Lincoln Center for Performing Arts in New York City's Lincoln Square

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Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts
New York City is one of the leading cultural cities in America and the world. Various arts institutions and events are located through out the city and bring in large audiences. Among these institutions one stands out to be a leader. The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) is a 16.3 acre complex of buildings in New York City’s Lincoln Square neighborhood. The LCPA was built as a part of the “Lincoln Square Renewal Project” in the 1950’s. John D. Rockefeller III and other civic leaders pioneered the building of this organization. The complex is comprised of twelve resident organizations; The Lincoln Center for the Peforming Arts Inc, The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, The Film Society of Lincoln Center, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Juilliard School, Lincoln Center Theatre, The Metropolitan Opera, New York City Ballet, New York City Opera, The New York Philharmonic, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and The School of American Ballet. The LCPA is rooted in proving education and arts entertainment to many audiences and people through out the city, and the country. The Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts has three main roles. First is to be a present of artistic programming. The LCPA puts on more than five thousand events, performances, tours, and educational activities each year. Second is to be a national leader in arts and education and community relations. The LCPA reaches over a hundred city schools with varied education programs and events. And the third is to be the manager of the large Lincoln Center Campus, managing the events, appearance, and well being of the twelve different institutions on the property. The LCPA has a large responsibility in the arts world and has been involved in many initiatives to help expand it’s success and audiences reached. The LCPA is taking many steps to increase their progress. A large renovation project, costing about $1.2 billion is...
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