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Please join us for an exciting & inspirational concert with the Sunshine Performing Arts, a special needs performance troup from Guangzhou China. 


This Sunday, September 25th 

3 pm 

Clifton Center (2117 Payne Street)

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Sister Cities of Louisville presents a concert “Great To Be With You” with the Sunshine Performing Arts troupe of Guangzhou Children's Palace on Sunday, September 25th at 3 pm in the Clifton Center (2117 Payne Street 40206). Concert is free, but tickets are encouraged. 

For tickets, please clic​​k here.​

The Sunshine Performing Arts will perform original work and adaptations from The Magic Flute. The concert will consist of dance and music performances. The group has extensive experience in stage performances and art exchanges; it is the first children's fusion arts performing group, formed by devoted art-loving youth who share artistic dreams. The members are children with special needs, who suffer from visual impairment, autism, cerebral palsy and Down Syndrome.



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In 1956, President Dwight D. Eisenhower launched the People-to-People idea. His intention was to involve individuals and organized groups at all levels of society in citizen diplomacy, with hope that personal relationships, fostered through city, county and state affiliations, would lessen the chance of future world conflicts. Recognizing the importance of involving all citizens in world diplomacy, he called upon the nation's cities as the centers of opportunity, expression and economic growth, to unite with communities around the world in building a solid structure of world peace. 

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Louisville's nine sister cities and years of partnership are:

· Montpellier, France (1954)​

· Quito, Ecuador (1962)

· Tamale, Ghana (1979)

· Mainz, Germany (1994)

· La Plata, Argentina (1994)

· Perm, Russia (1994)

· Jiujiang, PR China (2004)

· Leeds, England (2006)

· Adapazari, Turkey (2012)

 


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