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  • Profile of an Arts-Supporting Community: Richmond, Kentucky

    Mike Lawson | October 9, 2009


    Community leaders gather in front of the construction site for the Center for Performing Arts at Eastern Kentucky University.

    One cannot escape the barrage of news headlines reporting that nearly everywhere, states, communities and public school systems are feeling the wrath from the harshest economic storm to hit the nation since the Great Depression.

    Faced with shrinking revenues and higher operational costs, many public school systems have resorted to reducing or eliminating their band or orchestra programs while countless state and local arts councils and professional performing arts organizations are walking a financial high wire just to survive.

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