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    Music director Rossen Milanov will lead the Columbus Symphony Orchestra in concert Friday and Saturday, Oct. 2-3, in the Ohio Theatre. Tickets start at $10. Visit

    Orchestrating outreach keeps music director busy

    The Columbus Symphony Orchestra's new music director, Rossen Milanov, is now the proud owner of a condo here in Columbus, but he sure didn't wait until now to get started on the job.
  • The national tour of Kinky Boots will play the Ohio Theatre for eight shows Tuesday, Oct. 6, through Oct. 11. Tickets start at $33. Visit

    'Boots' a good fit for Chambers

    Lindsay Nicole Chambers is, by her own admission, a horrible waitress.
  • Atalante will be in concert Sunday, Oct. 4, in Mees Hall at Capital University.

    Fischer's Fab Five

    You think you know ballet? BalletMet Columbus aims to challenge perceptions about ballet in its season-opening Breaking Ballet, Friday, Oct. 2, through Oct. 10 in the Capitol Theatre.
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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.
A Portable Theatre

Ghost stories will invoke old-time radio broadcasts

Ghost stories dating from the mid- to late 19th century will be performed in a format popular in the early to middle 20th century for 21st century audiences throughout central Ohio.

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.

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.