Tuning Up: Arts and the economy + Midlands music lessons
“Tuning Up” is a morning post series where The Hub delivers curated, quick-hit arts stories of interest to readers. Sometimes there will be one story, sometimes there will be several. Get in tune now, and have a masterpiece of a day. And now, in no particular order…
Who’s ready for a long weekend? (Us, for starters, so don’t judge us for jumping up and down emphatically.)
- First… We’re serious about getting in those S.C. Arts Awards nominations! The deadline is tonight.
- Second… is the first of two entries about the arts and the economy. The redeveloped train depot in Blythewood is going to be home to a music school. And a new eatery. The 14-suite Freeway Music School is operated by Sara Ann and Don Russo.
- Third and lastly is some new data on arts and economic impact:
We’re certainly not here to represent the 209 and 102 as all arts and culture organizations, but it does dovetail nicely with the SCAC’s own study from 2018 (using 2014 data) that there are 115,000 arts-related jobs in the state that drive a $9.7 billion impact on the South Carolina economy.
Our thanks go out to all veterans of the U.S. Armed Forces for their service that keeps us free and safe.