Dublin Youth Strings OrchestraThe Dublin Youth Strings Orchestra played a tough crowd last week.
Drexel TheatreA $250,000 grant from the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program will enable the Drexel Theatre, 2254 E. Main St., to proceed with a $2.6 million renovation scheduled to begin in the spring, said Bill Conner, president and CEO of the Columbus Association for the Performing Arts, which manages the theater.
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Songwriters Lucy Kaplansky and Richard Shindell met about 25 years ago, forming a fast friendship and deciding they should do a duet record.
Keyboardist returns home
It's been 16 years since Worthington native David Cook moved to New York City for what he expected would be a two-year stint.
Opera Columbus has rarely performed repertoire from the French Baroque school of opera.
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.
William King and his classmates at Tuskegee Institute, now Tuskegee University, formed a band for that noblest of causes.
It started with a song Amy Black wrote for her father and led to what the singer-songwriter called "an awakening."
For someone who is a modern blues master, Jonny Lang is pretty darn happy.
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.
Just because Colin Hay does "what I like" and has "no boss" doesn't mean he's not a man at work.
If Mike Mains keeps it up, he won't get to keep doing one of his favorite things.
Soprano Camille Zamora will phone in half of her performances with Opera Columbus next week.
Cirque du Soleil's Kooza
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."
When a new exhibit opens at Art Access Gallery, 540 S. Drexel Ave., next month, visitors will encounter a distinctive voice.
Forget the brushes: Dennis Velco doesn't use them.