The Kennedy Center has a new leader, and this article about her is making swift rounds in my various feeds. I’m thrilled that the KenCen has opted for female leadership, but there’s a quote late in the article that holds a special resonance for me:

A lifelong lover of music and the arts, she noted: “I’m a failed musician; I studied, but I never thought I was going to be a professional musician. It’s just something I wanted to do and be around all the time. I actually consider myself a professional arts consumer.”

Welcome to the DC area, Ms. Rutter. We can’t wait to get to know you!

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