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Columbus Makes Art Presents Marcus Jackson and the Comfort of Poetry During These Times

David Weaver David Weaver Columbus Makes Art Presents Marcus Jackson and the Comfort of Poetry During These Times

April is National Poetry Month, and Ohioana Library Executive Director David Weaver talks to acclaimed poet Marcus Jackson. Born and raised in Toledo, Jackson earned degrees from the University of Toledo and New York University and was also a Cave Canem fellow. His poems have appeared in many publications, including The New Yorker and the […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Donna Lehr, Long-Time Vaud-Villities Performer

Peggy Rennick Peggy Rennick Columbus Makes Art Presents Donna Lehr, Long-Time Vaud-Villities Performer

EDITOR’S NOTE: Vaud-Villities Productions has delayed its annual spring variety show Wish You Were Here to December, but you can still get to know Donna Lehr, a performer, executive board member and treasurer with the nonprofit performing arts organization. Peggy: How long have you been part of the Vaud-Villities organization?Donna: I started performing with Vaud-Villities […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Scenic Artist and Painter Edie Wadkins

Elizabeth Saltzgiver Elizabeth Saltzgiver Columbus Makes Art Presents Scenic Artist and Painter Edie Wadkins

Edie Wadkins is a theatrical set designer, scenic artist and fine artist. In her own words, she “paints things that look like things!” Since she was 12 she has rarely spent a day without negotiating some kind of art media. She has designed and/or painted scenery for over 200 theatrical productions, and her work has […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Marshall Shorts on Taking Creative Control of Design World

Jennifer Wray Jennifer Wray Columbus Makes Art Presents Marshall Shorts on Taking Creative Control of Design World

Marshall Shorts is busy. The 2006 graduate of Columbus College of Art & Design’s Industrial Design program is the owner of the creative agency Artfluential and cofounder (with fellow CCAD alum Corey Favor) of Creative Control Fest, an annual conference that spurs conversations about race, diversity and inclusion in art and design. In 2017, he […]

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Columbus Makes Art Presents Shadowbox Live Metaperformer David Whitehouse

Michele Mooney Michele Mooney Columbus Makes Art Presents Shadowbox Live Metaperformer David Whitehouse

David Whitehouse has been part of Shadowbox Live since 1994, taking part in shows like Killer Party, Thunder and Lightning, and Holiday Hoopla. He shared a bit about what it is like to be one of 70-plus metaperformers, a unique Shadowbox Live term for employees who work in all aspects of the business, from performing and […]

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Interview: Chase Atlantic

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: Chase Atlantic

The Australian alt-pop trio bring their dreamy new album, "Phases," to life on stage Thursday night at Newport Music Hall

I’ve long had an affection for Australian music and artists, and my phone conversation this week with Chase Atlantic rhythm guitarist and vocalist Christian Anthony reaffirmed how much I appreciate their characteristic candor and affability. But more than that, there is also an inherent, specific passion for their craft, and a genuine esteem in which […]

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Concert Preview & Interview: Collective Soul

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview & Interview: Collective Soul

On the cusp of releasing their tenth studio album, "Blood," the Georgia alt-rockers are in Columbus with the Gin Blossoms on Saturday night

Every so often, our family would road trip to escape the wide open spaces of Winnipeg for…the wide open spaces of Minnesota. Shortly after you cross the U.S.-Canada border at Pembina, North Dakota, you could pick up a signal for Magic 96, the FM radio station that served up top 40 tunes to the bustling […]

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URBAN LIVING TOUR 2020

This year’s Urban Living Tour event has been postponed due to COVID-19, but will be returning later this summer!

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