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New Executive Director At Springfield Central Cultural District

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  An organization promoting arts, music, theater, and cultural attractions in downtown Springfield, Massachusetts has a new executive director.

    Karen Finn has been tapped to run the Springfield Cultural Partnership, the parent organization of the Springfield Central Cultural District.

    The walkable area of downtown Springfield is one of 44 designated cultural districts in Massachusetts. It was founded in 2014.

   Finn, who started in the job just a week ago, sat down in her office with WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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