ASC helps theatre reach all generations

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By Bernie Petit Communications Manager A funny thing happened when Matthews Playhouse of the Performing Arts began offering productions for kids nearly 20 years ago. Adults wanted to play, too. So the playhouse expanded to give adults in southern Mecklenburg opportunities to shine. “We try to be a big arts presence in Matthews,” said playhouse …

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Differences Dissolve Through the Arts

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By Bernie Petit Communications Manager Barriers – racial, language or otherwise – are broken each spring on the Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) campus. They are torn down by graceful movements during Dances of India performances that promote unity and celebrate diversity. “We bring people together through performing arts to show that we are more …

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ASC President Robert Bush shares how culture influences the next generation

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By Robert Bush ASC President  My parents thought I had lost my mind.  They made certain that I had every opportunity, including seeing me complete my M.A. in community education and securing a teaching position at a school for at-risk youth, so they couldn’t fathom how I could toss all of that work aside.  After …

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Saturdays are for dancing

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By Bernie Petit Communications Manager  Like most of us, Fraxedy Gomez looks forward to the weekend. But not because she gets to sleep in. Her Saturdays are spent in the dance studio, learning folkloric Latin dance – along with cultural and historic-related content – as a member of the Carolinas Latin Dance Company, supported in …

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