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King-Lincoln District

Home to the historic Lincoln Theater and the King Arts Complex, this near east side neighborhood was the heart of an affluent African-American business and entertainment district in the 1930s and ‘40s. However, desegregation and public policy encouraged middle class flight and the area’s population decreased drastically. Since 2001, Mayor Michael Coleman and the city of Columbus have been dedicated to its redevelopment and revitalization.

BACKSTAGE AT THE LINCOLN

Anne Evans Anne Evans BACKSTAGE AT THE LINCOLN

Backstage at the Lincoln, the Lincoln Theatre’s local artist showcase series, will continue in 2019, offering audiences the extraordinary opportunity to be seated on stage for a uniquely intimate performance experience set against the hand-painted grandeur of the Lincoln’s rare, Egyptian Revival-style interior design. The schedule is as follows: January 31 – The Ogún Meji […]

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HALIE THE MUSICAL

  HALIE THE MUSICAL

A hand clappin’ foot stompin’ journey based on the early life of gospel singing legend Mahalia Jackson. Full of pathos, humor and a stellar cast, including screen actress/singer Bernita Ewing, of Black Nativity and the touring cast of Shelly Garrett’s Beauty Shop and Dream Girls, National recording artist Janet Lynn Skinner, Actor/Singer Carlton Fellows as […]

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Free Community Open House for Lincoln’s 10th Anniversary

Anne Evans Anne Evans Free Community Open House for Lincoln’s 10th Anniversary

As part of its year-long 50th anniversary celebration, CAPA has partnered with the Lincoln Theatre Association to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Lincoln Theatre’s grand reopening with a free community open house on Sunday, April 14. Since its reopening in 2009 after a $13.5 million, CAPA-led renovation, the Lincoln Theatre has become a multi-use, […]

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Reflections: 15 Years – Capital Pride Concert Band

Anne Evans Anne Evans Reflections: 15 Years – Capital Pride Concert Band

Capital Pride Band of Columbus (CapPride) is pleased to announce the band’s annual spring concert presentation, “Reflections: 15 Years” which will take place on Saturday, April 13th, at the Lincoln Theatre, located at 769 East Long St. This one-night-only show will begin at 7:30 PM and will feature Robert Davis and Jennifer Olis as artistic […]

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B – The Underwater Bubble Show

Anne Evans Anne Evans B – The Underwater Bubble Show

Produced with the support of Latvia’s greatest authorities in entertainment and theatre, B – The Underwater Bubble Show is a mesmerizing blend of drama, mime, dance, puppetry, juggling, contortionism, sand art, and magic. After another long day of deadlines and meetings, Mr. B finds himself magically transported to a colorful, happy place called Bubblelandia where […]

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B – The Underwater Bubble Show

Anne Evans Anne Evans B – The Underwater Bubble Show

Produced with the support of Latvia’s greatest authorities in entertainment and theatre, B – The Underwater Bubble Show is a mesmerizing blend of drama, mime, dance, puppetry, juggling, contortionism, sand art, and magic. After another long day of deadlines and meetings, Mr. B finds himself magically transported to a colorful, happy place called Bubblelandia where […]

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Community Conversations: The African Diaspora in Dance

Anne Evans Anne Evans Community Conversations: The African Diaspora in Dance

African-Americans have used dance to tell their story, assert their identity, and express their unique creativity. Folk dance, popular dance crazes, and the high arts have all been unquestionably influenced by our genetic muscle memory of African movement. Facilitated by a local panel of speakers, this Community Conversations event will explore “Katherine Dunham to Misty […]

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