Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
You may not know his name, but if you’ve traveled on Long Street through the King Lincoln neighborhood on the east side of Columbus you’ve seen his work. Muralist Jeff Abraxas died Thursday after a brief illness. He was 39 years old.
Columbus Mayor Michael Coleman reflected on how far the city has come and where he wants to take it during his 11th State of the City address Wednesday night at the Lincoln Theatre.
WOSU’s Kim Fox interviews opera singer Denyce Graves about her career.
The Lincoln Theatre reopens today after almost 50 years of neglect and decay. Community leaders are calling the revitalized theater a catalyst for change on the East Side. WOSU’s Sadie Taylor examines what this means for Columbus.
The revitalization of the Lincoln Theatre on East Long Street is moving ahead as planned. The 80 year-old-theatre is set to re-open in April next year. The Lincoln will combine 21st Century amenities with its old-time style.
Built in 1928, the Lincoln Theatre, on East Long Street was once the center of entertainment for Columbus’ black community. It hosted up and coming jazz greats and held dances in its upstairs ballroom. About forty years later it transitioned into a movie theatre. But not long after desegregation the Lincoln lost its vitality, and so did the city’s East Side. Now community leaders are trying to renovate the old theatre in hopes of reinvigorating the area and saving a city treasure.
Early morning temperatures across Ohio Tuesday were are on the back side of zero. The frigid air has forced closure of schools for a second day. Columbus Public Schools and all Franklin County suburban districts canceled classes. Otherwise Central Ohioans are coping with the cold.
Frustrated by a lack of quality leads in last fall’s arson that killed ten people of Mexican descent, community and business leaders have put up 10 billboards asking for tips.
It has been 4 months since a fire swept through a west-side apartment complex and killed 10 people of Mexican heritage. Investigators have ruled it arson and the search for the person or people who set the fire continues. Progress is slow because cultural distrust continues to hamper detectives.
Franklin County Sheriff Jim Karnes applauded the life-saving efforts of seven of his deputies during the September 12th apartment fire that killed 10 people.