Performing Arts Commission meeting, 1/18

By Sheena Barnett

The first 2012 meeting of the Performing Arts Commission at the Link Centre was a small gathering, with Shawn Brevard, Margaret Anne Murphey and Melanie Deas.

The good thing to come out of that: lots of brainstorming.

Ideas pitched included:
- Various artists for upcoming Monthly Music Mixes (especially a battle of the bands or band showcase, to bring in younger audiences)

- A vocal showcase (lots of questions about who to get for this, should there be auditions, etc)

- Culture night

- Lecture series

Brevard, Deas and Murphey agreed that to make these plans happen, they’ll need more folks to make them a reality.

Upcoming events include:

Indie Film Series on Feb. 7, featuring the film “NY Export Opus Jazz”

Performance by American Boychoir on March 8

Monthly Music Mix featuring Robert Johnston on March 3

Next Performing Arts Commission meeting will be on Feb. 29.