Monday, June 22, 2009

Wynton Marsalis - Nancy Hanks Lecture

Wynton Marsalis knocks it out of the park at the annual Nancy Hanks Lecture on Arts and Public Policy. His musical oration entitled The Ballad of American Arts challenges all listeners to take action.  He leaves it all on the stage - truly amazing and moving!

Nancy Hanks Lecture - Wynton Marsalis

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Sunday, June 21, 2009

Donor Reception

It was wonderful to see so many people out yesterday at our donor sneak peek of the 2009-10 season.  Great to see the new season get such a good response.  People were especially glad to see that a couple of favorites (Susan Werner, Arlo Guthrie, Marcia Ball, Kathy Mattea) will be coming back to the MAC.  Know that we could not bring these wonderful artists without the support of our donors. 

Many of you commented on how wonderful our ticket office staff are and I have to second that.  In this age of Ticketmaster and faceless transactions over a computer it is nice to know you can call the MAC ticket office, ask for Julie, Mary Ellen or any of the box office assistants and receive personalized service.  If you have questions about artists, dates, seats or the like give them a call or drop by.  They have new hours Monday 6-9p, Tuesday thru Friday 10a-5p and Saturdays 10a-2p.

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Thursday, June 18, 2009

We have sent the brochure to press and tied a ribbon around our 09-10 season. Everyone is excited about what we think is a great array of artists and events with names like Jim Brickman, Arlo Guthrie, Bruce Hornsby, and Dee Dee Bridgewater. I think our dance is particularly strong featuring Aspen Santa Fe Ballet, Paul Taylor, Moscow Festival Ballet dancing Sleeping Beauty, Thodos Dance Chicago, and more. Donors get a sneak peek this weekend of the whole season - subscriptions go on sale July 1 and single tickets start flying out the door on Aug 18.

be well - SC