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Comedy Q&A with Claudia Oshry, “Girl With No Job”

Grant Walters Grant Walters Comedy Q&A with Claudia Oshry, “Girl With No Job”

The Instagram star brings her virtual comedy to the live stage at the Columbus Funny Bone on Thursday

I am the complete opposite of a social media influencer. I gleefully post clichéd pictures of plane wing sunsets and our dogs on a whim, ineffectively hashtagged and heavily Insta-filtered with vivid shades of ‘Juno’ (sometimes Hefe, if I’m feeling fancy). My ‘like’ hearts pop up in single digits, and I’m relentlessly followed by overseas […]

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Local Music Spotlight: The Orphan The Poet

Grant Walters Grant Walters Local Music Spotlight: The Orphan The Poet

For the alt-rockers poised to gain an even greater national following in 2019, Columbus is a place they're proud to call home

On a cloudy fall afternoon before their most recent show in Columbus, local alt-rock trio The Orphan The Poet and I huddled around a little table at Upper Cup Coffee Co. on Parsons Avenue, exchanging chatter above the loud din of clinking spoons and espresso machine whooshes. My first question focused on the video for […]

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Artist Spotlight: Savannah Conley

Grant Walters Grant Walters Artist Spotlight: Savannah Conley

The rising Nashville singer-songwriter talked about her latest EP "Twenty-Twenty" and growing up in the heart of country music territory during her visit to Columbus earlier this month

By the time I met Savannah Conley’s tour manager at the door to interview her backstage at Newport Music Hall a few weeks ago, the line for the sold-out show, which was headlined by beloved local indie-folk duo, Caamp, stretched well down the block along High Street. It’s not often I get to interview artists […]

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Columbus State Receives $3.1 Million to Create Pathways to Careers in Health

Grant Walters Grant Walters Columbus State Receives $3.1 Million to Create Pathways to Careers in Health

The groundbreaking initiative aims to place over 1100 Columbus-area high school students in health care-related education programs

Columbus State Community College has been awarded a $3.1 million U.S. Health Resources and Services Administration grant to increase the number of economically and educationally disadvantaged central Ohio high school students entering healthcare-related professions. The college’s Health Careers Opportunity Program (HCOP) has a goal within the next five years to place 1,125 students into allied […]

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Columbus Board of Education Accepting Applications for Current Vacancy

Grant Walters Grant Walters Columbus Board of Education Accepting Applications for Current Vacancy

Columbus City Schools announced yesterday that applications are being accepted to fill the Columbus Board of Education vacancy left in the wake of the resignation of Mary Jo Hudson on Dec. 6. CBE bylaws require a public application process to seek candidates when a vacancy occurs. Any resident of the Columbus City School District who […]

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Q & A: Mary Jo Hudson Reflects on Columbus School Board Resignation

Grant Walters Grant Walters Q & A: Mary Jo Hudson Reflects on Columbus School Board Resignation

After ending her five-year tenure with the Board last week, Hudson talks more about her decision and her future hopes for city schools and stakeholders

On Dec. 6, Columbus Board of Education member Mary Jo Hudson submitted her letter of resignation, which will end her five-year tenure on Dec. 31, 2018. The letter chiefly cites Hudson’s contention with the board’s governance model, among other philosophical and functional gaps that she believes it will need to address to serve the city’s […]

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Local Comedy Spotlight: DeMuth & Teeters at The Nest Theatre

Grant Walters Grant Walters Local Comedy Spotlight: DeMuth & Teeters at The Nest Theatre

Veteran improv comedy performers Joe Teeters and Jonathan DeMuth will take the stage at The Nest Theatre for two shows on December 1 and 28

Improv comedy in Columbus may indeed be approaching a halcyon. For those that love the genre, and for those who have yet to discover it, the opportunities to see strong, ambitious performances in our city are plentiful. Even sweeter is when two talented improv veterans come together and pour their experience into a new partnership. […]

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