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WELCOME TO THE CONFERENCE                                                                                  CONTENTS
The Midwest Arts Conference has come home! We are very                                                     Conference Schedule                         2
proud to co-chair the Conference as it returns to Minneapolis
for its 24th incarnation. The Midwest Arts Conference and Arts                                             Professional Development                    3
Midwest’s commitment to strong programming has made this                                                   Overview
event the largest, best attended of the regional conferences.
                                                                                                           General Information                         5
The arts presenting world is changing, and we are all faced with
new circumstances that challenge our dedication to the arts.                                               Daily Schedule
But each year it is our joy to be among fellow Midwest Arts                                                  Wednesday                                 15
Conference attendees. Their invaluable knowledge, energy,                                                    Thursday                                  21
and creativity invigorate our work and expand our collective                                                 Friday                                    31
vision for the coming season. This year, we are excited by new                                               Saturday                                  43
professional development opportunities and especially by having
marketing guru Seth Godin with us. He articulates how those of                                             Spotlight Showcases
us who work behind the scenes are also important artists — bold                                              Thursday                                  65
and passionate, creating inspiration through experiences, and                                                Friday                                    67
having profound impact on audiences.
                                                                                                           Independent Showcases
So here we are, steadfast, courageous, and true! As we congregate                                            Wednesday                                 69
with our colleagues on all sides of the equation — artists, agents,                                          Thursday                                  73
managers, presenters, and service organizations — we recognize                                               Friday                                    80
our symbiosis: the mutually beneficial relationship between
different people or groups. This connection leads to collaboration,                                        Maps                                        85
and collaboration develops into friendship. We speak the same
language and we share the same joys and challenges. We need
each other; we depend on each other; we’re all in this together.

Thank you to Arts Midwest, to our many sponsors, and to
everyone here in Minneapolis who makes everything possible as
we continue to represent the best that humanity can be.



Robert Baird                                      Tanya M.B. Gertz
Conference Co-Chair                               Conference Co-Chair
                                                                                                           Cover photo: Euclid Quartet performs as part
President                                         Director of Campus Programming
                                                                                                           of the 2010 Conference’s Spotlight Showcases.
BAM! Baird Artists Management                     Luther College
                                                                                                           Photo by Tiffany Rodgers.
Toronto, Ontario                                  Decorah, Iowa
                                                                           Photo by Peterson Photography




                                                                                                           Arts Midwest is committed to using
                         Photo by Andrew Gilpin




                                                                                                           environmentally friendly practices whenever
                                                                                                           possible. This recyclable publication
                                                                                                           is printed with soy-based ink on paper
                                                                                                           containing post-consumer recycled fibers.
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CONFERENCE SCHEDULE
                social + neTwoRkinG evenTs                           MaRkeTPlace                    PRofessional
                     PeRfoRMances + Meals                             exhiBiT hall                   DeveloPMenT
 WEDNESDay, SEpTEMbER 7 | REGiSTRaTiON: 9:30-6:00
Morning                                          Exhibitor Load-In                   Pre-Conference Seminars
                                                 10:00-5:00                          10:00-1:00 & 2:00-5:00
                                                                                        101 Workshops 1:30-2:30
Afternoon
                                                                                        New Colleague Connection
               New Connections Mingler                                                  Orientation
               4:30-5:30                                                                3:00-4:30
               Opening Reception
               @ Nicollet Island Pavilion
Evening        6:00-8:00
               Independent Showcases
               8:30-Midnight
 THURSDay, SEpTEMbER 8 | REGiSTRaTiON: 7:30-5:30
Morning        Continental Breakfast +                                               Presenter Network Meetings
               Table Discussions                                                     8:00-9:00
               7:30-9:00                         Marketplace Business Hours
                                                 9:00-10:30
                                                 Marketplace Accessible              Service Organization Meetings
                                                 Informal Networking + Meetings      10:30-11:30
Afternoon                                        10:30-Noon
               Plenary Session:
               Keynote Address + Boxed Lunch
               12:15-2:30                        Marketplace Business Hours
                                                 2:45-4:30

                                                 Marketplace Accessible
Evening        Spotlight Showcases               Informal Networking + Meetings
               @ Pantages Theatre                4:30-5:00
               6:30-9:30
               Independent Showcases
               9:30-Midnight
 FRiDay, SEpTEMbER 9 | REGiSTRaTiON: 7:30-5:30
Morning        Continental Breakfast +                                               Roundtable Discussions
               New Colleague Reconnections                                           8:00-9:00
               7:30-9:00
                                                 Marketplace Accessible              Workshops
                                                 Informal Networking + Meetings      9:15-10:45
                                                 9:00-10:45
                                                 Marketplace Business Hours
Afternoon      All-Conference Luncheon           10:45-12:15
               12:30-2:00
                                                 Marketplace Business Hours
                                                 2:15-4:00
                                                 Minute to Mingle +
                                                 Marketplace Accessible
Evening                                          Informal Networking + Meetings
               Spotlight Showcases               4:00-5:00
               @ Pantages Theatre
               6:30-9:30
               Independent Showcases
               9:30-Midnight
 SaTURDay, SEpTEMbER 10 | REGiSTRaTiON: 8:00-3:30
Morning        Continental Breakfast +
               Table Discussions                                                     NAPAMA + Presenter Ntwk. Mtgs.
               8:00-9:30                                                             8:30-9:30
                                                 Marketplace Accessible              Workshops
                                                 Informal Networking + Meetings      9:45-11:00
                                                 9:30-11:15
Afternoon      Brunch
               11:30-12:30
                                                 Marketplace Business Hours
                                                 12:45-3:30

                                                 Exhibitor Load-Out
                                                 3:30-4:30
               Closing Party
Evening        @ Dakota Jazz Club & Restaurant
               5:00-6:30
This schedule subject to change.
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pROFESSiONaL DEVELOpMENT OVERViEW
                            skill-BUilDinG/TacTical                            PolicY/sTRaTeGY                     TRenD/BiG PicTURe
MARKETING &            Social Media in Practice ($) | pg. 15    Social Media Isn’t SIMPLE ($) | pg. 15   KEYNOTE ADDRESS
COMMUNICATIONS                                                                                           Seth Godin: Invisible or
                                                                                                         Remarkable? | pg. 27
                       The Art of the Pitch | pg. 17            Social Fundraising: When Donors
                                                                Are Digital | pg. 44

                       Making an Impact at Conferences
                       and Trade Shows | pg. 33

AUDIENCE               Creating Shared Meaning: Learning                                                 Idea Swap! Innovative Practices in
DEVELOPMENT            How to Talk about the Art | pg. 44                                                Audience Engagement | pg. 37
& COMMUNITY
ENGAGEMENT
                                                                                                         The Present and Future of Playbills
                                                                                                         and Program Notes | pg. 33

ORGANIZATIONAL         To Comply or Not to Comply:              Social Media Isn’t SIMPLE ($) | pg. 15   Building a Better Business Model
MANAGEMENT             The Revised 2010 ADA Regulations                                                  pg. 37
& OPERATIONS           pg. 44
                                                                I Need Permission for That?!
                                                                What You Need to Know about              The Present and Future of Playbills
                       Making an Impact at Conferences          Copyrights and Licenses | pg. 44         and Program Notes | pg. 33
                       and Trade Shows | pg. 33

                                                                Business Solutions for the Artist
                                                                and Agency | pg. 35


                                                                Working with Commercial Promoters
                                                                pg. 35


                                                                The Magical Legal Laboratory | pg. 33


DEVELOPMENT                                                     Social Fundraising: When Donors
& FUNDRAISING                                                   Are Digital | pg. 44


PROGRAM                Before You Book It | pg. 17              Working with Commercial Promoters        Behind the Scenes: Commissioning
DEVELOPMENT                                                     pg. 35                                   and Collaboration in the Real World
& MANAGEMENT                                                                                             ($) | pg. 15
                       Creating Shared Meaning: Learning
                       How to Talk about the Art | pg. 44       Success in Block Booking: Art or
                                                                Science? | pg. 33                        The Rewards and Challenges of
                                                                                                         Working with International Artists
                                                                                                         pg. 31
                                                                Outdoor Festivals and Programs
                                                                pg. 31

FIELD-RELATED          Introduction to the World of Arts        I Need Permission for That?!             The Landscape of Cultural Equity:
ISSUES                 Presenting | pg. 17                      What You Need to Know about              Embracing Diversity, Equity, and
                                                                Copyrights and Licenses | pg. 44         Change for Collective Impact
                                                                                                         pg. 35

                                                                Small Presenters: What’s the Buzz?
                                                                What’s a-Happenin’? | pg. 33             The Rewards and Challenges of
                                                                                                         Working with International Artists
                                                                                                         pg. 31
                                                                Success in Block Booking: Art or
                                                                Science? | pg. 33


                                                                The Minnesota Legacy Amendment:
                                                                How Minnesota Funded the Arts
                                                                and Environment | pg. 31


                                                                The Magical Legal Laboratory
                                                                pg. 33

LEADERSHIP                                                      Leadership Discovery: In You,            The Landscape of Cultural Equity:
& MANAGEMENT                                                    in Others, in Your Organization ($)      Embracing Diversity, Equity, and
                                                                pg. 15                                   Change for Collective Impact
                                                                                                         pg. 35


($) indicates pre-Conference seminars that require an extra fee. All other seminars are included with your registration.
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abOUT aRTS MiDWEST
Thank you for joining us at the 24th annual Midwest arts conference, one of the largest convenings in
the nation for the performing arts. Managed by Arts Midwest, the Midwest’s regional arts organization,
the Conference is committed to providing a productive and energized environment where performing
arts professionals come together to connect and collaborate. We are thrilled to offer great programming
this year, including enriching professional development sessions and myriad opportunities to conduct
business and explore new artists at performances and in the Marketplace.

arts Midwest promotes creativity, nurtures cultural leadership, and engages people in meaningful arts
experiences, bringing vitality to Midwest communities and enriching people’s lives. To those ends, we
create and support diverse, highly valued performing, visual, and literary arts and capacity-building
programs — providing opportunities for audiences throughout the Midwest and the world to experience
arts and culture.

In addition to the Midwest Arts Conference, we support the performing arts field through programs
such as Arts Midwest World Fest, Performing Arts Fund, Caravanserai: A place where cultures meet,
Shakespeare in American Communities, and NEA Jazz Masters Live. We encourage you to visit our
Web site, follow us on Twitter, and like us on Facebook to stay informed about our various programs
and initiatives.


CONNECT



connect:                           follow:                             like:
www.artsmidwest.org                @artsmidwest                        www.facebook.com/artsmidwest

                                   hashtag:
                                   #macbuzz


GUiDeBook sMaRTPhone aPP
The Midwest Arts Conference is pleased to provide attendees with Guidebook,
a smartphone app that helps you navigate the daily schedule, professional
development sessions, sponsored events, the Marketplace, and performances.
Download the app to your phone by following these instructions:

  •	 Scan	this	QR	Code	with	your	smartphone’s	barcode	reader.
  •	 Visit	http://www.guidebookapp.com/getit/	from	your	phone’s	browser.	
     Your phone will be automatically redirected to the correct download location.
  •	 Visit	your	phone’s	app	store	or	marketplace	and	search	for	the	Guidebook	app.
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SpONSORSHip + SUppORT
We would like to express our gratitude to the following organizations for their important contributions
to the 2011 Midwest Arts Conference. Please take a moment to thank them— we depend on this
financial support!




        GeneRal sUPPoRT                                 all-confeRence lUncheon                                      BRUnch
      National Endowment for the Arts                             The Passing Zone,                                Cirque Montage,
                                                        represented by Geodesic Management            represented	by	Robin	Klinger	Entertainment
                                                                     Exhibit 904                                      Exhibit 307




                                                                  Délégation du Québec
                                                                        Chicago


               ToTe BaGs                                     oPeninG RecePTion                                   closinG PaRTY
  Consulate General of Canada, Minneapolis                 Délégation	du	Québec	à	Chicago                            IMG Artists
                                                                                                                     Exhibit 408




        naMe TaG lanYaRDs                                             noTe PaDs                                hoTel keY caRDs
       Minnesota Presenters Network                               Riders	In	The	Sky,	                          Center Productions, Inc.
                                                         represented by New Frontier Touring                         Exhibit	216
                                                                     Exhibit 508




                ARTISTS

         PockeT scheDUles                              new colleaGUe connecTion                         new colleaGUe connecTion
              Opus 3 Artists                               BAM! Baird Artists Management                              NAPAMA
             Exhibit	714B/716                                       Exhibit 205




  confeRence e-coMMUnicaTion                         confeRence e-coMMUnicaTion                                in-kinD sPonsoR
                KMP Artists                                   Baylin Artists Management                           Walker Art Center
                Exhibit 507                                          Exhibit 111




iN paRTNERSHip WiTH




    PlenaRY session                          PlenaRY session                       PlenaRY session                confeRence PaRTneR
       PaRTneR                                  PaRTneR                               PaRTneR                       Mid-America Arts Alliance
     Arts Learning Xchange                   The Wallace Foundation           Minnesota Community Foundation
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LEaDERSHip
aRTs MiDwesT sTaff                                        aRTs MiDwesT
David J. Fraher, executive director                       BoaRD of DiRecToRs
Susan T. Chandler, assistant director                     Dennis	Holub,	chair,	Rapid	City,	SD
angela Urbanz, senior program director                    Peter Capell, vice-chair, Minneapolis, MN
katherine Reinhardt, program manager                      Cyndi Pederson, treasurer, Des Moines, IA
Megan Torkelson, program associate                        Sylvia C. Kaufman, secretary, Chicago, IL
heather everhart, program assistant                       Barbara	S.	Robinson,	chair	emeritus,	Cleveland,	OH
Ken Carlson, senior program director                      Bruce	Bernberg,	Racine,	WI
Christy Dickinson, senior program director                Brian J. Bonde, Sioux Falls, SD
Cate Domino, executive assistant & legislative liaison    John Bracey, Lansing, MI
Joshua Feist, program associate                           Loann Crane, Columbus, OH
Birdie Freitag, program associate                         Kenneth Fischer, Ann Arbor, MI
Angharad Guy, program manager                             David J. Fraher, ex-officio, Minneapolis, MN
Yumiko Inomata, finance & office assistant                William Jackson, Des Moines, IA
Colleen McLaughlin, director of external relations        Emily Maltz, Minneapolis, MN
Autumn Patterson, web & technology manager                Rhoda	Pierce,	Highland	Park,	IL
Adam Perry, senior program director                       Jan Webb, Bismarck, ND
Sharon	Rodning	Bash,	program	director
Anne	Romens,	external	relations	manager
Christine Taylor, director of operations
Claire	Vinocur,	development	assistant

