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Y@H wins 2012 WFCR Arts & Humanities Award

May 01, 2012

New England Public Radio is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2012 Arts & Humanities Award.

This year, The WFCR Foundation will honor glass artist Josh Simpson (Outstanding Individual), The Young@Heart Chorus (Outstanding Organization) and Gary Bernice, Director of Bands at The Springfield High School of Science and Technology (Emerging Talent).

Recipients will be celebrated at the annual Arts & Humanities Award Gala, May 1, 2012 at the Log Cabin in Holyoke. We’re thrilled to announce that Carl Kasell, veteran newscaster and the official judge and scorekeeper for NPR's weekly news quiz show, Wait Wait... Don't Tell Me!, will join us as the keynote speaker.

Established by the WFCR Foundation, Inc. in 2008, the New England Public Radio Arts and Humanities Award has been recognizing the rich and varied arts scene in our region for the past three years. The award recognizes the contributions of local talent, and brings greater public awareness to the critical role played by musicians, artists, dancers, actors, writers, and teachers in western New England, andis given in three categories: Outstanding Organization, Outstanding Individual and Emerging Talent.

All proceeds from the Gala support programing on WFCR and all-news WNNZ. We hope you’ll join us for this special evening as we celebrate the incredible arts community in our region and everyone who has a part in making it so.

Click here for Photos and more info about the event.

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