Christopher Purdy

Host of Music in Mid-Ohio, Musica Sacra, Serenata, and the Columbus Symphony Orchestra broadcasts.

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Cheers for the Arts at Mershon Auditorium

Cheers for the Arts at Mershon Auditorium

| September 20, 2011 | 0 Comments

We have room for the angry and hungry and committed and gritty. Room for the suits, too, but in Columbus the two groups actually talk with one another.

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When the Dust Settles at the Columbus Museum of Art

When the Dust Settles at the Columbus Museum of Art

| November 24, 2010 | 0 Comments

WOSU’s Christopher Purdy and CMA Executive Director Nannette Maciejunes talk about the renovation of the Columbus Museum of Art.

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Columbus in the Footsteps of Lincoln Center

Columbus in the Footsteps of Lincoln Center

| November 12, 2010 | 0 Comments

Christopher Purdy and Nannette Maciejunes talk about how the Lincoln Center in New York is trying to reach out to its audiences through education – not unlike how Columbus is trying to reach its audience.

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Where in the World was Nanette?

Where in the World was Nanette?

| October 26, 2010 | 1 Comment

Nanette Maciejunes had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Santiago, Chile

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Fantastic Tormented Shostakovich

Fantastic Tormented Shostakovich

| February 3, 2010 | 1 Comment

Shostakovich described the 10th Symphony as a biography of Stalin, especially the second movement. Listen and you’ll hear exactly what Shostakovich thought of the ruler of the Soviet Union and his government.

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ArtSafe Ohio in Prisons

ArtSafe Ohio in Prisons

| June 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

I came away with the sense that ArtSafe works to convince the young offenders that there’s no reason to wallow in a world without hope

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Cirque D’Art Theatre

Cirque D’Art Theatre

| June 28, 2009 | 0 Comments

Cirque d’Art is a school for circus performers, with a special emphasis on providing gymnastic and acrobat training to special needs kids.

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Kids Show Support for Columbus Symphony

Kids Show Support for Columbus Symphony

| May 28, 2008 | 0 Comments

A lot of business executives and community leaders are trying to rally support to save the financially strapped Columbus Symphony Orchestra. But it’s not just middle aged adults trying to save the orchestra. WOSU’s Christopher Purdy has the story of the group – Kids with Passion – which wants the CSO to live on.

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Interview With Author and Ohio State Alum Will Allison

Interview With Author and Ohio State Alum Will Allison

| August 14, 2007 | 0 Comments

Will Allison’s new novel What You Have Left has been lauded by the New York Times. In this interview, he talks about the MFA program at OSU, the many elements that he wove into his book (Including NASCAR), his writing process, and what lies ahead for him.

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Interview With Kaye Ballard

Interview With Kaye Ballard

| June 5, 2007 | 0 Comments

Kaye Ballard has done TV series, Broadway, Vegas, clubs, pictures, you name it. In this interview, Kaye talks about her life in show business going back to her days with Spike Jones and His Band in the 1940s, and mentions her big break at Columbus’s Club Gloria.

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