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Metro Parks Presents 2008 Mayor's WinterScene Performances

Wednesday January 2, 2008

Those who have the itch to enjoy the performing arts will find a lot to like during January and February with the 2008 season of the Mayor’s WinterScene.

Instead of residents having to seek out those opportunities on their own, the WinterScene program brings the arts to them, according to Mayor Jerry Abramson. With more than 50 performances at 30 different sites across Louisville, interested citizens can more easily find a stirring performance or fascinating workshop in their own backyard.

“Bringing the arts into neighborhoods across the city improves our quality of life,” said Abramson. “I’m pleased to once again make these high-quality performances available through WinterScene, and I hope everyone will make it to at least one community center or library for a free show.”

Through February 15, 2008, Metro Parks community centers and Louisville Free Public Library branches will host free one-hour performances and workshops for young and old alike. The programming features many exciting themes, including music, dance, drama, storytelling, and magic. Reservations are not required to attend WinterScene performances. However, in order to ensure enough space in individual workshops, patrons are encouraged to call the site in advance of attending those programs.

The performance schedule, description, times and locations can be found online at www.louisvilleky.gov/MetroParks/recreation/2008MayorsWinterscene.htm.

“Our goal with the Mayor’s WinterScene is to give citizens the opportunity to view and participate in high-quality arts programming close to home,” said Audrey Sprung, arts and culture manager.  “We have a wonderful variety of events this year – there’s something for everyone.”