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Notes from the Newsroom: Where did all the music go? (June 28, 2023)

Some months ago, I was sitting backstage in the Sweet Home High School auditorium, awaiting my turn to perform in the Gala Concert put on by SHOCASE.

As I sat there, it occurred to me that while we had one high-schooler on the program to perform, she was from Albany, not Sweet Home.

Although I’m not a member of SHOCASE (Sweet Home Oregon Coalition for Artistic and Scholastic Enrichment), I fully support its goals of promoting access, appreciation and understanding of the arts. In other words, raising the bar for arts in Sweet Home.

Unfortunately, speaking frankly, I think this is an area...