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According to officials, JAACA is currently working with a developer to renovate the group’s historic building by December of 2018.
JAACA has also concurrently co-sponsored several events in the past few months, including a summer outdoor concert featuring the RPO Brass Quintet, the Garth Fagan Youth Dance Ensemble, and the Rochester Latino Theatre Company, in addition to arranging entertainment for the Annual Joseph Avenue Festival, which included an appearance by several cast members from Geva’s “In the Heights.”
“Our intern Kelsey Stewart from the Eastman School of Music was joined by several graduate student colleagues and performed in several Rochester libraries; Kelsey also spearheaded a music, reading, and exercise program for youth in several libraries as well,” the organization stated in a press release. “Not to be outdone, our Urban Fellow Emma Baker organized a bookmaking class for youth that was featured in several Rochester libraries, with terrific success.”
JAACA was founded in 2014, as part of a vision plan for Rochester’s underserved areas, in an effort to bring “music, dance, theater and the visual arts to families and children in a safe environment,” the organization’s website said.
Visit http://www.josephavearts.org/ for additional information regarding JAACA.