Category: Music

The Beatles Marathon

The annual Beatles Marathon, now in its eleventh year, has become a holiday tradition in Columbus. Normally gathering thousands of people throughout the day at the Bluestone, the event will be streamed live online this year. On the occasion of the upcoming 11th annual Beatles Marathon, now called Sgt. Peppercorn’s Marathon, I spoke with the event’s creator and frontman, Joe Peppercorn, about how the marathon started, what it will be like this year, and how Joe prepares for the show.

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RJD2

Once they find success, how do artists choose the right commercial and creative collaborations?  I sat down with Ramble Jon Krohn, better known as RJD2, to talk about his journey from 8-year-old classic rock fan to hip hop DJ and producer, his many collaborative projects over the years, how Columbus has grown up as an incubator of creativity and the primacy of the groove in his musical vision.

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ProMusica Chamber Orchestra

What is the role of a conductor in helping an orchestra perform to the best of its ability? I sat down with David Danzmayr, music director of ProMusica Chamber Orchestra, for an engaging conversation about his surprising journey from Austrian piano prodigy to American music director, how ProMusica impressed him with its singular focus and commitment and why musicians should focus on emotional expression and engagement with musical pieces over technical mastery.

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Singer-Songwriter T.Wong

Three years ago, Columbus-native Stefan Thomas passed the bar, became an attorney, and embarked on a musical career as T.Wong. Having released four collections of polished work and worked with producers and industry professionals around the country, he’s certainly on his way up. On the eve of his next album, we discussed his work, his process, and the opportunities that the Columbus art scene offers.

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Independents’ Day

When a group of people that are dedicated to making Columbus awesome get together you get a festival with more than just beers and bands. Independents’ Day, coming up September 17th and 18th in Franklinton, puts the creative spirit of Columbus on display. Organizers Adam Brouillette and Patrick Locy talk about the festival’s origins, evolution, and why they do it.

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Counterfeit Madison

The creative amalgam that is Counterfeit Madison inspires many in Columbus. We talk about her upcoming show, how the show came to be, how Counterfeit Madison came to be, the Columbus music scene, and other things around town that you should be checking out.

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