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Culture notes: 7 Stages hosts two public ‘conversations’; Turner, Woodruff Arts Center launch Kent Fellowship

THEATER
7 Stages hosts two ‘conversations’ on arts, activism

In addition to the just-opened show “Mass Transit Muse” on its boards through May 18, 7 Stages is hosting two public “conversations” this month.

At 7 p.m. May 7, Fulton County Chairman John Eaves will discuss the place of arts in the county’s increasingly tight budget (free).

Then at 6:30 p.m. May 28, it will host a “Private to Public: The Art of Activism” session with panelists including playwright Topher Payne and B98.5 radio host Melissa Carter and the audience helping the Little 5 Points theater develop an anti-bullying program. Tickets, $10-$15, benefit the program.

1105 Euclid Ave. N.E., Atlanta. 404-523-7647, www.7stages.org. HOWARD POUSNER

ARTS
Turner, Woodruff Arts Center launch Kent Fellowship

Turner Broadcasting System and the Woodruff Arts Center recently announced the Phil Kent Creative Fellowship.

Each year for the next four years, a Kent Fellow will be named by the Woodruff and underwritten by Turner Broadcasting. This “emerging voice in the creative community” will contribute in a defined capacity to one of the arts center’s four entities: Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, High Museum of Art and Young Audiences.

Each Kent Fellow will receive a stipend of $50,000. Candidates will apply through a process to be established by the Woodruff. A committee formed by the center (to include Kent and a representative of Turner Corporate Responsibility) will make selections. HOWARD POUSNER

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