Arts & Entertainment
  • Former Olympic gymnast Aliane Wilson will be one of the featured performers in the New Vision Dance Company's weekend production of Taking Flight.

    Dancers find creative outlets in New Vision company

    Both a professional and an amateur dancer say they have found creative outlets in central Ohio's New Vision Dance Company, a dance troupe founded by a New Albany resident.
  • Dominic Francesco released his first single, The Rain is Falling , on iTunes last week.

    Local musician lands contract on Nashville label

    When Dominic Francesco isn't tending to chickens, sheep and other animals on the family farm outside Marysville, he's making music.
  • No family feuding

    A central Ohio family will appear on the Family Feud television game show Nov. 23. Their appearance was filmed at the show's studio in Atlanta in May and July. Family members (from left) include: Bethany Allen, Brittany Allen, Michelle Malenick, show host Steve Harvey, Sharon Gardner and David Arriaga.

    Game show appearance provided surprises, excitement

    On Nov. 23 Dublin resident Michelle Malenick and her family will be able to discuss their performance on the Family Feud television game show after months of waiting.
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'Crime Cats' books drag local history into tales

History and mystery will converge once again in the third Crime Cats children's book by Clintonville author Wolfgang Parker.
Dominion Middle School

Local rivalry sets stage for Shakespeare

Instead of the Montagues and the Capulets, Dominion Middle School students will feud with their Ridgeview peers when drama students at the former perform a localized version of the classic Shakespearean tragedy Romeo and Juliet.

Dublin's Silver brass band brings home gold

Dublin is now home to the top brass band in the nation.

Annual JCC film fest debuts

Event tries to appeal to varied tastes.
Hilliard Arts Council production

Patrons can support diabetes research at 'Steel Magnolias'

The Hilliard Arts Council will present Steel Magnolias this weekend at Darby High School's performing-arts center, 4200 Leppert Road.

High school's Cabaret Night showcases talent, raises funds

The talent of Marysville High School will be on display Nov. 21.

Arts archive

Friends finally sit down, make duet recording

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

Swift tour brings Cook back to his roots

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.

Artistic director moves to center stage in 'Armide'

Opera Columbus has rarely performed repertoire from the French Baroque school of opera.

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.