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Columbus middle school hosts ‘Girl Talk’ to promote peace and beauty

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Choosing peace over violence and loving yourself are two very important themes that a local organization in Central Ohio hopes to instill in kids at a young age.

Students at Johnson Park Middle School in Columbus got a few life lessons Monday; learning how to be leaders and mentors.

“It inspires us to do good and shows how much we are appreciated,” said Johnson Park Middle School 8th grader, Kyanna Rodriguez.

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Season tickets sold out for 2024 Crew home games

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Just days after claiming their third MLS Cup championship, the Columbus Crew have sold out all of their season ticket packages for next season.

“Crew can confirm the Club has reached its season ticket cap for the 2024 season,” team spokesman Rob McBurnett confirmed to ABC 6. “Single match tickets will be available for purchase with the launch of the 2024 schedule.”

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2024 Ohio State Fair dates announced; county fair dates set

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It is never too early to start planning for fair season, and you can now start marking those dates on your calendar.

Next year’s Ohio county fairs schedule is set, which also means the dates for the 2024 Ohio State Fair have been scheduled as well. The fair season will kick off on June 8 and conclude in October.

The Ohio State Fair in Columbus will take place from July 24 to Aug. 4. For information on prices and more, follow this link. Concert announcements for the Fair are expected early next year with roughly a dozen shows set to be announced.

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Nicki Minaj announces 2024 concert in Columbus

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One of the world’s most popular hip-hop artists will be performing in Columbus in the spring.

Nicki Minaj announced she will perform at Schottenstein Center on April 12 as part of her “Pink Friday 2” tour. The Columbus concert will be the only one in Ohio but she will have other stops in the Midwest in Detroit (Apr. 20) and Chicago (Apr. 24).

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Community members shop local at the Avant Garde Art & Craft Show

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It’s the holiday season, and local vendors and artisans want to remind you to consider shopping local for gifts this year.

Many of them were set up at the Winter Avant Garde Art & Craft Show at Hilliard’s Makoy Center on Sunday.

At the event, more than 100 local businesses were set up, selling handmade items, including textiles, woodcrafts, and jewelry. Guests could enjoy some concessions like hot cocoa while shopping as well.

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Get out and do something this weekend in central Ohio, Dec. 7-10

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COLUMBUS, Ohio (WCMH) — From “The Nutcracker” at the Ohio Theatre and “Elf” in concert at the Palace Theatre to the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena, here are things to see and do this weekend in central Ohio.

The Hip Hop Nutcracker
Palace Theatre at 7:30 p.m. Thursday

This contemporary dance spectacle is a re-mixed version of Tchaikovsky’s classic.

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BalletMet’s ‘The Nutcracker’ returns to Ohio Theatre

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One of Columbus’ most cherished holiday traditions dating back to 1974 is returning to the Ohio Theatre this week.

“The Nutcracker” opens on Thursday at the Ohio Theatre with 20 performances through Dec. 23. The production will feature more than 180 academy students and trainees alongside the professional company and BalletMet 2.

“The Nutcracker has become an expectation in our community every holiday season, and we cannot wait to bring it back again this year,” said BalletMet Artistic Director Edwaard Liang. “Many of our dancers have performed The Nutcracker hundreds of times, but the magic of this ballet is still palpable year after year. It’s an honor to share this production with Columbus yet again.”

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Columbus Humane celebrates 140 years

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Gucci is a two year old female, available for adoption at Columbus Humane, who is celebrating their 140th anniversary on Dec. 7th.

Kane is a three year old male, large mix breed, available for adoption at Columbus Humane

Muffin is a five year old male, available for adoption at Columbus Humane

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Comedian Bill Burr coming to Columbus in 2024

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Grammy and Emmy-nominated comedian Bill Burr is coming to Columbus in 2024.

Burr will be performing at the Schottenstein Center on May 16 for his upcoming tour.

Burr made his debut as host of Saturday Night Live on Oct. 10, 2020, and has appeared on television shows, film and more.

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Baby girl Bornean orangutan born at Columbus Zoo

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Last week, the Columbus Zoo welcomed a baby female Bornean orangutan into the world, marking the first birth of the critically endangered species at the zoo in over 60 years.

The baby orangutan was born on Nov. 28 at 12:34 a.m. to first-time mother Khali, who is 17. The zoo said the baby appears to be “bright and strong.” It also reports that Khali is attentive to the baby’s needs and spends her time grooming and snuggling her baby. Khali has been bringing her baby over to the keepers for visual examinations, the zoo said.

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