Bold indicates primary Midwest Arts Conference staff




SCHOLaRSHipS
DaviD J. fRaheR fUTURe leaDeRs’ fUnD
In January 2009, David Fraher celebrated 25 years as executive director of Arts Midwest. In honor of
his leadership, vision, and contributions to the field, Arts Midwest’s board of directors, staff, and many
of David’s friends and colleagues established the David J. Fraher Future Leaders’ Fund. Now in its
third year, this fund remains committed to nurturing the next generation of cultural leaders through
providing networking opportunities, mentorship, and learning experiences within the industry. Please
join us in welcoming Jennie Germain, this year’s Future Leaders’ Fund recipient.

loRRaine GRoss MeMoRial scholaRshiP
The Conference welcomes Lorraine Gross Memorial Scholarship recipient Jarrad Bittner, a music
performance major at Lawrence University in Appleton, Wisconsin. The Wisconsin Presenters Network
established this scholarship in recognition of Dr. Lorraine Haugk Gross (1935–1998), a long-time
faculty member at the University of Wisconsin–Whitewater and a frequent attendee of the Midwest Arts
Conference. The scholarship enables one student from Wisconsin to attend the Conference each year.
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OUR SiNCEREST THaNKS
•	 Barbara lau, Spotlight Showcase technical producer
•	 The	staff of Brede exposition services, especially Terri Schalesky, exposition services coordinator,
   and Sharon Sandvik, customer service representative
•	 Robert Baird, president, and laurelle favreau, board of directors member-at-large, North
   American Performing Arts Managers and Agents (NAPAMA)
•	 Our	spotlight showcase panelists
•	 laura sweet for connecting us to local events
•	 All	volunteers for providing onsite support to the Conference. (See the Conference Updates insert
   for a list of our 2011 volunteers.)


new colleaGUe connecTion

The aDvisoRY TeaM helps shape the new colleague connection program:
Karen Lane Christilles, The Lied Center of Kansas
Jeannette Gardner, Gardner Arts Network
Pat Hazell, Sweetwood Productions

The MenToRs share experience and knowledge with first-time attendees:
Patricia Alberti, Patricia Alberti Performing Arts      Craig Knudsen, Knudsen Productions
   Management                                           Larry	Kosson,	The	Roots	Agency
Betty Allan, Chester Fritz Auditorium                   John MacAdams, Knudsen Productions
Robert	Baird,	BAM!	Baird	Artists	Management             Anthony S. Manrique, All-American Boys Chorus
Laura Burkhart, New Orleans Ballet Association          David	Marty,	Reif	Arts	Council	
Karen Lane Christilles, The Lied Center of Kansas       Mister MOJO, MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies
Laura Z. Clavio, Purdue Convocations                    Jim O’Connell, Performing Arts Foundation
Rachel	Cohen,	Cadence	Arts	Network                      Nancy Oeswein, Auburn Moon Agency
Burton Dikelsky, The Center for Performing Arts,        Manuel Prestamo, PMI: Performance Management
   Governors State University                              International
Steve Duchrow, Elgin Community College                  Charles	Robin,	Edison	Theatre	
Jeannette Gardner, Gardner Arts Network                 Liz Silverstein, Siegel Artist Management
Patrick Grace, Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota     Kevin Spencer, Spencers: Theatre of Illusion
Mike Green, Mike Green & Associates                     Anna M. Thompson, Marie P. DeBartolo Center for the
Sara Haugen, University of Minnesota–Morris                Performing Arts, University of Notre Dame
Pat Hazell, Sweetwood Productions                       Ken Waldman, Nomadic Productions
Tommy	Hensel,	Moraine	Valley	Community	College          Eric	Williams,	Theatre	IV
Brian	Jose,	College	of	Saint	Benedict/Saint	John’s	     Martha Woods, Jonathan Wentworth Associates Ltd.
   University

See the Conference Updates insert for a list of additional mentors.
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PRofessional DeveloPMenT

The liaison works with the conference team and Resource committee:
Anne Hunter, Marketing Source USA

The ResoURce coMMiTTee offers ideas about trends, topics, and connections for
educational programming:
Sara Billmann, University Musical Society,             Mai Moua, Leadership Paradigms, Inc.
   University of Michigan                              Devon Smith, Threespot
Steve Carignan, Gallagher-Bluedorn Performing          Michèle Steinwald, Walker Art Center
   Arts Center, University of Northern Iowa            Christine	Tschida,	Rena	Shagan	Associates
Afa Sadykhly Dworkin, The Sphinx Organization          Marc	Vogl,	William	&	Flora	Hewlett	Foundation
Anne Katz, Arts Wisconsin

session leaDeRs
Robert	Baird,	BAM!	Baird	Artists	Management            Shanai Matteson, Works Progress
Mitch	Ballard,	WV	Magic	Web	Design	                    Susan Endrizzi Morris, California Artists Management
Christine Dotterwich Bial, Mid-America Arts Alliance   Mai Moua, Leadership Paradigms, Inc.
Joi A. Brown, Omaha Performing Arts                    Mike Mraz, Exhibiting Excellence
Steve	Busa,	Red	Eye	Theater	Collaborative              Dipankar Mukherjee, Pangea World Theater
Patrick Castillo, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra     Eric Olmscheid, Civic Center of Greater Des Moines
Ananya Chatterjea, Ananya Dance Theatre;               Greg O’Neill, Patron Technology
   University of Minnesota                             Adam Perry, Arts Midwest
Susan Dadian, Chamber Music America                    Adrienne Petrillo, New England Foundation
Sean Dowse, Sheldon Theatre                               for the Arts
Mario Garcia Durham, National Endowment                Charles	Ray,	Music	City	Artists
   for the Arts                                        Thomas	J.	Robbins,	Schauer	Arts	&	Activities	Center
Trish Galfano, TG2 Artists                             Tina Salamone, Marion Palace Theatre & May Pavillion
Michael Goldberg, Coronado Performing                  Roell	Schmidt,	Links	Hall
   Arts Center                                         Lilly Schwartz, Minnesota Orchestra
Brian Taylor Goldstein, FTM Arts Law                   Betty Siegel, The John F. Kennedy Center
Harmon Greenblatt, University of New Orleans              for the Performing Arts
Jo Holcomb, Guthrie Theater                            Liz Silverstein, Siegel Artist Management LLC
Theresa	Ripley	Holden,	Holden	&	Arts	Associates;	      Devon Smith, Threespot
   Artist and Community Connection                     Sheila Smith, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts
Anne Hunter, Marketing Source USA                      Amy Stoller Stearns, Historic Holmes Theatre
Alberto Justiniano, Teatro del Pueblo                  Michèle Steinwald, Walker Art Center
Colin Kloecker, Works Progress                         Andrew Taylor, Bolz Center for Arts Administration,
Larry	Kosson,	The	Roots	Agency                            University of Wisconsin–Madison
Jeff	Laramie,	SRO	Artists                              Paul Ternes, Omaha Performing Arts
B.	Gail	Lowenberg,	Robert	M.	Merryman	                 John Trembler, Mills Entertainment
   Performing Arts Center                              Paul Tropp, Edgerton Performing Arts Center
Alycia Mack, International Music Network               Terri Trotter, Walton Arts Center
Katy Malone, South Arts                                Stephen Weiss, Exceptional Artists
Betty Maltbia, Mid-America Arts Alliance               San San Wong, San Francisco Arts Commission
David	Marty,	Reif	Arts	Council	

Full bios for professional development session leaders are available at www.artsmidwest.org/programs/mac.
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WEDNESDay, SEpTEMbER 7




                                                                                                               weDnesDaY
•	all events take place at the Minneapolis convention center on level 1, except where noted.
•	see pages 2–3 for the full conference schedule and professional development overview.

  confeRence ReGisTRaTion + cYBeR connecTion:
  9:30 a.m.– 6:00 p.m.
Ballroom a lobby


  exhiBiToR loaD-in: 10:00 a.m.– 5:00 p.m.
exhibit hall B      This is the primary time for exhibitor load-in. Exhibitors unable to load in today
                    may load in on Thursday at 8:00 a.m. before the Marketplace opens. From 10:00
                    a.m.– 5:00 p.m., shuttle buses will run approximately every 15 minutes on a loop
                    between the Hilton Minneapolis and the Minneapolis Convention Center (Grant St.
                    & 2nd Ave. entrance, near registration).

  PRe-confeRence seMinaRs
Registration and payment is required to attend these seminars, and space is limited.
Visit	the	registration	desk	to	view	descriptions,	inquire	about	availability,	and	add	a	seminar	to	your	
registration.	Remaining	spaces	may	be	purchased	on	a	first-come,	first-served	basis	until	the	session	
has begun. Each session is $75.

MoRninG sessions: 10:00 a.m.–1:00 p.m.
Room 101e           social Media in Practice: a focus on the social Platforms of facebook,
                    Twitter, YouTube, Blogging, and foursquare
                    Led by Devon Smith, director of social media, Threespot

Room 101c           leadership Discovery: in You, in others, in Your organization
                    Led by Theresa Ripley Holden, co-director of Holden & Arts Associates and
                    director of Artist and Community Connection

afTeRnoon sessions: 2:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
Room 101e           social Media isn’t siMPle: strategy, integration, Measurement,
                    Policies, leadership, evaluation
                    Led by Devon Smith, director of social media, Threespot

off-site at         Behind the scenes: commissioning and collaboration in the Real world
walker art center   Panel discussion moderated by Anne Hunter, president, Marketing Source USA,
                    with Patrick Castillo, director of artistic planning, The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra;
                    Alberto Justiniano, artistic director, Teatro del Pueblo; Dipankar Mukherjee, artistic
                    director, Pangea World Theater; and Roell Schmidt, director, Links Hall. Featuring
                    Philip Bither, McGuire senior curator, performing arts, Walker Art Center, and Bill T.
                    Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company. Presented in partnership with Walker Art Center.

  	                 Note:	The shuttle bus for this session departs from the Minneapolis Convention Center
                    promptly	at	2:00	(meet near registration). The shuttle bus departs from the Walker at
                    5:00 p.m. and will drop off at the Hilton Minneapolis and the Hyatt Regency Minneapolis.
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 “101” woRkshoPs: 1:30 p.m.–2:30 p.m.




                                                                                                         weDnesDaY
Room 101a    introduction to the world of arts Presenting
             Whether you are starting your own agency, an artist trying to get work, or a brand-
             new presenter, this session will introduce you to the field. Seasoned veterans will take
             you through the requirements for getting started in a positive way, with information
             about the field, tips on getting ahead, and pitfalls to avoid. The session will also
             include	Q&A	time,	so	bring	your	questions! | Led by Robert Baird, president, BAM!
             Baird Artists Management; B. Gail Lowenberg, executive director, Robert M. Merryman
             Performing Arts Center; and Charles Ray, president, Music City Artists. | level: skill-
             building/Tactical. Topic area: field-related issues.

Room 101D    The art of the Pitch
             Learn how to hone your pitch from an agency representative and a nonprofit
             presenter who have worked together for several seasons to successfully deliver artists
             and to present sold-out performances. With a few simple tools, artists and agents
             will learn how to pitch yourself or your company; presenters will learn how to pitch
             ideas to your team, your organization to possible sponsors, and your programming
             to your audience. You’ll also learn what happens after a successful pitch, with tips
             for creating original and useful marketing materials and informative Web sites.
             Led by Alycia Mack, Midwest/Canada agent, International Music Network, and Lilly
             Schwartz, director of pops and special projects, Minnesota Orchestra. | level: skill-
             building/Tactical. Topic area: Marketing & communications.

Room 101B    Before You Book it
             Is this the right artist for our series? Will the live performance meet expectations?
             What help can the artist provide in marketing? Where are the connections? Get an
             overview of some useful tools and approaches you can use to evaluate artists for your
             series, based on a variety of criteria that includes overall appeal, live performance
             research, marketing support, “buzzability,” finances, and the potential to connect
             with your community. | Led by Joi A. Brown, vice president for programming and
             education, and Paul Ternes, programming manager, Omaha Performing Arts. | level:
             skill-building/Tactical. Topic area: Program development & management.


 new colleaGUe connecTion oRienTaTion: 3:00 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
 Sponsored	by	BAM!	Baird	Artists	Management	and	NAPAMA.
Ballroom B   The New Colleague Connection welcomes all first-time attendees, whether new to
             the field or just new to this Conference. Gain important insights on networking,
             professional development, and Conference etiquette; learn from and meet
             experienced mentors and other new colleagues; and ask your burning questions.
             Didn’t pre-register for the program? You are still welcome to join us.

 new connecTions MinGleR: 4:30 p.m.– 5:30 p.m.
Ballroom a   Enjoy refreshments and a cash bar as you network with new colleagues and
lobby        reconnect with old friends. All attendees are invited to this informal gathering.
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  oPeninG RecePTion: 6:00 p.m.– 8:00 p.m.




                                                                                                              weDnesDaY
	 Sponsored	by	Délégation	du	Québec	à	Chicago.
offsite at	         Join	us	at	the	Opening	Reception	and	experience	iconic	views	of	downtown
nicollet island	    Minneapolis	from	the	patios	of	this	enchanting	island	on	the	Mississippi	River.	
Pavilion,           Take in the sights of the Guthrie Theater and the historic Mill City ruins and enjoy
40 Power st.        the loungy, eclectic music of local ensemble Café Accordion Orchestra as
                    you kick off the Conference over drinks from the cash bar and heavy hors d’oeuvres.
                    Getting there by bus: From 5:45 p.m.– 8:15 p.m., shuttle buses will run
                    approximately every 15 minutes on a loop between the Hilton Minneapolis, the
		                  Hyatt	Regency	Minneapolis,	and	the	Pavilion.

  inDePenDenT showcases: 8:30 p.m.–Midnight
Times & locations   Explore new and established artists and ensembles at tonight’s performances,
as listed           which are produced independently by artists, managers, and agents. See pages
		                  69–72	for	artist	and	schedule	information.	Listings submitted after the print deadline
                    are available at www.artsmidwest.org/programs/mac/showcases/independent.
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THURSDay, SEpTEMbER 8
•	all events take place at the Minneapolis convention center on level 1, except where noted.
•	see pages 2–3 for the full conference schedule and professional development overview.

 face TiMe consUlTaTions: Times vary
Sign up for individual or small-group time with service organization representatives and other
consultants. See the Conference Updates insert for organizations, topics, and available times.




