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

Making Screen Time More Meaningful

Making Screen Time More Meaningful
labblog.uofmhealth.org — A game-stocked smartphone or tablet shouldn't just be used to keep kids quiet. Hand-held tech tools, a U-M pediatrician maintains, ought to be a family affair.

Are Schools Prepared to Save Lives?

Are Schools Prepared to Save Lives?
labblog.uofmhealth.org — AEDs are now commonplace in schools and other public places such as airports and shopping malls. But a U-M study shows that many schools may not be prepared to use them.

Earth, Wind & Fire members honoring founder with fervor

Earth, Wind & Fire members honoring founder with fervor
dispatch.com — A little more than a week after the passing of Maurice White on Feb. 4, the living players of Earth, Wind & Fire tempered their grief to celebrate the legendary pop-funk musician's joyful catalog and warm spirit. Beyond appearing to present Record of the Year honors at the 2016 Grammy Awards on Feb.

Local Limelight: Clay Otter

Local Limelight: Clay Otter
dispatch.com — The modern-day rock music of Clay Otter suggests sounds that might have come out of Seattle in the 1990s. And the howling voice of front man Thane Leshner at times resembles that of Soundgarden's Chris Cornell. Given the generational focus of Leshner's sonic upbringing, that's no surprise.

Kacey Musgraves' songwriting ventures outside country-music mainstream

Kacey Musgraves' songwriting ventures outside country-music mainstream
dispatch.com — "Mind your biscuits, and everything will be gravy," a tart-tongued Kacey Musgraves opines on her twangy single Biscuits. It's a tune that embraces imperfection and also, as tough as it might be, withholding judgment of others.

Local Limelight: Mick Broderick

Local Limelight: Mick Broderick
dispatch.com — After performing several times in central Ohio - and meeting a special lady here in the process - an Irishman named Mick Broderick traded a life in one city named Dublin for a life near another.

Local Limelight: Beyond Pluto

Local Limelight: Beyond Pluto
dispatch.com — After shuffling through musicians and shifting from rap-heavy electro to soul-tinged rock, the group founded a decade ago by T.J. Brown has weathered multiple changes. Its name, however, has remained a constant. "A lot of people told us: 'Why don't you change it?'

Album covers to form exhibit at Columbus Museum of Art

Album covers to form exhibit at Columbus Museum of Art
dispatch.com — Long before digitized music, when album-cover artwork wasn't scaled down to fit the tiny screen of a handheld gadget, the tactile and visual elements of a vinyl record held a distinct appeal. The covers had a certain sight, feel, even smell.

Growth of Galentine’s Day gatherings all about sisterhood

Growth of Galentine’s Day gatherings all about sisterhood
dispatch.com — Painting watercolor designs on card stock and sipping sparkling water, longtime pals Sarah Jane Chapman and Lydia Johnson turned a recent outing at Igloo Letterpress in Worthington into an opportunity to catch up and recharge. The inspiration for the excursion: Galentine's Day, a ladies-only affair celebrating female friendships.

Bruce Springsteen tickets on sale Friday for Value City Arena concert

Bruce Springsteen tickets on sale Friday for Value City Arena concert
dispatch.com — After a week of speculation, the Columbus date and venue for a Bruce Springsteen concert has been confirmed. The Boss will indeed perform on April 12 in Value City Arena. Priced at $61 to $156, tickets for the concert will go on sale at 10 a.m. Friday at the venue and Ticketmaster outlets.
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Jan 30, 2015

@So1nternational Hey, I'm previewing the Chris Brown show for the Columbus Dispatch. Seeking fans. Got time to weigh in? kjoy@dispatch.com

Sep 05, 2014

Catching Black Keys tonight at the Schott? Read @andydowning33 i'view w/Dan (bit.ly/1uoThyj) & my Pat chat (httpbit.ly/1qlxcAx

Aug 27, 2014

Sorry it's no banana stand, Michael! MT @DispatchAlerts Michael Cera pokes fun at Longaberger building bit.ly/1sD5Y6k

Mar 07, 2014

Non-polar temps might be a good excuse to enjoy the good-time tunes of Buckwheat Zydeco tonight at Valley Dale: dispatch.com/content/storie…

Jan 12, 2014

Whatever, Usher and I once went through security together at a Delta terminal in ATL.

Nov 21, 2013

And "assertive mustard." MT @ColumbusAlive The Sycamore opens strong and to raucous crowds in German Village bit.ly/1dlgWui

Nov 16, 2013

PSA: Justin Timberlake concerts are hazardous to your health. pic.twitter.com/Cr3cIIXBe3

Nov 07, 2013

From living rooms to the LES, Columbus band @saintseneca has listeners' (and Rolling Stone's) ear. Catch em tonight: bit.ly/HLAQQa


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