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Maestro Michael Gesme seen during the Spring Concert at Bend High School in May 2022. 

For years, members of the Central Oregon arts community have dreamed of a large performance venue with plenty of space for seats, parking and accessibility for a variety of users.

That dream has taken a step toward realization with the results announced Tuesday of a seven-month feasibility study, which found area residents also show strong support for a multipurpose performing arts center, according to the study commissioned by the nonprofit group Central Oregon Center for the Arts and conducted by the Arts Consulting Group, or ACG.

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David Jasper is a reporter and assistant editor born and raised in Miami, Florida. He began his journalism career at the Weekly Planet, an alt-weekly in Tampa, before moving to Bend with his family in 2001.

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This is not a "study": it is a child's Christmas wish list. Just how much were the consultants paid to develop this unrealistic document?


how about something accessible via transit, biking, walking a rolling and not just driving


I was thinking the same thing. I have a fear this will end up like the new "central" library and be built close to nothing.

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