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Kickstarter campaign aims to fund symphony for Williamsburg 4th of July

Kickstarter campaign aims to fund symphony for Williamsburg 4th of July

WILLIAMSBURG - Two local men have started a Kickstarter campaign to help the city fund the performance of the Virginia Symphony on the 4th of July in the Historic Area.

Prior to this year, Colonial Williamsburg had picked up the tab. Colonial Williamsburg officials have said that, given the physical limitations of the Historic Area, it's not clear that the fireworks and the symphony draw more people than fireworks alone.

"I've heard that from them," said Bert Aaron, one of the founders of the crowd sourcing campaign. "They are sophisticated people over there."

But Aaron said he and Adam Steely, chef at the Blue Talon and Aaron's partner in...

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