Crooners For CASA steps to the mic April 9

No sense wondering what in the world possesses people who never have sung publicly — at least not in a serious vein — to get up before hundreds and belt out a classic pop-rock tune as if they were center stage at the Grammy Awards.

Might as well ask Columbus’ Victoria Glick, who twice has done it with enough enthusiasm to make you wonder if she is the Karaoke Queen.

“I was sort of in disguise,” Glick said of her performance last year. “So it was a bit more liberating than you might think. And, really, it’s for a very good cause.”

Glick was dressed as a disco dude and looked strangely and accidentally a lot like 1970s pop artist Patrick Hernandez while performing the 1979 hit, “Born to Be Alive,” with her team called the Disco Divas at the 2015 Crooners For CASA fundraiser at The Commons.

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The event raised $51,000 to help the nonprofit Advocates For Children train volunteers known as Court-Appointed Special Advocates to represent children in court cases involving neglect or abuse.

This year’s event will be from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. April 9 at The Commons.

Mike Rossetti, an Advocates For Children board member and the one who launched the benefit and still chairs it, said he loves the idea of seeing people with a song — and compassion — in their heart and money in their purse or wallet earmarked for voting for their favorite group.

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What: Third Annual Crooners For CASA team-oriented karaoke fundraiser generating money for the local nonprofit Court-Appointed Special Advocates. The agency trains volunteers who represent children in court cases involving neglect or abuse.

When: 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. April 9.

Where: The Commons, 300 Washington St. in Columbus.

Features: Cash bar and DJ Apollo after performances.

Tickets: $50 for individuals, $450 for a table of eight people.

Information: 812-372-2808 or