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Truckee Arts League forms to support Performing Arts Center

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TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; A group of arts organizations and performing art professionals based in the greater Truckee area have formed the Truckee Arts League to support the building of a Performing Arts Center at the Community Arts Center (Old Rec Center) in Downtown Truckee, owned and operated by the Truckee Donner Recreation andamp; Park District. Years of planning have culminated in a critical decision faced by the Board of the District on how to move forward with developing plans. The League is encouraging all local arts professionals and patrons to attend the District Board meeting at the Community Recreation Center, 8924 Donner Pass Road, Truckee, at the Pioneer Center round-a-bout, Thursday, Dec. 8, 6 p.m. to show your support or learn more. The League will be having a strategy meeting at the Coffeebar on Jibboom Street Dec. 8, 3 p.m. before the District meeting. Truckee Arts League firmly believes a viable option exists that will generate significant employment for the region, both in permanent positions and construction-related employment. A vibrant arts center in the heart of Truckee would also have a multiplying economic effect on the andamp;#8220;after showandamp;#8221; crowd on town restaurants and bars. The key to the success of a performing art space will be the creation of a strong andamp;#8220;earned incomeandamp;#8221; component with creativity at its core.Truckee Arts League foresees a flex space for music/dance/theatre performance that would act as a sound stage for film, television and music production. Musical performances will follow the model of the Center for the Arts in Grass Valley and hopeful collaborative booking. The operating entity would be a nonprofit arts academy with a concentration in film and media producing a variety of projects, many with possible future commercial viability, through a collaboration of students, dedicated community members, aspiring professionals and the most experienced arts professionals in the country. The template for this model is the Yale School of Drama that combines these elements to develop plays that are ultimately staged on Broadway and beyond, thus creating a strong ongoing revenue stream to develop new projects.Initial members of the League include the Tahoe School of Music, eMedia Studios, Sustainable Tahoe, an eclectic crew of professional performers, arts and social service administrators and artists of all kinds. Any arts professional who would like to participate in the League contact Michael Rogers at 530-587-5160 or e-mail m@sumpeople.org.andamp;#8212; Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com