Christian Spirituality Examiner: Monday, Feb. 25 through Sunday, March 4, 2013
Black History Month celebrates the accomplishments of African Americans who have contributed to the success of the nation in many arenas. We will recognize some of the contributions of African Americans in Central Ohio and elsewhere. Click here to check out the article on the Underground Railroad and make 6 local stops on the road to freedom. Take a look at “Four notable black firsts in a city of firsts.”
Black History Month at the Ohio State House
The Ohio Statehouse will celebrate Black History Month throughout February with a special display, free historical performance each Thursday at noon and special tours of the George Washington Williams Room. Visitors can also enjoy a special soul food menu at the Capitol Cafe each Thursday in February.
Living history programs will be presented each Thursday at noon throughout February in the Museum Gallery on the ground floor of the Ohio Statehouse. Visitors will meet first-person interpreters who portray prominent African Americans in U.S. history. Each 45-minute vignette will focus on African-American history as part of Black History Month at the Ohio Statehouse. Each performance is rich with history, drama and adventure. The programs are presented by We’ve Known Rivers, a partnership of dynamic storytellers with a passion for history and education.
Date: —Feb. 28, 2013
Location: Ohio Statehouse
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-6 p.m. Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Address: Broad and High streets, Columbus, 43215
Feb. 28: “African American Women During the Civil War,” presented by Annette Jefferson in the Museum Gallery on the ground floor of the Ohio Statehouse
Motor City Soul Revue—March 2, 2013
The Jazz Arts Group’s Inside Track series continues its 2012-13 season at the historic Lincoln Theatre with a tribute to the famed “Hitsville U.S.A.” label and the artists and songs that exemplified “The Motown Sound.” Columbus’ favorite neo-funk band MojoFlo joins forces with members of the Columbus Jazz Orchestra and a cast of local music all-stars to present the “Motor City Soul Revue,” an evening of classic hits from Motown’s golden era.
Location: Lincoln Theatre
Time: 8 p.m. DJ Drastic opening; 9 p.m. Showtime
Admission: $20 (general admission)/ CAPA Ticket Office and Ticketmaster Outlets
Address: 769 E. Long St. Columbus, 43203
Red—Feb. 24 - March 3, 2013
Location: Studio One Theatre, Riffe Center
Hours: Wednesday 11 a.m. Thursday-Saturday 8 p.m. Sunday 2 p.m.
Address: 77 S. High St. Columbus, 43215
Contemporary American Theatre Company (CATCO) offers this 2010 Tony Award-winning play by John Logan, celebrating the life and vision of artist Mark Rothko. Rothko and his assistant prepare the enormous canvases for the murals he painted for the Four Seasons restaurant. Rothko barks out orders while his assistant questions his involvement on so commercial a project.
Mozart’s Requiem--March 3, 2013
Location: Mershon Auditorium, The Ohio State University
Hours: Sunday 3-4:30 p.m.
Address: 1871 N. High St. Columbus, 43210
Performed for the first time in more than a decade on the Ohio State campus, the Requiem in D Minor by Mozart will feature the Chorale, Symphonic Choir, Men's Glee Club, Women's Glee Club, and Symphony Orchestra, brought together to present this powerful work.