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Sabrina Tutstone will be featured as part of the Lincoln Theatre's Backstage at the Lincoln concert series on Jan. 24.

Our last print edition in 2012 was a year-in-review. In case you missed the online version, we should let you know it also included a video of some of our favorite hijinks captured from the past year as well.

Check it out at The Beat page.

Our year in review also failed to mention another video project of which we are very proud.

Throughout the high school football season, we featured a high school marching band on video each week. All 10 videos can be viewed at: topic/sections/sports/Friday-Night-Live-Band-Edition.html.

These were fun and enjoyable to do -- a real treat. (Little-known fact: teaching music was The Beat's last gig before long ago getting into journalism.)

And rewarding, both from the perspective of watching the young people working together to make great music and seeing the musicians/educators leading them.

We are pursuing something similar for the winter months. Stay tuned.


The Lincoln Theatre's new Backstage at the Lincoln concert series has added three shows, starting with jazz singer Sabrina Tutstone Jan. 24.

The series features local artists performing with the audience seated on stage at the Lincoln.

Additional dates include Sean Carney with Shaun Booker on Feb. 28 and Enrique Infante on March 28.

Visit for details.


CATCO is bringing back its production of the irreverent "puppet" musical, Avenue Q.

The R-rated show played to sold-out crowds and had its original late-summer run extended. Popular demand will be met when CATCO stages the show again in April.

"We knew we wanted to bring it back, and the April timeline worked out perfectly," said producing director Steven C. Anderson.



America's Got Talent will hold auditions in Columbus Jan. 19 and 20.

If you think you're ready to share your talent with the world, bring it down to the Greater Columbus Convention Center and give it a shot.

Visit for details.