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Local Artist Spotlight: Sarob

 Taijuan Moorman Local Artist Spotlight: Sarob

Last month, when Sarob released “Fear & Impermanence,” he announced it by saying, “I hope this work speaks to you.” And while there’s clearly a message to be taken from the album, it isn’t a hollow PSA or soundtrack to an after school special, so much as his troubles laid bare. Sarob says the album […]

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The Top 10 Columbus Music Venues of 2019

Best of CU Best of CU The Top 10 Columbus Music Venues of 2019

Columbus has a lot of number one facilities that make national lists (like our Library system, COSI, The Columbus Zoo, etc.) but not everyone realizes that we’re also home to “America’s Longest Continually Running Rock Club”. The Newport Music Hall was once again nominated and voted upon by our readers and editors as the #1 […]

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Photos: CAAMP at Newport Music Hall

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: CAAMP at Newport Music Hall

Local folk-pop band CAAMP closed out a highly successful year for the Upper Arlington High School graduates and friends with three sold-out nights at the Newport Music Hall. With their second album, By and By, hitting record shelves this year, a performance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, heavy radio play for current single “Peach Fuzz” and […]

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Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus Names New Artistic Director

 Taijuan Moorman Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus Names New Artistic Director

Following the tenure of Dr. Timothy Sarsany, Jared Bollenbacher has been named the Columbus Gay Men’s Chorus’ new artistic director. Bollenbacher, who goes by his middle name, Brayton, is no stranger to Ohio. The Indiana native earned undergraduate degrees from Ohio State, where he studied vocal performance and sexuality studies. He attended graduate school at […]

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Natalie’s Sets Opening Date for Second Location

Susan Post Susan Post Natalie’s Sets Opening Date for Second Location

The concert calendar is already filling up for Natalie’s Music Hall & Kitchen in Fifth by Northwest. Popular Worthington joint Natalie’s Coal-Fired Pizza and Live Music is ready to open its second location this Thursday, December 5 at 945 King Ave. Natalie’s is taking over the 9,000 square foot former home of King Avenue 5. […]

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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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A Year Later, Acquisition of PromoWest a Sign of the Times

 Taijuan Moorman A Year Later, Acquisition of PromoWest a Sign of the Times

Last November, PromoWest Productions announced its acquisition by LA-based AEG Presents, the second-largest live music company in the world. Concert goers have been unfazed – while PromoWest now operates as a division of AEG, it has still maintained the PromoWest name, with Founder and CEO Scott Steinecker remaining at the helm. Now that the dust […]

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