Katri Helena is a real legend and still going strong. To celebrate her 50th anniversary in show business her native home town Tohmajärvi has decided to name its main street Katri Helenan raitti. It replaces the old names Kauppakatu and parts of Kirkkotie, being about 1,1 km long. The renaming will take place during Potsipäivät, the village fest this summer, on June 28, 2014. Katri Helena will be present obviously, and will treat the people of Tohmajärvi with a free open air concert the night before.
A museum of her career is also planned and she has promised to donate some stuff herself. Who knows if the dresses she wore in Eurovisions in Jerusalem 1979 and Millstreet 1993 will end up there?
Katri Helena has just finished a tour of over 30 concerts celebrating her 50 years in business. The tour started in October 2013 and was mostly sold out. She will release a book and a new album, both titled Taivaan tie on April 12. A very fitting title as it translates to "sky's way". If you happen to be in Helsinki you can meet and greet her in Akateeminen kirjakauppa on that day.
*(This isn't the first in Finland. Rovaniemi's main square was renamed Lordin Aukio after their win)