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ARTS AND CULTURE: Kayla Medlen – The Tribune

Genre Style: Blues/Soul/Singer-Songwriter

Location: Huntington, West Virginia

How did the project start? I have always been a singer. After several years of going to Marshall University and being in their vocal program, I decided to play out in bands. It was challenging and fun. From there, I continuously pushed to become more versatile in songwriting and performing solo. The rest is history in the making with a lot of vulnerability and sleepless nights of song writing.

What are three adjectives to describe your style? Spunky, energetic and soulicious

Walk us through your creative process. Does it vary, if so, how?

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Legawiec named director of Freeport arts and cultural group

Arts & Cultural Alliance of Freeport has selected Dana Legawiec to be its new executive director. According to the alliance, Legawiec is a nationally recognized communitybased teaching artist and educator. She has a Bachelor’s Degree from Princeton University and a Master’s Degree in Arts in Education from Harvard University. She is currently part of the faculty at Colby College and the University of Southern Maine Theatre Departments and founded the Theatre Program at Bowdoinham Community School. She is also an independent teaching artist for schools and organizations in New England. 

Arts & Cultural Alliance

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Houston Cinema Arts Society and Museum Of African American Culture Celebrate Juneteenth And Black Music Month

Houston Cinema Arts Society and Houston Museum of African American Culture partner on screenings at Moonstruck Drive-In in celebration of both Juneteenth and Black Music Month. Miss Juneteenth will play on Saturday, June 19th at 8:30pm with $30 tickets per car and Summer of Soul will play on Wednesday, June 23rd at 8:30pm with free advanced registration.

On Saturday, June 19th at 8:30pm, HCAS and HMAAC will present A Juneteenth Celebration: Miss Juneteenth and Doretha’s Blues at Moonstruck Drive-In. The program will consist of the Texas-shot film Miss Juneteenth by Channing Godfrey Peoples, previously screened at HCAS’s Beyond Film Program

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COVID recovery includes reviving the huge arts and humanities economy

When President Joe Biden signed the American Rescue Plan into law within his first 100 days of office, some questioned why it included funding for the arts and humanities. Each of our agencies – the National Endowment for the Arts and the National Endowment for the Humanities – received $135 million to support and sustain arts and humanities groups as well as educational institutions facing financial hardships brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Critics called it “wasteful spending” or unrelated to coronavirus recovery.

Yet many arts and culture organizations, from America’s small towns to its big cities, were

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