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Summer Solstice Leader Bows Out


Just three months before this year’s Summer Solstice parade, Claudia Bratton ​— ​the wizard of Oz behind the celebration the past 14 years ​— ​announced she’ll be stepping down this May. Bratton will take over as the Solstice artistic director, leaving her administrative, logistical, fundraising, and financial responsibilities to the board of directors.

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