                                                                                                                    ThURsDaY
 confeRence ReGisTRaTion + cYBeR connecTion:
 7:30 a.m.– 5:30 p.m.
Ballroom a lobby


 conTinenTal BReakfasT + TaBle DiscUssions:
 7:30 a.m.– 9:00 a.m.
exhibit hall B     Grab your coffee and breakfast as you head to a presenter network meeting, or
lobby              start or join an informal discussion on one of the topics below. Look for the
                   tabletop signs to find the discussion in which you’d like to participate.
                      •	 How	are	you	using	Foursquare,	Yelp,	Google	Maps,	Facebook	check-in,	etc.?
                      •	 Are	you	using	or	considering	using	a	dynamic	ticketing/pricing	model?
                      •	 How	are	you	connecting	to	your	community	through	outreach,	residencies,	
                         and partnerships?

 PResenTeR neTwoRk MeeTinGs: 8:00 a.m.– 9:00 a.m.

Room 101J          Illinois Presenters Network              open to all presenters; general business & booking
Room 102AB         Indiana Presenters Network +             presenters only; general business
                   Ohio Arts Presenters Network, with
                   Pennsylvania and Maryland Presenters
Room 102C          Iowa Presenters Network                  presenters only; general business & block booking
Room 102D          Michigan Non-Profit Presenters Network   open meeting; general business & block booking
Room 101I          Minnesota Presenters Network             members only; general business & conference planning
Room 101H          Plains Presenters                        members only; general business & block booking
Room 101F          Southwest Performing Arts Presenters     members only; general business
Room 101G          Wisconsin Presenters Network             open business meeting


 new colleaGUe connecTion MaRkeTPlace ToUR: 9:00 a.m.
exhibit hall B     Join New Colleague Connection mentors for a special 15-minute tour of the
                   Marketplace when the hall first opens. New colleagues should meet the tour leaders
                   at the Marketplace entrance; the tour will depart promptly at 9:00.

 MaRkeTPlace BUsiness hoURs: 9:00 a.m.–10:30 a.m.
exhibit hall B     Business hours are dedicated times for presenters, artists, managers, and agents to
                   meet face-to-face and explore booking options. Please remember to observe the
                   General and Exhibitor Policies as detailed on the Conference Policies insert.
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 MaRkeTPlace accessiBle: 10:30 a.m.–noon
 informal	networking	+	meetings
exhibit hall B   Accessible hours are optional times for presenters, artists, managers, and agents to
                 visit the Marketplace for informal networking and meetings. Accessible hours are
                 concurrent with other Conference activities; attendees may choose to remain in the
                 Marketplace or to attend other sessions, meetings, or events.

 seRvice oRGaniZaTion infoRMaTional MeeTinGs:




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 10:30 a.m.–11:30 a.m.
Room 101G        new international opportunities from the U.s. Regional arts organizations
                 Introducing	the	Regional	Arts	Organizations’	(RAO)	new	cultural	exchange	
                 ventures, funded by the U.S. Department of State, the National Endowment for
                 the	Arts,	the	Doris	Duke	Foundation	for	Islamic	Art,	Robert	Sterling	Clark	
                 Foundation, and the Asian Cultural Council: New England Foundation for the Arts’
                 Center Stage, which will tour international performing artists across the country;
                 Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s Southern Exposure, which will bring performing
                 arts from Latin America to U.S. audiences; and Arts Midwest’s Caravanserai, which
                 will introduce U.S. audiences to performing and film artists from the Muslim world.
                 Led by representatives of all three RAO projects.

Room 101J        national endowment for the arts: Updates and insider’s Guide
                 Get an update on programs, initiatives, and funding opportunities, as well as Mario’s
                 “insider’s tips” for applying to the National Endowment for the Arts, including best
                 ways to communicate with staff, strategizing for maximum effectiveness, and his
                 “Do’s & Don’ts.” This session is essential for first-time applicants and those who
                 wish to improve their organization’s grantwriting knowledge and capabilities. | Led
                 by Mario Garcia Durham, director of artist communities and presenting, National
                 Endowment for the Arts.

Room 101i        Tapping into Minnesota legacy amendment funding
                 Members of the Minnesota Presenters Network will share ideas and suggestions for
                 how you can tap into Minnesota’s Arts & Cultural Heritage funding. Artists and
                 agents will learn tips for working with presenters to develop programs, to fit funding
                 goals, and to reach a broad audience throughout Minnesota. Presenters will learn
                 how to work with other Minnesota presenters and artists to create block bookings,
                 dynamic outreach, and winning performances for your communities. | Led by Sean
                 Dowse, executive director, Sheldon Theatre; David Marty, president, Reif Arts Council;
                 and Amy Stoller Stearns, executive director, Historic Holmes Theatre.

Room 101h        introduction to the certified Performing arts executive Program for
                    Presenters and Managers/agents (cPae)
                 NAPAMA, Arts Northwest, and the University of New Orleans (UNO) are
                 launching the newly established CPAE Program for agents and presenters. An
                 important step for leaders in all industries, professional certification raises industry
                 standards and creates a platform to better negotiate and build your career success —
                 without the time and expense of a long-term degree. CPAE courses will be taught
                 through UNO’s graduate program in arts administration both online and onsite at
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             various conferences. | Led by Harmon Greenblatt, director, graduate program in arts
             administration, University of New Orleans, and Susan Endrizzi Morris, director/owner,
             California Artists Management.

Room 101D    Mid-america arts alliance: how can we serve You?
             Mid-America Arts Alliance (M-AAA) supports and stimulates cultural activity
             throughout Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas. Join us as
             we review current funding opportunities and discuss the ever-evolving services M-AAA
             offers to the region and beyond, including our Open Arts Network agreement with




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             Fractured Atlas. | Led by Christine Dotterwich Bial, curator of performing arts, and Betty
             Maltbia, program administrator, Mid-America Arts Alliance.

Room 101f    chamber Music america’s Grant and award Programs
             Learn about Chamber Music America’s grant and award programs for ensembles
             and presenters of all styles of chamber music, including early, classical, contemporary,
             jazz, and world music genres. | Led by Susan Dadian, program director, Chamber
             Music America.

Room 101B    new england foundation for the arts: national Dance Project,
                national Theater Pilot, and center stage
             Learn about New England Foundation for the Arts’ (NEFA) national and
             international grants opportunities for presenters. We will discuss the new works in
             theater and dance that are eligible for touring support from the 2012–2013 National
             Dance Project and National Theater Pilot. Information will also be available about
             artists from Haiti, Indonesia, and Pakistan that will be touring in the United States
             through NEFA’s Center Stage program. | Led by Adrienne Petrillo, program manager,
             presenting & touring, New England Foundation for the Arts.

Room 102aB   association of Performing arts Presenters on the Road listening Tour:
                how can aPaP be of service to You?
             The Association of Performing Arts Presenters (APAP) is in a time of transition and
             will soon have a new CEO, and we need broad-based input about what is important
             to our members. The APAP Future Working Group (a group of our board members
             and leadership) has designed this session to gather input from members and non-
             members alike about the future of the association. This is your chance to provide
             feedback and help envision the future of APAP. Please join us and add your voice!
             Led by APAP board members Larry Kosson, president, performing arts, The Roots
             Agency and Terri Trotter, chief operating officer, Walton Arts Center.

Room 101e    artsReady: what to Do when the *!#$ hits the fan
             Running	an	arts	organization	takes	vision	and	planning.	In	addition	to	typical	
             administrative duties, leaders also must consider vulnerabilities within their
             operations. Stakeholders want to know that the institutions they invest in will be
             sustainable despite threats to the arts community, such as weather events, data
             security issues, and sudden staff losses. Sustainability is achievable through readiness
             planning. At this session, you’ll learn how you can start an emergency plan for your
             organization and gain continuity skills for continuing or re-launching your operations
             after	a	crisis.	We’ll	also	share	our	new	ArtsReady	online	planning	tool	and	resource,	
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                 www.artsready.org. | Led by Katy Malone, program director, individual artist services &
                 exhibits, South Arts. ArtsReady is an initiative of South Arts.


 PlenaRY session
 keYnoTe aDDRess + BoxeD lUnch: 12:15 p.m.–2:30 p.m.
  Presented	by	Arts	Learning	Xchange,	a	knowledge-sharing	program	of	Arts	Midwest	funded		
	 by	The	Wallace	Foundation	in	collaboration	with	Minnesota	Community	Foundation.
                 Ticket required for boxed lunch. If you selected this meal on your Conference




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Ballroom a/B
                 registration, you should have received a ticket with your name tag. If you did not
                 pre-register, check with Conference staff outside the ballroom to see if any tickets
                 remain. You will pick up your lunch after entering the ballroom; lunches are
                 available until 1:00 p.m. note: The keynote is open to all attendees.


keYnoTe aDDRess | invisible or Remarkable?
Want to get attention, tell the right story, and deliver remarkable products and services? Seth
Godin’s keynote address, Invisible or Remarkable?, offers insights into avoiding the mismatch of new
marketing with old and outlines how leadership has become the most effective form of marketing for
the new generation and new economy. Join us at what is sure to be an insightful speech about new
media and what’s next for our field by the author of the most popular marketing blog in the world.

about seth Godin: A creative and revolutionary marketing expert, Godin has
written 13 best-selling books about the post-industrial revolution, the way ideas
spread, marketing, and leadership. Godin draws on his successful educational
career at Tufts University, his MBA from Stanford University, and his experience in
the software field — including as founder of the breakthrough Internet company,
Yoyodyne, and as vice president of marketing for Yahoo!— to offer real-world




                                                                                                                 Photo by Bodoni
examples on how to transform business ideas and practices.

Arrangements for the appearance of Seth Godin made through Greater Talent
Network, Inc., New York, NY.                                                                        Seth Godin




 MaRkeTPlace BUsiness hoURs: 2:45 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
exhibit hall B   Business hours are dedicated times for presenters, artists, managers, and agents to
                 meet face-to-face and explore booking options. Please remember to observe the
                 General and Exhibitor Policies as detailed on the Conference Policies insert.

 MaRkeTPlace accessiBle: 4:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
 informal	networking	+	meetings
exhibit hall B   Accessible hours are optional times for presenters, artists, managers, and agents to
                 visit the Marketplace for informal networking and meetings. Accessible hours are
                 concurrent with other Conference activities; attendees may choose to remain in the
                 Marketplace or to attend other sessions, meetings, or events.
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 sPoTliGhT showcases: 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
offsite at        Spotlight Showcases feature artists and ensembles selected by a panel composed of
Pantages Theatre, presenters, managers, and agents, which reviewed all eligible applications in April.
710 hennepin ave. Getting there by foot: The Pantages is five blocks from the Hilton, about 10
                  minutes’ walk. From the Hilton’s main entrance, turn right onto Marquette Avenue.
                  At 8th Street, turn left. At Hennepin Avenue, cross the street and turn right onto
                  Hennepin. The Pantages is a half-block down, between 8th and 7th Streets.
                  By bus: From	6:00	p.m.	–	9:45	p.m.,	shuttle	buses	will	run	approximately	every	
      	           15	minutes	on	a	loop	between	the	Hilton	Minneapolis,	the	Hyatt	Regency	




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                  Minneapolis, and the Pantages.

see pages 65–66 for more information about tonight’s artists.
Please silence your mobile and electronic devices. Do not enter, exit, or talk during performances.

TiMe                aRTisT/enseMBle                                              RePResenTaTion/exhiBiT
6:35 p.m.           ScrapArtsMusic                                     John Lambert & Associates Inc | 539
6:55 p.m.           Project in Motion                                                                  614
7:15 p.m.           Patrick Garner                                                 Theatreworks USA | 715
7:35 p.m.           Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater                                                   339A
7:55 p.m.           Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago                                                        910
8:15 p.m.           Trena Bolden Fields                                   Bolden Management LLC | 223B
8:35 p.m.           The American Place Theatre                                                       233B
8:55 p.m.           The Improvised Shakespeare Company                           Kids’ Entertainment | 616
9:15 p.m.           Mystic Drumz                                      BAM! Baird Artists Management | 205


 inDePenDenT showcases: 9:30 p.m.–Midnight
Times & locations   Explore new and established artists and ensembles at tonight’s performances,
as listed           which are produced independently by artists, managers, and agents. See pages
                    73–79 for artist and schedule information. Listings submitted after the print deadline
                    are available at www.artsmidwest.org/programs/mac/showcases/independent.
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FRiDay, SEpTEMbER 9
•	all events take place at the Minneapolis convention center on level 1, except where noted.
•	see pages 2–3 for the full conference schedule and professional development overview.

 face TiMe consUlTaTions: Times vary
Sign up for individual or small-group time with service organization representatives and other
consultants. See the Conference Updates insert for organizations, topics, and available times.

 confeRence ReGisTRaTion + cYBeR connecTion:
 7:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Ballroom a lobby


 conTinenTal BReakfasT + new colleaGUe ReconnecTions:
 7:30 a.m.–9:00 a.m.
exhibit hall B     Grab your coffee and breakfast as you head to a roundtable discussion — or, if you’re
lobby              a new colleague or mentor participating in the New Colleague Connection, you are




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                   invited to gather over breakfast to regroup, ask questions, and compare notes. Look
                   for the table signs to find the New Colleague groups.

 RoUnDTaBle DiscUssions: 8:00 a.m.–9:00 a.m.
Room 101G          The Rewards and challenges of working with international artists
                   Working with international artists comes with a unique set of rewards and
                   frustrations. Learn about some of the work Arts Midwest is doing to bring global
                   artists and cultures to the Midwest and beyond. Come prepared to discuss the issues
                   you’ve dealt with and how your audiences have benefited from bringing international
                   artists to your community, or to learn from your colleagues’ experiences. | Led by
                   Adam Perry, senior program director, Arts Midwest. | level: Trend/Big picture.
                   Topic areas: field-related issues and program development & management.

Room 101i          outdoor festivals and Programs
                   Join this lively discussion focused on the National Endowment for the Arts’ Outdoor
                   Festival Study; “hot trends” in outdoor curation; effective marketing strategies;
                   suggestions for working through your local decision-making and governmental
                   agencies and for enhancing an entrenched program or starting a new one; and many
                   more issues. This is also a great opportunity to discuss upcoming projects or to
                   network to facilitate tours. | Led by Mario Garcia Durham, director of artist communities
                   and presenting, National Endowment for the Arts. | level: Policy/strategy. Topic
                   area: Program development & management.

Room 102c          The Minnesota legacy amendment: how Minnesota funded the arts
                      and environment
                   In 2008, Minnesota’s voters passed the Clean Water, Land and Legacy Amendment
                   to the Minnesota Constitution to preserve arts and cultural heritage and to protect
                   and enhance the environment through a state sales tax increase. Learn about the
                   amendment and the advocacy efforts that helped make it a reality, and discuss how
                   you might use Minnesota’s model to advocate for increased arts funding in your own
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             state. | Led by Sheila Smith, executive director, Minnesota Citizens for the Arts.
             level: Policy/strategy. Topic area: field-related issues.

