Performing arts center idea to be revived by Alpharetta

About 7 months after the idea was talked about and tabled, the Alpharetta City board has actually authorized releasing an “sign of interest” for prospective partners in developing a 1,400-seat performing arts center.

The procedure was revived on a 6-1 vote, with Council Member Jim Gilvin voting in opposition.

The city, supported by the Alpharetta Convention and Visitors Bureau, formerly engaged Johnson Consulting to study the concept, according to a personnel report to council.

Evie McGarry to represent Australia at World Championships of Performing Arts

AT JUST nine years of age, pocket rocket Evie McGarry is the youngest competitor to be chosen to represent Australia in the “Olympics” of international carrying out arts.

Training more than 15 hours a week, the Year 4 student from Central Coast Adventist School certified after wowing judges with her performances at the national titles in January.

Tapes of her dance regimens were then sent to the United States.

There national directors assessed her performance against those of tens of countless hopefuls from around the world.

Hong Kong to boost funding for the performing arts

Hong Kong is branded as “Asia’s world city”, the quality of its cultural life still lags far behind that of London and New York, while Western classical music and grand opera are essential parts of cultural life in Beijing and Shanghai. Unlike Hong Kong– all tier one and lots of tier 2 mainland cities have first-rate Western opera houses.

Second, these arts are important parts of the life of any “world city” worthwhile of the name. Hong Kong has to show that it is a first-rate city due to the fact that of the total quality of life, of which the carrying out arts are an extremely crucial constituent.

A federal government report on the cultural and imaginative markets in 2013 suggested they are amongst the city’s most vibrant sectors, assisting financial development and task production. Advancement as a significant global carrying out arts centre will likewise benefit tourist.