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Survey aims to study local impact of arts and culture

A survey now underway is aimed at gauging the economic and social impact of arts and culture in this region.

"It kicked off a couple months ago," said Howard Sandin, vice chair of the Upper Peninsula Arts and Culture Alliance, which is based in Marquette.

On behalf of the alliance, Sandin said he already has been collecting surveys at several local events such as at last weekend's Main Stage event for the Emberlight Festival.

Surveys also will be collected on Saturday, from 6-7 p.m. at the Historic Ironwood Theatre, prior to the 7 p.m. Neil Diamond tribute show titled the "Sweet Caroline Tour"...