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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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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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