Random Notes

CATCO's production of Always ... Patsy Cline opened last night (May 28) -- we hope you read our feature with singer/actress Katie Deal in advance. 

Deal is a real student of what she called Patsy-isms. What does this mean, you might wonder?

We suggest watching the video that accompanies the story for answers -- and a guest performance.

A side note: Deal is from Georgia, and if you pay attention to politics, that state's governor shares her last name. Yep, Nathan Deal is Katie's dad -- and we word it that way on purpose.

Demand for more Patsy Cline has led to CATCO extending this show beyond its original June 15 close. Crazy, huh? Kind of like continuing to walk after midnight.

In other CATCO news, the company and the Greater Columbus Arts Council will host a reading of a new work by the winner of the Playwrights Fellowship program June 8 at the Riffe Center Studio Three Theatre.

Congratulations to Columbus playwright Chris Leyva. In addition to the reading of his Books & Bridges, Leyva was awarded a $5,000 fellowship. Visit catco.org.


The Kate Schulte Foundation has named Edward "Kidd" Jordan as Artist in Residence Emeritus.

The foundation is named in memory of Columbus resident, social justice advocate and jazz music fan Kathleen Schulte.

The New Orleans jazz patriarch was awarded this honor in recognition of his lifetime of contributions to society and to the New Orleans community through both jazz performance and jazz education.

Jordan will participate in the Hot Times Tribute to Kate Schulte, performing at the annual early-September Hot Times Festival at Main and Parsons and presenting workshops in the area.


Congratulations to the winners of the 2014 Voice of the City competition, sponsored by the Columbus Children's Choir.

Winners were Powell residents Olivia Weiss and Sarah Latzke and Westerville residents Emily Cipriani and Maria Dalanno.


Here's one Bunker that won't have folks bemoaning their misfortune during the Memorial Tournament.

The three-night party runs Thursday-Saturday, May 29-31, at the Country Club at Muirfield Village, and features a slate of live music plus a cash bar, food, arcade games and more. And you don't have to have been a tournament patron to join in the fun.

Doors open at 4 p.m. each day. Tickets are $10, with proceeds benefitting Ronald McDonald House Charities of Central Ohio. The Bunker is a 21-and-older event.

Visit thebunkerparty.org.


Don't forget to check out the latest Fam Five from The Beat in the June edition of Columbus Parent.