Room 101f    Making an impact at conferences and Trade shows
             Every artist, agent, and arts organization is involved in face-to-face marketing, but
             few know how to best leverage conference and trade show marketing. Trade show
             strategist Mike Mraz will address the most common mistakes exhibitors make when
             preparing for, executing, and following up on trade shows. He’ll also introduce new
             ideas for transforming trade show expenses into trade show investments, including
             advanced video teasers, booth staffing tips, and easy data-tracking tools. Learn from
             the expert and share your experiences in this high-impact discussion. | Led by Mike
             Mraz, principal, Exhibiting Excellence. | level: skill-building/Tactical. Topic areas:
             organizational management & operations and marketing & communications.

Room 101a    The Magical legal laboratory
             The arts face the same legal and business challenges as any other business, but
             getting answers and clarifications can be challenging and frustrating. Languish no
             more! From contracts, copyrights, and licensing to visas, taxes, and for-profit and




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             nonprofit business organization, practices, and management, bring your questions,
             concerns, and quandaries to this lively forum and watch in amazement as mysteries
             are revealed and important updates unveiled. You will leave entertained, enlightened,
             and empowered. | Led by Brian Taylor Goldstein, principal, FTM Arts Law. | level:
             Policy/strategy. Topic areas: organizational management & operations and
             field-related issues.

Room 101h    small Presenters: what’s the Buzz? what’s a-happenin’?
             Creating and maintaining “the buzz” can be exhausting, but it’s critical to rotate your
             crops to keep a fresh image in your community. Small presenters are invited to share
             stories of successes and failures in marketing, advertising, social networking, and
             other means of disseminating their performances and projects. | Led by Paul Tropp,
             EPAC coordinator, Edgerton Performing Arts Center. | level: Policy/strategy. Topic
             area: field-related issues.

Room 102aB   success in Block Booking: art or science?
             Actually, it requires some of each — with a little twist of serendipity. Seasoned
             presenter	Tom	Robbins	and	veteran	agent	Liz	Silverstein	will	explore	the	exciting	
             dynamics of best practices in block booking. What constitutes success may vary
             from the eyes of a presenter to those of a booking agent, but at its best, block
             booking is a win-win situation for presenters, agents, managers, and artists alike.
             Join the conversation as Tom and Liz share their experiences and advice while
             eliciting practical wisdom from participants. | Led by Thomas J. Robbins, executive
             director, Schauer Arts & Activities Center, and Liz Silverstein, partner, Siegel Artist
             Management LLC. | level: Policy/strategy. Topic areas: Program development
             & management and field-related issues.

Room 101J    The Present and future of Playbills and Program notes
             The future of program notes is up for grabs and we’d like you to join the conversation:
             Is it time to go green with online-only playbills? With all the rich content online
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                 these days, how do we provide a comprehensive contextual document on limited
                 staff time and resources? What is our responsibility to our audiences and to the
                 field? Can program notes fill in where the printed press leaves off? What are your
                 current practices for producing and distributing program notes? | Led by Jo Holcomb,
                 literary specialist/librarian, Guthrie Theater, and Michèle Steinwald, assistant
                 curator, performing arts, Walker Art Center. | level: Trend/Big picture. Topic
                 areas: audience development & community engagement and organizational
                 management & operations.


 MaRkeTPlace accessiBle: 9:00 a.m.–10:45 a.m.
 informal	networking	+	meetings
exhibit hall B   Accessible hours are optional times for presenters, artists, managers, and agents to
                 visit the Marketplace for informal networking and meetings. Accessible hours are
                 concurrent with other Conference activities; attendees may choose to remain in the
                 Marketplace or to attend other sessions, meetings, or events.

 woRkshoPs: 9:15 a.m.–10:45 a.m.




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Room 101e        Business solutions for the artist and agency
                 Is	your	agency/artist	software	keeping	up?	A	panel	of	experts	will	discuss	use	of	office	
                 software for contact management, contracting, budgeting, calendars, remote office
                 applications, cloud technology, social media, and more. Bring your ideas to share!
                 Organizing support for this session provided by NAPAMA. | Panel discussion moderated
                 by Jeff Laramie, president, SRO Artists, with Mitch Ballard, president, WV Magic Web
                 Design; Trish Galfano, owner/agent, TG2 Artists; and Greg O’Neill, senior account
                 executive, Patron Technology. | level: Policy/strategy. Topic area: organizational
                 management & operations.

Room 101D        The landscape of cultural equity: embracing Diversity, equity, and
                    change for collective impact
                 Cultural equity can strengthen arts organizations and build better relationships
                 with audiences. Identifying the role it plays in your work can improve your ability
                 to create a collective impact. Explore why cultural equity matters, what it takes for
                 an organization to be diverse and equitable, and how organizations can achieve this.
                 You’ll hear three perspectives, then participate in small-group discussions on the
                 challenges in achieving cultural equity and strategies for creating cultural change.
                 Discussion led by San San Wong, director of grants, San Francisco Arts Commission
                 with Ananya Chatterjea, artistic director, Ananya Dance Theatre and professor, theater
                 arts & dance/director of dance, University of Minnesota, and Mai Moua, president,
                 Leadership Paradigms, Inc. | level: Trend/Big picture. Topic areas: leadership &
                 management and field-related issues.

Room 101a        working with commercial Promoters
                 Performing arts center operators and nonprofit presenters are dealing more
                 frequently than ever with commercial promoters seeking to use their venues,
                 especially for country, pop, and comedy shows. From straight “four walls” rentals
                 to co-venture, shared risk and shared revenues, allocation of marketing functions,
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                 box office services, and dealings with artists and managements, what are the
                 protocols, benefits, opportunities, and difficulties posed by these engagements?
                 Come prepared to share your ideas and experiences. | Panel discussion led by Michael
                 Goldberg, executive director, Coronado Performing Arts Center with Tina Salamone,
                 executive & artistic director, Marion Palace Theatre & May Pavilion; John Trembler,
                 producer, Mills Entertainment; and Stephen Weiss, concert promoter & venue
                 manager, Exceptional Artists. | level: Policy/strategy. Topic areas: organizational
                 management & operations and program development & management.

Room 101B        Building a Better Business Model
                 There’s been lots of talk about business models in the arts — whether new, old,
                 broken, or breakthrough. But what, exactly, is a business model? And how might it
                 focus or fracture the way you work? Join author and arts-business expert Andrew
                 Taylor for an overview and interactive discussion of business models in arts and
                 culture and move beyond the chatter to connect your business in more effective
                 and dynamic ways. | Led by Andrew Taylor, director of the Bolz Center for Arts
                 Administration, University of Wisconsin–Madison. | level: Trend/Big Picture. Topic
                 area: organizational management & operations.




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Room 101c        idea swap! innovative Practices in audience engagement
                 How can artists and arts organizations leverage their assets to engage audiences
                 in authentic, entertaining, and transformative ways? In this workshop, Colin and
                 Shanai will explore emerging practices in public art, design, and programming that
                 propose new and exciting relationships with audiences large and small. They’ll share
                 successes and challenges from their own innovative programs and partnerships;
                 attendees should come prepared to swap ideas in this interactive session. | Led by
                 Colin Kloecker and Shanai Matteson, collaborative directors, Works Progress.
                 level: Trend/Big picture. Topic area: audience development & community
                 engagement.

 MaRkeTPlace BUsiness hoURs: 10:45 a.m.–12:15 p.m.
exhibit hall B   Business hours are dedicated times for presenters, artists, managers, and agents to
                 meet face-to-face and explore booking options. Please remember to observe the
                 General and Exhibitor Policies as detailed on the Conference Policies insert.
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 all-confeRence lUncheon: 12:30 p.m.–2:00 p.m.
 Sponsored	by	The	Passing	Zone,	represented	by	Geodesic	Management.

Ballroom a        Tickets are required for this free event. If you selected this meal event on your
                  Conference registration, you should have received a ticket with your name tag. If you
                  did not pre-register, check with Conference staff outside the ballroom to see if any
                  tickets remain.

Be a part of the Conference’s largest gathering and
engage in vibrant discussions about your day-to-day




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work and the future of the performing arts industry.
Connect to your colleagues and continue conversations
started in the Marketplace before enjoying a comedic
performance by The Passing Zone.

about The Passing Zone: In their show Gravity
Attacks!, The Passing Zone deliver a high-energy,
gut-busting, hysterical theatrical event that thrills                                        The Passing Zone




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audiences of all ages. The most outstanding comedy, juggling, and dangerous stunts make up this
unforgettable and hilarious experience. But don’t be fooled — this is not just a juggling show. This is
a comedy show. Most stand-up comics are not this funny, which is why The Passing Zone was the top
comedy	act	on	the	hit	TV	show	America’s Got Talent, and why audiences everywhere are raving about
The Passing Zone. This is the show audiences will want to have back year after year.

 MaRkeTPlace BUsiness hoURs: 2:15 p.m.–4:00 p.m.
exhibit hall B    Business hours are dedicated times for presenters, artists, managers, and agents to
                  meet face-to-face and explore booking options. Please remember to observe the
                  General and Exhibitor Policies as detailed on the Conference Policies insert.

 MinUTe To MinGle: 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
exhibit hall B,   A fun and fast networking event, Minute to Mingle helps you connect with
central lounge    like-minded people. You’ll find conversation stations in the central networking
                  lounge in the Marketplace, each focused on one topic. Come prepared with your
		                “quick	pitch”	(who	you	are	and/or	what	you’re	looking	for	related	to	the	chosen	
                  topic), but be sure to keep it short (under a minute) to maximize your discoveries.
                  If you strike a spark with your initial exchange with someone, continue your
                  conversation; if you don’t find an immediate fit, simply move on to another
                  colleague or another topic area.
                     •	 Small	Budget,	Large	Dreams:	Finding	Bigger	Ensembles	at	Bargain	Prices
                     •	 Come	Join	the	Dance:	Dance	for	First-Timers
                     •	 Low	Tech,	Big	Impact:	Solo	&	Small-Cast	Theater
                     •	 Music	Programs	that	Sell:	New	Touring	Programs	for	2012–	2013
                     •	 Not	Just	for	Kids:	Family	&	Young	Audience	Programming	that	Makes	
                          Connections Beyond the Performance
                     •	 Wild	Card:	Discuss	at	Your	Own	Risk

                  note: There is no pre-registration for this event — just show up!
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 MaRkeTPlace accessiBle: 4:00 p.m.–5:00 p.m.
 informal	networking	+	meetings
exhibit hall B      Accessible hours are optional times for presenters, artists, managers, and agents to
                    visit the Marketplace for informal networking and meetings. Accessible hours are
                    concurrent with other Conference activities; attendees may choose to remain in the
                    Marketplace or to attend other sessions, meetings, or events.

 sPoTliGhT showcases: 6:30 p.m.–9:30 p.m.
offsite at        Spotlight Showcases feature artists and ensembles selected by a panel composed of
Pantages Theatre, presenters, managers, and agents, which reviewed all eligible applications in April.
710 hennepin ave. Getting there by foot: The Pantages is five blocks from the Hilton, about 10
                  minutes’ walk. From the Hilton’s main entrance, turn right onto Marquette Avenue.
                  At 8th Street, turn left. At Hennepin Avenue, cross the street and turn right
                  onto Hennepin. The Pantages is a half-block down, between 8th and 7th Streets.
                  By bus: From	6:00	p.m.	–	9:45	p.m.,	shuttle	buses	will	run	approximately	every	
     	            15	minutes	on	a	loop	between	the	Hilton	Minneapolis,	the	Hyatt	Regency	
                  Minneapolis, and the Pantages.




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see pages 67–68 for more information about tonight’s artists.
Please silence your mobile and electronic devices. Do not enter, exit, or talk during performances.

TiMe                aRTisT/enseMBle                                              RePResenTaTion/exhiBiT
6:35 p.m.           Christian Howes Group                     Contemporary Violinist, Christian Howes | 738B
6:55 p.m.           Randy Sabien & the Fiddlehead Band                               SRO Artists, Inc. | 321
7:15 p.m.           Mark Masri                                         S L Feldman and Associates | 720
7:35 p.m.           The Four Bitchin’ Babes                                          SRO Artists, Inc. | 321
7:55 p.m.           Cocktails with Larry Miller                             Sweetwood Productions | 640
8:15 p.m.           Break of Reality                                   1st Mark Artists Management | 728
8:35 p.m.           Sybarite5                                                         Classic Voltage | 707
8:55 p.m.           Alexander Sevastian                                       Agence Station bleue | 332
9:15 p.m.           Justin Hines                                       S L Feldman and Associates | 720


 inDePenDenT showcases: 9:30 p.m.–Midnight
Times & locations   Explore new and established artists and ensembles at tonight’s performances,
as listed           which are produced independently by artists, managers, and agents. See pages
                    80–84 for artist and schedule information. Listings submitted after the print deadline
                    are available at www.artsmidwest.org/programs/mac/showcases/independent.
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SaTURDay, SEpTEMbER 10
•	all events take place at the Minneapolis convention center on level 1, except where noted.
•	see pages 2–3 for the full conference schedule and professional development overview.

 face TiMe consUlTaTions: Times vary
Sign up for individual or small-group time with service organization representatives and other
consultants. See the Conference Updates insert for organizations, topics, and available times.

 confeRence ReGisTRaTion + cYBeR connecTion:
 8:00 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Ballroom a lobby


 conTinenTal BReakfasT + TaBle DiscUssions:
 8:00 a.m.–9:30 a.m.
exhibit hall B     Grab your coffee and breakfast as you head to a meeting, or start or join an
lobby              informal discussion on one of the topics below. Look for the tabletop signs to find
                   the discussion in which you’d like to participate.
                      •	 Are	you	blogging?	Why	or	why	not?	What	have	you	learned?
                      •	 What	You	Can’t	Do	with	Your	iDevices:	When	are	old-school	methods	still	the	
                           best choice?
                      •	 What	is	our	responsibility	as	a	field	regarding	arts-in-education	and	funding		 	
                           cuts? Where should we pick up where funding leaves off?




                                                                                                                     saTURDaY
 naPaMa + PResenTeR neTwoRk MeeTinGs: 8:30 a.m.– 9:30 a.m.

