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Columbus urban education: 'This American Life,' keyboard music, 'Phantom'

'The Phantom of the Opera' comes to Columbus
'The Phantom of the Opera' comes to Columbus
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Below are just a few of the quality educational events scheduled for the week of March 2 here in Columbus. Use the section following the article to provide your own comments on these or any other events you might want to tell readers about.

If you’re an OSU student thinking about pursuing a career in broadcast reporting, go see Ira Glass, the celebrated creator of radio’s “This American Life,” and hear him talk in detail about his show and how it succeeds as cutting edge journalism. Glass’ presentation is scheduled for Sun., March 2, 2:00 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Archie M. Griffin West Ballroom in the Ohio Union on the main campus. Follow the link above for important details.

Tickets for the event are currently available only to OSU Columbus campus and regional campus students, faculty, and staff, “2 per BuckID,” but the general public can get downloads of his podcasts.

If you enjoy classical music or its history, you have an opportunity to indulge yourself in a top-notch lecture and live musical performance. Guest artist David Catalunya will lecture on early 14th-century music, then two days later perform keyboard music of the 15th century. The talk is scheduled for the Music/Dance Library, 4:30 p.m., March 2, Room 205, 175 West 18th Ave. The performance by the accomplished artist begins at 6:30 p.m., March 4, in Hughes Hall Auditorium, Building 042, 1899 College Road. No tickets are required for either event.

On the somewhat lighter side, immerse yourself in Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “The Phantom of the Opera,” and experience musical theater at its best, at the Galbreath Pavilion (Ohio Theatre) Columbus, Ohio. Everything is bigger in this new production than in the original, from the cast of 52, to that terrifying chandelier. Tickets are currently available for the upcoming performances, beginning with a Wed. preview, March 5 at 2 p.m., and with shows running through Sunday, March 16 at 6:30 p.m.. Follow the link for complete information on prices, dates for previews and shows, times and availability of tickets.

And again, feel free to comment below on these or any worthwhile events.