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Concert Preview: Great Lake Swimmers

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Great Lake Swimmers

The Toronto-based roots band brings their lush orchestral folk-pop offerings to the Rumba Café on November 16th.

A Forest of Arms, the sixth studio album by Canadian indie-folk outfit and Juno Award nominees Great Lake Swimmers, is a resounding affirmation for those who wonder if pop music with a conscience is still being made.  Saying the record is carefully constructed is an understatement given the measures the Swimmers have taken to shape […]

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Columbus Selected To Host 2018 National Urban League Convention

Grant Walters Grant Walters Columbus Selected To Host 2018 National Urban League Convention

Major announcement revealed during Columbus Urban League's 40th annual Empowerment Day, along with honors for Mayor Michael Coleman and Franklin County Commissioners

On Monday, November 2nd, the Columbus Urban League’s 40th annual Empowerment Day convened to recognize community members and entities who have advocated for social justice and equality among the city’s families — especially for those who struggle financially.  According to the organization’s website, this year’s Empowerment Day theme, Achieving the American Dream 4All, “spotlights our […]

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Photos: Anderson East with The Lone Bellow and Hugh Masterson at the Lincoln Theatre

Grant Walters Grant Walters Photos: Anderson East with The Lone Bellow and Hugh Masterson at the Lincoln Theatre

Elektra Records recording artist Anderson East stopped by the Lincoln Theatre on October 27th, playing to a near-capacity audience along with Brooklyn-based The Lone Bellow and fellow Nashvillian Hugh Masterson of Hugh Bob and The Hustle. East’s energetic performance broke up the slightly mellower – but no less excellent – sets turned in by his […]

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Comedy: SNL Alum Brooks Wheelan at Woodlands Tavern

Grant Walters Grant Walters Comedy: SNL Alum Brooks Wheelan at Woodlands Tavern

The "Saturday Night Live" alumnus makes Columbus the mid-way point of his "Central America Tour" on November 3rd.

On his recently released comedy album, This is Cool, Right?, Brooks Wheelan showcases a brand of humor that is candid, relatable, and at times, endearingly erratic. Even the cover art, a photo of Wheelan waving sheepishly against a postcard-perfect morning woods scene that would have been equally appropriate for a Simon & Garfunkel compilation, is astutely […]

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Concert Preview: Anderson East at The Lincoln Theatre

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Anderson East at The Lincoln Theatre

Elektra Records recording artist will bring his tour with The Lone Bellow to the Lincoln Theatre on October 27th

Delilah – the major label début album for singer-songwriter Anderson East – evokes a time in music history when rhythm and blues was on the rise in popular consciousness. Despite being released just over three months ago, virtually all of Delilah‘s songs could easily be unearthed gems from the mid-60s heyday of the Stax/Volt stable. Shuffling […]

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Preview: 2015 Columbus Improv Festival

Grant Walters Grant Walters Preview: 2015 Columbus Improv Festival

“Funny” may not be the first adjective that comes to mind when you’re asked to describe what it’s like to live in Columbus.  But, if you’ve ever found yourself at Wild Goose Creative (a quaint gallery and performance space located in the heart of SoHud) when Columbus Unscripted has any of their seven productions on […]

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Concert Review: Shania Twain and Gavin DeGraw at Nationwide Arena

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Review: Shania Twain and Gavin DeGraw at Nationwide Arena

The best-selling female artist in country music history brought her "Rock This Country!" tour to an ecstatic Columbus audience on September 30th.

If you lived in Canada in the mid-to-late 1990s like I did, it was difficult to avoid hearing Shania Twain on the radio at least once an hour. Then again, when an artist amasses thirteen number one singles on the Canadian country charts in the span of just five years, it was probably also difficult […]

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