David Bahgat has been interacting with Columbus Children’s Theatre in some capacity since 1996. With a BFA in musical theatre from Otterbein and an MFA in performing arts from Savannah College of Art & Design, David is also the Director of Theatre Performance at Fort Hayes Career Center. Currently he is directing CCT’s upcoming production […]
The celebrated comedian and advocate extends her 'Fresh Off the Bloat Tour' to Columbus this weekend
I owe a lot to Margaret Cho’s 2000 one-woman show, I’m The One That I Want, as an integral part of both my evolving comedy and cultural education. It’s a magnificent, powerful work in which she evokes humor, anger, advocacy, and optimism in one fell swoop, delivered with comedic cadence that is unflinching and physical. […]
Mayor Andrew Ginther is running to keep his seat as Columbus Mayor, which shouldn’t be too difficult, as he’s running unchallenged. Earlier this week, CU sat down with Ginther to discuss his first term, its successes and challenges, and the plans he has for his second term. We ask Ginther about his approach on neighborhood […]
The acclaimed stand-up, podcaster, and MADtv alumnus comes to Columbus tomorrow night for a one-night-only engagement at the Funny Bone
Matt Braunger’s latest hour of comedy, Finally Live in Portland, is inescapably relatable. Much like his other stand-up contemporaries who have commanded a niche as storytellers, his ace is in the spin and delivery – smart, accessible, and nuanced by his point-of-view that feels familiar and comfortable, but unique to the point that you want […]
With a Grammy nomination and the strength of his second album, "Encore," in his back pocket, East brings his brand of southern soul to Newport Music Hall on Saturday night.
Anderson East was the first musician I interviewed after I started my tenure with CU in 2015. He had just released his outstanding debut album for Elektra, Delilah, and was on his way to Columbus on his first major national tour with The Lone Bellow. He was kind, humble, and wonderstruck by his escalating success. […]
Columbus Makes Art Presents Concertmaster Joanna Frankel and the Importance of Music in our Community
Joanna Frankel is the Concertmaster for the Columbus Symphony and will be featured in the Beethoven Marathon: Joanna Plays Beethoven concert, Jan. 25-26 at the Ohio Theatre. We chatted with her about her background in music and her work with the Symphony. Holly: What brought you to Ohio to work with the Columbus Symphony? Joanna: […]
The Canadian alt-rock veterans visit the InkCarceration Festival on Saturday night in Mansfield in support of their ninth studio album, "Somethingness"
“Why-e-i-e-i-eee…yeeaaaaaaahhh…Superman’s dead!” Our monolithic concrete bunker of a residence hall at Simon Fraser University had surprisingly thin walls, which meant that my next door neighbor’s new obsession with Toronto alt-rockers Our Lady Peace also became an integral part of my life – usually when I didn’t want them to be. “Superman’s Dead,” the lead single […]