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    “Immigration lawyers believe the State Department has been denying more artist visas after President Trump ordered heightened vetting for all visa applications earlier this year,” writes the ARTery’s Maria Garcia. President Trump’s second executive order on immigration, called for "immediate implementation of additional heightened screening and vetting protocols...
Arts Budget Threatened Again: Override Needed For the third time in three years, Governor Charlie Baker vetoed the Legislature’s Fiscal Year 2018 budget for the Mass Cultural Council and cut arts funding by 14%. If lawmakers do not override this veto, the Mass Cultural Council’s budget will be cut to...
MASSCreative to Highlight Arts and Culture During Mayoral and City Council Elections Over the next four months, MASSCreative will partner with local arts leaders and cultural institutions groups to run Create the Vote campaigns during their cities and town’s mayoral elections. The campaigns will highlight the important role that arts...
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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...