Room 101A          NAPAMA Business Meeting                open meeting
Room 101J          Illinois Presenters Network            open to all presenters; block booking
Room 102AB         Indiana Presenters Network +           presenters only; block booking
                   Ohio Arts Presenters Network, with
                   Pennsylvania and Maryland Presenters
Room 102C          Iowa Presenters Network                presenters only; block booking
Room 101D          Minnesota Presenters Network           members only; block booking & future planning
Room 101H          Plains Presenters                      open to all presenters; general business & block booking
Room 101F          Southwest Performing Arts Presenters   members only; block booking
Room 101G          Wisconsin Presenters Network           members only; block booking




 MaRkeTPlace accessiBle: 9:30 a.m.– 11:15 a.m.
 informal	networking	+	meetings
exhibit hall B     Accessible hours are optional times for presenters, artists, managers, and agents to
                   visit the Marketplace for informal networking and meetings. Accessible hours are
                   concurrent with other Conference activities; attendees may choose to remain in the
                   Marketplace or to attend other sessions, meetings, or events.
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 woRkshoPs: 9:45 a.m.– 11:00 a.m.
Room 101B   To comply or not to comply: The Revised 2010 aDa Regulations
            Understand the impact that the U.S. Department of Justice’s revised 2010 Americans
            with Disabilities Act regulations will have on cultural arts venues, theaters, museums,
            and performing arts and visual arts centers. Everything from ticketing policy to what
            constitutes a service animal to changes in the number of wheelchair locations one must
            have will be addressed. You’ll walk away from this session prepared to deal with these
            complex legal and regulatory issues. | Led by Betty Siegel, director of VSA & accessibility,
            The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. | level: skill-building/Tactical.
            Topic area: organizational management & operations.

Room 101a   i need Permission for That?! what You need to know about
               copyrights and licenses
            Whether you are seeking to protect your own creations or to use, perform, promote,
            or present the images, recordings, names, words, designs, or works of others,
            understanding rights and permissions — and how to obtain them — is essential for
            artists, managers, agents, and presenters. New media and technologies, along with the
            ease of copying materials from the Internet, have made this area even more complex.
            Learn basic concepts and practical considerations in the areas of copyright protection,
            rights management, and licensing, as well as common misunderstandings about public
            domain and fair use. | Led by Brian Taylor Goldstein, principal, FTM Arts Law. | level:
            Policy/strategy. Topic areas: organizational management & operations and field-
            related issues.

Room 101e   social fundraising: when Donors are Digital
            Whether you want to raise money on a social media platform, encourage donors to
            announce their gift via their social networks, or rock a crowdsourced contest, social
            fundraising is all about cultivating relationships. Devon will share demographic
            information about digital donors; case studies of social fundraising platforms like
            Kickstarter, Facebook Causes, and Network for Good; and discuss how to integrate
            social media into your online and offline development strategy, as well as proven tactics
            for what makes a successful social fundraising campaign. | Led by Devon Smith, director
            of social media, Threespot. | level: skill-building/Tactical. Topic areas: Development
            & fundraising and marketing & communications.

Room 101D   creating shared Meaning: learning how to Talk about the art
            How do we talk about a performance we experienced? How do our audiences?
            This	session	uses	the	“Critical	Response”	protocol	to	demonstrate	a	simple,	effective	
            method	to	generate	audience	feedback.	Critical	Response,	along	with	other	artful	tools,	
            enables a constructive dialogue of the artist’s vision and an audience’s experience of
            it. Participants will respond to a video excerpt of a performing arts piece and discuss
            how this tool might be used to expand our vocabulary and discuss arts experiences
            more effectively with audiences, artists, and administrators. | Led by Steve Busa, artistic
            director, Red Eye Theater Collaborative and Eric Olmscheid, director of programming
            and education, Civic Center of Greater Des Moines. | level: skill-building/Tactical.
            Topic areas: Program development & management and audience development &
            community engagement.
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 BRUnch: 11:30 a.m.– 12:30 p.m.
 Sponsored	by	Cirque	Montage,	represented	by	Robin	Klinger	Entertainment.
Ballroom a         Tickets required for this free event. If you selected this meal event on your
                   Conference registration, you should have received a ticket with your name tag. If you
                   did not pre-register, check with Conference staff outside the ballroom to see if any
                   tickets remain.

Caffeinate with friends and colleagues at brunch, our final all-attendee
gathering, and get energized before you explore the Marketplace one
last time. As you dine, journey to the world of cirque entertainment




                                                                                                                    Photo courtesy of Cirque Montage
with Cirque Montage.

about cirque Montage: Cirque Montage defies the perception of
what is impossible, in a collage of traditional and cutting-edge circus
arts. Strength, flexibility, and technique foster a deep appreciation for
the human body — both for its capabilities and for its beauty. Thrilling
                                                                                                   Cirque Montage
intensity and amazement, soaring beauty, eclectic dance and music,
and comic relief combine to take the audience on a breathtaking roller-coaster ride.

 MaRkeTPlace BUsiness hoURs: 12:45 p.m.– 3:30 p.m.
exhibit hall B     Business hours are dedicated times for presenters, artists, managers, and agents to
                   meet face-to-face and explore booking options. Please remember to observe the
                   General and Exhibitor Policies as detailed on the Conference Policies insert.




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 exhiBiToR loaD-oUT: 3:30 p.m.– 4:30 p.m.
exhibit hall B     From 3:30 p.m.– 4:30 p.m., shuttle buses will run approximately every 15 minutes on
                   a loop between the Minneapolis Convention Center (Grant St. & 2nd Ave. entrance,
                   near registration) and the Hilton Minneapolis.

 closinG PaRTY: 5:00 p.m.– 6:30 p.m.
 Sponsored	by	IMG	Artists.
offsite at         Celebrate another great Conference at one of Minneapolis’ favorite jazz venues.
Dakota Jazz club   Foodies will appreciate the light hors d’oeuvres and cash bar at this nationally
& Restaurant,      recognized Twin Cities landmark. Sit back and enjoy this relaxed urban setting.
1010 nicollet      Getting there by foot: The Dakota is an easy 1½–block walk from the Hilton
Mall	              (see	map	on	page	86).

 local evenTs
Discover the Twin Cities’ vibrant and richly varied arts scene! Learn more about these and other
events	happening	this	evening	around	the	metro	area	at	www.artsmidwest.org/programs/mac.

•	classical MUsic | The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra: Opening Weekend concerts featuring the
   world premiere of Nico Muhly’s Luminous Body
•	iMPRov TheaTeR | Brave New Workshop: Obama Mia! Or The Real Housewives of Abbottabad
•	TheaTeR | Guthrie Theater: Much Ado About Nothing
•	MUsic | Concrete and Grass Lowertown Music Festival
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SpOTLiGHT SHOWCaSE aRTiSTS


See	page	29	for	performance	schedule.

scRaPaRTsMUsic | John lambert & associates, exhibit 539
Metal, muscle, movement, and a mini-skirt! ScrapArtsMusic creates beautiful music with shiny
scrap re-imagined into 145 whimsical instruments. Transcending language, culture, and age,
ScrapArtsMusic excites the senses with intricate rhythms, raw energy, athletic choreography, and the
greenest, most inventive reuse of materials on stage. Using materials ranging from accordion parts
to artillery shells, ScrapArtsMusic’s mobile instruments are visually striking and sonically riveting.
A family-friendly show packing theaters across America, with engaging outreach for all ages. New
compositions and classics will be showcased. | Disciplines: New/Experimental and youth- and family-
oriented music. | Asking fee: See agent.

PRoJecT in MoTion | exhibit 614
High art meets aerial art in Project in Motion’s The Palace at Night, an evening inspired by the life
and works of 20th century sculptor Alberto Giacometti. In a specially designed freestanding sculpture,
dancers use cord-lisse (rope), aerial fabric, and bungee. Within this minimalist palace, stories emerge
in four vignettes. A queen dances alone; a creature turns in a cube; a couple embrace high in a tower;
a man emerges from a pod. | Disciplines: Modern dance; general and avant-garde theater. | Asking fee:
$10,000 – $15,000.

PaTRick GaRneR | Theatreworks Usa, exhibit 715
Broadway actor Patrick Garner becomes Thomas Edison, the greatest inventor of all time, in Thomas
Edison: Inventor, Lecturer, Prankster. One of America’s most remarkable minds, Thomas Alva Edison




                                                                                                               sPoTliGhT showcases
engages the audience as they help him recreate some of his most famous experiments. Edison shares
several secrets that audience members can utilize in their day-to-day lives: the value of hard work, the
significance of mistakes, the power of turning liabilities into assets, and the importance of enjoying
one’s work. | Disciplines: Youth- and family-oriented theater. | Asking fee: See agent.

sTUaRT PiMsleR Dance & TheaTeR | exhibit 339a
The nationally acclaimed Stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater (SPDT) performs selections from Tales
from the Book of Longing, which premiered at the Guthrie Theater. This SPDT work characteristically
blends movement, voice, and design to evoke an imagistic, emotionally compelling world. SPDT’s
touring program also includes its Community Connections programs; this work has been honored
as Arts and Healthcare Best Practices by the National Endowment for the Arts. | Discipline: Modern
dance. | Asking fee: $2,500 – $30,000.

GioRDano JaZZ Dance chicaGo | exhibit 910
World-renowned Giordano Jazz Dance Chicago presents its high-energy, high-impact artistry in
selections from its award-winning, critically acclaimed repertoire. Sabroso, choreographed by Del
Dominguez, melds ballroom and concert-dance aesthetics in a delicious, flavorful mix of Latin
rhythms and styles. The Chicago Tribune says, “The mood is pure joy, the energy unstoppable.”
Other repertoire selections highlight the company’s athleticism, its diverse line-up of works, and its
unwavering ability to connect deeply with its audience. | Disciplines: Dance; jazz dance. | Asking fee:
$15,000 – $20,000 + travel/lodging.
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TRena BolDen fielDs | Bolden Management, exhibit 223B
Trena Bolden Fields, a talented actress and writer, intimately explores the lives of five African American
women	activists	and	their	contributions	to	the	Civil	Rights	movement	in	Daring to Think, Move, and
Speak. This captivating series of monologues tells the stories of women who dared to defy the social and
economic injustices of their time. Through her performance, Trena Bolden Fields takes her audience
on	a	journey	from	the	anti-slavery	effort	to	the	Civil	Rights	movement	of	the	1960s. | Discipline: General
theater. | Asking fee: $1,000 – $1,500.

The aMeRican Place TheaTRe | exhibit 233B
The nationally renowned Literature to Life® program brings you The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini,
the first novel about contemporary Afghanistan to be written in English. This performance dramatically
portrays the relationship of two boys: Amir, a privileged Pashtun, and Hassan, a Hazara servant.
Surprising events occur against the backdrop of 1970s Afghanistan in turmoil. We meet upwards
of eight characters, each fully realized by this virtuosic performer in this heartbreaking journey of
friendship and betrayal. | Disciplines: General and youth- and family-oriented theater; spoken word/
storytelling. | Asking fee: $1,800 – $3,500 per performance.

The iMPRoviseD shakesPeaRe coMPanY | kids’ entertainment, exhibit 616
The Improvised Shakespeare Company creates a fully improvised play in Elizabethan style in Shake
It Up. Each of the players has brushed up on his “thee”s and “thou”s to bring you a show filled with
off-the-cuff comedy using the language and themes of William Shakespeare. Nothing is planned out,
rehearsed, or written: each play is completely improvised, so each play is entirely new! It’s what we’ve
come to expect from the pen of the Great Bard. | Disciplines: Youth- and family-oriented theater. | Asking
fee: $5,000 + accommodations for two shows.

MYsTic DRUMZ | BaM! Baird artists Management, exhibit 205
Musician/Educator	Lorne	Lampert	presents	a	unique,	multimedia	rhythm-and-sound	world	music	
program featuring eco-friendly themes, LCD screen projection, and constant audience interaction
and participation. Join the fun to find Larry the frog’s lost father and learn about The Legend of
Marshmallow Island. Meet all the hilarious characters who color the show with a splash of silly.
International percussion is used to link geography to sounds, rhythms to science, and laughter to
learning. | Disciplines: Youth- and family-oriented music and theater. | Asking fee: See agent.
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See	page	41	for	performance	schedule.

chRisTian howes GRoUP
contemporary violinist, christian howes, exhibit 738B
A	2011	Jazz	Journalists	Association	Violinist	of	the	Year	nominee,	Christian	Howes	combines	
classical virtuosity with an original, forward-leaning compositional voice. His ensemble of piano,
bass, and drums frames the sound of electric and acoustic violins for performances of Christian’s own
works, as well as arrangements drawing upon chamber, world, experimental, jazz, and popular music,
including selections from Out of the Blue	(Resonance	Records). | Disciplines: Chamber, world, jazz,
new/experimental, and popular music. | Asking fee: $3,000 – $7,500.

RanDY saBien & The fiDDleheaD BanD | sRo artists, inc., exhibit 321
Upon the release of his latest CD, Rhythm and Bows,	Randy	Sabien	has	assembled	a	new	band	
featuring three violins. Inspired by the Western swing music of Bob Wills, Sabien plugs the concept of
multiple fiddles into be-bop, blues-rock, and beyond. Fueled by a four-piece rhythm section, the music
pays homage to the history of American roots string playing while stretching beyond contemporary
conventions.	Showcase	selections	include	“Spadella,”	“Money	from	a	Stranger,”	“Infra	Rae,”	and	“Cliffs	
of Dover.” | Disciplines: Folk, popular, and new/experimental music. | Asking fee: $3,500 – $7,500.

MaRk MasRi | s l feldman & associates, exhibit 720
Part	Andrea	Bocelli,	part	Luther	Vandross,	soulful	tenor	Mark	Masri	has	been	bringing	audiences	in	
North America to their feet for the past three years. The Boston Globe says, “He melts the hearts of
female	audience	members	like	warm	chocolate.”	New	York	City	Pops	conductor	Steven	Reineke	calls	
Masri “one of those rare finds: a tenor with an astounding and sensuous voice.” Experience the voice




                                                                                                             sPoTliGhT showcases
that is winning fans from London to Los Angeles. | Discipline: Popular music. | Asking fee: See agent.

The foUR BiTchin’ BaBes | sRo artists, inc., exhibit 321
With sophisticated humor, these richly gifted musician-comediennes see life through their own wacky
viewfinders, offering two estrogen-fueled hilarious shows: Hormonal Imbalance…A Mood Swinging
Musical Revue and its sequel, Diva Nation…Where Music, Laughter, and Girlfriends Reign. These
best-friend gal-pals, playing funky guitars, a classical piano, and a rocking pink-heart-shaped bass, let
loose in “to die for” four-part heavenly harmony, creating an “elegant” evening of whimsical and hip
music and laughs! | Discipline: Popular music. | Asking fee: See agent.

cockTails wiTh laRRY MilleR | sweetwood Productions, exhibit 640
Actor and comedian Larry Miller takes to the stage to perform excerpts from his new one-man show,
Cocktails with Larry Miller: Little League, Adultery & Other Bad Ideas, a fresh and funny encounter
with one of Hollywood’s most recognizable faces. The showcase audience will be treated to Miller’s
elegant mix of humor, theater, and music as he shares his comic perspective about marriage, children,
and drinking — and how each one leads to the other two. | Disciplines: General theater and spoken
word/storytelling. | Asking fee: See agent.

