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East Texas Performing Arts Festival showcases area talent

East Texas Performing Arts Festival showcases area talent
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Monday, August 5, 2013 - 8:17am

The second annual East Texas Performing Arts Festival continues to feature a variety of musicians and theatrical performances.

According to the president and executive director of East Texas Performing Arts, Sara Whitaker the nine day festival in Jefferson, serves as a way to not only showcase performing arts and music, but to also bring tourism to the city,

“August is a slow time for tourism and I thought, ‘What a great way to bring people to Jefferson,’ ” she said. “We want to bring people to Jefferson and for them to shop in our stores and experience our bed and breakfasts.” 

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