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The Arts Foundation Of Olde Towne is a neighborhood based, Arts & Humanities incubator that serves to host and produce projects that are about, or initiated by residents from the Near East Area of the City Of Columbus, Ohio.

Betty Vaughn


Betty Vaughn
Instrument: piano, vocal
Description: Vaughn is known by her elementary school teacher, Anna Bishop, as a quiet, studious little girl with a ready smile. Betty got her first club date because Edith Clark, who was performin at the L.V.A. Club, became ill and she was asked to replace Edith as the pianist/accompanist with Edward “Bunky” Redding. This was the first of many club performances. Vaughnteh is known as the girl who stood up while playing the piano. Many people remember her best for her comfortable manner in her piano bar performances at the Dell.


On Long Street clubs were plentiful. At Lexington and Long (now where I-71 is) was the Cannabar. Near Garfield Avenue were The Club Regal and The Flamingo. On the southside of Long, in the Block, was the famous El Cairo Club in the upstairs of the Ogden/Lincoln Theatre. The El Cairo was owned by my father Nate Greene, and his partner Bill Mallory. Many GREAT shows were brought there.


Betty Greene Vaughn
From the collection of: Columbus Call & Post - Betty's first gig

For a glossy print of this image refer to ID# ARC22-16

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