimed singer, songwriter, and producer joins forces with CSO on Saturday, April 9 to perform orchestral interpretations of his brilliant catalog - including a concerto featured on his most recently released album "So There".

I reach out regularly to agents and publicists to request interviews with big-league musicians who announce upcoming tour dates in Columbus. They receive hundreds of emails like mine on a daily basis – every one of us who sends them is hoping the stars will align and we’ll be able to steal a few precious […]

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Concert Preview: Coleman Hell at A&R Music Bar

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Coleman Hell at A&R Music Bar

Already a household name in Canada, the Columbia Records recording artist is getting to know his American fans with his first international tour that lands at A and R Music Bar on March 23.

Growing up listening to Canadian radio, I experienced a somewhat different pop music palate than my friends to the south. If I rattled off names like The Tragically Hip, Blue Rodeo, Honeymoon Suite, 54-40, The Matthew Good Band, or Sloan, there may only be a handful of you reading this that would actually recognize them. […]

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Interview: Comic Artists Dara Naraghi and Brent Bowman

Andy Ross Andy Ross Interview: Comic Artists Dara Naraghi and Brent Bowman

This past December, local graphic artists Dara Naraghi and Brent Bowman released Persia Blues Volume 2: Love and War. The story interweaves ancient Persian mythology with the story of young Minoo Shirazi coming to The Ohio State University for graduate school. I recently spoke with Naraghi and Bowman about their craft and process. Andy Ross: […]

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Mike Reese Exits City Hall, Reflects Upon 16 Years of Public Service

Walker Evans Walker Evans Mike Reese Exits City Hall, Reflects Upon 16 Years of Public Service

While the exit of Mayor Michael B. Coleman from public office is one of the biggest news stories of 2015, there’s another public servant who’s also leaving City Hall from more of a behind-the-scenes position. Mike Reese holds the designation as the sole staff person who has worked with the Coleman administration since day one, […]

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Interview: Michael B. Coleman Reflects on 16 Years as Columbus Mayor

Walker Evans Walker Evans Interview: Michael B. Coleman Reflects on 16 Years as Columbus Mayor

On January 1, 2016, Columbus Mayor Michael B. Coleman will depart from public office after 24 years of elected service. The most recent sixteen of those years were spent as Mayor of the city during a very transformational time in its 204-year history. The city’s population has grown by nearly 18 percent (over 124,000 people) […]

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