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  • The touring production of Anything Goes will be presented at the Ohio Theatre Feb. 3-8.

    Fischer's Fab Five

    Anything Goes, CSO, Shooter Jennings, Jonny Craig and Melanie Martinez round out the Fab Five.
  • The Wexner Center for the Arts will host Stan's Cafe and its production of The Cardinals Feb. 5-8.

    Curtain Call

    Area plays, shows and performances ending in the next week.
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Staying alive: Musical youth find danger at camp

Cloak & Dagger recently has revived Mystery at Camp Killapunk, described as a "Saw meets Glee" type of production.

Random Notes

Zachariah's Red Eye Reunion, Women's Choral Festival, and another installment of Songs at the Center on tap this weekend.
Shadowbox Live

Comedians to compete in Quiz Box championship

In Jimmy Mak's view, everyone wins at Quiz Box. Some, of course, win bigger than others. The championship game of Quiz Box will be held at 8 p.m. Feb. 3 at Shadowbox Live in the Brewery District. Doors open at 7 p.m. Admission is $5.
Art for a cause

Students, staff use talents to aid SOUPer Bowl

Canal Winchester High School students and staff members are putting the finishing touches on handmade bowls that will be used to raise money for the Canal Winchester food pantry on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 1.
Open Door Art Studio

'Eye Candy' lets disabled artists shine

Tacocat Cooperative hopes its collaboration with the Open Door Art Studio will be sweet for art lovers and the artists themselves.

Student magazine recognized as 'First Class'

The student staff members of Grove City High School's literary magazine, SLAM, probably already thought they put out a first class publication.

The Beat Archive

J. Geils Band revisiting older material on new tour

Peter Wolf and the rest of his J. Geils Band mates still like to get together every so often and blow your face off.

Band turns spotlight on top-selling album for tour

Commit This to Memory remains the highest-selling album from power-pop quintet Motion City Soundtrack, so it makes sense that the band would want to mark its 10-year anniversary with a tour, performing the album in its entirety.

Steamroller's journey testament to Davis' perseverance

Perhaps Chip Davis never set out to invent a genre of music, revolutionize and reinvigorate the idea of modern Christmas music, start the largest independent record label in the business, win a Grammy Award and sell a host of records (19 gold, four platinum and nine multiplatinum records among them).

'Nutcracker' parody is BalletMet's bonus gift

BalletMet Columbus' annual holiday-season production of The Nutcracker is a beloved holiday tradition, and this year the company has a bonus gift to the community at the close of the ballet's run.

'Messiah' crowds raise voices toward heaven

The Beat has just one thing to say regarding ProMusica Chamber Orchestra's annual Messiah Sing-Along:

Campbell's decision to ' just write' was right one

Here's a mental picture for you: Singer-songwriter Kate Campbell is maybe 9 or 10 years old, she's sitting in her bedroom with her record player, spinning the same 45-RPM over and over until she figures out the chords, maybe on the ukulele she's had since she was 4 -- or maybe on her first guitar.