BReak of RealiTY | 1st Mark artists Management, exhibit 728
Bringing	a	fresh	take	to	chamber	music,	the	conservatory-trained	Break	of	Reality	performs	original	
compositions from their new album, Spectrum of the Sky; cover songs by groups such as Metallica
and	Radiohead;	and	transcriptions	of	Bach.	Blending	cellos	and	percussion,	Break	of	Reality	sends	
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audiences on an aural trip to new sounds and sensations. Showcase selections include “Che,” “Effie,”
the	Sarabande	from	Bach’s	6th cello suite, “Julie-O,” and “Welcome Home.” | Disciplines: Chamber,
new/experimental, and popular music. | Asking fee: $5,000 – $7,500.

sYBaRiTe5 | classic voltage, exhibit 707
Recently	debuting	at	#11	on	the	Billboard	charts	and	performing	to	sold-out	audiences	at	Lincoln	and	
the	Library	of	Congress,	Sybarite5	has	taken	audiences	around	the	United	States	by	storm.	Ranging	
from	Radiohead	to	Mozart,	this	diverse	group	of	talented	musicians	has	changed	the	perception	of	
chamber-music performance. From the moment that their bows hit the strings, the audience is taken
on	a	wild	ride	that	engages	the	senses	and	redefines	the	rules.	Showcase	selections	include	“The	Rebel”	
(Piotr	Szewczyk),	“Packt	Like	Sardines	in	a	Crushd	Tin	Box”	(Radiohead),	and	“La	Muerte	del	Angel”	
(Astor Piazzolla). | Disciplines: Chamber and new/experimental music. | Asking fee: $6,000 – $8,500.

alexanDeR sevasTian | agence station bleue, exhibit 332
Alexander Sevastian, along with his instrument, takes the audience with him for an extraordinary
musical adventure, with impeccable arrangements of classical music played on accordion. He is an artist
completely dedicated to his art and performs with a good dose of humor. The chemistry and engaging
rapport between Alexander and his audience create a memorable experience that always brings down
the house. | Discipline: Solo/Recital music. | Asking fee: $2,000 – $3,000.

JUsTin hines | s l feldman & associates, exhibit 720
Signed	to	Decca	Records	and	appearing	on	PBS	this	fall,	Justin	Hines	possesses	a	voice	that	has	been	
compared to James Taylor and Jim Croce. His song “Say What You Will” was the inspiration behind
a major charitable project in South Africa that rebuilt more than 20,000 classrooms. He is a shining
example of what music makes possible in the world. | Disciplines: Folk and popular music. | Asking fee:
See agent.
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iNDEpENDENT SHOWCaSE LiSTiNGS
  weDnesDaY, sePTeMBeR 7
locaTion               aRTisT/showcase                                                           TiMes

hilton 2nd floor:      Joyce Marrie                                                          8:30, 10:00
conrad a

hilton 2nd floor:      Terrence simien & the Zydeco experience                   9:15, 9:45, 10:15, 10:45
conrad D

hilton 2nd floor:      Russian Duo                                                          8:30, 10:50
Marquette i            neil Jacobs                                                          8:50, 10:30
                       Philip aaberg                                                         9:10, 11:10
                       Tracy silverman                                                       9:30, 11:30
                       Three Part invention                                                         9:50
                       spectrum Brass                                                       10:10, 11:50

hilton 2nd floor:      Danny Gurwin                                                          8:30, 11:30
Marquette v            Petrella                                                                     9:00
                       The folk collection                                                   9:30, 10:50
                       Jenny lynn stewart                                                           9:50
                       karen luschar                                                               10:10

hilton 2nd floor:      neos Dance Theatre                                              8:30, 9:30, 10:30
Marquette ix

hilton 2nd floor:      carl whidden                                                          8:40, 10:20
symphony i             seth lepore                                                           9:00, 11:00
                       calle sur                                                             9:20, 10:40
                       switchback                                                            9:40, 11:40
                       cello.guitar.fusion – Montana skies                                  10:00, 11:20


  listings are in order by the time of the artist/showcase’s first performance of the evening.
  Listings submitted after the print deadline are available at www.artsmidwest.org/programs/mac/
  showcases/independent.
                                                                                                             inDePenDenT showcases

DannY GURwin | kMP artists, exhibit 507
8:30 p.m., 11:30 p.m.; hilton Marquette Ballroom v, 2nd floor
Danny Gurwin (from Southfield, Michigan) escapes to the sea in Sail Me Away, using different
musical	styles/genres.	Barry	Manilow,	Elton	John,	Gershwin,	Spamalot, and more. | Disciplines:
Musical theater; popular music. | Asking fee: See agent.

JoYce MaRRie | Bolden Management, llc, exhibit 223B
8:30 p.m., 10:00 p.m.; hilton conrad a, 2nd floor
Tickets	required;	stop	by	Exhibit	223B	for	a	free	ticket.
We Are All on a Journey to Find Truth follows the life of Sojourner Truth. A former slave, Sojourner
Truth fought for freedom and women’s rights. | Discipline: General theater. | Asking fee: $750–$1,000.
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RUssian DUo | exhibit 735a
8:30 p.m. & 10:50 p.m.; hilton Marquette Ballroom i, 2nd floor
From	Russian	roots	to	classical	favorites,	from	vocals	to	ragtime,	the	Russian	Duo	—	Oleg	Kruglyakov	
and Terry Boyarsky — is a vibrant, cross-cultural collaboration between virtuoso balalaika and concert
piano. | Disciplines: Chamber, world, and folk music. | Asking fee: $1,500–$3,000.

neos Dance TheaTRe | BaM! Baird artists Management, exhibit 205
8:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m., 10:30 p.m.; hilton Marquette Ballroom ix, 2nd floor
Hors d’oeuvres and drinks throughout three showcases of Neos Dance Theatre. 8:30: contemporary
ballet; 9:30: excerpts of Dracula; 10:30: Lickety-Split by Alejandro Cerrudo of Hubbard Street Dance
Chicago. | Disciplines: Ballet and modern dance. | Asking fee: $5,500+.

caRl whiDDen | Main stage artists, exhibit 913
8:40 p.m. & 10:20 p.m.; hilton symphony Ballroom i, 2nd floor
One actor plays more than 30 roles in A Christmas Carol, illuminating the insightful story’s various
themes and delivering an extraordinary performance with laughter, tears, dance, and song. | Discipline:
General theater. | Asking fee: $5,000–$6,000.

neil JacoBs | Modern arts and Music, exhibit 927
8:50 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.; hilton Marquette Ballroom i, 2nd floor
Tickets	required	for	cocktails;	available	for	presenters	at	the	door.
Neil pushes the limits of the traditional folk 12-string guitar. He forges gypsy, Celtic, Balkan, and
classical influences into new American music influenced by travels with the gypsies of Spain, refugee
camps	during	the	Balkan	War,	and	surreal	“cowboy”	TV	specials. | Disciplines: World and folk music.
Asking fee: See agent.

PeTRella | Dreams of the heartland foundation, inc., exhibit 923
9:00 p.m.; hilton Marquette Ballroom v, 2nd floor
Petrella, First Lady of Country Soul, gets “amen” from guest rock guitarist Erika on her 18 Reasons to
Life Laugh and Love. | Discipline: Musical theater. | Asking fee: $1,500–$5,000.

seTh lePoRe | exhibit 620
9:00 p.m. & 11:00 p.m.; hilton symphony Ballroom i, 2nd floor
Losing My Religion: Confessions of a New Age Refugee is a hysterical romp through America’s spiritual
enterprise. The show exposes the blurry line between self-help and faith. | Disciplines: General and
avant-garde theater. | Asking fee: See artist.

PhiliP aaBeRG | Modern arts and Music, exhibit 927
9:10 p.m. & 11:10 p.m.; hilton Marquette Ballroom i, 2nd floor
Tickets	required	for	cocktails;	available	for	presenters	at	the	door.
Grammy Award– and Emmy Award–nominated virtuoso pianist Philip Aaberg has toured the world
playing	his	powerful	and	influential	Western	Americana/jazz/new	music/roots	compositions.
Disciplines: Chamber, jazz, new/experimental, and solo/recital music. | Asking fee: See agent.
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TeRRance siMien & The ZYDeco exPeRience | exhibit 727
9:15 p.m., 9:45 p.m., 10:15 p.m., 10:45 p.m.; hilton conrad D, 2nd floor
Grammy Award–winning Louisiana Zydeco roots-music performance with outstanding vocals and
cultural and educational content for all ages. Inspiring and engaging, but loads of fun! | Disciplines:
World, popular, folk, and youth-oriented music. | Asking fee: See agent.

calle sUR | cadence arts network, inc., exhibit 832a
9:20 p.m. & 10:40 p.m.; hilton symphony Ballroom i, 2nd floor
Calle Sur brings to life the rich diversity of Latin American music. Showcase will focus on Latin wind
instruments.	Available	programs:	outreach,	small/large	venues,	symphonies. | Disciplines: World and
folk music. | Asking fee: $1,200–$3,500 + travel/lodging.

The folk collecTion
PMi: Performance Management international, exhibit 504
9:30 p.m. & 10:50 p.m.; hilton Marquette Ballroom v, 2nd floor
Featuring	classic	folk	songs	of	the	1960s,	The	Folk	Collection	is	entertaining,	nostalgic,	family-
friendly, and fun. It’s O.K. to sing along, most people do! Showcase includes “If I Had a Hammer,”
“This Land is Your Land,” and other classics. | Disciplines: Popular and folk music. | Asking fee: See
agent.

TRacY silveRMan | Modern arts and Music, exhibit 927
9:30 p.m. & 11:30 p.m.; hilton Marquette Ballroom i, 2nd floor
Tickets	required	for	cocktails;	available	for	presenters	at	the	door.
Tracy Silverman’s groundbreaking work with the six-string electric violin has redefined string
playing and influenced an entire generation of string players. Showcase includes solo and orchestral
arrangements created live on looping pedals and effects. | Disciplines: World, jazz, new/experimental,
orchestral, and solo/recital music. | Asking fee: See agent.

swiTchBack | wayGood Productions, exhibit 829a
9:40 p.m. & 11:40 p.m.; hilton symphony Ballroom i, 2nd floor
Switchback is the multi-award-winning duo of Martin McCormack and Brian FitzGerald. Their
immense musical vista includes folk, pop, jazz, blues, and rock. | Disciplines: World, popular, and folk
music. | Asking fee: See agent.                                                                                 inDePenDenT showcases

JennY lYnn sTewaRT
Patricia alberti Performing artists Management, exhibit 924
9:50 p.m.; hilton Marquette Ballroom v, 2nd floor
Celebrate the magnificent voice of Jenny Lynn Stewart and her accompanist Bill Lewis. These
crossover artists perform highlights from Broadway’s magical moments. A night of joyful
entertainment! Discipline: Musical theater. | Asking fee: $4,500–$7,000, depending on instrumentation.

ThRee PaRT invenTion | Modern arts and Music, exhibit 927
9:50 p.m.; hilton Marquette Ballroom i, 2nd floor
Tickets	required	for	cocktails;	available	for	presenters	at	the	door.
Three of the most original instrumentalists ever to mutate from the classical gene pool join forces to
breathe new life into the time-honored piano trio tradition. Showcase includes reinterpreted versions
of Bach masterpieces. | Disciplines: Chamber, world, jazz, new/experimental, orchestral, and solo/recital
music. | Asking fee: See agent.
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cello.GUiTaR.fUsion – MonTana skies | exhibit 223a
10:00 p.m. & 11:20 p.m.; hilton symphony Ballroom i, 2nd floor
cello.guitar.fusion — Montana Skies. A must-see live concert experience — a duo with the full spectrum
of an orchestra crossed with the energy of a rock band. | Disciplines: Chamber, world, jazz, new/
experimental, orchestral, popular, and youth-oriented music. | Asking fee: $2,000–$4,000.

kaRen lUschaR
Patricia alberti Performing artists Management, exhibit 924
10:10 p.m.; hilton Marquette Ballroom v, 2nd floor
Starting	as	a	child	performer,	this	energetic	Broadway	actress/singer/dancer	bridges	time	with	current	
and classic Broadway, the 1940s, and the great American standards in Karen Luschar Salutes Broadway
& American Standards. | Disciplines: Musical theater; jazz and popular music. | Asking fee: $4,500–$6,500.

sPecTRUM BRass | JRa fine arts, exhibit 807
10:10 p.m. & 11:50 p.m.; hilton Marquette Ballroom i, 2nd floor
Tickets	required	for	cocktails;	available	for	presenters	at	the	door.
Expanding on the notion of a traditional brass quintet, Who Could Ask for Anything More — an all-
Gershwin revue — offers revolutionary arrangements for brass, piano, vocals, and percussion.
Disciplines: Chamber, world, and jazz music. | Asking fee: See agent.
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locaTion            aRTisT/showcase                                                                 TiMes

handicraft Guild    vecchione/erdahl Duo                                                        9:30, 10:50
Building            cello.guitar.fusion – Montana skies                                         9:50, 11:45
                    Patrick Dewane                                                              10:10, 11:10
                    Bottom line Duo                                                            10:30, 11:30

hennepin center     Mathew Janczewski’s aRena Dances                                     9:30, 10:15, 11:00
for the arts        Premier Dance Minnesota: The Best of the Twin cities
(2 studios)           shapiro & smith Dance                                                           9:30
                      Ragamala Dance                                                                  9:45
                      stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater                                                 10:00
                      James sewell Ballet                                                            10:15
                      Zenon Dance company                                                            10:30
                      TU Dance                                                                       10:45
                      sossy Mechanics                                                                11:00

loring Theater      The Magic of Bill Blagg–live!                                             10:00 – 10:30

hilton 2nd floor:   The Musicians of heartland concert artists
conrad a              nachito herrera                                                                  9:30
                      larry Zimmerman                                                                  9:50
                      hornheads                                                                      10:10
                      Bruce henry                                                                    10:30
                      Phil Thompson                                                                  10:50
                      norah long                                                                      11:10
                      additional artist TBa                                                           11:30

hilton 2nd floor:   The Juggernaut Jug Band                                      9:30 – 10:20, 10:30 – 11:30
Marquette i

hilton 2nd floor:   The folk collection                                                         9:30, 10:50
Marquette v         Jenny lynn stewart                                                                  9:50
                    hyunsoon whang                                                                    10:10
                    Dorothy leeds in Good	Lessons	from	Bad	Women                                      10:30
                    karen luschar                                                                      11:30

hilton 2nd floor:   G.l. Berg entertainment, Performing artists & speakers showcase:
Marquette vii         home free                                                                10:00, 11:15
                      The okee Dokee Brothers                                                       10:45       inDePenDenT showcases

hilton 2nd floor:   katie armiger Band                                                                9:40
Marquette ix        DePue De hoyos                                                                   10:00
                    Mieka Pauley                                                                     10:20
                    George watsky                                                                    10:40
                    Darrelle london                                                                  11:00
                    Miller                                                                           11:20
                    “comedy Mom” Tammy Pescatelli                                                    11:40

hilton 2nd floor:   Darius campbell and The Madmen                                                     9:45
symphony i          new York Gilbert & sullivan Players                                        10:10, 11:50
                    The Good lovelies                                                                10:35
                    Julian Gargiulo                                                                   11:00
                    Moms	Let	Loose, starring sherry Davey                                             11:25
                    american Roots with John latini & Jamie-sue seal                                  12:15
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hilton 2nd floor:       hotel california: “a salute to the eagles”                            9:45 – 10:15
symphony iii/iv         searson                                                                     10:20
                        The Doo-wah Riders                                                   10:40 – 11:10
                        Girl singers of the hit Parade                                        11:15, 11:55
                        Pogey                                                                        11:35

hilton 3rd floor:       Jeri sager                                                                    9:30
Director’s Row 2        franc D’ambrosio                                                              9:50
                        Glory crampton                                                         10:10, 11:10
                        chipper lowell                                                        10:30, 11:30
                        franc D’ambrosio & Jeri sager                                         10:50, 11:50

hilton 3rd floor:       new folk Booking independent showcase:
Duluth Room               Greg herriges                                                              9:30
                          Billy Mclaughlin                                                          10:10
                          simpleGifts                                                               10:45
                          Trent Romens                                                              11:20


  listings are in order by the time of the artist/showcase’s first performance of the evening.
  Listings submitted after the print deadline are available at www.artsmidwest.org/programs/mac/
  showcases/independent.


