Jimmy Orrante, known for playing the lead in BalletMet’s Dracula, retired from the stage this spring. Carrie West, who played the original Lucy opposite Orrante’s Dracula, also retired this season. We recently sat down with both of them to reflect on their careers and find out what comes next for these two stars of the stage.
Jimmy Orrante and Carrie West discuss their retirement from BalletMet, we take a tour of the Ohio History Center’s collection of hair art, and Fresh A.I.R. (Artists in Recovery) celebrates ten years by featuring new work from old contributors.
You’ve likely seen them already and wondered how one rides them, not to mention mount them. Those tall, strangely shaped bikes that are a fixture at community festivals and are “Frankensteined” together using a mishmash of spare parts. We went inside Righteous Mothers Bicycle Club to find out what kind of skill it takes to become a member.
Want to make biking an everyday part of your life? Try getting started at 3rd Hand Bicycle, a local co-op that promotes cycling by providing the community with the facilities, tools, skills and knowledge to repair and maintain their own bicycles.
Columbus artist and MacArthur Prize winner Aminah Robinson is known for telling the story of her community and African-American heritage through her art. She reflected on her career in a recent conversation at the Columbus Metropolitan Club with Denny Griffith, who last year retired as president of the Columbus College of Art & Design.
This week on Broad & High, meet a gang of righteous mothers at the Righteous Mothers Bicycle Club and creative insights from Aminah Robinson and Denny Griffith.