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Comedy: Aziz Ansari on the evolution of his standup, encores and his “Parks and Recreation” character

There’s not much more to say about Aziz Ansari other than he’s one of the funniest people on the planet. As one of the best standup comedians working right now — with three hit specials (all available on Netflix), and working on spectacular TV comedies (previously “Human Giant” and currently “Parks and Recreation”) — Ansari seems to be at the top of his game.
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Comics preview: Renowned artist Stephen R. Bissette to talk Swamp Thing, the Comics Authority and creating monsters

One of comics’ most renowned artists visits Columbus for a retrospective on his celebrated career and its impact on the comics world.
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Exhibit preview: Artist Jenny Fine uses cardboard cutouts of grandmother in latest show

Jenny Fine uses her art as a way to show respect and love for her lost family members.
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Local books: OSU professor looks at comedy through lens of race and gender

When it comes to the sexist question of whether or not women are funny, women are killing it.
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Ballet preview: Trio of programs at center of “New Directions/New Works”

BalletMet presents a trio of programs with spectacular choreography and accompanying score.
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Comedy: Aziz Ansari on the evolution of his standup, encores and his “Parks and Recreation” character

There’s not much more to say about Aziz Ansari other than he’s one of the funniest people on the planet. As one of the best standup comedians working right now — with three hit specials (all available on Netflix), and working on spectacular TV comedies (previously “Human Giant” and currently “Parks and Recreation”) — Ansari seems to be at the top of his game.
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Event preview: Ooh-La-La Burlesque celebrates 10 years with “A Perfect 10”

When Ooh-La-La Burlesque began 10 years ago, burlesque was mostly an underground aspect of the city’s performing arts community. They began performing with bands, in between sets, then found an audience seeking only burlesque. Over the years, many performers and troupes have joined the scene, performing regularly, and Columbus has supported this growth with enthusiasm.
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Exhibit preview: 20th century master painter featured in “Portraits of the World”

Paul-Henri Bourguignon (1906–1988) is considered one of the 20th century master painters, becoming an integral part of the European modern art movement while working in Belgium.
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