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Breakaway Music Festival to Return this Summer

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Breakaway Music Festival to Return this Summer

Prime Social Group announced plans for its Breakaway Music Festival to return to Columbus this summer with live and in-person music. The EDM and hip-hop fusing festival will take place on September 3 – 4 at the original Crew Stadium. The line-up for the festival is to be announced. Prime Social Group said in a […]

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Westland Mall Drive-In Series to Return in May

Taijuan Moorman Taijuan Moorman Westland Mall Drive-In Series to Return in May

Prime Social Group has announced its pandemic-inspired Westland Mall Drive-In venue will reopen for another concert series this spring and summer. The drive-in venue, which opened for the first time last fall in response to the coronavirus pandemic and closure of traditional music venues, almost didn’t reopen. Area residents complained about the noise from the […]

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The Confluence Cast: The Beatles Marathon

Tim Fulton Tim Fulton The Confluence Cast: The Beatles Marathon

The annual Beatles Marathon, now in its 11th year, has become a holiday tradition in Columbus. Normally gathering thousands of people throughout the day at the Bluestone, the event will be streamed live online this year. On the occasion of the upcoming 11th annual Beatles Marathon, now called Sgt. Peppercorn’s Marathon, I spoke with the […]

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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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CD102.5 Returns to Local FM Airwaves as CD92.9

Walker Evans Walker Evans CD102.5 Returns to Local FM Airwaves as CD92.9

After just three weeks of being off the air in Central Ohio, locally-owned alternative rock station CD102.5 has returned to a different spot on the dial: CD92.9FM. The station went online-only on November 1st after failing to reach an agreement with the owner of the FCC license. “We are ecstatic to get back to the business […]

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Songs for the Community

 Margaret Robinson, The Columbus Foundation Songs for the Community

Songs for the Community, a series of weekly performances to help boost the spirit of Columbus, spread joy, and inspire others in a time of unprecedented uncertainty. Recorded at the Foundation and released every Monday and Thursday at 5 p.m. on Facebook and YouTube through November 25, each video features a local artist or group in an energetic and personal performance.

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CD102.5 Leaving the FM Airwaves, Going All Digital

Susan Post Susan Post CD102.5 Leaving the FM Airwaves, Going All Digital

CD102.5 is in its last hours on the FM airwaves. “Recently, we were unable to reach an agreement with the owner of the FCC License, and at 12:01am on November 1st, CD102.5 will leave the FM airwaves,” a social media post from CD102.5 announced. However, it’s not the end of the beloved Columbus station. “Make […]

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