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From the Studio: Spokane Valley Performing Arts Center

What better way to talk about the new Spokane Valley Performing Arts Center (SVPAC) than by sharing some of the music that inspired it?  Executive Artistic Director Yvonne A. K. Johnson and Media Coordinator Susanna Baylon came to the studio to talk with Verne about the center, which will offer professional stage performances, mentoring opportunities for young people interested in the performing arts and more. It is the dream of the Spokane Valley Summer Theatre, which will go year 'round with the opening of its ninth season when SVPAC opens in June of 2024.

Verne Windham got his start at Spokane Public Radio 20 years ago. “I came in to complain and they hired me.” He’s now the Program Director, as well as the host of Morning Classical and Concert of the Week. When choosing music for Morning Classical, Verne likes to keep the agenda as broadly defined as possible. For Concert of the Week, he focuses on the best of recent local performances, mostly classical in nature. For many years, Verne was also the conductor of the Spokane Youth Orchestra. He enjoys gardening, his vintage car and playing French horn.
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