The story of "The Ruby Elzy Story" is also an interesting one
Discussion of extra percussion needed for Columbus Symphony Orchestra performances of Mahler's 6th symphony
During our phone interview with Testament frontman Chuck Billy, (read our print piece here), we discussed his ongoing health as a cancer survivor. He said he remains 100 percent cancer-free and has a check-up every November.
His own health wasn't the only health about which Billy was feeling good. he told us he thinks "metal is at its healthiest ever" right now. he wouldn't cite specific acts, but said it's not just about having stuck around long enough to have influenced a bunch of these younger bands, but, he said, being around and making music at the same time.
Billy has also recently begun discussing his Native American heritage. Here he discusses with Noisecreep.
Cellist Sara Sant' Ambrogio talks about being a "working mom."
More from The Beat's interview with pianist Di Wu, who joins ProMusica Chamber Orchestra for its "Happy Year of the Dragon" concerts this weekend.
More from The Beat's interview with Gráinne Diver of Screaming Orphans.
More from The Beat's interview with Erika Wennerstrom of Heartless Bastards
More from The Beat's interview with Matt Hammitt of Sanctus Real
Pulling it all together - ThisWeek NEWS previews the Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival
For example, one that stops April 15 at the Schottenstein Center.
Info on Shadowbox Live's Summer Boot Camp
More from The Beat's interview with Sally Fingerett of Four Bitchin' Babes
Columbus Rocks the Cure March 31 fashion event "Fashion Rocks the Cure"
New Lyceum Circuit is and is not a throwback - planned May 22 showcase postponed
Gretchen Peters was on tour in Europe. When The Beat reached her, she was on the beach at Brighton, England. Our reply?
"Someone's got to do it."
Peters assured us she was up for the challenge.
Given everything she's eperienced in the past couple years (read our print piece for a rundown), we have no doubt she's not only up to it but has earned it.
In chatting with Peters about her writing style and process, she offered this cool metaphor in response to a question about how she finds inspiration for her characters and their stories.
"I gather bits and pieces. I'm like a magpie - if I see something shiny I like I take it home."
This, she said, is followed at some point by the "harder and more cerebral work" of organizing those bits and pieces.
Peters plays the Grand Valley Dale Ballroom Thursday night.
CAPA to purchase downtown Columbus' Central Presbyterian Church
More from The Beat's interview with members of The Werks
More from The Beat's interview with Ellie Grace.
Community outdoor summer concert series info
In a chat with BalletMet Columbus artistic director Gerard Charles at the beginning of the 2011-2012 season, The Beat marveled and Charles himself even spoke in some disbelief about his tenure with the company. Charles was entering his 10th season as artistic director and his 26th overall with BalletMet, having been a dancer and assistant director.
There was no way to know at the time it would be Charles’ last – in fact, it’s a pretty fair bet he didn’t know, either.
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