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  • The Gaslight Anthem will play the Newport Music Hall Saturday, March 28. Northcote opens. Tickets are $25. Visit

    Drummer's confession: He's a fan of the band

    The Gaslight Anthem drummer Benny Horowitz admitted that, while it might sound arrogant (or, as he put it, "Lars Ulrich-y"), he is a fan of The Gaslight Anthem.
  • Ritmos Unidos will play the Lincoln Theatre Friday, March 27, as part of the Jazz Arts Group's Inside Track series.

    Fischer's Fab Five

    Jazz Arts Group, Tycho, Stevie Wonder and more.
  • A Portable Theatre's cast of Talking Heads includes from left Linda Dorff, Anne Diehl and Kerry Shanklin.

    Curtain Call

    Two area musical productions of vastly different tones wrap this weekend.
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Ceramic artists' works headed to Rhode Island exhibition

From a "Hanging Happily" head thrown back in laughter to "Head and Hands" in surrender, ceramic sculptures by five Worthington Kilbourne High School students were selected for a national ceramics exhibition in Rhode Island.
Columbus Gay Men's Chorus

Anniversary evidence of what is possible

Perhaps even the five men who founded the Columbus Gay Men's Chorus 25 years ago could not have imagined what all was possible for their new group at the time. But when the current chorus is joined by CGMC "alumni" for Fred Small's Everything Possible (the piece was an early CGMC staple and a regular throughout its history) as the finale to its 25th anniversary concerts this weekend, it will be a statement that, perhaps, everything is indeed possible.
Fine-arts finger-painting

Artist's approach is truly hands-on

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

Honesty of faith resonates in Holcomb's music

Ellie Holcomb has been turning away from music for years, but she said it seems like every time, God turns her back around.

Artist finds clarity with restored vision

Adam Kolp has not always had his eyesight, but the New Albany Middle School art teacher always had a vision and a passion for his artwork.

Diamond's latest show will feature new and old

Neil Diamond has a simple answer for those who are wondering whether his 2015 shows will be a "new album" tour (new record Melody Road was released last fall) or a retrospective tour.

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.