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Review: Otterbein’s Rollicking Guys and Dolls

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford Review: Otterbein’s Rollicking Guys and Dolls

For almost 70 years, Guys and Dolls, with its book by Jo Swerling and Abe Burrows (based on Damon Runyon’s short stories), and music and lyrics by Frank Loesser, has charmed and enthralled audiences. Otterbein Summer Theatre’s sizzling production, directed by Lenny Leibowitz (also conducting the orchestra from the piano for original music director Samuel […]

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Loads of Movies This Weekend

George Wolf George Wolf Loads of Movies This Weekend

This represents that deep breath week between Spider-Man: Far from Home and Lion King. That means there are a blue million movies, most of them smaller, none of them hoping to do MCU or Disney numbers, opening this week. Some of them are terrible. Some are not. Here is the skinny. Stuber by Hope Madden […]

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Columbus-Made “Street Where We Live” Now Streaming

Hope Madden Hope Madden Columbus-Made “Street Where We Live” Now Streaming

There’s been some exciting news for local filmmakers. Director John Whitney’s award-winning independent drama The Street Where We Live is now available for home viewing.  “The film is on Amazon right now and VOD,” says co-writer/producer/co-star Dino Tripodis. “Amazon Prime members will be able to get it for free in October. It’s available on Dish […]

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Local Filmmaker Brings Screening of ‘Cadia: The World Within’ to Alma Mater

Hope Madden Hope Madden Local Filmmaker Brings Screening of ‘Cadia: The World Within’ to Alma Mater

After a sold out premiere last month at Gateway Film Center, the fantasy film Cadia: The World Within screens at Capital University’s Mees Hall — the very hall where some of the movie was shot. Writer/director and Capital grad Cedric Gegel is thrilled to be able to share his film this Friday, July 12 at […]

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Band Interview: Raven Black

Grant Walters Grant Walters Band Interview: Raven Black

The dark metal foursome lands their first spot at the festival's second iteration this Saturday in Mansfield.

Los Angeles-based dark metal ensemble Raven Black, currently on a nationwide ticket with four other bands, Static-X, DevilDriver, Wednesday 13, and Dope, are en route to this weekend’s Inkcarceration Festival at the Ohio State Reformatory in Mansfield. Self-branded as ‘a theatrical act influenced by gothic, classical, and carnival music,’ lead vocalist and principal songwriter Raven, […]

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Mega Weekend: Home Tours, Music Festivals, Ohio Wine Festival and More

Anne Evans Anne Evans Mega Weekend: Home Tours, Music Festivals, Ohio Wine Festival and More

Have a great weekend and try to stay cool! The Coworking Tour has been announced, if you’d like to see some of the city’s cool office spaces, get a ticket! Check out our contest page for concerts and BIA Parade of Homes. If you ride a bike on 3rd street in Downtown, MORPC wants your thoughts. Below are […]

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The Columbus Black Theatre Festival Returns July 12-14

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford The Columbus Black Theatre Festival Returns July 12-14

All the finest culture is homegrown. Julie Whitney Scott’s Columbus Black Theatre Festival (CBTF) shines as an example of that truism, more pronounced than ever. For the last six years, CBTF has nurtured voices and shone a light to inspire writers and actors to bring their own truth to life. I interviewed Scott by email […]

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