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Songs for Young Audiences

7 Nov

Singer and actress Julianne Johnson.

While we’ve yet to gorge ourselves on turkey, stuffing, pie, and fluffy potatoes, the heart of the holiday season is just around the corner. On December 1, we hope you will join the amazing Julianne Johnson at the PCPA’s Winningstad Theater for Home For The Holidays, a celebration of the season to benefit Young Audiences.

In addition to Janice Scroggins and Celebration, this year’s guests this year will bring a youthful zeal to traditional holiday music. High School a capella artists Altotude, under the direction of Carl Jeppeson, give a new twist to standard holiday fare. Under Julianne’s direction, the Portland Community College vocal ensembles, The Sisters in Survival Chorus and Vancouver Avenue First Baptist Mass Choir will lend the power of 80+ voices to the grand finale. From spiritually uplifting gospel to the sophisticated rhythms of jazz and celebratory music from around the world, Julianne will bring you and your family into the season with good music for an excellent cause.

Tickets are available at the PCPA box office, by calling 503-946-7272, and at all TicketsWest outlets.

Americans For The Arts – Update

2 May
With a recent budget victory, high visibility on Capitol Hill, and three new arts education reports being released, arts education advocates are gathering momentum to impact education policy nationally.On April 15, Congress and the president approved the FY 2011 appropriations bill which included restoration of the federal Arts In Education program – the only education program to be restored from being cut or terminated earlier in the year. This is a huge victory!  This was directly following a successful grassroots advocacy campaign by 550 advocates from across the country who joined actors Alec Baldwin, Hill Harper, Kerry Washington, and Kevin Spacey during the national Arts Advocacy Dayon Capitol Hill to support the arts and arts education.Last week, Americans for the Arts published its National Arts Policy Roundtable final report which captures the recommendations from an event co-convened at the Sundance Preserve by President and CEO of Americans for the Arts Robert L. Lynch, and Robert Redford, founder of the Sundance Institute.  Officials from both the U.S. Department of Education and the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities participated in the National Arts Policy Roundtable. The report identifies four key recommendations, including the need for increased research, strong public policy support, and better casemaking efforts from the field.These recommendations arrive at an important time. The chairmen of the House and Senate education committees in Congress have promised action soon on the reauthorization of the Elementary & Secondary Education Act (also known as No Child Left Behind). Most immediately, the need for increased federal research cited in the National Arts Policy Roundtable recommendations will be answered, in part, by two new federal studies being released this week:

Today, the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics is  releasing the preview of a study on the national status and condition of arts education — it has been almost a decade since the last one was published!  The full study is scheduled to be released by the end of 2011 and will be a key measurement of access to arts education.

Later this week, the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities is set to release their study    “Reinvesting in Arts Education: Winning America’s Future Through Creative Schools” which will promote successful arts education models and best practices as identified by this committee appointed by President Obama and chaired by the First Lady.

The momentum that has been built by recent advocacy on Capitol Hill and the boost from these national studies will serve the arts education field well as Congress considers education reforms later this year. Americans for the Arts will keep you informed on policy developments and call on advocates to take action when needed.

 source: info@artsusa.org

2011 Sunburst Awards Luncheon

25 Mar

2011 Sunburst Awards LuncheonThe Sunburst Awards focus community attention on the important role of arts and culture in education. The Sunburst Awards Luncheon is a joyful event that celebrates the power of the arts to enrich our children’s lives and education.

Each year Young Audiences Sunburst Awards honors members of our community who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to arts education. Award winners are chosen in the following categories: Education; Artist/Arts Organization; Philanthropy; and Advocacy.

It will be hosted by local TV reporter, Chad Carter. The Keynote Speaker will be the YA Artist of the Year, Gayle Danley.

Guests of the event will be educators, artists, arts organizations, philanthropists, advocates, prominent business/civic leaders, and YA board members.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Registration: 11:30AM
Event: 12:00PM to 1:30PM
Governor Hotel
Heritage Ballroom
614 SW 11th Avenue

Click here for tickets

$65 single ticket / $500 for table of eight

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