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Columbus Makes Art Presents: Behind the Scenes with Mandy Fox of Actors’ Theatre

Scott Vezdos Scott Vezdos Columbus Makes Art Presents: Behind the Scenes with Mandy Fox of Actors’ Theatre

Mandy Fox is an actor, director and voice specialist. She is an Associate Professor and Resident Vocal Coach for the Department of Theatre at The Ohio State University, and is also a member of Actors’ Equity Association and the Voice and Speech Trainer Association. We sat down with her in anticipation of ATC’s upcoming production […]

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Comedy Preview: Billy Gardell

Grant Walters Grant Walters Comedy Preview: Billy Gardell

The veteran stand-up comedian and star of "Mike & Molly" and "Million Dollar Quartet" is celebrating thirty years on stage this weekend at the Columbus Funny Bone

“Sorry, can you hear me now? Is that better?” The mobile gods were not smiling down on me when I interviewed Billy Gardell a few weeks ago as I flailed around our office building looking for a signal like an unhinged Muppet. Luckily, my subject took it in stride. “Listen…it doesn’t matter what I pay […]

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75 Dollar Bill Comes to Ace of Cups April 5

Richard Sanford Richard Sanford 75 Dollar Bill Comes to Ace of Cups April 5

NYC’s 75 Dollar Bill has been known to leave a certain brand of music fan speechless. We’re very lucky to have them coming through Ace of Cups on Wednesday (tickets on Ticketfly). When they played The Basement, not often a room suited for adventurous sounds, opening for Six Organs of Admittance two years ago, I […]

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Interview: KT Tunstall

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: KT Tunstall

Supporting her latest album, "KIN," the Scottish-born singer-songwriter will kick off her world tour at A&R Music Bar Wednesday Night

KT Tunstall doesn’t at all seem to mind that her ubiquitous 2005 single, “Suddenly I See,” has become her career-defining opus – at least thus far. “It’s been amazing – it’s been phenomenal,” she confirms during a phone conversation we had in early January. “It’s sort of like creating this little creature that travels around […]

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Concert Preview: Griffin House

Grant Walters Grant Walters Concert Preview: Griffin House

The Ohio native, touring in support of his tenth studio album "So On And So Forth," returns to Columbus for a headlining show on Friday night.

It’s always nice to find a little common ground when you’re interviewing someone. As it turns out, Springfield-born singer-songwriter Griffin House and I both spent some formative years – albeit at much different stages in our lives – on campus at Miami University. House’s story is slightly more interesting given that his time in the […]

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Interview: A Few Words With Kris Allen

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: A Few Words With Kris Allen

The "American Idol" season eight winner brings his latest project, "Somethin' About Christmas" to the stage at The Southern Theatre on December 21

I watched American Idol religiously for most of its fifteen-season run. Like the rest of its hundreds of millions of global viewers, I glued myself to my television in a nearly hexed state every week – eating up the premise that this miraculous prime-time laboratory was dusting off fledgling buskers and basement guitar strummers and […]

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Interview: Rüfüs Du Sol

Grant Walters Grant Walters Interview: Rüfüs Du Sol

Earning new fans at a breakneck pace, the Sydney, Australia-originated alternative dance trio brings their award-winning sound to Skully's Music Diner on Wednesday night

2016 has been a banner year for Sydney, Australia’s EDM exports Rüfüs Du Sol. The trio, comprised of musicians Tyrone Lindqvist (vocals and guitar), Jon George (keyboards), and James Hunt (drums), have already conquered the Australian charts with two consecutive number one albums: recently-released Bloom, and their 2013 debut, Atlas. “You May Be Right,” Bloom‘s lead […]

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