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Nationwide Insurance Picnic with the Pops Announces 2015 Season

The Columbus Symphony has announced the 2015 season lineup for its two annual summer outdoor concert series—the Nationwide Insurance Picnic with the Pops and Popcorn Pops.

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PEPSI FREE Summer Concert with Bastille

Pepsi Refreshes Columbus With A Free Summer Concert featuring Bastille!

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Mamas’ Drama

Mamas’ Drama is a contemporary stage play written by Columbus native, Nanette Hodge, creatively known as Nanette Marie.  It debuted in 2011 at The Columbus Performing Arts Center, and was juried and performed at The Atlanta Black Theatre Festival, The DC Black Theatre Festival, the National Black Theatre Festival and the 2015 Columbus Arts Festival.

This play shows how the generational curse of the “mama’s baby, daddy’s maybe” dilemma (father’s identity is uncertain) affects four generations, and cries out stories most people only whisper.  Millie shares a secret with daughter, Josephine about the true identity of her father.  Josephine marries but later becomes involved in extramarital affairs.  This compelling drama takes place from 1929-2004. Based on a true story, Mamas’ Drama is adapted from the book, Mamas’ Drama by Nanette Marie.
 
There will be four performances:
Friday, July 31 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, August 1 at 3 p.m.
Saturday, August 1 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, August 2 at 3 p.m.

Advance tickets are $15 here, and $20 cash at the door.
A portion of ticket proceeds will be donated to Forever Free Counseling, Inc., a non-profit organization.

Box office opens one hour before each performance
Pre-show by the In Retrospect Dancers 30 minutes before each performance

Website: www.mamasdramaplaybook.com
Contact telephone: 614.754.0684

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Patti LaBelle

Sunny 95 welcomes Patti LaBelle to the Celeste Center at the Ohio State Fair! For ticket info click HERE.

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Meghan Trainor: The MTrain Tour

Sunny 95 welcomes Meghan Trainor to the Celeste Center at the Ohio State Fair! For ticket info, click HERE.

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