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River City Blues Club and Dart Room

River City Blues Club and Dart Room

River City Blues Club and Dart Room is based on the premise that people will come to Harrisburg from surrounding communities for a reasonably priced night out on the town if they are going to be treated to the passionate and uncompromising performances of accomplished musicians.

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Swing Dance in Central Pa.

Swing Dance in Central Pa.

We can thank Central PA Swing Dance Club (CPSDC) and its vibrant and energetic cadre of volunteers for their passionate and inexhaustible efforts to bring the gift of swing to the masses. And judging by attendance, those both young and old love it.

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Local Record Stores

Local Record Stores

Beside the tattoo parlor, beneath a clutch of two-room rental units, two doors down from a nascent art gallery and in the back room at your local café, there are those who have been working diligently to gather a finely curated collection of crated vinyl for you to buy. And I contend that you should.

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The Makespace

The Makespace

In 2012, Liz Laribee, who spearheaded The MakeSpace collective project, was working as the events coordinator at the Midtown Scholar while searching out a location for a proper studio in which to create her own art. With the help of her landlord, WCI Partners, Laribee found the perfect location in this abandoned property. And with the help of her equally art-enthused partners, Catherine Rios, Amanda Owens and a number of others, she spent a month repurposing the space as the region’s grass-roots arts incubator.

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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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