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Music Industry Studies chair honored at CAC SweetArts 2009

Loyola press release - January 26, 2009

John Snyder, Loyola's Conrad N. Hilton Eminent Scholar and chair of Music Industry Studies, was honored Friday, Jan. 16, at the annual Contemporary Arts Center benefit SweetArts 2009.

Snyder was awarded for his efforts facilitating the Prospect.1 exhibit at the CAC and “for giving wholehearted support to New Orleans’ cultural arts community.” He was recognized along with six others.

Snyder appreciates the honor and says it underscores the importance of the arts in the New Orleans community.

“There are many of us who believe that the arts can heal us, that they can inspire us to recreate ourselves, and they can support us in our efforts to meet the needs of a city that is in the process of reinventing itself even as it restores itself,” Snyder said. “I count myself as extremely fortunate to be one of those people and to be able to participate in these vital efforts.”

The theme for SweetArts 2009 was “An International Tryst,” and it featured 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.

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