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U2, Willie Nelson and Christina Aquilera Argue for Reuse of Old Auditorium as an Incubator for Musicians

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There were many mentions of Richard Florida’s book The Rise of the Creative Class at the NDDC’s March Forum. I was familiar with the book but after the Forum, I thought I’d just head over to the Public Library and check out a copy.

As I flipped through the pages, I was dismayed with the great number of charts and graphs. So I skimmed through until I found something that looked interesting to me, Chapter 16, “Building the Creative Community”.
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Artspace Moving Forward on Old Middle School

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Artspace Projects, Inc., represented by President Kelley Lindquist and Project Manager Andrew Commers, met with the joint NDDC-NAG Arts, Recreation and Culture Committee this morning.

In his opening remarks to the group, Lindquist was clear that Artspace has not walked away from the project. Artspace was under the impression that their development agreement was going to be cancelled and only wished to respect the decision of the community.

With the recent statements by the School Board and Carleton College, Artspace is continuing to work with the Northfield arts community on a community arts center that will serve student artists, emerging artists and mid-career artists.
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