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The Center for the Arts in Natick with Dave Lavalley

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Jimmy sits down with David Lavalley, Executive Director of The Center for Arts in Natick, Mass to talk about this artistic jewel in the suburbs of Boston celebrating 25 years of arts, community and culture in Natick Center. 

TCAN provides a cultural center to the MetroWest Boston region, where national and emerging artists present performances, literary events, and art exhibitions in an environment that brings together individuals and families, children and seniors. Classes in music and theatre are held for students of all ages.

The extraordinary volunteers, community support and exquisite sound, lights and seating make this venue a destination for music, comedy, theatre, kid shows and independent film. They also host fundraisers and private rentals.

Topics discussed in this episode include:

  • Jimmy elaborates on what makes this renovated firehouse such an appealing place to perform. (02:29)
  • David dives into the evolution of the Art Community Programs (07:18)
  • Dining opportunities in the neighborhood (10:00)
  • David explains that with 270 seats they’re able to bring in national musical headliners such as Tom Rush, Rickie Lee Jones, The Smithereens, Deborah Henson-Conant, Vance Gilbert, Ronnie Earl, James Montgomery, Ellis Paul, Don White and many more plus nationally known comics like Jimmy Tingle, Lenny Clarke, Steve Sweeney, Kelly MacFarland and Robert Klein. (10:31)
  • David discusses the newer arthouse cinema programs (13:45)

The Center for the Arts in Natick is the Humor for Humanity Beneficiary of this episode, Click here to Donate

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