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Young Audiences of Louisiana Receives Arts Education Award

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Feb 09, 2012
New Orleans, Louisiana

On Thursday, February 9, 2012, Young Audiences of Louisiana was presented with the prestigious Arts Education Award at the 18th annual Big Easy Entertainment Awards' Tribute to the Classical Arts luncheon. In addition, students from Young Audiences' after school program at Woodmere Elementary were nominated for Best Ethnic Dance Presentation for their original piece "Something Sweet" performed at D'Project Inc.'s Souther Voices: Dance Out Loud 4 at the Contemporary Arts Center. The luncheon featured a special performance by the nominated students. According to Lauren LaBorde of Gambit, "The children of Young Audiences brought the audience to its feet with an exuberant performance of African song, dance and drumming..."

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About Young Audiences of Louisiana

Young Audiences of Louisiana was founded in 1962 to bring chamber musicians into local classrooms. Over the past fifty years, Young Audiences has adapted and evolved to meet the ever-changing needs of youth throught the state.

Young Audiences of Louisiana is part of a national network of 32 affiliates throughout the country under Young Audiences Arts for Learning. As the nations first and largest arts-in-education network Young Audiences Arts for Learning ensures the highest standards in arts education programs for over 5 million schoolchildren annually.

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