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Q&A: Jesse Korman of “The Shagoolies”

On the surface, no two things seem more inherently opposed than heavy metal and children’s programming. For Jesse Korman, Mathew Franklin of the Cadaver Dogs and Mike Smagula, it’s a match made in creative heaven. After crossing paths on tour, the group discovered traveling had awakened their sense of wonderment and wanted to share that with the next generation — thus a gang of alien puppets named “The Shagoolies” were born. After filming a pilot episode for their Kickstarter campaign, the response has been overwhelmingly positive. Alive talked to Korman about his plans for the project and why learning can be totally metal.
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Things We Love: Erin Thacker and Nicole Salvo’s picks

Erin Thacker and Nicole Salvo opened Native Cold Pressed Juice in the Short North about a year ago because they were inspired to not only promote health, but also make it convenient for themselves and their friends to refuel after yoga. Those concerns continue to drive their business, particularly through special events like a monthly “yoga brunch” at The Kitchen venue and a new event, “New Year with Native,” that starts Thursday, Jan. 22. “New Year with Native” will incorporate cold pressed cocktails, raw hors d’oeuvres and live music.
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Five other all-star worthy events to check out this weekend

In honor of Columbus hosting the prestigious NHL All-Star Game — a real-life fantasy game almost exactly like its turf counterpart, the NFL’s Pro Bowl — the city has responded with a variety of frigid, hockey-related fun in anticipation of Sunday’s event. So if a matchup of all the season’s studs isn’t entertaining enough, or you’re just in need of something to do before the puck drops, we’ve got you covered.
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Q&A: Jesse Korman of “The Shagoolies”

On the surface, no two things seem more inherently opposed than heavy metal and children’s programming. For Jesse Korman, Mathew Franklin of the Cadaver Dogs and Mike Smagula, it’s a match made in creative heaven. After crossing paths on tour, the group discovered traveling had awakened their sense of wonderment and wanted to share that with the next generation — thus a gang of alien puppets named “The Shagoolies” were born. After filming a pilot episode for their Kickstarter campaign, the response has been overwhelmingly positive. Alive talked to Korman about his plans for the project and why learning can be totally metal.
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The non-hockey fan’s guide to the NHL All-Stars

As the hockey world descends on Columbus this weekend, we realize that for the non-hockey fan, the All-Stars aren’t exactly all stars. Here’s a layman’s guide to some of the notable members of the teams.
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Fashion: What are you wearing, Sky Cunningham?

Hair: “Ever since I was a little kid I was obsessed with ‘Jem And The Holograms.’ I decided when I grew up I was going to have pink hair too. My friend Michael Gray added the purple because I like to go a little darker in the winter.”
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The definitive visitors guide to Columbus (from people who live there)

First things first: You’re going to love us. We’re not braggarts or anything, but we feel safe in saying you’ll be surprised at how much you enjoy your time in the Arch City. That’s just sorta what happens when people visit us. (Maybe they expect to find our parking lots graced with grazing bovines or something?)
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Boutique review: A Very Rare Shop lives up to its name

Short North catch-all venue hits the road, before a planned April reopening
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Street Fashion: Denim-all-over

As a big fan of the denim-all-over look, I was really excited to catch Kenni in his button-up denim coat. It’s a great change of pace from the standard denim trucker jacket. The details on Kenni’s coat are what makes it. It features two large breast pockets, a draw-string hood, and cuts off a couple inches above the knee. The look is completed with a snake skin shirt and black military-style boots.
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Things We Love: Joey Hendrickson’s picks

Joey Hendrickson believes Columbus has the potential to become a major music city, so the 25-year-old co-founder of the Columbus Songwriters Association devotes 25 to 30 hours a week to local musicians, while also juggling a part-time gig in contracting for the local luxury leather store, Bosca, acting as the front man for his band, Joey Hendrickson and the Sleepless Nights, and performing as a solo artist. Because he invests his life to bettering the future of Columbus, we thought it was appropriate to pick his brain about what he loves.
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The List: 11 outrageous predictions for OSU football

This year’s Ohio State football season was all kinds of cray. But we don’t have to tell you that, right? You live here. You lived it. Will next year be even crazier? Who’s to say! Well, us, actually. Here are 11 stupidly outrageous predictions for next season.
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