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Photos: Courtney Barnett’s Sold Out Show at Newport Music Hall

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Courtney Barnett’s Sold Out Show at Newport Music Hall

Australian slacker-rock singer/songwriter Courtney Barnett stopped by Columbus on Saturday night for an evening of jangly power-pop guitars, downplayed apathetic vocals and a healthy dose of wry, observational, Aussie humour. A packed and sweaty sold-out Newport Music Hall played host to Barnett, who is currently touring her critically acclaimed sophomore album, Tell Me How You […]

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Tantrum Theater’s Riotous, Devastating ‘Next to Normal’

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Tantrum Theater’s Riotous, Devastating ‘Next to Normal’

From the moment it premiered Off-Broadway in 2008, Next to Normal was special. Tom Kitt (music) and Brian Yorkey’s (book and lyrics) leaped to the front of the pack of sophisticated musicals that grapple with serious, adult themes. It’s also one of the finest examples of the even rarer group (still) of stage musicals that integrate […]

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Band Interview: Our Lady Peace

Grant Walters Grant Walters Band Interview: Our Lady Peace

The Canadian alt-rock veterans visit the InkCarceration Festival on Saturday night in Mansfield in support of their ninth studio album, "Somethingness"

“Why-e-i-e-i-eee…yeeaaaaaaahhh…Superman’s dead!” Our monolithic concrete bunker of a residence hall at Simon Fraser University had surprisingly thin walls, which meant that my next door neighbor’s new obsession with Toronto alt-rockers Our Lady Peace also became an integral part of my life – usually when I didn’t want them to be. “Superman’s Dead,” the lead single […]

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First Look: Dueling Axes Axe Throwing Lounge

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman First Look: Dueling Axes Axe Throwing Lounge

Dueling Axes urban axe throwing lounge celebrates it’s grand opening July 14 and 15. In announcing the lounge, co-owners Jess Hellmich and Paul Sherry boasted about it’s Downtown location. At 309 S. Fourth St., being Downtown allows Dueling Axes to be promoted as BYOB, inviting patrons to bring their own beer, wine, and food from nearby […]

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Top 10 Things to Do in Franklinton

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Top 10 Things to Do in Franklinton

Every second Friday of the month, Franklinton artists, creatives, and community members host Franklinton Fridays, a local event showcasing the artistic work and talent Columbus has to offer. The event spans 15 venues, making Franklinton Fridays the neighborhood’s hallmark event. But there’s much more to do throughout the month, including special events at COSI, the […]

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The Rock, Boots Riley, The Devil, Triplets and More in Theaters

Hope Madden Hope Madden The Rock, Boots Riley, The Devil, Triplets and More in Theaters

What happens when a socialist movie hits cinemas? Do you know what comes with that? Buildings collapse, monsters take to the water, people go off the grid, Satan returns to earth and triplets have a lovely reunion. Yeah, that last one doesn’t fit the theme so well, but the point is that there is a […]

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V Power Yoga Moving to New Downtown Location

Nancy Alkire Nancy Alkire V Power Yoga Moving to New Downtown Location

“Bye, bye Miss American Pie…” sang the playlist during savasana at Lisa Paquette’s last yoga class for V Power Yoga at its current location, 252 N. Fifth St. Students could smile happily and enjoy the music thinking about how V Power will be re-opening soon nearby. “I am looking forward to the next adventure,” Paquette […]

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