ENTERTAINMENT, BUSINESS AND POLICY LEADERS CALL FOR DNC PLATFORM PLANK AT THE 2004 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION

ENTERTAINMENT, BUSINESS AND POLICY LEADERS
CALL FOR DNC PLATFORM PLANK AT THE
2004 DEMOCRATIC NATIONAL CONVENTION

Art$, Education and the 21st Century Economy
Honorable Andrew Cuomo to Moderate Forum

BOSTON, MA (July 27, 2004) The Honorable Andrew Cuomo will moderate a forum featuring The Honorable Louise Slaughter, The Honorable Harold Ford, Bill O’Reilly, Arianna Huffington, Alan Cumming and Dr. Gottfried Schlaug at the upcoming Democratic National Convention that will bring together national leaders from the entertainment, arts, policy and business arenas to discuss U.S. investment in the arts and arts education, and their effect on the national economy.

Details of this invitation-only VIP event are as follows:

WHAT: Art$, Education and the 21st Century Economy

HOSTS: William Baldwin, Jason Bateman, Ellen Burstyn, Chris Cooper, Wes Craven,
Alan Cumming, Minnie Driver, Giancarlo Esposito, Tom Fontana, Tony Goldwyn, Wendie Malick, Kate Mulgrew, Richard Schiff, Jerry Stiller, Alfre Woodard

WHERE: The Sports Club/LA
4 Avery Street, Boston, MA (Adjacent to the Ritz Carlton at Tremont)

WHEN: 3:00 pm
Tuesday, July 27, 2004

PHOTO AND INTERVIEW OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE. For press credentials please contact Gibson Patterson (310) 722-6060. For tickets and additional information, please contact (212) 614-2121. Space is limited.

The Creative Coalition is the leading 501(c)(3) nonprofit, nonpartisan social and public advocacy organization of the arts and entertainment community. Founded in 1989 by prominent members of the creative community, The Creative Coalition is dedicated to educating its members on issues of public importance. The Creative Coalition, headquartered in New York City, also has offices in Washington, DC, Los Angeles and San Francisco. The Creative Coalition does not endorse or raise funds for political parties or candidates.

The Music for All Foundation is a national non-profit organization committed to expanding the role of music and the arts in education, to heightening the public’s appreciation of the value of music and arts education, and to creating a positive environment for the arts through societal change.

The International Music Products Association, commonly called NAMM in reference to the organization’s popular NAMM trade shows, is the not-for-profit association that unifies, leads and strengthens the $16 billion global musical instruments and products industry. NAMM’s activities and programs are designed to promote music making to people of all ages. NAMM is comprised of approximately 8,000 Member companies. For more information about NAMM, interested parties can visit www.namm.com or call 800-767-NAMM (6266).

Americans for the Arts is the leading nonprofit organization for advancing the arts in America. With offices in Washington, DC, and New York City, it has a record of more than 40 years of service. Americans for the Arts is dedicated to representing and serving local communities and creating opportunities for every American to participate in and appreciate all forms of the arts. Additional information is available at www.AmericansForTheArts.org.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contacts: Gibson Patterson, The Creative Coalition (212) 614-2505 (310) 722-6060

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