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State Arts Council, Rhode Island Arts Community Mourns Death of Newport Music Festival Director

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts and the Rhode Island arts community mourns the death of Mark Malkovich, III, the long-time artistic director of the Newport Music Festival, who reportedly was killed Sunday in a car crash in Minnesota according to the Minnesota State Patrol.

"Mark Malkovich was an internationally-respected music impresario, a nurturer of young musical talent, and a presenter without equal," said Randall Rosenbaum, Executive Director of the State Arts Council. "He was a leader and visionary, and we here in Rhode Island have suffered a great loss. The thoughts and prayers of the Rhode Island arts community go out to his wife and son, and to the many people who Mark touched through his work with the Newport Music Festival."


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  • Release date: 05-31-2010

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