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

Concert review | Taylor Swift: Pop diva shows how she’s grown

dispatch.com — When Taylor Swift took the stage Thursday night for opening number Welcome to New York, a sea of 15,000 glowing wristbands in a sold-out Nationwide Arena twinkled in time to evoke the song's Big Apple landscape.
Sep 18, 2015

Taylor Swift in Columbus: Pop diva shows how she’s grown... fb.me/EkghYXA2

Paul McCartney concert announcement expected at Ohio State welcome event

dispatch.com — An announcement regarding a Paul McCartney concert in Columbus is expected today during a freshman-year welcome event for Ohio State University students this afternoon in Nationwide Arena. OSU President Dr. Michael V. Drake, a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame board member, is expected to offer details about the show at 1 p.m.
Aug 24, 2015

Paul McCartney concert announcement expected at Ohio State welcome event (Saw Sir Paul at the Schott in '05.) shar.es/1v0cHZ

Coming to One Direction at the 'Shoe? Skip the selfie sticks

dispatch.com — Leave the selfie sticks at home. That was the word Monday to One Direction fans from Ohio Stadium officials, who expect tens of thousands of screaming tweens Tuesday night for the British boy band's Columbus concert.
Aug 18, 2015

Hey, kids, coming to One Direction concert at the 'Shoe? Some advice: skip the selfie sticks and stuffed toys... shar.es/1t97Ad

Columbus has exotic-tasting frozen treats from throughout the world

dispatch.com — Frozen summer treats extend well beyond the familiar chocolate-and-vanilla swirl.? And, with an increasingly diverse spread of vendors offering chilled goodies inspired from around the globe, central Ohioans have all the more ways to savor something frosty.? With the end of National Ice Cream Month this week, here are a few "imported" options to help keep you cool.
Jul 27, 2015

RT @deraj1013: Columbus has exotic-tasting frozen treats from throughout the world dispatch.com/content/storie…

Enthusiasts tout health benefits of flotation therapy

dispatch.com — Wearing only a smirk, I struggled to focus - or, really, not focus - in the dark.?I was drifting atop water with 1,000 pounds of Epsom salts in a confined tank - roughly the dimensions of a portable toilet tipped on its side.?My buoyant limbs quickly mellowed, but my busy brain ticked through its usual mile-a-minute worries.
Jul 14, 2015

A look at flotation therapy, which involves lying in salt water for relaxation. Video- shar.es/1sbtrW pic.twitter.com/3yldAvjyjs

Jul 14, 2015

Float away your troubles in a pod of salt water? Why not? I'd totally do this. @kevjoy did! dispatch.com/content/storie… pic.twitter.com/Cnai8R4xRE

Concert review | Buckeye Country Superfest: Songs of trucks, tears and tequila fill the ’Shoe

dispatch.com — Sunday night, Kenny Chesney recalled a concert he played in Value City Arena several years ago when he dreamed of performing "across the street." His headline set at the inaugural Buckeye Country Superfest in Ohio Stadium, said the 47-year-old, marked "a dream come true."
Jun 22, 2015

Good morning. A fun day in the 'Shoe: Songs of trucks, tears and tequila fill Ohio Stadium... shar.es/1qX7nq

Entrepreneurs mix adult beverages with vintage arcade games

dispatch.com — When Benjamin Morgan pitched his idea for an arcade to investors, the particulars of his upscale game plan didn't quite click. "Their response was: 'So, you're opening a Chuck E. Cheese?'?" said Morgan, 29. Not exactly. His Old North Arcade is an adults-only hangout north of Ohio State University stocked with 30 vintage titles and 20 craft-beer taps.

Review: Jagger hasn’t lost a step; Stones still rock

dispatch.com — Frisky and fit, Mick Jagger started up and never stopped. The 71-year-old great-grandfather skipped, strutted and shook his hips like a hormonal teenager last night before a mixed-age crowd of 60,000 fans happy to sustain his band's hits.
May 31, 2015

Review: Jagger hasn’t lost a step; Stones still rock. Ohio Stadium a grand stage for great-grandpa Mick. dispatch.com/content/storie…

May 31, 2015

RT @DispatchAlerts: Review: Jagger hasn’t lost a step; Stones still rock bit.ly/1JfX6Os

Ohio University choir to perform with Rolling Stones

dispatch.com — Around campus, members of the Ohio University Singers keep a relatively low profile. "We're not rock stars," said Daniel Hall, an assistant music professor and the ensemble's director. "But maybe we are now - for a little while."
May 28, 2015

.@ohiou @OUSingers say they aren't rock stars but they are singing w the Rolling Stones (bc #bobcats are that cool) bit.ly/1Awc1ml

May 28, 2015

You can't always get what you want -- unless you're among the #OhioU choir members to perform with Rolling Stones... fb.me/1HLYxD250

May 28, 2015

You CAN get what you want: Ohio University choir to perform with Rolling Stones. shar.es/1rMrK7

May 30, 2015

Ohio University choir to perform with Rolling Stones. Sometimes...u get what u need. #goOhio #singinwithMick dispatch.com/content/storie…

A conversation with Mick Jagger: Age hasn't slowed Rolling Stones frontman

dispatch.com — In the opening sequence of Crossfire Hurricane, a recent HBO documentary chronicling the early years of the Rolling Stones, grainy backstage footage reveals Mick Jagger inhaling cocaine off the blade of a knife before a 1972 concert in Madison Square Garden. What a difference a few decades make.
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May 24, 2015

RT @larenschield: Aminah Robinson, artistic genius, social narrator and Columbus native, died Friday. Honored to write about her life: dispatch.com/content/storie…

May 24, 2015

RT @pursuityourself: Nice interview with Mick Jagger, @kevjoy! Hope you get to throw confetti at him too! pur.st/DispatchMick

May 24, 2015

@ryanatjenis Thanks, Ryan - was glad we got him on the phone for a few minutes.

May 22, 2015

Columbus electro artist @DruidCloak, whose music was featured in Broad City, is performing at the Commons tonight: dispatch.com/content/storie…

May 22, 2015

RT @DispatchAlerts: Columbus band Twenty One Pilots expected to top Billboard charts wtih Blurryface album bit.ly/1SomiXi

May 22, 2015

RT @DispatchAlerts: Ohio State, Rolling Stones making sure ’Shoe a perfect fit for concert bit.ly/1Smg6z4 pic.twitter.com/33f7QHouDe

May 22, 2015

Whoa. Congrats, guys! RT @billboardbiz: Twenty One Pilots Flying Toward No. 1 Debut on Billboard 200 Albums Chart blbrd.cm/Tayjno

May 21, 2015

Had a blast with this elementary ukulele orchestra playing Dylan and White Stripes tonight: dispatch.com/content/storie… pic.twitter.com/aKXFfY8lTj

May 19, 2015

RT @DispatchEteam: While other schools are playing "Hot Cross Buns" on recorders, this one has kids strummin' Vance Joy on ukuleles: ow.ly/N8nm7

May 16, 2015

Don't think anyone here in the #ROTR crowd knew what to expect from Babymetal but it's clearly the J-Pop/rock hybrid we've always wanted.

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