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Duke Ellington Tribute featuring Such Sweet Thunder!

  Duke Ellington Tribute featuring Such Sweet Thunder!

Such Sweet Thunder The Refectory presents a special night of music with a new group Such Sweet Thunder, featuring some of some of the Midwest’s finest jazz musicians paying loving tribute to the music of Duke Ellington and his musical partner Billy Strayhorn. This project is a labor of love sparked by Ryan Hamilton and […]

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Photos: The National, Courtney Barnett at Express Live!

Matt Ellis Matt Ellis Photos: The National, Courtney Barnett at Express Live!

Summer’s here! And for Columbus that means thunderstorms and outdoor concerts, and on Monday we got both as The National and Courtney Barnett packed out a very soggy Express Live! Thankfully, the rain just about cleared before Courtney Barnett opened the show. The Australian singer-songwriter packed her captivating set with sharp lyrics, garage guitar rock and the occasional beaming […]

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Natalie’s Coal-Fired Pizza Announces Second Location

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Natalie’s Coal-Fired Pizza Announces Second Location

Columbus’ food and music scenes are welcoming a new addition this summer. Natalie’s Coal-Fired Pizza & Live Music, now in Worthington, is adding a second location near Grandview Heights. It’ll take over the building recently vacated by King Avenue 5, at 945 King Ave. For father-daughter team Charlie and Natalie Jackson, their new venue is […]

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New Speakeasy Music Venue Opens Downtown

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega New Speakeasy Music Venue Opens Downtown

A new speakeasy has landed in town, and unlike most others, it actually has a secret location. The Parlor, started by local musicians and entertainers, will open this month at a former residence on High Street Downtown. There’s no passcode, special knock, or lever to pull for access. Those interested in a membership can apply […]

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Florentine Building to Become Night Club and Music Venue

Lauren Sega Lauren Sega Florentine Building to Become Night Club and Music Venue

The Florentine, the 70-year-old Franklinton restaurant that closed its doors last December, has been purchased and will find a new purpose by early next year. Fadi Michael, who owns Park Street Cantina, Short North’s Julep, as well as some residential and commercial real estate, has acquired the building with the intent of transforming it into […]

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The Top 10 Music Venues in Columbus

Walker Evans Walker Evans The Top 10 Music Venues in Columbus

Whether you’re looking for a hip indie dive bar with a small stage, or a large-scale outdoor festival venue, Columbus offers a lot of ways to enjoy live music. This year, when asked about their favorite spots for musical entertainment, our readers and contributors selected Ace of Cups for the top of the list for […]

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Bernies Bagels & Deli Closing After 40 Years in Business

Walker Evans Walker Evans Bernies Bagels & Deli Closing After 40 Years in Business

In a way, the writing has been on the wall at Bernies Bagels & Deli for nearly a year. Once Campus Partners announced plans in February to spearhead a redevelopment effort for several blocks of commercial buildings in the University District, speculation began to swirl about which property owners would rebuild, which would revamp and which […]

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