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All Sides Weekend: Summer Arts

The Columbus Arts Festival may be behind us, but the city’s art scene is just heating up! We’ll talk about what’s hot in music, dance and visual arts, and find out why local singers have love, jealousy, betrayal and murder on the mind. To be? Not? The Actors’ Theatre has tons of free Shakespeare, and we’ll get the details this hour.

African Americans in Opera

Wagner, Verdi…Joplin. Scott Joplin, the composer known for his ragtime pieces, also wrote opera. In fact, in the last hundred years, several African-American composers have made significant contributions to opera and yet almost none are household names. We’ll talk about black composers, and take a look at an upcoming concert featuring their works