The MUsicians of heaRTlanD conceRT aRTisTs | exhibit 228a
9:30 p.m., 9:50 p.m., 10:10 p.m., 10:30 p.m., 10:50 p.m., 11:10 p.m., & 11:30 p.m.;
   hilton conrad a, 2nd floor
Heartland Concert Artists presents a vibrant line-up of its exceptional musicians, providing jazz,
classical, and pop artists for symphony orchestras, performing arts series, and corporate events.
Featuring	Nachito	Herrera	(Latin-jazz	piano),	Larry	Zimmerman	(trombone),	Hornheads	(jazz/funk	
instrumental), Bruce Henry (jazz vocalist), Phil Thompson (pop piano), Norah Long (soprano), and an
additional artist to be announced. Come join us for food and fun. | Disciplines: Opera, chamber, world,
jazz, orchestral, popular, and solo/recital music.
   • nachito herrera | 9:30 p.m.
   • larry Zimmerman | 9:50 p.m.
   • hornheads | 10:10 p.m.
   • Bruce henry | 10:30 p.m.
   • Phil Thompson | 10:50 p.m.
   • norah long | 11:10 p.m.
   • additional artist TBa | 11:30 p.m.

The JUGGeRnaUT JUG BanD | G.G. Greg agency, exhibit 327
9:30–10:20 p.m. & 10:30–11:30 p.m.; hilton Marquette Ballroom i, 2nd floor
A combination vaudeville act, musical American history lesson, and one very tight band, Juggernaut Jug
Band delights their audience with mind-blowing musicianship and incredible harmonies. Disciplines:
Jazz and folk music. | Asking fee: $2,000 – $3,000.

The folk collecTion
PMi: Performance Management international, exhibit 504
9:30 p.m. & 10:50 p.m.; hilton Marquette Ballroom v, 2nd floor
Featuring	the	classic	folk	songs	of	the	1960s,	The	Folk	Collection	is	entertaining,	nostalgic,	family-
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friendly, and fun. It’s O.K. to sing along, most people do! Showcase includes “Blowin’ in the Wind,”
“City of New Orleans,” and other classics. | Disciplines: Popular and folk music. | Asking fee: See agent.

MaThew JancZewski’s aRena Dances | exhibit 121a
9:30 p.m., 10:15 p.m., 11:00 p.m.; hennepin center for the arts, 528 hennepin ave.,
  5th floor, studio 5B (one block from Pantages Theatre: see map on page 86)
Reservations	accepted,	but	not	necessary;	stop	by	Exhibit	121A	to	reserve.
Distinctive movement to impact viewers on a kinetic and visceral level. This is physical, sweeping
modern	dance	and	includes	commissioned	work	of	Robin	Stiehm.	Showcase	includes	run with me
and Give, Get, Take. | Discipline: Modern dance. | Asking fee: $5,000 – $15,000.

JeRi saGeR | Center productions, inc., Exhibit 216
9:30 p.m.; with franc D’ambrosio at 10:50 p.m. & 11:50 p.m.; hilton Director’s Row 2, 3rd floor
A veteran of Broadway and numerous national tours. Now touring in her solo show Broadway By
Jeri, she captivates with her glorious voice, funny and insightful banter, and colorful stage presence.
Disciplines: Musical theater; popular music. | Asking fee: $5,000 – $15,000.

hanDicRafT GUilD BUilDinG inDePenDenT showcases
9:30 p.m., 9:50 p.m., 10:10 p.m., 10:30 p.m., 10:50 p.m., 11:10 p.m., 11:30 p.m., 11:45 p.m.;
   handicraft Guild Building, 89–91 Tenth st. s. (around the corner from the hilton: see map
   on page 86)
The Accidental Hero: Patrick Dewane’s moving, multimedia, one-man-theater journey of personal and
historical	discovery.	Vecchione/Erdahl	Duo’s	Pages of Music with Rolf and Carrie:	pioneering	oboe/
bass duo recitals and educational programs. cello.guitar.fusion — Montana Skies: A duo with the full
spectrum	of	an	orchestra	crossed	with	the	energy	of	a	rock	band.	Bottom	Line	Duo:	international	bass/
cello sensation performs social chamber music (classical-esque party music) with humor, virtuosity, and
everything else you need. | Disciplines: General and youth-oriented theater; spoken word/storytelling;
chamber, world, jazz, new/experimental, popular, solo/recital, folk, and youth-oriented music.
   • vecchione/erdahl Duo | Exhibit 233A | 9:30 p.m. & 10:50 p.m.
   • cello.guitar.fusion – Montana skies | Exhibit 223A | 9:50 p.m. & 11:45 p.m.
   • Patrick Dewane | The Accidental Hero, Exhibit 438B | 10:10 p.m. & 11:10 p.m.
   • Bottom line Duo | Exhibit 121B | 10:30 p.m. & 11:30 p.m.

PReMieR Dance MinnesoTa: The BesT of The Twin ciTies                                                            inDePenDenT showcases
9:30 p.m., 9:45 p.m., 10:00 p.m., 10:15 p.m., 10:30 p.m., 10:45 p.m., 11:00 p.m.;
   hennepin center for the arts, 528 hennepin ave., James sewell Ballet studio 2a
   (one block from Pantages Theatre: see map on page 86)
Featuring the signature talents of premier touring dance companies, which offer a diverse mix of
styles that exhibit the best of the Twin Cities dance scene. Includes contemporary ballet, modern, dance
theater, and Bharatanatyam. | Disciplines: Ballet, ethnic/folk, and modern dance; general and avant-
garde theater.
   • shapiro & smith Dance | Exhibit 921 | 9:30 p.m.
   • Ragamala Dance | Siegel Artist Management, Exhibits 929 & 901 | 9:45 p.m.
   • stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater | Exhibit 339A | 10:00 p.m.
   • James sewell Ballet | Siegel Artist Management, Exhibits 929 & 901 | 10:15 p.m.
   • Zenon Dance company	|	Marsha	Walker/Zenon	Dance	Company,	Exhibit	926	|	10:30	p.m.
   • TU Dance | Pentacle, Exhibit 739 | 10:45 p.m.
   • sossy Mechanics | Exhibit 109 | 11:00 p.m.
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new folk BookinG inDePenDenT showcase | exhibit 317
9:30 p.m., 10:10 p.m., 10:45 p.m., 11:20 p.m.; hilton Duluth Room, 3rd floor
New Folk Booking is proud to represent a roster of artists who offer a fresh blast of inventive styles
that do justice to the tradition of the music while redefining it. Genres span from newgrass to Celtic to
blues	to	jazz/fusion	to	modern-acoustic	to	holiday.	Free	wine	and	beer! | Disciplines: World, jazz, new/
experimental, solo/recital, and folk music.
  • Greg herriges | 9:30 p.m.
  • Billy Mclaughlin | 10:10 p.m.
  • simpleGifts | 10:45 p.m.
  • Trent Romens | 11:20 p.m.

kaTie aRMiGeR BanD | auburn Moon agency, exhibit 117
9:40 p.m.; hilton Marquette Ballroom ix, 2nd floor (see agent for additional time)
Country Weekly’s #1 Hottest Bachelorette and #1 song on GAC’s Top 20 for four weeks: 19-year-old
Katie Armiger is country’s newest rising star! | Discipline: Popular music. | Asking fee: $2,000 – $3,000.

DaRiUs caMPBell anD The MaDMen
Brad simon organization, inc., exhibit 404
9:45 p.m.; hilton symphony Ballroom i, 2nd floor
Winner	of	the	United	Kingdom	TV	show	Popstar To Operastar and platinum-selling recording artist.
Darius’ performance is a mix of contemporary hits and jazz standards. | Disciplines: Jazz and popular
music. | Asking fee: See agent.

hoTel califoRnia: “a salUTe To The eaGles”
harmony artists, exhibit 305
9:45–10:15 p.m.; hilton symphony Ballroom iii/iv, 2nd floor
Blending their extraordinary vocal and musical talents, Hotel California: “A Salute to the Eagles”
faithfully and accurately reproduce the classic sound of the Eagles, bringing this timeless music into the
new millennium. | Discipline: Popular music. | Asking fee: $8,500 – $11,000.

JennY lYnn sTewaRT
Patricia alberti Performing artists Management, exhibit 924
9:50 p.m.; hilton Marquette Ballroom v, 2nd floor
Celebrate the magnificent voice of Jenny Lynn Stewart and her beloved accompanist Bill Lewis.
These crossover artists perform highlights from Broadway’s magical moments. A night of joyful
entertainment! | Discipline: Musical theater. | Asking fee: $4,500 – $7,000, depending on instrumentation.

fRanc D’aMBRosio | center Productions, inc., exhibit 216
9:50 p.m.; with Jeri sager at 10:50 p.m. & 11:50 p.m.; hilton Director’s Row 2, 3rd floor
This	multifaceted	vocalist	(formerly	“World’s	Longest	Running	Phantom”)	boasts	a	six-year,	200-
city, sold-out national tour with his one-man shows: Broadway, Hollywood, and I’ll Be Seein’ YOUZ…
(WWII). | Disciplines: Musical theater; popular music. | Asking fee: $5,000 – $15,000.

cello.GUiTaR.fUsion – MonTana skies | exhibit 223a
9:50 p.m. & 11:45 p.m.; handicraft Guild Building, 89–91 Tenth st. s. (around the corner
   from the hilton: see map on page 86)
cello.guitar.fusion — Montana Skies. A must-see live concert experience — a duo with the full spectrum
of an orchestra crossed with the energy of a rock band. | Disciplines: Chamber, world, jazz, new/
experimental, orchestral, popular, and youth-oriented music. | Asking fee: $2,000 – $4,000.
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The MaGic of Bill BlaGG–live! | exhibit 608
10:00–10:30 p.m.; loring Theater, 1407 nicollet ave. (near the convention center: see map
   on page 86)
Tickets	required;	visit	Exhibit	608	for	free	admission	+	drink	tickets	for	the	open	bar.
Illusionist Bill Blagg will be showcasing his unique brand of interactive, grand-scale magic and
illusion combined with his hilarious, off-the-cuff personality. Don’t miss it! | Discipline: General
theater. | Asking fee: See agent.

G.l. BeRG enTeRTainMenT, PeRfoRMinG aRTisTs & sPeakeRs
showcase | exhibit 900
10:00 p.m., 10:45 p.m., 11:15 p.m.; hilton Marquette Ballroom vii, 2nd floor
Tickets:	visit	Exhibit	900	for	free	drink	tickets.
Two uniquely talented musical groups will be performing at this showcase. Home Free is an
outstanding vocal band that is popular with all age groups and musical tastes. The Okee Dokee
Brothers duo provides fresh and fun music for children and their parents. | Disciplines: Popular, folk,
and youth-oriented music.
  • home free | 10:00 p.m. & 11:15 p.m.
  • The okee Dokee Brothers | 10:45 p.m.

DePUe De hoYos | auburn Moon agency, exhibit 117
10:00 p.m.; hilton Marquette Ballroom ix, 2nd floor (see agent for additional time)
From Carnegie Hall to Grand Ole Opry, the award-winning, world-record-setting, Grammy Award–
nominated world music duo of Alex DePue and Miquel De Hoyos are a tour de force of fiddle and
flamenco guitar. | Discipline: World music. | Asking fee: $4,000 – $6,000.

hYUnsoon whanG
PMi: Performance Management international, exhibit 504
10:10 p.m.; hilton Marquette Ballroom v, 2nd floor
Pianist Hyunsoon Whang “immerses her entire being in the music.” She delights audiences with her
artistic maturity and technical fluency. She is elegant, engaging, and entertaining. Showcase includes
Waltz in A Minor, Op. 34 No. 2 (Chopin) and Tarantella (Liszt). | Disciplines: Chamber, orchestral,
new/experimental, and solo/recital music. | Asking fee: See agent.

GloRY cRaMPTon | center Productions, inc., exhibit 216
                                                                                                               inDePenDenT showcases
10:10 p.m. & 11:10 p.m.; hilton Director’s Row 2, 3rd floor
A musical-theater veteran with an exquisite soprano voice. An accomplished solo artist, Glory will
showcase Broadway and popular songs from her one-woman show. | Disciplines: Musical theater;
popular music. | Asking fee: $5,000 – $15,000.

new YoRk GilBeRT & sUllivan PlaYeRs | exhibit 316
10:10 p.m. & 11:50 p.m.; hilton symphony Ballroom i, 2nd floor
Leading professional Gilbert & Sullivan soloists perform in I’ve Got a Little Twist, a beautifully
musical and entertaining show that highlights the legacy of G&S in musical theater. | Disciplines:
General and musical theater; opera and choral music. | Asking fee: $7,500 – $10,000.

