BOONE — Shortly after a group of passionate local residents gathered in December 2011 at the first “Save The Appalachian Theatre” Task Force meeting, a subcommittee met to craft a positioning statement that provided clarity for the organization’s mission, values, and beliefs.

At the top of the list of how the historic theatre could achieve their ambitious mission was the phrase, “through outreach to, and inclusion of, local, regional, and national artists in our programming.”

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