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All Sides Weekend: The Harmony Project

Nov 13, 2015
Harmony Project

The Harmony Project is a non-profit organization created to connect communities across social divides through art, education, and volunteerism. It provides opportunities for individuals of different cultures, religions, ages, affiliations, and orientations to work together to build a stronger community. Join Classical 101 host Christopher Purdy for a discussion about the project and how it creates new communities across social and cultural divides.

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Art work by Ohio prison inmates from several correctional facilities is going on display at a Columbus gallery Thursday.


FBI officials based in Columbus say they've returned a painting stolen by Nazis during World War II.  The piece called “Portrait of a Young Man” is believed to have been stolen from a Polish museum in 1944, discovered by an American serviceman in Austria, and years later sold to a buyer in Central Ohio.

Concert Features Instruments From WWII Concentration Camps

Sep 28, 2015

A musical meditation on the Holocaust, performed by the Cleveland Orchestra, inaugurated Case Western Reserve University's new Maltz Performing Arts Center on Sunday. The concert took place in a Northeast Ohio landmark and featured instruments rescued from World War Two concentration camps.

All Sides Weekend: Performing Arts

Sep 11, 2015
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Join host Christopher Purdy for a discussion about the coming Fall season for the performing arts in Central Ohio.

The American Dairy Association Mideast

The Ohio State Fair has announced the theme of this year's butter sculpture display, and a life-sized sculpture of Urban Meyer is sure to get the attention of Buckeye fans.

Unveiling Edison: One Man’s Journey to Bring His Hero to Capitol Hill

May 21, 2015
State leaders gather at the Ohio Statehouse in Columbus to unveil the statue of Thomas Edison which will be on display in Statuary Hall in Washington, D.C.
Andy Chow

A major piece of Ohio history has been unveiled in the state’s capital. People can now catch a statue of Thomas Edison before it moves to Washington, D.C. The statue is largely the result of one man’s tireless endeavor.

Learn About The 6 First Ladies Who Were Born In Ohio

May 8, 2015
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Ohio has long been known as the home of several presidents, sometimes called the Mother of President's. Ohio ranks in the top two, somewhat controversially with Virginia, as the top producer of presidents.

The summer may be wrapping up, but that doesn't mean the art world is slowing down. Join "All Sides Weekend" host Christopher Purdy and guests for a late summer preview of the best music, dance, and theater Columbus has to offer. Always a delight! Guests:

All Sides Weekend: Summer Arts

Jun 13, 2014

11:00 The Columbus Arts Festival may be behind us, but the city's art scene is just heating up! We'll talk about what's hot in music, dance and visual arts, and find out why local singers have love, jealousy, betrayal and murder on the mind. To be? Not? The Actors' Theatre has tons of free Shakespeare, and we'll get the details this hour. Guests

11:00 Everybody likes a night on the town, but it can be hard to experience what central Ohio has to offer without breaking the bank. This hour we'll talk about how to see the latest shows and exhibits even if your wallet's feeling light. And we'll get a rundown of all the latest dance, arts, theater and music events to put on your must-see list. Guests

11:00 Everyone should have equal access to the arts, but few theaters and programs are designed with the specific needs of the audience in mind. This hour we'll talk about a local organization that works to promote the enrichment of art  for all abilities, across all mediums. Guests

All Sides Weekend: Arts Retrospective

Dec 13, 2013

11:00 They say hindsight is 20/20, so put on your specs and get ready to gaze into the rear view mirror.   This hour, Christopher Purdy and his panel take a look back at the best of 2013's dance, music, theater and visual arts in Columbus. They'll also discuss what it takes to keep the arts in business, and what trends to look for in 2014.   Guests

11:00 On this hour of All Sides, Classical 101 Host Christopher Purdy will host a panel on the top arts and culture in central Ohio. Guests

10:00 Today we'll talk to the Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts and the President of the Greater Columbus Arts Council about the economic development of the arts. Guests:

  • Rocco Landesman (Chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts)
  • Milt Baughman (President, Greater Columbus Arts Council)

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