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Tony Anderson, musician

"There is something uniquely gratifying about being the first to identify that special something in a student, an artist or a record, and sharing that observation with the rest of the world! The adrenalin rush that comes from seeing talent... Read More
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Linda Langhorst, visual artist

"I love to watch (and paint) musicians playing together. They build off each other’s energies and ideas, weaving in their individual sounds along the way. It feels like magic to me; they create something rich and full and communal. I... Read More
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Bruce Slaughter, musician

"A single mother, high school dropout, raising four boys in an impoverished Columbus neighborhood on the city’s eastside doesn’t sound like America’s recipe for success. But I had hope. Everyday, on the short walk home from school,... Read More
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Tim O'Neill, musician

I’ve spent my whole life feeling different. As a kid I was bullied and picked on for not fitting in. I struggled and suffered in silence a long time, wondering if I was ever going to feel “normal.” In high school, I found music... Read More
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Suzanne Newcomb​, musician

"'The work of a performing artist should be to touch people’s hearts.' In this age of digital media, audiences in Columbus still appreciate the power of expression that only a live performance can provide. The listening choices are... Read More
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Brian Harnetty, musician

"I grew up in Westerville, and my parents have deep family roots in southeastern Ohio, in Perry County. My favorite memory from childhood is walking in my grandfather’s orchard in Junction City, picking and eating apples until my stomach... Read More
Weekend Warriors

the Columbus Arts Festival & more

It’s finally time for the Columbus Arts Festival. As an employee of the Greater Columbus Arts Council I will be at the Festival site all day every day (and then some) June 7-9. So, half of this post will be me sharing some highlights of... Read More
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Carol Walker, musician

“'Stop messing with your sister, you know how she is’ was the repeated mantra in our household. I was the youngest of five and the running joke was that I was to sensitive. I would burst into tears over the simplest of things. Secretly... Read More
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Ruvane, musician

"When I was a child, my parents always encouraged me to delve into passionate pursuits without fear of failure or pressure of certain success. I decided, when I was 17 and fresh out of high school, that somehow I was going to perform music... Read More
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Tony Casa, musician

“'There's my baby!’ is what I say, every time the band van rolls back into the view of the Columbus skyline. The 614 has always been my love, my heart, my pride. This great city and its people have shown me that art is vital, and... Read More

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