Written by: Tom Rieland
Date: May 2, 2012

The christening of the new pavilion at the Columbus Commons downtown included a nice lunch for perhaps 150 on stage sponsored by the Columbus Foundation. I think our table was approximately where the tattoo parlor was in the demolished City Center Mall.  But what a transformation of space from the claustrophobic mall to open space that is welcoming and beautiful.  As a member of the Jazz Board, I’m especially thrilled that the first official concert at the Commons will be singer-songwriter Michael McDonald (formerly of The Doobie Brothers and Steely Dan) and the Columbus Jazz Orchestra.  And it’s FREE.  May 24, Thursday night with gates opening at 6 and the CJO starting the night at 7 pm.  See you there!


  • ron balentine

    this i also do how ever most of the time my tv says NO SIGNAL do you know why this seems the tv stations just turn it on and off when they want