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Concert Preview: Steven Page

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Steven Page

The Barenaked Ladies founder and recent Canadian Music Hall of Fame inductee will take the stage on Friday night at Thirty One West in Newark

Among the distinctive voices that are woven into the tapestry of Canadian music, Steven Page’s richly hued tenor owns a rightful strand for its versatility and eloquence. As a founding member of and principal vocalist and songwriter for the Barenaked Ladies, his creative DNA is permanently attached to a catalog that helped to create the […]

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Interview: Josie Dunne

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: Josie Dunne

Gaining momentum with her Motown-inspired debut EP, "To Be The Little Fish," the Chicago native visits Columbus as part of Andy Grammer's "The Good Parts Tour" at Newport Music Hall on Wednesday night

Josie Dunne’s debut EP, To Be The Little Fish, reflects the copious level of joy the rising 21-year-old singer-songwriter is finding at each new stop along her career path. “It’s been unbelievable,” she rhapsodizes during our phone conversation on Monday afternoon. “I feel like this is a really cool particular phase, too, in any musician’s time […]

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Columbus City Schools Fills Board Vacancy With Interim Appointment

Grant Walters Grant Walters Columbus City Schools Fills Board Vacancy With Interim Appointment

Delivering an outcome that was reported as a possibility yesterday, Columbus City Schools announced last night after its regularly scheduled business meeting that an interim appointment had been made to fill its vacant Board of Education seat. Bryan O. Steward, who served as an elected BOE member from 2011 to 2015 and is also a […]

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Major Changes In Store for Columbus City Schools

Grant Walters Grant Walters Major Changes In Store for Columbus City Schools

Just weeks after announcing its new choice for superintendent, CCS may decide who will fill its vacant Board of Education position on Tuesday.

The last quarter of 2018 is shaping up to be an active, and potentially transformative, period for Columbus City Schools. This week, CCS is aiming to conclude its brief search for the vacant Board of Education seat vacated by former member Dominic Paretti, who resigned amid accusations of sexual harassment on Sept. 21. According to […]

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Interview: Comedian Kathy Griffin

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: Comedian Kathy Griffin

Surviving and thriving after a controversial year in the national spotlight, the veteran raconteur and comedian returns to the Ohio Theatre on Saturday night

Whether you applauded or abhorred the protest image of Kathy Griffin wielding a latex mask that resembled the severed visage of President Donald Trump that surfaced last spring, the aftermath of its appearance is an intriguing, and unprecedented, case study of where comedy, politics, and freedom of expression can and should intersect in our current […]

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Interview: Anne-Marie

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: Anne-Marie

With her fast-rising debut album, "Speak Your Mind", and a handful of big radio hits in tow, the UK singer-songwriter stops by A&R Music Bar on Monday night

Just days after her debut album, Speak Your Mind (Warner Bros. Records), was certified gold in the U.S., British singer-songwriter Anne-Marie and I connected to preview her show at A&R Music Bar on September 10 – one of just a handful of Stateside solo headlining dates that will divert her from the stadium tour bill […]

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Comedy Preview: Kountry Wayne

Grant Walters Grant Walters Comedy Preview: Kountry Wayne

The social media star-turned-stand-up makes his way to the Columbus Funny Bone this weekend with his "Gift of Gab Tour"

Born and raised in the small town of Millen, Georgia, “Kountry” Wayne Colley began his professional career managing a nightclub with aspirations of making it big in the music industry. But life for the father of seven took an unexpected turn four years ago when a self-made comedy sketch video he posted unassumingly on Facebook […]

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