NOTO Live organizers cancel event as COVID-19 pandemic continues – News – The Topeka Capital-Journal

The NOTO Arts and Entertainment District has made the decision to cancel its annual NOTO Live event.

The event, scheduled to take place Sept. 12, typically draws visitors from the Topeka community and beyond and features the performing arts, live music, busking and the NOTO’s Got Talent competition.

According to a news release from the arts district, there is a light at the end of the tunnel regarding the return of programming, but there is still a level of concern within the community that has kept performance participation response low.

“We are regularly assessing safety measures within the district and want to bring back a lively, energetic, arts and entertainment district as soon as we are able and in a safe position to do so,” said Staci Ogle, NOTO’s program and communications coordinator. “With this year’s cancellation you can expect 2021 to be even more exciting, and double the fun.”

Next year’s NOTO Live is currently scheduled to take place Sept. 11, 2021.

An art show titled “Break A Leg” will remain on exhibit through the end of September. It is located inside the Morris Gallery at the NOTO Arts Center.

A special interpretative performance called “Lazaurus” will take place during September’s First Friday Art Walk by Tina Brackman. The performance begins at 6 p.m.

“Lazaurus exhibits rebirth of the artist and connection with the art material,” the news release said. “With music and performance, Brackman will guide the viewer through ideals, relationships, societal norms and breaking out of the metaphorical box.”

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