RRCA receives grant for ‘Magic of Bill Blagg Live’ show

MANISTEE — The Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts (RRCA) has been selected to receive funding from Arts Midwest Touring Fund.

The fund is a program of Arts Midwest, supported by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional contributions from the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs and the Crane Group, according to a press release from the RRCA.

Arts Midwest Touring Fund engages people in meaningful experiences with the fine arts of dance, music, theater and other performing arts forms. Inter-state touring and the engagement of professional artists is central to the work of Arts Midwest.

“Arts Midwest is proud to support The Ramsdell Regional Center for the Arts in their upcoming engagement of The Magic of Bill Blagg Live,” Arts Midwest executive director David J. Fraher said. “Arts events like this not only provide uplifting experiences for audiences, they also create meaningful jobs for those employed in the arts industry – thus amplifying the effectiveness of our funding.”

The “Magic of Bill Blagg LIVE!” tour comes to the RRCA for one show only on Oct. 3. Critics and audiences alike rave about Bill’s interactive magic and jaw-dropping illusions that will have you rubbing your eyes in disbelief.

Blagg’s show combines his mind-blowing, magical talents along with his trademark off-the-cuff personality to take you on a magical journey. The “Magic of Bill Blagg LIVE!” is more than a magic show, it’s an interactive magic experience.

Based in Minneapolis, Arts Midwest is one of six nonprofit regional arts organizations in the United States. Its mission is to promote creativity, nurture cultural leadership, and engage people in meaningful arts experiences, bringing vitality to Midwest communities and enriching people’s lives.

Since its establishment more than 30 years ago, Arts Midwest has been serving audiences, arts organizations, and artists throughout the nine states of Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin, and beyond.

The National Endowment for the Arts is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education. Established by Congress in 1965 as an independent agency of the federal government, the Endowment is the nation’s largest annual financial supporter of the arts, bringing art to all 50 states, including rural areas, inner cities and military bases.

To learn more about RRCA programming, visit www.RamsdellTheatre.org.

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