Arts Council goes to great lengths to bring quality entertainment to "The
Rock." At least as far as New York
council's performing arts coordinator, Molly Miller, just returned from "The
Big Apple" where she attended the annual conference of the Association of
Performing Arts Presenters.
-- (Arts Council 1 "and
that's where...in N.Y.C.")
One of the
themes of the conference was promoting arts during an economic downturn.
-- (Arts Council 2 "There was a lot ... engaging
Miller, who grew up in Kodiak and
danced professionally in New York,
is now in charge of booking acts for upcoming seasons of Kodiak's performing
arts series. She said that next year's slate of entertainment is pretty well
set but she's on the look-out for future acts to wow Kodiak audiences.
With 1,000 acts showcased at the
conference there was plenty of research available for Miller and the other
attendees. She estimates that on one day she watched around 15 acts perform.
And while she saw some great performances, after awhile watching even great
acts can be a chore.
-- (Arts Council 3 "there was one ... got to
performing arts coordinator job is a part-time, federal grant funded position
with the Kodiak Arts Council. Miller said the trip to New York was paid for in part by that grant.
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returned from New York Thursday.
of the Kodiak Arts Council's performing arts series continues this month with
"Tap Kids." The young and innovative tap dancing troupe takes to the
stage of the Gerald C. Wilson Auditorium on Saturday , January 30th
at 8 p.m.