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May 2015

The 2015 Arts Awards


The 2015 Arts Awards

If you’ve ever watched an awards show, you know what to expect – a self-aggrandizing host, never-ending acceptance speeches and a glossy video or brief performance or two to break up the monotony.  Ultimately, everything worth seeing can be whittled down to a TMZ headline and a choice video clip making its rounds on YouTube and social media. But if past presentations are any indication, on Sunday, May 31, the Arts Awards will elevate two deserving honorees in a vastly different way.   A successful event by any measure, the awards show is heading into its 23rd year, and it remains as vital today as it was when it had first begun by placing the focus of the awards show on the “show” itself. Theatre Harrisburg, formerly Harrisburg Community...

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Art matters from a financial, cultural vibrancy and economic growth perspective, and ultimately it affects the quality of life for those with access to it. It's the visceral impact of the arts that hits hard and lingers long:  the way that an indelible image may worm its imprint into your eye and then mind and then dreams.  The forlorn droop of a melody, and the sign of resignation from a local trumpet player's final note. The unbearably gorgeous and aching silence of the final scene of a film shot in our region.  Every one of these offerings exists here in the midstate, and beats strong with art, and we must support it.


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