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Drag Meets Opera for Nina West Debut at Southern Theatre

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Drag Meets Opera for Nina West Debut at Southern Theatre

A brand-new show featuring both drag and opera will host drag queen, actor, and RuPaul’s Drag Race Season 11 alum Nina West. While there are still very little details on the performance, it’s to be assumed West will demonstrate her singing chops. Her third studio album, “The West Christmas Ever” was released on Nov. 8. […]

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The Snowden Gray Mansion Enters a New Era

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman The Snowden Gray Mansion Enters a New Era

The Snowden Gray Mansion has had quite the turnover. The mansion was built in the 1850s by part-namesake Phillip Snowden and his wife, Abigail, who were good friends with the Kelton’s of the Kelton House, just a few doors over. After just 10 years, however, the Snowdens lost the house and eventually filed for bankruptcy. […]

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City Council Profiles: Elizabeth Brown and Emmanuel Remy

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City Council Profiles: Elizabeth Brown and Emmanuel Remy

Ahead of the general elections for four at-large city council seats tomorrow, November 5, 2019, Columbus Underground is giving voters a chance to do some last-minute research on the candidates. CU has interviewed challengers Tiffany White, Scott Singratsomboune, Joe Motil and Liliana Riviera Baiman, as well as council’s newest members, Rob Dorans and Shayla Favor, […]

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City Council Candidate Profile: Joe Motil

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman City Council Candidate Profile: Joe Motil

Joe Motil has been waiting for his turn. At least, that’s the advice he’d been given from Democratic leaders whenever he lost a bid for local offices: “‘Stick around, your turn will come,’” he says. Motil first ran for City Council in 1995. In 1998, he ran for State Representative in what was then the […]

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Top Comments of the Week – 11/1

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Top Comments of the Week – 11/1

It’s been another week of clever quips and witty wisecracks in the CU comments. Luckily for you, we’re keeping track of them all. Check out the top comments for the week of Nov. 1, and make sure we catch your comments by following us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. 1. “Vibe Dining” Sometimes restaurant, bar […]

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Everyday People Again Seeks Ballot Issue to Amend At-large Council

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Everyday People Again Seeks Ballot Issue to Amend At-large Council

Citizen ballot issue committee Everyday People for Positive Change has announced that it has submitted a pre-circulation petition to the city clerk for a proposed ballot issue to reform City Council. The charter amendment has been proposed in response to the NAACP Legal Defense Fund’s claim that the current council make-up violates the Voting Rights […]

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BQIC Holding Columbus March for Black Trans Women

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman BQIC Holding Columbus March for Black Trans Women

On Saturday, November 2, community activists Black Queer & Intersectional Collective (BQIC) will hold a march of solidarity through the Short North for Black trans women who have lost their lives this year due to violence. Activists and community members will gather at North High Street and West Poplar Avenue at 5:30 p.m., and march […]

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