Saturday, August 1, 2015

Budget deficit may shutter popular University of Akron performing arts series bug - THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

The University of Akron says a budget deficit is forcing it out of the concert promotion business, jeopardizing a popular performing arts series. At stake are programs such as the Broadway in Akron series at the school's E.J. Thomas Performing Arts Hall. Lawrence Burns, the university's Vice President for Advancement, tells the Akron Beacon Journal for a story Monday ( ) the nearly 3,000 seat venue isn't closing but its role in the local arts community is changing. Burns says the hall will still be open to academic programs and available to rent.

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