- Letters to Editor
By MICHAEL EMERSON
The 2013-14 season at the EKU Center for the Arts is approaching and this year’s line up is on par with the Center’s past successful billings. While the Center’s current season is locked in, all future attractions will be handled by the new Executive Director, Joel Aalberts.
“This year’s season is set but I’m planning on more things to come in the next season.” Aalberts said.
Aalberts was hired in July from The Bloomington Center for the Arts in Bloomington, Ill. to manage the 2,100-seat theater and its programming. He is replacing Center’s interim director, Jill Price, who also oversaw the university’s conferencing and events. Price was interim director in place of Deborah Hoskins whose tenure was marred by human resource issues and financial mismanagement among other complaints.
A high-class theatre right next to the campus provides several opportunities for Eastern students to expose themselves to “higher” forms of art and entertainment besides movies and books. The season’s line up caters to a wide audience with events ranging from concerts, Broadway musicals and Weird Al Yankovic to more kid-friendly shows such as Dinosaur Train Live.
Students should find many interesting offerings over the course of the season. Film, theatre, and music students will appreciate the variety of shows that will be coming to Richmond this season.
2013-2014 schedule for EKU Center for the Arts