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BOSTON, July 29, 2015—Today, the Massachusetts House and Senate voted to override Governor Charlie Baker’s veto and restore $2.3 million in funding in the Fiscal Year 2016 budget for the Massachusetts Cultural Council. MASSCreative Executive Director Matt Wilson issued the following statement in response:  “The arts and cultural community is...
BOSTON, July 28, 2015—Today, 106 Massachusetts legislators sent a letter to House and Senate leadership requesting support for an override of Governor Charlie Baker’s veto to restore $2.3 million in funding in the Fiscal Year 2016 budget for the Massachusetts Cultural Council. MASSCreative Executive Director Matt Wilson issued the following...
BOSTON, July 17, 2015—Today, Gov. Baker vetoed a $2 million increase in funding for the Massachusetts Cultural Council that was approved by state lawmakers. MASSCreative Executive Director Matt Wilson issued the following statement in response:  “We are extremely disappointed in Gov. Baker’s short-sighted decision to veto the legislature’s increased investment...
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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...