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Lt. Gov. Roberts Takes Statewide Arts and Culture Tour to the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School in East Providence

Roberts’ tour to highlight impact of arts and culture businesses on local economy

PROVIDENCE—Lt. Gov. Elizabeth H. Roberts will take her Statewide Arts and Culture Tour for Buy Local RI to the Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School at the Carter Center for Music Education and Performance in East Providence, Saturday, February 27 at 12:30 p.m.

The month-long Statewide Arts and Culture Tour for Buy Local RI highlights arts and culture businesses that create direct economic growth, jobs and new entrepreneurial ventures in Rhode Island.

“Since the Statewide Arts and Culture Tour launched, I have been to artist studios and galleries, visited small jewelry, craft and furniture manufacturers, and attended on-stage performances—all representing small businesses of the arts and culture sector that are a key component of Rhode Island’s economy,” Roberts said. “The businesses that make up the creative community grow our economy, create jobs, and help make Rhode Island a unique state to live or visit. As we work to support our locally-grown small businesses throughout the state, we cannot leave the arts and cultural economy behind.”

Lt. Gov. Roberts will visit Music School classes and attend a Chamber Music Master Class for performance students. The Rhode Island Philharmonic is the only fully integrated professional orchestra and music school in the United States, and each year the Music School serves approximately 14,500 children, youth and adults with lessons, classes, ensembles and community engagement programs.

A complete list of Statewide Arts and Culture Tour events is available on the Lt. Governor’s Buy Local RI website at http://www.ltgov.ri.gov/buylocalri/

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Department or agency: Elizabeth Roberts, Office of the Lieutenant Governor

Online: http://www.ltgov.state.ri.us/

Release date: 02-26-2010

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