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Culture notes: At 30, Young Audiences changing name; Hilty to star at Alliance benefit

ARTS
At 30, Young Audiences changing name

Young Audiences, the Woodruff Arts Center division that celebrated its 30th anniversary at a benefit luncheon Monday, has announced it is changing its name. Beginning June 1, it will become Arts for Learning, Woodruff Arts Center. “Our work is not only about exposing students to the arts as audience members, but also actively engaging them in their own learning,” explained Charisse Williams, president of the arts-in-education organization that serves more than 250,000 Georgia students annually. www.yawac.org. HOWARD POUSNER

THEATER
Hilty to star at Alliance benefit

Alliance Theatre has announced that stage and screen star Megan Hilty has replaced Rita Wilson as featured performer at the 6th annual A Tony Evening fund-raiser at the W Hotel-Midtown at 7 p.m. May 10. The theater cited a Wilson family obligation for the change. The party, which also will feature Atlanta singer Francine Reed, benefits the Alliance’s programs for youth and families. Single tickets, $350; patron pair, $1,500. Information: Bryan Saxon at 404-733-5186 or bryan.saxon@woodruffcenter.org.

Hilty’s A Tony Evening appearance will follow her 8 p.m. concert that same night at Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre. Tickets, $39-$75 plus applicable fees: 1-800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com.

HOWARD POUSNER

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