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NC African-American theater company gets grant

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Charlotte's only African-American theater company has received the funding its needs to remain a part of the local arts community.

The Charlotte Observer reports ( the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation awarded On Q Performing Arts a $105,000 grant for the company's next two seasons. On Q board chair Valaida Fullwood says it's the largest grant the company has received.

The grant will fund six performances in On Q's 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons.

The budget for the upcoming season will be $120,000, almost double the budget from the previous season. Also, Fullwood and On Q founder Quentin Talley are focusing on fundraising strategies.

On Q has seen its share of problems in recent years. In May 2013, On Q canceled Lynn Nottage's "Ruined" because of lack of money.

Information from: The Charlotte Observer,

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