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Concert Preview & Interview: Illiterate Light

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview & Interview: Illiterate Light

Following their recently-released debut album for Atlantic Records, the Virginia-based mutli-instrumentalists stop by The Basement tonight

“It’s really, really cool to be able to have this album out,” guitarist, bassist, and vocalist Jeff Gorman explains of Illiterate Light’s eponymous debut release that arrived in October.  The Virginia-based duo, which also includes drummer and songwriting partner Jake Cochran, have woven a fascinating career path that led them from an organic farm they […]

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Interview: The Lalas Burlesque Show

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: The Lalas Burlesque Show

The renowned Los Angeles-based revue stops by Saturday night for a nearly sold-out show at Hollywood Casino Columbus

When Erin Lamont, creator and choregrapher for the Los Angeles-based burlesque revue The Lalas, and I sat down a few weeks ago to interview, I asked how her vision for the now internationally-renowned touring show originally surfaced. “Well, it got started on accident, so saying I had a ‘vision’ for it makes it sound really […]

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Interview: 98 Degrees

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: 98 Degrees

Ohio natives Jeff Timmons, Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey, and Justin Jeffre bring their hits home on Saturday night

Pop/R&B vocal group 98 Degrees is set for an Ohio homecoming on Saturday night as they bring their An Evening With 98 Degrees tour to Hollywood Casino Columbus. Members Jeff Timmons, Nick Lachey, Drew Lachey, and Justin Jeffre have achieved international success since the group’s formation in 1996, but all of them have roots firmly […]

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A&F Challenge on Track to Raise Record Funds

Grant Walters Grant Walters A&F Challenge on Track to Raise Record Funds

A&F Co. will host its 18th annual charity music festival and fundraiser at its New Albany corporate campus on Friday night

New Albany-headquartered Abercrombie & Fitch Co. kicks off its 18th annual A&F Challenge music festival and fundraiser on Friday night, during which it will welcome over 5,000 attendees to its corporate campus. Tickets for this year’s event recently sold out, as expected. Those fortunate enough to have them in hand will have access to performances […]

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Comedy Spotlight: Get to Know Matt Rife

Grant Walters Grant Walters Comedy Spotlight: Get to Know Matt Rife

Born and raised a Buckeye, the comedian and aspiring actor has found a national audience as a contestant on NBC's "Bring The Funny"

Comedian and Columbus area native Matt Rife may have traded the wide open spaces of Champaign County for the perpetual buzz of Sunset Boulevard a few years ago, but he’s quick to offer praise for his Buckeye roots. “Ohio’s just such a fun place to grow up because everybody played outside, and [we lived in] […]

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Concert Preview & Interview: Lee DeWyze

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview & Interview: Lee DeWyze

With a new EP, "Castles," forthcoming this fall, the singer-songwriter brings new music to an intimate show at Rumba Café on Thursday night

On October 25, singer-songwriter Lee DeWyze will release Castles – an EP follow-up to his most recent studio album, Paranoia.  One of Castles’ three tracks, the irresistibly airy ballad “Night and Day,” was released as a standalone single in April.  “’Night and Day’ for me is a song that sonically and lyrically walks the line […]

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Music Interview: Spencer Sutherland

Grant Walters Grant Walters Music Interview: Spencer Sutherland

The Pickerington native brings his debut EP, "NONE of this has been about you," to a hometown tour stop at Express LIVE! on Sunday night

The R&B smolder of Spencer Sutherland’s debut EP, NONE of this has been about you, doesn’t exactly evoke the humble proclivity of suburban Columbus. But the Ohio native-turned-Los Angeleno received his formative musical education growing up in Pickerington, with much of the credit being owed to his family that insisted on spinning albums at home […]

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