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  • The Honey Dewdrops will be in concert Friday, Sept. 4, at Natalie's. Tickets are $10/$12. Visit

    Q&A with a Honey Dewdrop

    Kagey Parrish and Laura Wortman are a married couple and musical duo. As The Honey Dewdrops, the pair is a genuine roots-folk sensation, with guitars, banjo and mandolin accompanying Wortman's beautiful mezzo-soprano and Parrish's glorious harmonies. A new record, Tangled Country, finds them on the road again after a sustained period of relative constancy. Parrish was kind enough to provide answers to a few questions posed by The Beat in advance of the Dewdrops' Friday, Sept. 4, show at Natalie's.
  • Lotus Crush will be in concert Friday, Sept. 4, at O'Sheckys.

    Fischer's Fab Five

    Lotus Crush, Rusted Root, Talib Kewli, Slightly Stoopid, Here Come the Mummies make up this week's Fab Five.
  • Random notes

    Some tidbits on Columbus' art scene.
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All Dublin Acting Company

Students from 3 high schools take on Austen classic

The All Dublin Acting Company will perform Jon Jory's adaptation of Pride and Prejudice at 7 p.m. tonight through Saturday, Sept 3-5, at Jerome High School, 8300 Hyland-Croy Road, and Sept. 10-12 at Coffman High School, 6780 Coffman Road.
Eddie Adams exhibition

Vietnam vet set to give multi-media performance Sept. 11

A performance from a Vietnam veteran will help close the Eddie Adams exhibition at the Dublin Arts Council.

School of Rock opens in Dublin Village Center

A new school in Dublin is tuning up for a grand opening Sept. 13. School of Rock Dublin is enrolling students at 6727 Dublin Center Drive in the Dublin Village Center near Dublin AMC Theater, pitching lessons in voice, guitar, bass, drums and keyboards.

Theater season to have New York theme

The Jewish Community Center of Greater Columbus has announced the 67th season of Gallery Players, with all four shows linked to New York City.

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We Banjo 3 links Irish folk music, bluegrass

Galway, Ireland, quartet We Banjo 3 offers a blend of traditional Irish music with bluegrass/Americana that has been described as Celt-grass. The virtuoso performers are an act on the rise, putting on a show full of high-caliber musicianship that's loads of fun to boot. The Dublin Irish Festival is just one of a host of festival gigs the band is playing in the U.S. this summer.

Years of shows with the Commodores form a satisfying career

William King and his classmates at Tuskegee Institute, now Tuskegee University, formed a band for that noblest of causes.

Hometown vibes inspire rootsy record

It started with a song Amy Black wrote for her father and led to what the singer-songwriter called "an awakening."

Tour finds blues guitarist in happy place

For someone who is a modern blues master, Jonny Lang is pretty darn happy.

No matter the venue, music is big

The weather is heating up and so is the outdoor summer concert season. This coming weekend is a big one, with the options including Gahanna's Creekside Blues & Jazz Festival, the opening weekend of the Columbus Symphony Orchestra's Picnic with the Pops and the Buckeye Country Superfest at Ohio Stadium.

Hay still working, taking solo act on the road

Just because Colin Hay does "what I like" and has "no boss" doesn't mean he's not a man at work.

Underdog role suits Mains just fine

If Mike Mains keeps it up, he won't get to keep doing one of his favorite things.

Soprano Zamora finds calling with Opera Columbus

Soprano Camille Zamora will phone in half of her performances with Opera Columbus next week.
Cirque du Soleil's Kooza

Ibarra's risky work with wheel makes the show

When Cirque du Soleil performer Jimmy Ibarra was asked by The Beat how he came to be an acrobat on the apparatus called the Wheel of Death, his first answer was, "it was crazy."
Art Access

Radio's 'Mr. Bill' finds new outlet in art, exhibit opens May 2

When a new exhibit opens at Art Access Gallery, 540 S. Drexel Ave., next month, visitors will encounter a distinctive voice.
Fine-arts finger-painting

Artist's approach is truly hands-on

Forget the brushes: Dennis Velco doesn't use them.