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      Performing Arts Center opens in Latta

      Ellis Performing Arts Center

      The Ellis Performing Arts Center in Latta opened two weeks ago.

      The Latta Schools Education Foundation formed six years ago to see that the center was built.

      The school district and town will use the facility to showcase community talent.

      "It is a great cultural addition to our little town and also to the community, and certainly an addition for the fine arts curriculum at Latta High School," Mayor Nancy Brigman said.

      Two former Latta students gave $800,000 to help with the project

      The 20,0000 square-foot facility has a full-sized performance stage, state of the art sound system and can seat up to 458 people.