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Video: Richard Stockton College part of effort to bring the arts back to Atlantic City

New Jersey’s largest resort is diversifying. It’s developing arts and culture as a significant part of downtown activities for both tourists and residents.

This video is part of a series from New Jersey Arts News

New Jersey’s largest resort is diversifying. It’s developing arts and culture as a significant part of downtown activities for both tourists and residents.

A lively arts district is planned for Atlantic City along Mississippi Avenue from Dante Hall to the Boardwalk. Key players are the Bay-Atlantic Symphony, Richard Stockton College, and the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority (CRDA). A new development at the corner of Fairmount Ave. will include 17,000 square feet of arts-related space for galleries, artist studios, and an arts cafe.

Residents and businesses have already seen increased activity in the Dante Hall neighborhood. On April 29th, the Bay-Atlantic Woodwind Ensemble performed a special festival concert for 200 area residents — filling Dante Hall to capacity. An expanded four-day Atlantic City Music Festival is planned for October 4th through 7th, 2012, featuring jazz, bluegrass, and orchestral concerts.

Richard Stockton College has long had a presence in downtown Atlantic City through the Carnegie Library Center — a Beaux-Arts gem at the corner of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard, and Pacific Avenue. In 2010, the College assumed operation of Dante Hall, a jewel box theater adjacent to St. Michael’s church with splendid stained glass windows and excellent acoustics.

 

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