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Billy Ireland Cartoon Depicting Southern Theatre

ProMusica Chamber Orchestra opens its 38th Season October 9 in the historic Great Southern Theatre. The Southern is celebrating its 120th Anniversary...

Originally published in The Columbus Dispatch

Originally published in The Columbus Dispatch

ProMusica Chamber Orchestra opens its 38th Season October 9 in the historic Great Southern Theatre. The Southern is celebrating its 120th Anniversary this year. Columbus almost lost this elegant and intimate “jewel box” theater, vacant from 1979 until 1996 — when private and public supporters cooperated toward an extensive 14-month, $10-million renovation, resulting in its grand reopening in 1998.

Billy Ireland, legendary Columbus Dispatch editorial cartoonist, depicted the Southern in the cartoon at left, emphasizing “every seat is a good seat.”

Many thanks to a generous supporter for her patronage of a ProMusica season program ad on behalf of Columbus Landmarks, and for her attentive work researching the Southern Theatre, and writing and developing the informative ads.

 


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