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By Barb Van Atta At a news conference today (March 16), the Broome County Arts Council (BCAC) awarded $232,815 in United Cultural Fund (UCF) grants to 22 local arts organizations, community non-profits and individual artists. UCF monies will help provide general operating support for seven major arts organizations in the community and will fund 15 specific projects ranging from classes to concerts to film festivals, said BCAC Executive Director Laura Knochen-Davis. (more…)...
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By Barb Van Atta The Broome County Arts Council’s Heart of the Arts awards returned today (Sept. 4) with tributes to four members of the local cultural community. Honorees were announced at a 10:30 a.m. press conference at the BCAC offices in downtown Binghamton, hosted by arts council executive director Sharon Ball and BCAC board president Jim Rollo.  They are:

• HOTA Lifetime Achievement Award -- Albert Hamme, jazz musician and educator; • Heart of the Arts Award – Judy Berry, soprano and former marketing director...

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The Broome County Arts Council, located at 81 State Street, Suite 501, Stephens Square Bldg., Binghamton, will hold a news conference at 10:30am Thursday, September 4th to introduce the winners of  its Heart of the Arts Awards, the Lifetime Achievement Award and, new this year, the Frederick R. Xlander Emerging Artist Award.   The awards recognize individuals who have made significant recent and long-term contributions to the arts in Broome County,  while the inaugural Xlander Award will encourage the development of a promising visual artist.   Award...
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