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"The Falling and the Rising" is a new American opera based on the true stories of dozens of active duty soldiers and veterans at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, The Old Guard at Fort Myer, and Fort Meade, Maryland. The opera chronicles the imagined journey inside the mind of a soldier following traumatic brain injuries suffered during a roadside attack, and was first proposed by a tenor in the Soldiers’ Chorus, Staff Sgt. Ben Hilgert.
Dr. David Mastran joins the BCA Executive Board, which is comprised of business leaders who provide expertise and guidance on key initiatives including messaging, advocacy, and strategic alliances within the private-sector committee.
The proposed district will create a specific arts zone that will incentivize arts development and create "deed restrictions, or limitations on rent increases" so that the community can accomadate the loss of another building that was a prominent hub for creative makers.
Organically propsed, with community buy-in and city support, San Franscico is continuing their path diversify their city through cultural and heritage districts. Residents and business owners of the Third Street Corridor are looking to follow the Calle 24 Latino and SOMA Filipino Cultural Districts in the city.