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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...

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...

Columbus Screams for The Estate

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WRITTEN BY SETH SEYMOUR There have been several underground music venues in Columbus over the years that have catered to an alternative fanbase. Whether you saw hip hop & metal at The Sanctuary, or you were a scene kid at The Core or Gallery 13 back in the day, there has always been a spot you could find fringe music in town. The Estate is the latest bearer of that torch and has far surpassed...

Local Starts Farmers Market to Support Low Income Families

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“Food can bring us together. This much I know. But in our neighborhood and many others like it, there’s an inexcusable divide that needs to be bridged. In the North Highland district near our home, 12,000 residents live in one square mile (compared to an average of 860 in the rest of the city). The percentage of folks below the poverty level is 61%; it’s 16% elsewhere in Georgia. For those...

Royal Treatment

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Royal Treatment Local music-community stalwarts honored as Music Legends by Frank Etheridge “Yeah, it’s pretty damn nice,” Tim O’Brien says of being included in the local class of honorees at the Music Legends Awards.  Humble in tone but brimming with gracious good vibes, as he prepared to close up shop at his American Guitar Boutique on 13th Street in Phenix City and hit the red carpet leading...

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...

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...

Way Down Film Society

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The mission of the Way Down Film Society is to create a community of individuals who appreciate cinema, and gather on a regular basis to watch and discuss the kinds of films that rarely screen in our area. The WDFS is not a film appreciation class, or based on the idea that the members are an audience who should be lectured to during the meetings. The goal is to facilitate the friendly exchange...

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...

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