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Good Viberations

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“St. EOM made up his own words, like Pasaquan and viberations,” Charles Fowler says. “We decided we wanted to bring back Artists for Pasaquan weekend but to put our own spin on it. So in the spirit of St. EOM, we renamed it a word we came up with: Pasafest.” An artist and musician, Fowler is also caretaker of Pasaquan: the surreal vision of inter-planetary utopia on 7 acres erected by mystic...

Local Film-Biz Leader Crystal W. Trawick Launches Distribution Company

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Tell us about your experience in the movie industry. “My experience started in 1998 when I began a part-time job with Carmike Cinemas. I worked my way up in Operations: I spent 10 years threading projectors, popping popcorn, working in the box office, just like everyone else.   Then I received the opportunity to work in Carmike’s Film Department, where I spent four years acquiring films from the...

Valued Voices: Poet Jennifer Horne and the Chattahoochee Valley Writers Conference

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Though established by an act of the state legislature in 1931, the Poet Laureate of Alabama has no specified official duties. “People have done different things with it,” Jennifer Horne, honored with the four-year designation last November, says of the position. “In general, it’s been developed to be the public face of literature for the state, one that strives to show how important the literary...

Highlight Reel: Rachel Baribeau Commands Change in College Football Culture

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“Columbus taught me everything,” Rachel Joy Baribeau says of a hometown that will never drop that Joy, no matter how much her remarkable success works to streamline a given name. “Columbus taught me hustle and grind, dreams and passion,” Baribeau continues, speaking by phone during a break for from taping her ESPNU show on SiriusXM that reaches up to 10 million listeners. “It taught me to not...

Ladies Night

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“It’s the year of the woman so we wanted to do something for the ladies,” Carnel “Mr. C” Coyle explains of the inspiration for bringing together four of the top female talents in comedy to Columbus for a special one-night show Saturday at the Springer Springer Opera. “Single in the City” draws from concept developed by headliner Kiana Dancie, the TV/YouTube star best known for her hilarious takes...

Lights, Camera, Action

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Guests to the Springer Film Institute’s open house tonight can be forgiven if they think they stumbled upon a working film set. That’s by design, according to SFI Director Sarah Lynn Herman, who says the open house, to be held 5:30-7 p.m., free and open to everyone, will be a showcase of what is possible when taking one of many workshops offered at the institute, which launched in February...

Living Like You Love the Planet

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The traveling Wild and Scenic Film Festival is coming to Columbus, Georgia this weekend! Their mission is to encourage viewers to get outside, connect with nature, and above all, to leave Earth better than we found it. There will be a screening of the hit documentary, Straws, narrated by actor Tim Robbins, which details how plastics are one of the biggest threats to our planet right now. Thanks...

Unbroken Circle

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A surprising-to-some dash of ethnic and cultural diversity has quietly thrived for decades in Columbus thanks in large part to the cross-pollinating predilections of global commerce and globe-trotting Army soldiers.  Established to cater to international visitors coming to Columbus as host site for the softball competition pf the 1996 Atlanta Olympics, CIRCLE (the Commission for International...

Art with a View

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Swinging open the doors from the fourth-floor conference room at Troy University-Phenix City Campus onto its expansive adjacent balcony, Vice Chancellor Dr. David White presents what is perhaps the best view of the Columbus riverfront. Instead of the bird’s-eye perspective on gleaming whitewater and impressive edifices for both home and office, however, White points toward an undeveloped lot that...

Hidden Gem

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“We’re the best kept secret in Columbus, Georgia,” Columbus Botanical Garden Development and Marketing Director Danita Gibson Lloyd says, standing on the brick courtyard behind the simple elegance of the 19th century farmhouse housing the nonprofit’s offices and special-event space on a sunny summer afternoon. “And we no longer want to be a secret.” With more than 10,000 visitors annually to the...

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