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Host: Scott LaMar
The arts community in the city of Lancaster has always been strong. The city has a history in theatre, opera, music and art galleries that has deep roots.
But there are reports that in the past several years, there has been a new resurgence in the arts throughout Lancaster. Some have called it a cultural renaissance. There has been an influx of artists, writers, musicians, actors and arts promoters moving to Lancaster in the past few years.
Lancaster has become such a drawing place for the “creatives” as they have been termed, that some are saying it has potential to be a regional hub for the arts, similar to cities like Austin, Texas or Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Friday on Radio Smart Talk we’ll explore this Lancaster phenomenon with three special guests.
Barry Kornhauser has a long history with the arts in the city, having spent more than 30 years at the Fulton Theatre, and currently in charge of the Family Arts Collaborative at the Ware and Winter Centers at Millersville University.
Jason Mundok is a blogger with a weekly podcast “Around the Wood Stove” , focusing on the current Lancaster arts scene.
Jennifer Baker is the director of MOOSE, the Mayor's Office of Special Events, involved in helping promote the efforts of arts organizations.
Jason Mundok, Barry Kornhauser, Jennifer Baker, Cary Burkett
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