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Theatre Troupe Livens up a Clintonville Neighborhood

13, 2010

A young improvisation group on Columbus’s North side is showing how to make an audience laugh.

Mayor Michael Coleman Outlines Neighborhood Improvements

24, 2010

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.

Opera Singer Denyce Graves Will Perform At The Restored Lincoln Theatre

30, 2009

WOSU’s Kim Fox interviews opera singer Denyce Graves about her career.

Reborn Lincoln Theatre Boon For East Side

21, 2009

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.

Historic Lincoln Theatre improvements coming along nicely

Construction workers outside the historic Lincoln Theatre on East Long Street. The theatre, in the process of being renovated, is set to reopen April 2009.
June 20, 2008

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.

East Side theatre remembered for its longtime history

February 19, 2007

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” Restored and Ready For Concert

5, 2006

“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.

Shakespeare Reading A World Record

Jessica Wright reading Shakespeare's "The Tempest"
April 23, 2006

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.