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Performing Arts Center Recruits Ambassadors

By Laura Spencer

Kansas City, MO – The Metropolitan Kansas City Performing Arts Center launched a new grassroots community initiative on Monday called the Hands-on Campaign in an effort to tap into public dollars. KCUR's Laura Spencer reports.

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With 65 million dollars to go toward raising its goal of 326 million, the Performing Arts Center is moving into a new phase. Fundraising Chair Jan Kreamer says a team of about 75 community ambassadors has volunteered for the Hands-On Campaign, to raise money and develop audiences.

Jan Kreamer: They really want the Performing Arts Center to be a community center...and if that's going to occur..the time is now to really start building that constituency.

An October groundbreaking is scheduled for the complex at 16th and Broadway, which features a 1600 seat symphony hall, an 1800 seat hall for opera and ballet, and a 250 seat celebration hall. The Performing Arts Center is scheduled to open in 2009. Laura Spencer, KCUR News.

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