Salt Lake City continues to push for a Broadway-style theater downtown, but how would such a facility really affect local arts groups and what would it bring economically to the community? On Wednesday, Jennifer talks with representatives from three cities – Dayton, Denver and Durham, NC – about their experiences building a performing arts center in their cities.
- Ken Neufeld, Operator, The Shuster Center, Dayton, OH
- Reginald James Johnson, Interim Director, Community and Economic Development, Durham, NC
- Randy Weeks, President, Denver Center for Performing Arts
Salt Lake City is bringing these three in to speak at a community forum tonight (Wednesday, Sept. 28) at 7 p.m. in the Main City Library auditorium, 210 E. 400 S, Salt Lake City.
Diyar Al-Bayati was a former Iraqi interpreter who accompanied U.S. soldiers on more than 200 combat missions. He was badly wounded and came to Utah as a refugee. Last week, he died unexpectedly and now his family is trying to raise the $15,000 it will take to return his body to his Iraqi homeland.
- Debra Clark, former refugee outreach worker and friend of Diyar
Contributions for Al-Bayati’s burial fund can be made at any Wells Fargo Bank under his name.
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