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August 2010 Spotlight: Lotus Education & Arts Foundation + Amjad Ali Khan and Family

Lotus Education & Arts Foundation in Bloomington, Indiana, presented Amjad Ali Khan and Family in July 2010. This Performing Arts Fund—supported engagement was the organization’s 2010 “Summer Nights of Lotus” concert and included a public performance by Amjad Ali Khan and Family, featuring Indian ragas (from both Muslim and Hindu traditions) and Amjad’s original compositions, which are all built on masterful “conversations” on sarod between father and son and complemented by the rhythms of the tabla. Later in the performance, they were joined by Carrie Newcomer, with whom they have been working with to create a cross-cultural musical collaboration for an upcoming CD. For many in attendance, this was the most exhilarating part of the night, to experience the interweaving of guitar with sarod and the haunting echoes of quwwali singing complementing Newcomer’s clear voice.

2010 Midwest Arts Conference Preview

Join us in Indianapolis, Indiana this September for the 2010 Midwest Arts Conference. Expand your networks, discover new artists, and attend professional development sessions at one of the nation’s largest performing arts booking conferences. Come see why people are talking about the Midwest Arts Conference and join the conversation!

Advanced Training Program Interviews

The National Arts Marketing Project (NAMP) Advanced Training was a comprehensive eight-day program for Twin Cities arts organizations that prepared key staff to collaborate on a long-term marketing plan. Arts Learning Xchange documentarian Margaret Hasse interviewed our Advanced Training Program faculty about the current state of arts marketing.

Technology and Engaging Audiences

Watch a playlist of video excerpts from Technology and Engaging Audiences, an Arts Learning Xchange metro-wide forum that took place on November 17, 2009 at the Minnesota History Center. Presenters included Chad Bauman, (Arena Stage), Robin Dowden (Walker Art Center), and Ryan French (Walker Art Center). More information & additional resources….