Songs at the Center

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As the patient-care component of Ohio State’s cancer program, the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute is a transformational facility that integrates scientific research, education and innovative patient care. Research and education spaces are located on every inpatient floor, enhancing our bench-to-bedside approach to patient care and giving patients early access to new targeted treatments and tools.

The OSUCCC – James has more than 200 oncologists, each of whom specializes in just one type of cancer. That expert sub-specialization leads to more productive integration with cancer research and, ultimately, to better outcomes. We manage hundreds of active or pending cancer clinical trials, many of which are initiated by OSUCCC – James investigators. Our genetic- and molecular-based research helps us understand each patient’s unique cancer and develop and deliver the most effective targeted therapy that leads to better outcomes, fewer side effects and more hope.

In addition, the James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute Emergency Department gives cancer patients with urgent or life-threatening issues access to highly skilled teams of oncology and emergency medicine experts. It is one of only a few cancer emergency departments in the nation and is fully integrated with the Abercrombie and Fitch Emergency Department at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. The James ED contains 15 beds dedicated solely to cancer patients and a separate waiting room designed for cancer patients with compromised immunity. The James ED is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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American Public Television (APT) has been a leading syndicator of high-quality, top-rated programming to the nation’s public television stations since 1961. For more than 10 years, APT has annually distributed one-third or more of the top 100 highest-rated public television titles in the U.S. Among its 300 new program titles per year, APT programs include prominent documentaries, news and current affairs programs, dramas, how-to programs, children’s series and classic movies. AfroPop, America’s Test Kitchen From Cook’s Illustrated, Rick Steves’ Europe, Front and Center, Doc Martin, Nightly Business Report, Midsomer Murders, Vera, NHK Newsline, Lidia’s Kitchen, Globe Trekker, Simply Ming, and P. Allen Smith’s Garden Home join numerous documentaries and performance programs popular with public television viewers. Songs at the Center joined the APT catalog in 2016.


McConnell Arts Center

The Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center of Worthington (MAC) presents, promotes and teaches the performing, visual and digital arts. An historic cultural facility, the MAC was renovated from a school, built in 1915. The facility consists of the 213-seat Bronwynn Theatre, an exhibition gallery, four classrooms, a digital imaging studio, a dance studio and rotating exhibitions. The MAC’s mission is to “Change lives and make memories through creative arts experiences.”


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Natalie’s Coal-Fired Pizza and Live Music is an intimate venue dedicated to providing a dynamic atmosphere for both artists and audiences. The space offers the combination of live music, and old world New York style pizza. The music showcases the finest national and regional Americana, jazz and acoustic acts. The space also offers occasional programming in film, theatre, and dance.


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Six String Concerts, Inc. was founded in 1988 by a group of friends who loved acoustic music and wanted to bring the best performing songwriters to Central Ohio. Today, Six String Concerts continues to produce 8-10 shows a year. The concerts are held in intimate, smoke and alcohol-free environments that allow the performers and audiences an unhindered musical experience.


Zeppelin Productions, Inc. was founded in 1995 by Alec Wightman, a Columbus, Ohio corporate attorney with a passion for music.  As Alec, who also happens to be a member of the Board of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, puts it, “I rent a hall, hire a sound man, bring in the artistes, sell tickets off an e-mail list, try not to lose too much money and have more fun than any human being should be allowed to have.”

Alec got talked into doing his first show by Tom Russell, who he has consistently introduced as “the finest singer-songwriter working in America.”  Since that debut in March of 1995, Zeppelin Productions has brought artistes to Columbus which satisfy two criteria—great music (which means Alec loves it) and nice people.  Most of the artistes have made it to the Zeppelin stage as a result of referrals from those who have been there before, and many have described it as “the best gig in the industry.”

But, the real secret to Zeppelin’s success is the Music Fans — many of whom have supported these shows from the beginning. It’s an eclectic group, from doctors and lawyers to music lovers who haven’t left the late ‘60s.



The Columbus Songwriting Workshop strives to create an open environment for people to learn more about the craft of song and empower students to write at their very best with the aid of some of the finest songwriters from the local scene and across the country. Our mission is to elevate the level of professionalism by educating those who write and sing to help take their product to the next level, whether that be from beginner to hobbyist or from a hobby to a profession. Experienced professionals in different areas of expertise will guide you through the real-life demands of songwriting.



Established in 1973, France & Associates is a full-service agency offering a variety of professional insurance products and services. We serve the insurance and financial needs of an ever-growing number individuals, families and business concerns in Franklin, Delaware, Union, Madison, Pickaway, Fairfield and Licking Counties.