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A Modern Love Story

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A MODERN LOVE STORY Nearly 50 years ago a love story began between two teenagers at Baker High School. The military took the two Army Brats, Val Webb And Sherry Jackson, around the world and brought them together at Fort Benning, Georgia, where their fathers were stationed as Colonels. Val was an honor student, Sherry was Student Council Secretary; Val was the captain of the wrestling team...

Melisha Shmitt: Broadway Fortune Teller, Future Filmmaker

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WRITTEN BY SCOTT BERSON If you’ve taken a walk down Broadway recently, you might have come across an interesting sight near 11th Street. For many weeks now, Columbus local Melisha Schmitt has been offering free tarot readings for passerby outside Iron Bank Coffee. But she isn’t just telling fortunes for fun and profit—she wants to help the city’s least fortunate along the way.      “I just kind...

The World is Watching Columbus, GA Film Industry

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This year we’ve had a front row seat experiencing the evolution of Columbus’ film scene, while Georgia became third in the world for film production! This past year, CSU & Springer Opera House married to birth Georgia Film Academy, and was a catalyst for the inaugural Way Down Film Festival. The climax was watching Fun Academy Motion Pictures establish an office here for...

Synovus Toast of the Town

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Written by Alia Teetshorn  Celebrating the very best of food, wine, beer and spirits, the Synovus Toast of the Town will be held on Friday, March 10, 2017 at the RiverMill Event Centre, and benefits the Columbus Symphony Orchestra. Savor world-class wines, handcrafted beers, and delicious Southern spirits, while dining on food prepared by some of the region’s most celebrated chefs. In addition to...

Kilwins – "Sweet in every Sense"

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The store was packed and kids were adding up along the window outside to watch Matthew Moore create a masterpiece before their eyes, freshly made Oreo fudge! This shop definitely lives up to his slogan “Sweet in every Sense since 1947”. Stepping into Kilwins is like stepping into an old fashioned candy shop: black and white tiled floors, clean white spaces with marble and wood. A place where...

Breaking the Third Dimension with Artist Najee Dorsey

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Written by Brad Barnes with The Dew Abides   Najee Dorsey has enjoyed a successful career as a mixed media artist whose works are deeply rooted in African-American Southern culture. Recently, his art entered a new period, one that incorporates found materials into clay sculpture. Though Najee began sculpting in the early 1990s, assemblage became his focal point in December 2015, and he has...

Betsy Eby: Leading a Poetic Life

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Written by Brenda Stevens & published in Columbus Arts Magazine My first encounter with Betsy Eby’s captivating encaustic paintings was at the Columbus Museum in 2013. I just stood there, mesmerized; I’d never seen anything like them. So, I’m very happy to have the opportunity to meet her and talk to her about her work and her life. Betsy, I know you spend part of your life each...

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