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The History Of LGBTQ Stories

Oct 21, 2019
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A new play showing in Columbus puts the history of an LGBT couple center stage. 

“The Turkey Men,” follows a gay couple from the Civil War era who live on their old turkey farm as ghosts. The couple meet and eventually help a young lesbian girl who is faced with conversion therapy. 

This play is just one way that entertainment is telling LGBT stories, although this hasn’t always been the case. 

Today on All Sides, the history of LGBTQ stories. 


Columbus Southern Theatre looking out at the seating area from the stage
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Join All Sides Weekend guest host Christopher Purdy for a discussion on arts in Columbus and the Columbus Symphony.

All Sides Weekend Arts

Mar 22, 2019

Join guest host Christopher Purdy for a discussion about arts in Columbus.

Theatre And Addressing Racism

Oct 15, 2018
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Theatre is a powerful tool for introducing tough and sobering topics into our everyday conversations.

Racism is one of those challenging topics. Through spoken word, acting and visual performances, we can better understand and engage in thinking about the treatment and experiences of black people in modern America.  

Today on All Sides, guest host Gail Hogan joins us as we talk about theatre as a tool for spurring dialogue about racism.


All Sides Weekend: Arts and Culture

Mar 9, 2018
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Join guest host Christopher Purdy today to discuss the latest in arts and culture around Columbus.

All Sides Weekend: Arts

Apr 28, 2017
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Join guest host Christopher Purdy as he talks with a panel of experts about the latest in arts and culture around Columbus. 


Evolution Theatre presents "Corpus Christi"  from  April 28 - May 13 in the VanFleet Theater at the Columbus Performing Arts Center. 

HIV/AIDS History And The Normal Heart

Mar 16, 2017

This week marks the 30 year anniversary of the FDA approval of AZT, a landmark treatment for HIV/AIDS. We discuss the history of the disease and how it is treated and discuss The Short North Stage’s production of the play, “The Normal Heart,” which documents the early days of the AIDS Crisis.

The Normal Heart at the Short North Stage will have performances on March 16 and 17 at 8 pm and on March 19 at 2 and 7 pm.


Mary Poppins: The Musical

Apr 28, 2011

Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious: Mary Poppins, the musical, is in Columbus. This musical play may feature most of the same songs as the well-known Disney musical, but has a few different twists. We'll discuss this newest representation of the tale of a particular nanny. Then, we'll speak to a real-life nanny to see if a "spoonful of sugar" really helps the medicine go down. Guests: