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Interview: Constance Gadell-Newton, Green Party Candidate for Ohio House District 18

James Payne James Payne Interview: Constance Gadell-Newton, Green Party Candidate for Ohio House District 18

Constance Gadell-Newton is the Green Party’s candidate for the Ohio House of Representatives District 18, which includes The Ohio State University’s campus, the Short North, and Downtown, among other areas. Gadell-Newton is running against the newly appointed Rep. Kristin Boggs, a Democrat; the Republican candidate has left the race. I met Gadell-Newton almost a decade […]

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90sFest Preview: Musical Musings with Matt Scannell of Vertical Horizon

Grant Walters Grant Walters 90sFest Preview: Musical Musings with Matt Scannell of Vertical Horizon

The veteran pop-rock band will be on stage this Friday night at Columbus Commons as part of 90s Fest

melomaniac (\ˌmel-ō-ˈmā-nē-ˌak\) noun. 1. A passionate or obsessive enthusiast for music. 2. Also in weakened sense: a music lover. I’d been trying to find an appropriate term to define my relationship with music; “audiophile” seemed too restrictive because it really means the individual is primarily focused on the sound reproduction and quality. I do care about […]

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Keep Columbus Weird

Walker Evans Walker Evans Keep Columbus Weird

Let’s cut to the chase. Everyone already knows who Weird Al Yankovic is. His music has been omnipresent over the past four decades, so there’s really no explanation necessary as to who he is and what he does. In fact, the biggest mystery about the musician-slash-actor-slash-director-slash-lotsofotherthings is why he’s never hosted or been the musical […]

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Megan Palmer Returns to Columbus for Album Release Show

Chrissy Adams Chrissy Adams Megan Palmer Returns to Columbus for Album Release Show

Growing up, sweet Megan Palmer was Cleveland’s most valuable little performer before she carried her talent over to other cities including Columbus, New York, and Nashville. The latter of which is where she has been working on her new album “What She’s Got to Give.” This friendly soul blessed me with some of her time […]

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Amy Ray of The Indigo Girls Talks About New Music, Renewable Energy and The Columbus Symphony Orchestra

Grant Walters Grant Walters Amy Ray of The Indigo Girls Talks About New Music, Renewable Energy and The Columbus Symphony Orchestra

When I recently spoke with Amy Ray, one-half of the folk-rock duo, the Indigo Girls, I asked her if there was anything she wanted people to know about their upcoming performance with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. “It’s a really fun night out,” she stated. “We have some people that come to shows that have never […]

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Comedy Preview: Jay Mohr

Grant Walters Grant Walters Comedy Preview: Jay Mohr

The veteran comedian, talk show host, and author will take the stage during Rock on the Range at Mapfre Stadium on Friday, May 20th

Here’s some unsolicited advice for anyone wishing to interview people for publication: record your conversations with two devices. If one happens to fail, you likely won’t have to experience the moment of sheer terror when you realize the amazing 45-minute tête-à-tête you just had with Jay Mohr has vanished into thin air. Fully and completely. I was […]

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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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