Dr. Michael Maddox, who has been serving as the interim director at Tri-Lakes Center for the Arts for six months, has been named as the center's permanent ED.
Here's the press release:
TRI-LAKES CENTER FOR THE ARTS is pleased to announce Dr. Michael L Maddox has been named Executive Director.
Michael has served as Interim Executive Director for the past six months, and after a comprehensive search by the Board of Directors, he has been engaged as the permanent director.
Maddox, who for decades has always been involved in the arts, brings rich experience to the position. debi Story Maddox, his wife of 41 years, is a prolific oil painter whose paintings have been displayed in galleries and museums throughout the U.S. He and debi have also authored five books, including two poetry publications.
As an event coordinator, Michael organized and promoted events at major venues, including Madison Square Garden, the Washington Monument, and the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles. He has also organized and promoted stadium events in foreign nations.
For 14 years, Maddox and his wife served as directors of Project Peace on Earth, a nonprofit artists retreat near Dallas, TX. While there, they organized and hosted major music and arts festivals, many of which were 3 - 5 days in length and featured more than 100 musical groups.
He also booked many bands at Dallas venues. At the Starplex Amphitheatre, Maddox booked opening acts and side stages for touring groups such as James Taylor; Emerson, Lake, & Palmer; Tom Petty; Dan Fogelberg; Crosby, Stills, & Nash; and the Benson & Hedges Blues Festival, just to name a few.
Last year, Maddox's Asylum Moon Agency, helped organize the first-ever Concert on the Lawn at the Fine Arts Center in Colorado Springs. The concert featured legendary folk singer Arlo Guthrie. ...
Michael also hosted a popular Colorado Springs radio program. His interview guests included John Tesh; Olivia Newton-John; Don Brewer (Grand Funk Railroad); Dan Peek (America); Carl Palmer (Emerson, Lake, & Palmer); Tina Wesson (second-year winner of CBS-TV's "Survivor" program); and Dallas Jenkins (Jenkins Entertainment, producer of Hallmark TV films).
Maddox was presented a Telly Award as Executive Producer of an award-winning television special broadcast in major markets. He has also been an interview guest on various radio and television programs.
The TLCA will continue to showcase local and national artists and sculptors, book talented musicians and bands, and schedule high-quality theatrical and comedy presentations.