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 VICTORY: Advocates override Gov. Baker's arts veto On July 29th, six months of advocacy by the arts, cultural and creative community paid off as the Massachusetts Legislature successfully voted to override Governor Charlie Baker’s arts veto, restoring $2.3 million to the Massachusetts Cultural Council (MCC). This unanimous vote in the Senate...
 Create the Vote 2015: Injecting arts & culture into the 2015 elections    Elections are a great time to talk about the strengths and challenges our cities face and the vision for our community. That’s why, in 2013 during Boston’s mayoral election, MASSCreative launched Create the Vote to inject arts...
 500-member student band revitalizes struggling Springfield school    When schools are failing, the curriculum needs to make bold, progressive strides to meet the students’ needs.  In schools like the High School of Science and Technology in Springfield where the graduation rate has fallen below 50 percent, one program is leading...
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The Drama Studio is one of a handful of youth theatres in the United States that offers quality, range, and depth in its acting training programs. For Springfield-area youth, the Studio's conservatory program offers an unusual opportunity for training that prepares its graduates (all of whom are college bound) to...