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Columbus, Ohio
Features Reporter — Columbus Dispatch

Ohio native and @DispatchAlerts features reporter -- arts, music, urban stuff, offbeat (kjoy@dispatch.com). Couple things due but I always get it done.

Granville woodworker finds St. Nick in many a block of basswood

dispatch.com — GRANVILLE, Ohio - The cozy living room, where three spoiled cats doze and a wood-burning stove smolders, exudes Christmas year-round. Dozens of bearded, blue-eyed Santas - Clauses that Larry Nadwodney carved himself - keep silent watch from bookshelves framing the picture window.

Events of nightclub shooting recalled decade later

daytondailynews.com — By JOHN FUTTY and KEVIN JOY The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio - One lost a brother. One lost his career. One nearly lost his business. Ten years after their lives were changed forever by a deadly shooting rampage at Alrosa Villa, the three men have become friends through the trauma they experienced.

Alrosa Villa rampage a decade ago has left scars, bonds among 3 men

dispatch.com — One lost a brother. One lost his career. One nearly lost his business. Ten years after their lives were changed forever by a deadly shooting rampage at Alrosa Villa, the three men have become friends through the trauma they experienced. "We went through hell together," Andy Halk said. "You develop a bond."

Acts sacred and secular get in the holiday spirit

dispatch.com — On choirs! On rockers! On jazz groups and jinglers! We've made our playlist and checked it twice: Local and national touring acts, charity fundraisers and radio-station-sponsored bashes mark several ways to ring in the sounds of the season. From amped-up arena shows to intimate unplugged sessions, we've rounded up plenty of options to keep you warm until the new year.

Johnny Marr of the Smiths to perform at Newport Music Hall

dispatch.com — By now, fans of Johnny Marr know that it's futile to ask, even jokingly, about a reunion of the Smiths - the seminal British rock band divided by bad blood and a bitter legal battle after its 1987 breakup.

Plantings retired from Franklin Park Conservatory exhibits put on sale

dispatch.com — When visitors to the Franklin Park Conservatory and Botanical Gardens meander through seasonal displays, Amanda Bettin suggests they keep a shopper's eye. Many of the plants could be theirs. "I tell them, 'If there are things you like, it might very well follow in the sale,'??" said Bettin, horticulture manager for the conservatory.

WCBE announcer Wayne Self set a mellow tone

dispatch.com — The smooth voice of Wayne Self was a familiar nightly sound to listeners of WCBE (90.5 FM). But no longer: The evening announcer, 57, died this week of a heart attack. "He really liked people to feel comfortable," said WCBE anchorwoman-reporter Alison Holm.

Songwriter Chuck Prophet believes in being truthful in lyrics, life

dispatch.com — Chuck Prophet ably walks the line between sarcasm and sincerity. The 51-year-old songwriter, a critical favorite who nonetheless has floated under the mainstream radar, can weave biting one-liners with moments of deep reflection.

Singer Chris Brown to perform in Nationwide Arena

dispatch.com — R&B singer and trouble magnet Chris Brown will perform on Valentine's Day in Nationwide Arena. Rounding out the bill of the "Between the Sheets" tour is lusty bedroom crooner Trey Songz. Tyga will open the show. A church-choir export who sold millions of records starting a decade ago at age 16, Brown has seen his clean-cut image tarnished in recent years.

Miranda Lambert to play Nationwide

dispatch.com — With hit singles bearing names such as Smokin' and Drinkin', Somethin' Bad and White Liar, Miranda Lambert is no angel. Who cares? The spitfire singer - a Grammy winner who's sold millions of records - will bring her "Certified Platinum" tour to Nationwide Arena on Jan. 17.
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Dec 08, 2014

RT @DispatchAlerts: Alrosa Villa rampage a decade ago has left scars, bonds among 3 men bit.ly/1G7McWx

Nov 18, 2014

@IndyEar Hi Willard, I didn't have details yet at the time of interview. You might call WCBE or check their social media for details.

Nov 18, 2014

@danielletaylur Hi Taylor, please email me if I can help. You might try calling Dan or Alison at the WCBE studios; they had all the info.

Nov 06, 2014

Made in Cbus, those crazy Ruth Bader Ginsburg T-shirts are worth $4.3 million: dispatch.com/content/storie… pic.twitter.com/HJVovlNHR6

Nov 04, 2014

ICYMI Sunday: At the Columbus Idea Foundry, you can try welding, woodworking, soap-making. Y'know, real stuff: dispatch.com/content/storie…

Oct 30, 2014

"Without Columbus, I wouldn't be who I am." - Globe-trotting songwriter (& OSU grad) @sinkane, at the Wex tonight: dispatch.com/content/storie…

Oct 29, 2014

.@marylambertsing (at A&R Bar tonight) on her platform and personal prose: "I don't know any other way to be." dispatch.com/content/storie…

Oct 23, 2014

Realist/One Direction superfan @MarkFerenchik makes good point: 1D playing big stadiums in Cbus, Indy, Pitt, CLE, Detroit. Can it all sell?

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