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Cultural Experience Project Introduces 3,000 8th Graders to the Fox Theatre
Posted Date: 9/5/2012 12:30 PM
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Mayor’s Office of Communications 
55 Trinity Avenue, Suite 2500 • Atlanta, Georgia 30303

Sonji Jacobs, Director 
404-330-6558, office 
404-276-6866, cell 
sajacobs@atlantaga.gov 
Reese McCranie, Deputy Director
404-330-6006, office
404-886-2334, cell
rmccranie@atlantaga.gov 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 09/5/12

Media Advisory

Cultural Experience Project Introduces 3,000 8th Graders to the Fox Theatre
Students from Pre-K to 12th grade have the opportunity to experience Atlanta’s premier arts and cultural venues

 WHO:

Camille Russell Love, Director of Cultural Affairs for the City of Atlanta
President Ceasar Mitchell, Atlanta City Council
Raymond Veon, Interim Director of Fine and Performing Arts, Atlanta Public Schools
Virginia Hepner, President, Woodruff Arts Center
Chris Manos, Producer, Theater of the Stars
Dr. Danielle S. Battle, Regional Executive Director, South Region K-12
Keisha Gibbons, Interim Principal, William M. Boyd Elementary School
David White, K-12 Regional Executive Director
Dr. Dione Simon, Principal, Coretta Scott King Young Women’s Leadership Academy

 WHAT: The City of Atlanta Office of Cultural Affairs will hold a press conference to launch its signature program of the Arts in Education division the Cultural Experience Project, for the 2012-2013 school year. The Office of Cultural Affairs partners with Atlanta Public Schools to give each student the chance to encounter a rich learning experience through the city’s many premier arts and cultural venues. From Pre-Kindergarten to 12th grade, the vision is for each student to visit one cultural venue every year at no cost to the student or to the school. Cultural Experience Project is an experience that complements their class instruction and brings learning to life. One grade. One venue. Guaranteed.

The 2012-2013 Cultural Experience Project school year kicks-off with 3,000 Atlanta Public School 8th grade students attending the Theatre of the Stars production of The King and I. Tickets to the performance are generously provided by Theater of the Stars.

 WHEN:

Monday, September 10, 2012
9:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

 WHERE:

The Fox Theatre, Grand Salon
660 Peachtree St. NE
Atlanta, GA 30308


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