A resolution honoring Ohioan and Olympic athlete Jesse Owens has been approved by the U.S. Senate.
A young improvisation group on Columbus’s North side is showing how to make an audience laugh.
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.
“Miss Buckeye” entertained thousands of Central Ohioans during the 1920′s and 1930′s when she played the Palace Theatre on West Broad Street. With the help of some friends and some tax deductible donations, the Mighty Wurlitzer Style 260 Theatre Pipe Organ has been mostly restored. Her new home is the Thomas Worthington High School Auditorium and next week “Miss Buckeye” will be ready to entertain a new generation of fans.
Columbus’ Actors’ Theatre celebrates its 25th season by completing a marathon reading of the works of William Shakespeare. The more than 100-hour performance, which began at noon on Wednesday, is one for the record books: the Guinness Book of World Records.