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Tahoe Arts Project begins 16th year

Dan Thrift/Tahoe TribuneTahoe Arts Projects Board of Directors ready for a busy year are, from left, front row, Barbara Ruberto; Peggy Aguilar-Thompson, executive director; Yvonne Murphy, executive assistant; Kerri Montgomery, treasurer. Middle row, Konnie Susich, vice president; Michelle Langlois-Ott; Marianne Bennett. Back row, Jack Riggsbee, president; Allison Puleri, secretary; Simeon Miranda. Not pictured are Addie Chernus, Susan Earnest, Kati Graham and Bill Martinez.

Tahoe Arts Project is beginning its 16th year of bringing professional artists into local schools and the community.

“We have another spectacular line up scheduled for our 2002-2003 season,” said Peggy Aguilar-Thompson, executive director of Tahoe Arts Project.

Todd Green, multi instrumentalist, will be performing in the schools Sept. 17 through 25. He will appear in a public concert at 7 p.m. Sept. 28 at South Tahoe High School Little Theater. Middle and high school students will be educated and entertained by the “Living Voices” program titled La Causa. This presentation will teach students how Cesar Chavez changed the lives of Latin American farm workers.

The Missoula Children’s Theater will be back in town on Nov. 18 conducting auditions for “Hansel and Gretel.” Approximately 60 local students will be cast to perform in two public performances on Nov. 23 at South Tahoe Middle School multi-purpose room.

“This will be our 12th residency with the Missoula Children’s Theater,” Aguilar-Thompson said. “It is a perfect opportunity for children with no acting experience to participate in a play.”

The Standards will be joining TAP once again for two school shows and a special event public concert in December. The unique sounds of this remarkable a capella group will be presented Dec. 5 at Harrah’s South Shore Room.

In January, Festival of Four will bring their guitars and flutes into the schools. A public concert will be held Jan. 18 at Lake Tahoe Community College Theater. Middle and high school students will enjoy the multi-cultural theater group, Great Leap, in February. There will be a public performance Feb. 7.

To finish the season, Hobey Ford will bring his puppets into the elementary schools. On May 1, families can enjoy a public performance with Hobey and his puppets.

“Our public performances are a wonderful opportunity for families to attend quality performing arts programs,” Aguilar-Thompson said.

Tahoe Arts Project is a nonprofit organization that brings professional performing arts into 12 local schools serving more than 8,000 in kindergarten through 12th-grade.

“We receive a tremendous amount of support from our community and schools. Thank you for helping us enrich our children,” Aguilar-Thompson said.

For more information about Tahoe Arts Project call (530) 542-3632.s

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