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Photos: Crew SC’s Win Over FC Dallas

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: Crew SC’s Win Over FC Dallas

Columbus Crew SC picked up their first three points at home in the Caleb Porter era. A lone goal from Gaston Sauro gave the Crew a 1-0 win over western rivals, FC Dallas. A game of few chances was decided early when Crew defender Sauro scored an almost identical goal to the one he got on the opening […]

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Photos: KISS at Nationwide Arena

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: KISS at Nationwide Arena

Classic rock legends KISS brought their face-paint and over-the-top live show to town on Saturday night. Pyrotechnics, loud guitars and lots of tongue entertained a packed out Nationwide Arena. Currently out for probably their last-ever final tour, the current KISS quartet of Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons, Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer pulled out all the stops, bringing the slightly […]

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In 25th Year, Kaleidoscope Youth Center Focuses on Homelessness

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega In 25th Year, Kaleidoscope Youth Center Focuses on Homelessness

Kaleidoscope Youth Center (KYC) is marking its 25th anniversary with a range of new programs combatting youth homelessness.  Though the initiatives are relatively new to KYC, they’re not entirely new ideas, says Executive Director Erin Upchurch. They’re borrowing framework from programs out of Minneapolis (Avenues for Homeless Youth) and Cincinnati (Lighthouse Youth Services) to introduce […]

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Can Any New Movie Unseat Captain Marvel?

George Wolf George Wolf Can Any New Movie Unseat Captain Marvel?

Damn, a lot of movies come out this week. Is any one of them strong enough to take over the coveted #1 slot at the box office? Oh, hell no. Not a single chance of it. The national releases are poor to middling in quality, although there are some really worthwhile indie gems for you […]

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Local Music Spotlight: Ghost Soul Trio

Grant Walters Grant Walters Local Music Spotlight: Ghost Soul Trio

The threesome's debut set of infectious, glimmering tracks, "Too Many Futures", will be front-and-center during their album release party tonight at The Basement

I’m always happy to hear from local artists like Ghost Soul Trio who are tirelessly working to shape Columbus’ diversifying musical palette. My first taste of their material was the thick vintage R&B thump of their recent singles “Pantherland” and “Potassitorium,” both of which spotlight the obviously adept chops of bassist Nate Gelfand and drummer […]

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Mega Weekend – Top Things to Do In Columbus Including St. Patrick’s Day, Grand Openings and More

Anne Evans Anne Evans Mega Weekend – Top Things to Do In Columbus Including St. Patrick’s Day, Grand Openings and More

Here’s to the weekend! Here’s a rundown of things for you to do to make the most of your weekend. Join us at the Short North Goody Boy preview party on Thursday! Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Take a look at some top picks for the weekend and find links to daily lists below. SPECIAL EVENTS –Thursday is […]

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Editorial: Support Local Journalism in Columbus by Attending Fun Events!

Walker Evans and Anne Evans Walker Evans and Anne Evans Editorial: Support Local Journalism in Columbus by Attending Fun Events!

As social media continues to limit the reach of impactful community journalism and as more news outlets move toward a paid subscription model in response, the general public continues to have less access to important information. The conundrum is an interesting one, as the consistent publishing of high quality news is an endeavor with fixed […]

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