January 8, 2015

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alabama State Council on the Arts

Alabama Arts Radio Series - ASCA Deputy Director Barbara Edwards visits Roanoke to talk with Kesa Johnston Dunn

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Kesa Dunn and Barbara Edwards at the Main Street Theater in Roanoke, Alabama

ASCA Deputy Director Barbara Edwards visits Roanoke to talk with Kesa Johnston Dunn, who led the efforts to transform the site of a burned-out movie theater into an open air performance space with the help a Cultural Facilities grant from ASCA. Ms. Dunn explains the theater’s importance to several generations of community members who recall it as a gathering place as well as a movie house. Ms. Dunn and other members of the Roanoke Rotary Club took on the project so that the site of the old theater will once again be a gathering place for people in Roanoke to enjoy the arts.

This special radio series will air every Sunday at 2:00 P.M., on the Troy University Public Radio Network at:  

  • WTSU 89.9 (Montgomery and Troy)
  • WRWA 88.7 (Dothan)
  • WTJB 91.7 (Columbus and Phenix   City) 

This radio series may not be broadcast in your area, but it can be accessed via the Internet at: http://www.arts.alabama.gov/actc/radioserieslist.aspx

If you have been listening to, and enjoying this radio series, please send your comments to: barbara.reed@arts.alabama.gov

Listen first hand using the link below.

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