Chapman Officially Breaks Ground Today on the Center for the Arts
Hello Old Towne Orange and beyond. Making news today is the fact that Chapman University officially broke ground on the new Center for the Arts. I know, because I was there and got to check it out myself! No doubt you’ve all noticed the big construction site at the corner of Glassell and University, as well as the construction fences that are up. In case you aren’t in-the-know about what’s happening on that spot, I’m here to tell you that it’s going to be a gorgeous $64 million Center for the Arts…christened today as the Paul and Marybelle Center for the Arts. Paul and Marybelle Musco co-chaired the fundraising campaign for the project.
Normally I wouldn’t head over to a groundbreaking, but when I heard that Placido Domingo was going to be there, that meant I would be there too, couldn’t miss an opportunity to see one of the greats when it comes to music, culture and the arts! I could seriously swoon over Placido, he’s pretty much the whole package. While he didn’t sing today, we did get a chance to hear him speak and that was good enough for me.
The actual event comprised of your usual groundbreaking type of stuff, lots of donors and board members and very important people, including us media type. The Center for the Arts will be a 1,050-seat facility for Chapman’s Student Ensembles, professional Performing Artists and the local community. It’s scheduled to open in 2015, although I did hear Doti shoot for the stars today and hope it’d be done at the end of 2014…not likely!
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