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Available Light’s Provocative, Slow-Burn Triumph of An Octoroon

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Available Light’s Provocative, Slow-Burn Triumph of An Octoroon

Available Light opens an exquisite production of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins’ An Octoroon directed by Matt Slaybaugh. Slaybaugh and the cast grab the audience by the lapels and strap us into a roller coaster  through the twisted American landscape of race, class, and identity. They create a ride full of shocks, thrills, and riotous laughs that never […]

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Concert Preview & Interview: Red Sun Rising

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview & Interview: Red Sun Rising

Riding the success of their latest album, "Thread", the Akron alt-rockers will be spotlighted on the main stage at Rock on the Range this Sunday

I can’t tell you the last time I had a meaningful discussion at a gas station that wasn’t purely transactional, but if you’re as lucky as Red Sun Rising founders Mike Protich and Ryan Williams, a chance rendezvous at a service station in Tallmadge can be life-altering. It’s the stuff of a great Ohio success […]

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Comedy Preview & Interview: Damon Wayans, Jr.

Grant Walters Grant Walters Comedy Preview & Interview: Damon Wayans, Jr.

The writer, comedian, and actor best know for his starring roles in "Happy Endings" and "New Girl" will take the stage at the Columbus Funny Bone on Friday and Saturday night

Unlike most stand-up comedians who branch out to the small screen after years of developing their comedic instincts on stage, Damon Wayans, Jr.’s career effectively launched when he, at the age of 20, became a staff writer for the ABC prime-time sitcom, My Wife and Kids — a prodigious job that made him one of the youngest […]

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Deadpool 2, Geriatric Love & British Ghosts in Theaters

Hope Madden Hope Madden Deadpool 2, Geriatric Love & British Ghosts in Theaters

The Summer of Josh keeps rolling with Josh Brolin’s second blockbuster villain of 2018, alongside the avocado-faced Ryan Reynolds in the snarky-with-a-heart-of-gold sequel, Deadpool 2. But what if you’re not interested in superheroes or comic books or dubstep? If you like spooky anthologies or the degradation of an entire generation of Oscar winners, this weekend […]

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Mega Weekend – Don’t Miss Brews Over Beats, The Race for The Cure, and The Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival!

Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Kylie Harwell-Sturgill Mega Weekend – Don’t Miss Brews Over Beats, The Race for The Cure, and The Whiskey Bear Comedy Festival!

There’s plenty to do this weekend, so don’t miss out! We’ve rounded up the best music and art events, shopping hints, theatre productions, and ways to give back in your neighborhood. Don’t miss your chance to win tickets to Product Runway! Thursday, May 17th: See something new at the Urban Arts Space and check out […]

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Coping With Court: Surviving the Emotional Toll of Divorce

John Hocter John Hocter Coping With Court: Surviving the Emotional Toll of Divorce

Imagine a situation in which everything you identify with and understand about your own life changes unexpectedly. Imagine having your family, finances and future irrevocably upended with a single swipe of a pen. Now, imagine having to face these difficult situations, and many more that follow, alone. That’s the position Worthington resident Christopher Kearney found […]

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Concert Preview & Interview: Vance Joy

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview & Interview: Vance Joy

Australia's prodigal folk-rock son stops in Columbus tonight in support of his latest album "Nation of Two"

Australian folk-rock export Vance Joy’s much-anticipated sophomore album, Nation of Two, arrived in February, following his widely embraced 2014 debut, Dream Your Life Away. Although Joy’s rise to international acclaim has happened in a relatively short time frame, it’s hard to remember when his thick, expressive tenor and penchant for ballooning melodies hasn’t been a […]

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