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Music Industry Studies chair honored at CAC SweetArts event

January 16, 2009

John Snyder, the Conrad N. Hilton Eminent Scholar and professor of Music Industry Studies, will be honored at the annual Contemporary Arts Center New Orleans SweetArts 2009 event, a benefit for the CAC.

SweetArts 2009 takes place Friday, Jan. 16, with a pre-party reception for honorees at 7:30 p.m., and the main event at 9 p.m., at the CAC.

This year’s recipients will be honored for their efforts of making possible the Prospect.1 exhibit at the CAC and for giving wholehearted support to New Orleans’ cultural arts community. Snyder will be honored along with six others.

The theme for this year’s event is “An International Tryst,” and it features four floors of international art, courtesy of Prospect.1, complimentary cocktails and cuisine, and the entertainment of African stilt dancers, strolling Geisha girls, the Versailles Lion Dance Team and the Haptic Heat Hip Hop Dance Team.

Tickets for all events, which range from $100 to $500, are available online at www.cacno.org or by calling CACNO at (504) 528-3800.

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