Travel Restrictions Create New Headaches for Foreign Artists, U.S. Presenters, and Organizations Like Center Stage
One summer evening at Motorco in 2014, what seemed like a typical midlevel rock show had actually come about through exceptional efforts. The headlining act was Poor Rich Boy, a Pakistani ensemble on its first U.S. tour. The tour was made possible by Center Stage, a program funded through the State Department's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. It helps international artists untangle the web of financial and logistical barriers they must face to tour in the States.