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Theatre preview: “Don Quixote: a pilgrimage” gives novel a more personal and universal appeal

When Available Light Theatre decided to tackle “Don Quixote” for its upcoming stage performance “Don Quixote: a pilgrimage,” the approach was more about finding the thematic resonance of the novel than adapting its sweeping narrative. Along with members of Available Light, writer Jennifer Schlueter and director Matt Slaybaugh spent months examining the massive novel with the goal of mining aspects that were meaningful on both a personal and universal level.
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Exhibit preview: Joseph Lupo and Nick Fagan’s artist talk at ROY G BIV is among weekend’s art highlights

To conclude this month’s two-artist showcase, ROY G BIV Gallery will host an artist discussion Saturday afternoon with both Joseph Lupo and Nick Fagan. The gallery regularly closes exhibitions with artist’s talks, which are always stimulating discussions. Saturday’s version will be no exception.
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Dance preview: Audience plays crucial role in “A-Z”

The Columbus Dance Theatre’s “A-Z” performance is an audience favorite, partly because the audience plays a role.
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Arts preview: View landmark Rembrandt exhibition in film screening “Exhibition on Screen: Rembrandt”

This film screening offers a chance to view a landmark Rembrandt exhibition that was held by London’s National Gallery and Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum, highlighting the late works of the master painter.
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Studio Proof: “My Rock Stars Experimental, Volume 1” stimulates the senses

Moroccan-born creator Hassan Hajjaj epitomizes the notion of “no half measures.” Those needing proof of his mindset only need to experience Hajjaj’s video installation currently on view at the Wexner Center for the Arts. “My Rock Stars Experimental, Volume 1” synthesizes photography, music and fashion for nine separate performances that seamlessly blend together, while highlighting each one’s cultural heritage.
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Exhibit preview: The Campana Brothers and Tomory Dodge shine in Pizzuti Collection shows

Two exhibitions, “Campana Brothers: Brazilian Design Now” and Tomory Dodge (a mini-exhibition within “NOW-ISM: Abstraction Today”) at the Pizzuti Collection are inherently distinctive from one another. But both offer the chance to experience recent works by emerging artists.
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Theatre review: “Cinderella” is the first true Edwaard Liang production

Since Edwaard Liang became BalletMet Columbus artistic director in 2013, audiences have seen mostly brief and abstract works from him as a choreographer. But like Cinderella, the title character of the first full-length work he has created for his new company, Liang is the belle of this particular ball. “Cinderella” is only the second story ballet he’s ever written and reportedly the first time he has ever choreographed for children.
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Theatre preview: “Don Quixote: a pilgrimage” gives novel a more personal and universal appeal

When Available Light Theatre decided to tackle “Don Quixote” for its upcoming stage performance “Don Quixote: a pilgrimage,” the approach was more about finding the thematic resonance of the novel than adapting its sweeping narrative. Along with members of Available Light, writer Jennifer Schlueter and director Matt Slaybaugh spent months examining the massive novel with the goal of mining aspects that were meaningful on both a personal and universal level.
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Arts preview: Latest RAW: natural born artists event aims for a circus of creativity

RAW: natural born artists is an international group dedicated to promoting artists on a local level by holding monthly events (February through October) in member cities.
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Best of Columbus 2015 Readers' Poll

Best gardening shop/nursery: Oakland Park Nursery

Flowers. Plants. Tools. Expertise. Whether it's the first week of spring or the dead of winter (which it was when this survey was taken), Oakland Nursery gets the green thumbs up.
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Best of Columbus 2015 Readers' Poll

Best bookstore: The Book Loft

This maze of books proves shopping for new tomes can be a lotta fun. Get lost for an afternoon jumping from room to room, and after you make a purchase, kick back and read it in a picturesque setting on a bench in the alleyway leading to the entrance.
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Best of Columbus 2015 Readers' Poll

Best pet store: PetPeople

Sparkling clean stores with high-quality products plus a friendly staff that probably knows your pet by name make this do-gooder chain a perennial Alive favorite.
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Best of Columbus 2015 Readers' Poll

Best beer shop: Weiland’s Market

Since Weiland’s offers the best liquor selection in the city, it’s appropriate they also have the best beer offerings as well. Anyone who’s perused the coolers and shelves knows Weiland’s has whatever you’re looking for.
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