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August 13, 2018

Following a performance at the Blossom Music Center, Yo-Yo Ma joined community members, the Kennedy Center’s Arts Across America campaign, and the Aspen Institute to explore how to use the Mahoning Valley’s cultural assets to strengthen the region’s economic and social fabric. The day was both a celebration of the Valley’s extraordinary community and revitalization efforts and an opportunity to forge new connections, refocusing the revitalization conversation around culture’s role in the Valley. A free concert at the Warren Amphitheater featuring the Youngstown Symphony Orchestra, Howard Howell & The Point Five Band, Arielle T. Green, the Warren Philharmonic Orchestra, Darrius Simmons, and Yo-Yo Ma brought the conversation to thousands. Read more at Warren, OH’s Tribune Chronicle and Youngstown, OH’s The Vindicator.