Author: Tim Fulton

51: Besa

How do we make the best use of our time and resources to make the biggest impact in our neighborhoods and in our city? I sat down with Matthew Goldstein, Executive Director of Besa, to talk about helping people and businesses give back to their community, innovative, technology-driven approaches to service, the important work being done by non-profits in Columbus, and the ongoing need for all of us to find ways to give back. Shownotes Re:work Furnishings Van Buren Shelter Dress for Success Columbus Homage Columbus Foundation Broad Street Food Pantry Ronald McDonald House Charities Central Ohio Mid-Ohio Foodbank...

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50: Choreographer Bebe Miller

How do the choices artists make in their creative process affect what we experience as an audience? I sat down with Bebe Miller, acclaimed choreographer, dancer and director of the Bebe Miller Company to talk about how she arrived at dance as an art form, her newest work In a Rhythm, the keys to appreciating modern dance and how the artistic process shapes the artistic end product. Shownotes In a Rhythm Great Migration Henry Street Settlement House Alwin Nicolais Vera Blaine Nina Wiener NEA Four Robert Mapplethorpe The Holy Virgin Mary (Chris Ofili) Karen Bell William Forsythe ACCAD Merce...

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49: Shadowbox Live

What’s the role of locally-produced art in shaping our identity as a city? I sat down with Brandon Anderson, General Manager of Shadowbox Live and Backstage Bistro to talk about the Columbus theater scene, the origins of Shadowbox, what it means to be the general manager of America’s largest resident theater company and the responsibility we have as creatives, business leaders and citizens in making Columbus a destination city. Shownotes Confluence Cast Episode #14 Amy Lay Circle of Blood Kabuki / David Mack Jessica Jones – Opening Sequence Daredevil Merlin Xavier University Newport on the Levee Broadway Across America...

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48: Kaufman Development

How do commercial real-estate developers create community? I sat down with Brian Suiter, Director of Real Estate Development for Kaufman Development to talk about the future of development in Columbus, Kaufman’s development goals and philosophy, the many moving parts involved in large-scale real estate, and The Gravity Project, an impressive new mixed-use building (and community concept) currently under construction in Franklinton. Shownotes Lifestyle Communities Besa Wood Companies Edwards Gravity Wolf’s Ridge Brewing (Confluence Cast episode #42) TEDx Independents’ Day Festival 80 on the Commons 250 High Columbus Commons http://media.blubrry.com/confluence/p/theconfluencecast.com/episodes/48_kaufman.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: Android |...

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47: Performing Arts at the Wexner Center

How do cultural art centers decide what’s worthy of presentation? I sat down with Lane Czaplinski, the Wexner Center for the Arts’ new director of performing arts to talk about his journey from literature student to arts curator, his impressions of Columbus, and some of the exciting shows coming up in the Wexner Center’s fall performing arts season. Shownotes Wexner Center for the Arts The Bad Plus Bill Frisell ’85–’95 (OCT 8) Mivos Quartet (OCT 10) Arto Lindsay with Beauty Pill (OCT 19) Parallel Connections (OCT 20–OCT 21) Allison Miller’s Boom Tic Boom (OCT 24) SQÜRL, featuring Carter Logan...

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