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President Michael F. Adams on music and UGA - From the President
March 2010 Issue
Michael F. Adams Q: Athens has become known as a music city. How does the university fit into that image? A: UGA is at the epicenter of the development of the music scene here. Many of the groups include students. The best known manager of the most successful band, R.E.M. (whose members were students), is Bertis Downs, who was a law student. Mark Maxwell developed studios and other facilities in town to support the music here. You can’t talk about the growth of the music scene without talking about students, whether as performers or fans. UGA’s Performing Arts Center, along with other venues in Athens such as the Classic Center, the Rialto Room, the Melting Point, the 40 Watt Club, the Georgia Theatre and others have, for years now, offered opportunities for our students and alumni to gain music performance, production and management experiences while providing this community with a rich, diverse array of good music to enjoy. Q: The …
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