In 25 years of working with newspapers and magazines, Paul Batterson has had the pleasure of interviewing wide variety of people, from Phil Campbell of Motorhead to David Hasselhoff to the San Diego chicken. He was born in Columbus, graduated from the University of Missouri-Columbia and spent three years in Frankfurt, Germany before returning to Columbus. He lives here with his wife, Nancy, and children Alicia and Grant.
There were three ways out of New Jersey in the 1960s, according to the musical JERSEY BOYS. A person could get drafted in the military, mobbed up or become stars. JERSEY BOYS tells the true story of Frank Valli, Tommy DeVito, Nick Massi and Bob Gaudio, four blue collar kids who chose the latter path and became the Four Seasons.BWW Interviews: STATE OF CONTROL a Comic Nightmare with a Message September 16, 2013
A health scare in 2011 and a rehab stint in 2012 did little to clean up comedian Ralphie May's act. The 2003 LAST COMIC STANDING runner-up ripped through an hour set of new material that left few taboos standing Sept. 13 at the Funny Bone in Columbus.BWW Previews: Ralphie May Offers No-Holds Barred Comedy September 12, 2013
Embarking on their first tour in two years, the Black Crowes showed no signs of rust as they stomped through a 14-song set July 24 at the Lifestyle Communities Pavilion. Fueled by vocalist Chris Robinson and his brother Rich on guitar, the band provided the audience with hits like 'Thick-N-Thin,' 'Jealous Again,' and 'She Talks to Angels.' The Tedeschi Trucks, led by Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, were the opening act. The Crowes will continue their 'Lay Down With Number 13' tour through December with their last announced stop being Dec. 14 at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco.BWW Reviews: LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Leaves Audience Hungry For More July 13, 2013
Part of the challenge of presenting a classic musical like GUYS AND DOLLS is trying to keep something that everyone is familiar with coming across like a stale piece of bread. Since its Broadway premiere in 1950, nearly every high school drama department and community theater has taken the shot at the Frank Loesser-penned musical for nearly six decades. 'Luck Be A Lady' has become a calling card for Las Vegas and many artists including duets by Frank Sinatra and Chrissie Hynde of the Pretenders and Dee Snider and Clay Aiken have tried their hand at the song.BWW Reviews: WHIPPING MAN Leaves its Mark May 6, 2013