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Record stores maintain groove amid drop in sales

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From The Dispatch: Niche stores maintain groove amid drop in overall sales of recordings By Aaron Beck In the world of music, life used to revolve around Tuesday. The new-release day invariably translated into steady crowds and healthy sales for record-store owners — a day for the faithful to pick up a long-awaited album, listen […]

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Joints jumping with tunes — from clubs to theaters

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The Dispatch wrote Joints jumping with tunes — from clubs to theaters Thursday, September 18, 2008 BY AARON BECK AND GARY BUDZAK The spirit that drives jazz just can’t be stopped. In recent years, central Ohio jazz fans have said goodbye to the 5:01 Jazz Bar, Barrister’s and the Columbus Music Hall. Still, the Columbus […]

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Spare moments few for roaming ‘ribbers’

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The Dispatch wrote Spare moments few for roaming ‘ribbers’ Thursday, July 24, 2008 BY AARON BECK For most people, the 29th annual Columbus Jazz & Rib Fest will offer a respite from the routine. It promises a stroll along the Scioto River — a time to hear some music, meet friends and acquaintances, and, of […]

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Columbus Music Hall to shut doors soon

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The Dispatch wrote Columbus Music Hall to shut doors soon as owner plans retirement Saturday, April 5, 2008 BY AARON BECK Central Ohio will lose a much-loved concert venue — a “music-first” outlet for 20 years — when the Columbus Music Hall closes at month’s end. “I’m ready to move on,” owner Becky Ogden said. […]

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Families turn to food buying clubs to cut costs

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The Dispatch wrote Families turn to buying clubs to cut cost of more-healthful eating Wednesday, March 26, 2008 BY AARON BECK Organic food today is as common as Wonder Bread — everywhere from independent grocers such as Weiland’s Gourmet Market and the Hills Market to chains such as Giant Eagle and Wal-Mart. Despite its ubiquity, […]

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More music fans are turning, returning to vinyl

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The Dispatch wrote More music fans are turning, returning to vinyl records Tuesday, March 4, 2008 BY AARON BECK If you had called Kyle Siegrist a genius a few years ago, he would have thanked you, then called you a fool. Five years after the audiophile opened Lost Weekend Records in Clintonville — where 90 […]

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Ongoing success surprises Times New Viking

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The Dispatch wrote Ongoing success surprises Times New Viking Monday, January 21, 2008 BY AARON BECK The three members of Times New Viking are as surprised as anyone else. The young trio on Tuesday will release Rip It Off — its third basement-bred, artfully noisy rock album (and its debut on Matador Records of New […]

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