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Interview: Lee DeWyze

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: Lee DeWyze

Returning to Columbus for the first time in two years, the singer-songwriter brings his latest studio album, 'Ghost Stories,' to the stage on Wednesday night.

It’s fitting that Lee DeWyze is my first touring artist interview since, well…[motioning widely] all of this happened.  Our paths have crossed several times over the past four years, partially because Lee stops in Columbus frequently when he’s on the road. But most importantly, we make a point to connect whenever he’s headed in this […]

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Randy Malloy: Raised on Radio

Grant Walters Grant Walters Randy Malloy: Raised on Radio

CD92.9 FM owner and president Randy Malloy discusses how the 'local gem' evolved from a startup to a singular slice of Columbus culture.

Growing up in the ’80s and becoming an adult in the early ’90s, much of what I learned about music and the industry came from the airwaves. I was the only teenager I knew who ran to HMV once a week to read the latest singles and albums charts in Billboard magazine so I could […]

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Serious Fun! The A&F Challenge Returns for 2021

Grant Walters Grant Walters Serious Fun! The A&F Challenge Returns for 2021

A&F Co.'s annual fundraising festival benefiting SeriousFun Children's Network resumes in-person and virtually on September 24

Central Ohio-headquartered Abercrombie & Fitch Co. recently announced the return of its yearly festival and fundraising event, The A&F Challenge, after it was paused last summer at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Challenge supports SeriousFun Children’s Network, a global community of thirty camps and programs serving children with serious illnesses and their families, […]

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Interview: Carson Kressley on Discovering Your Own Eye for Art & Style

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: Carson Kressley on Discovering Your Own Eye for Art & Style

The renowned designer, stylist, author, and television host will headline the Columbus Museum of Art's 'Art in Bloom' Exhibition on April 23.

One of our city’s oldest cultural institutions, the Columbus Museum of Art enters its 143rd year in 2021, housing collections of American and European modern and contemporary pieces, in addition to a broad spectrum of folk, glass, and photographic art. On any given day, Columbus residents and visitors can see original works by Picasso, Degas, […]

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The Columbus Symphony Survives and Thrives in an Uncertain Arts Landscape

Grant Walters Grant Walters The Columbus Symphony Survives and Thrives in an Uncertain Arts Landscape

Building on its foundations of creativity and cooperation, the organization has explored new ways to educate and connect the community in a turbulent time

For centuries, symphony orchestras have brought important music works to life and have become integral to the cultural identities of their resident communities. The Columbus Symphony was founded in 1951, evolving in size, scope, and significance along with our growing city. Every year, the Symphony’s reach extends to more than 150,000 Central Ohioans through its […]

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Comedy Interview: Nate Bargatze

Grant Walters Grant Walters Comedy Interview: Nate Bargatze

The acclaimed headliner and star of Netflix's "The Tennessee Kid" stops in Columbus with his new "One Night Only" tour Saturday night.

In The Tennessee Kid, his most recent comedy special that arrived last year on Netflix, Nate Bargatze doesn’t even have to finish the opening line of the show before his unaffected deadpan triggers laughter from the audience. His material is folksy and strongly relatable, to be sure, but it’s his marvelously unpretentious deadpan, his ace, […]

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Comedy Preview: Hannibal Buress at South Drive-In

Grant Walters Grant Walters Comedy Preview: Hannibal Buress at South Drive-In

Supporting his latest special, "Miami Nights," with a limited drive-in tour, the acclaimed comedian makes a stop in Columbus on Saturday night

Hannibal Buress’ newest comedy special, Miami Nights, opens with taped footage of a 2002 set the then 19-year-old fledgling stand-up performed at his alma mater, Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Although barely recognizable in the glitchy camcorder video, the young comic, originally known by his pseudonym Amir Natural, clearly had raw stage presence and timing.  By […]

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The Columbus Coffee Festival Returns!

The 6th Annual Columbus Coffee Festival returns on Saturday September 25th and Sunday September 26th!