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Guitarist Bombino brings his ‘desert blues’ to the Midwest

Aspiring musicians often make financial sacrifices to follow their dreams. It’s a profession, especially in the information age, that isn’t particularly lucrative. But for Nigerian guitarist Bombino, his instrument has given liberation from poverty and ethnic conflict. Bombino, whose real name is Omara Moctar, has ...

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Royal Blood set to grace Columbus stage

Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher might fall under the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, but the rock duo’s name, Royal Blood, is inspired by another country’s sovereignty. “It’s a bit of a long story, really,” Thatcher said. “Mike (Kerr) was traveling in Eastern Asia, and ...

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