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Little Brother’s alum turns Milo into concert venue

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The Other Paper wrote A Little Brother’s alum hopes to turn a former school into a hot concert venue

BY RICK ALLEN / JULY 3, 2008

Last year marked the closing of Little Brother’s, one of Columbus’s best-known live-music venues. But as nature abhors a vacuum, many stepped in to fill Dugan’s considerable shoes, including former Little Brother’s “talent buyer” Ben Hamilton.

Since then, BenCo has booked bands in clubs all over town. The next move, however, is the interesting one. In the first of what is slated to be a series of live-music events, the Silver Jews are scheduled to play the gymnasium at the Milo Arts Center on Aug. 28, followed by Xiu Xiu on Aug. 30. In the wings are Damien Jurado, The Legendary Shack Shakers and an impressive short list of acts that have yet to be officially confirmed.

Milo Arts, normally off the concert calendar, is a live-in artists community housed in the former Milo Public School, 617 E. Third Ave. Milo also has 40 art- and civic-minded residents who are willing to help out.

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