Mieka PaUleY | auburn Moon agency, exhibit 117
10:20 p.m.; hilton Marquette Ballroom ix, 2nd floor (see agent for additional time)
Folk/rock/pop;	winner	of	first-ever	Starbucks	Emerging	Artist	Award;	first	Cosmo	Starlaunch	Fierce	
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Fabulous	Female;	Rocky	Mountain	Folk	Festival;	tours	with	Eric	Clapton,	John	Legend. | Discipline:
Folk music. | Asking fee: $900 – $1,500.

seaRson | Dow artists, inc., exhibit 826
10:20 p.m.; hilton symphony Ballroom iii/iv, 2nd floor
With talent that remains full of fierce energy, Searson continues to astound their audiences with
unguarded sincerity in their vocals, raw fiddling, and ferocious stepdancing. Searson has been taking
North America and Europe by storm, performing an average of 150 shows a year. | Disciplines: Ethnic/
Folk dance; world, popular, and folk music. | Asking fee: $5,500 – $7,500.

DoRoThY leeDs in GooD lessons fRoM BaD woMen | exhibit 323
10:30 p.m.; hilton Marquette Ballroom v, 2nd floor
Good Lessons from Bad Women is a 70-minute, one-person comic play about a good girl who wants to
be a bad girl. | Discipline: General theater. | Asking fee: $3,500 – $5,000.

chiPPeR lowell | center Productions, inc., exhibit 216
10:30 p.m. & 11:30 p.m.; hilton Director’s Row 2, 3rd floor
This award-winning comedian is described as an “artistic cyclone of talent and comedy.” Equally adept
at unusual stunts, bizarre magic, dangerous juggling, razor-sharp ad-libs, and original stand-up comedy.
Discipline: General theater. | Asking fee: $6,000 – $9,000.

The GooD lovelies | herschel freeman agency, inc., exhibit 421
10:35 p.m.; hilton symphony Ballroom i, 2nd floor
The Good Lovelies from Toronto have been warmly embraced by fine-arts presenters for their breezy
swing/folk	harmonies,	hilarious	patter,	and	effervescence	on	stage. | Discipline: Popular music.
Asking fee: $5,500 – $6,500.

GeoRGe waTskY | auburn Moon agency, exhibit 117
10:40 p.m.; hilton Marquette Ballroom ix, 2nd floor (see agent for additional time)
Viral	on	YouTube	with	12-million-plus	hits;	two	2011	appearances	on	The Ellen DeGeneres Show;
national spoken-word champion; HBO Def Poetry Jam: Watsky is the most widely known, young
performance poet. | Discipline: Spoken word/storytelling. | Asking fee: $1,500 – $2,500.

The Doo-wah RiDeRs | harmony artists, exhibit 305
10:40–11:10 p.m.; hilton symphony Ballroom iii/iv, 2nd floor
With over 30 years of broken box-office records nationwide, the Doo-Wahs are country with a unique
original sound…high-energy country with a Cajun twist. They also offer a powerful arts-in-education
program. | Disciplines: Popular and youth-oriented music. | Asking fee: $4,500 – $6,500.

JUlian GaRGiUlo | Robin klinger entertainment llc, exhibit 307
11:00 p.m.; hilton symphony Ballroom i, 2nd floor
Julian Lawrence Gargiulo is a dynamic classical pianist who renders the compositions of renowned
masters with extraordinary passion and precision in Mostly Julian. “A marvelous tour de force.”
Discipline: Solo/Recital music. | Asking fee: $5,500.

DaRRelle lonDon | auburn Moon agency, exhibit 117
11:00 p.m.; hilton Marquette Ballroom ix, 2nd floor (see agent for additional time)
Featured on Soundtrack 90210	(along	with	Adele	and	others),	singer/songwriter	Darrelle	London	was	
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signed	to	Perez	Hilton’s	label	and	is	a	top	artist	on	Canadian	radio	and	TV. | Discipline: Popular music.
Asking fee: $900 – $1,500.

GiRl sinGeRs of The hiT PaRaDe
Joanne Rile artists Management/McM arts and entertainment, exhibit 406
11:15 p.m. & 11:55 p.m.; hilton symphony Ballroom iii/iv, 2nd floor
11:15: Great Female Vocalists of the 50s — Clooney, Page, Francis, Doris Day, and Peggy Lee music.
11:55: Sirens of the 60s — Dionne, Streisand, Dusty, Lesley, Cher, and many more. | Discipline: Popular
music. | Asking fee: $4,500–$10,000.

MilleR | auburn Moon agency, exhibit 117
11:20 p.m.; hilton Marquette Ballroom ix, 2nd floor (see agent for additional time)
This band of blues brothers features a 17-year-old harmonica phenom; as seen on The Today Show,
The Tonight Show, The Ellen DeGeneres Show; 2nd place on America’s Got Talent; touring with B.B.
King, Stevie Wonder, John Popper. | Discipline: World music. | Asking fee: $3,500 – $5,000.

MoMs leT loose, sTaRRinG sheRRY DaveY
Brad simon organization, inc., exhibit 404
11:25 p.m.; hilton symphony Ballroom i, 2nd floor
Moms Let Loose blends clean stand-up comedy with audience participation through a rollicking
Q&A	finale.	Starring	Sherry	Davey	of	bestselling	Mama’s	Night	Out	and	friends. | Discipline: General
theater. Asking fee: See agent.

kaRen lUschaR
Patricia alberti Performing artists Management, exhibit 924
11:30 p.m.; hilton Marquette Ballroom v, 2nd floor
Starting	as	a	child	performer,	this	energetic	actress/singer/dancer	bridges	time	with	current	and	
classic Broadway, the 1940s, and the great American standards in Karen Luschar Salutes Broadway &
American Standards. | Disciplines: Musical theater; jazz and popular music. | Asking fee: $4,500 – $6,500.

PoGeY | BaM! Baird artists Management, exhibit 205
11:35 p.m.; hilton symphony Ballroom iii/iv, 2nd floor
Experience the fun and festivity of authentic down-east music with Pogey’s A Night in Nova Scotia:
an	all-original	band	with	a	folk/Celtic-based	sound,	high	energy,	and	fiery	instrumentals. | Discipline:
                                                                                                                inDePenDenT showcases
World music. | Asking fee: $5,000 – $8,000.

“coMeDY MoM” TaMMY PescaTelli | admire entertainment, exhibit 930
11:40 p.m.; hilton Marquette Ballroom ix, 2nd floor
E-TV’s	“Comedy	Mom”	Tammy	Pescatelli:	as	seen	on Last Comic Standing, The Tonight Show, Comedy
Central. Clean with multi-generational appeal. | Discipline: General theater. | Asking fee: See agent.

aMeRican RooTs wiTh John laTini & JaMie-sUe seal
smokin’ sleddog Records, exhibit 240
12:15 a.m.; hilton symphony Ballroom i, 2nd floor
Detroit blues champ Latini and Seal perform jazz standards to vintage folk. One presenter said,
“exceptional musicianship combined with enormous wit and engaging showmanship.” | Discipline:
Popular music. | Asking fee: $1,500 – $2,500.
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locaTion               aRTisT/showcase                                                                  TiMes

hennepin center        Mathew Janczewski’s aRena Dances                                       9:30, 10:15, 11:00
for the arts           Premier Dance Minnesota: The Best of the Twin cities
(2 studios)              shapiro & smith Dance                                                             9:30
                         Ragamala Dance                                                                    9:45
                         stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater                                                   10:00
                         James sewell Ballet                                                              10:15
                         Zenon Dance company                                                              10:30
                         TU Dance                                                                         10:45
                         sossy Mechanics                                                                  11:00

wesley United          The Rose ensemble                                                                   9:30
Methodist church

Dakota Jazz club       Break of Reality                                                                   11:00
& Restaurant

hilton 2nd floor:      The copper street Brass Quintet                                              9:40, 11:20
conrad a               Jim Brickman presents Yesterday	Once	More                                         10:30
                       The Good lovelies                                                                 10:55
                       incantation                                                                        11:45

hilton 2nd floor:      Tonic sol-fa                                                                 9:45, 10:30
conrad D

hilton 2nd floor:      audioBody                                                                    9:45, 11:25
Marquette vii          Bearfoot                                                                           10:10
                       Parents	Night	Out, starring Jim colliton & karen Morgan                            11:00

hilton 2nd floor:      american Roots with John latini & Jamie-sue seal                              9:30, 11:30
symphony i             southern fried Jazz Band                                                      9:45, 11:45
                       MoJo & The Bayou Gypsies                         10:00, 10:15, 11:00, 11:15, 12:00, 12:15
                       Joshua kane                                                                        10:30

hilton 2nd floor:      Mallory lewis and lamb chop                                                 9:45–10:00
symphony iii/iv        Presidio Brass                                                 10:05–10:20, 11:00–11:15
                       almost elton John and the Rocket Band                                     10:25–10:55
                       The second city Touring company                                                   11:20
                       Draw The line                                                              11:45–12:15

hilton 3rd floor:      Z’Puppets Rosenschnoz                                                        9:30–12:30
Director’s Row 3

hilton 3rd floor:      new folk Booking independent showcase:
Duluth Room              Boiled in lead                                                                    9:30
                         The Galactic cowboy orchestra                                                    10:05
                         The Barley Jacks                                                                 10:35
                         lehto & wright                                                                    11:10
                         Dennis warner                                                                    11:40


  listings are in order by the time of the artist/showcase’s first performance of the evening.
  Listings submitted after the print deadline are available at www.artsmidwest.org/programs/mac/
  showcases/independent.
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MaThew JancZewski’s aRena Dances | exhibit 121a
9:30 p.m., 10:15 p.m., 11:00 p.m.; hennepin center for the arts, 528 hennepin ave.,
  5th floor, studio 5B (one block from Pantages Theatre: see map on page 86)
Reservations	accepted,	but	not	necessary;	stop	by	Exhibit	121A	to	reserve.
Distinctive movement to impact viewers on a kinetic and visceral level. This is physical, sweeping
modern	dance	and	includes	commissioned	work	of	Robin	Stiehm.	Showcase	includes	run with me
and Give, Get, Take. | Discipline: Modern dance. | Asking fee: $5,000–$15,000.

Z’PUPPeTs RosenschnoZ | exhibit 712
9:30 p.m.–12:30 a.m. (continuous); hilton Director’s Row 3, 3rd floor
The unruly Monkey Mind Pirates can hijack our brains with anxiety, distraction, and stress. Sail into
the waters of calm with Cap’n Fitz as he discovers the secrets of taming the Monkey Mind Pirates!
Disciplines: General and musical theater; youth-oriented music and theater. | Asking fee: $5,000–$20,000.

The Rose enseMBle | lisa sapinkopf artists, exhibit 106
9:30 p.m.; wesley United Methodist church, 101 e. Grant st. (near the convention center:
   see map on page 86)
Highlights from our most popular touring programs: From the Land of Three Faiths (early Christian,
Jewish, and Moslem music) and American Hymns, Ballades and Songs. | Disciplines: Choral, world, and
folk music. | Asking fee: $6,000–$12,000.

PReMieR Dance MinnesoTa: The BesT of The Twin ciTies
9:30 p.m., 9:45 p.m., 10:00 p.m., 10:15 p.m., 10:30 p.m., 10:45 p.m., 11:00 p.m.;
   hennepin center for the arts, 528 hennepin ave., James sewell Ballet studio 2a
   (one block from Pantages Theatre: see map on page 86)
Featuring the signature talents of premier touring dance companies, which offer a diverse mix of
styles that exhibit the best of the Twin Cities dance scene. Includes contemporary ballet, modern, dance
theater, and Bharatanatyam. | Disciplines: Ballet, ethnic/folk, and modern dance; general and avant-
garde theater.
   • shapiro & smith Dance | Exhibit 921 | 9:30 p.m.
   • Ragamala Dance | Siegel Artist Management, Exhibits 929 & 901 | 9:45 p.m.
   • stuart Pimsler Dance & Theater | Exhibit 339A | 10:00 p.m.
   • James sewell Ballet | Siegel Artist Management, Exhibits 929 & 901 | 10:15 p.m.                         inDePenDenT showcases
   • Zenon Dance company	|	Marsha	Walker/Zenon	Dance	Company,	Exhibit	926	|	10:30	p.m.
   • TU Dance | Pentacle, Exhibit 739 | 10:45 p.m.
   • sossy Mechanics | Exhibit 109 | 11:00 p.m.

new folk BookinG inDePenDenT showcase | exhibit 317
9:30 p.m., 10:05 p.m., 10:35 p.m., 11:10 p.m., 11:40 p.m.; hilton Duluth Room, 3rd floor
New Folk Booking is proud to represent a roster of artists who offer a fresh blast of inventive styles
that do justice to the tradition of the music while redefining it. Genres span from newgrass to Celtic
to	blues	to	jazz/fusion	to	modern-acoustic	to	holiday.	Free	wine	and	beer! | Disciplines: World, jazz,
new/experimental, solo/recital, and folk music.
   • Boiled in lead | 9:30 p.m.
   • The Galactic cowboy orchestra | 10:05 p.m.
   • The Barley Jacks | 10:35 p.m.
   • lehto & wright | 11:10 p.m.
   • Dennis warner | 11:40 p.m.
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aMeRican RooTs wiTh John laTini & JaMie-sUe seal
smokin’ sleddog Records, exhibit 240
9:30 p.m. & 11:30 p.m.; hilton symphony Ballroom i, 2nd floor
Charming anthems like “Nobody Loves A Fat Girl” and “The Blues Just Makes Me Feel Good” are
presented by an award-winning duo that features Detroit blues champ Latini. | Discipline: Popular
music. | Asking fee: $1,500–$2,500.

The coPPeR sTReeT BRass QUinTeT | Dow artists, inc. , exhibit 826
9:40 p.m. & 11:20 p.m.; hilton conrad a, 2nd floor
This exciting show has wowed audiences with its innovative blend of musical styles and dazzling fusion
of	electronic	effects	with	breathtaking	brass.	Showcase	features	“Blue	Rondo,”	“Queen	of	the	Night,”	
Bela Fleck medley, and more. | Discipline: Chamber, jazz, and popular music. | Asking fee: $2,500–$8,000.

Tonic sol-fa | Tsf entertainment, exhibit 407
9:45 p.m. & 10:30 p.m.; hilton conrad D, 2nd floor
Selling more than two million albums, Tonic Sol-fa’s music has earned an Emmy Award, appearances
on The Today Show and in Newsweek, and devoted fans across the country. | Discipline: Popular music. |
Asking fee: $5,000–$10,000.

aUDioBoDY | Dow artists, inc., exhibit 826
9:45 p.m. & 11:25 p.m.; hilton Marquette Ballroom vii, 2nd floor
Blue Man Group meets a modern-day Smothers Brothers! AudioBody is a visually stunning
performance which showcases the fusion of physical comedy and music technology. | Disciplines:
General and youth-oriented theater; new/experimental, popular, and youth-oriented music. | Asking fee:
$4,500–$7,500.

MalloRY lewis anD laMB choP | harmony artists, exhibit 305
9:45–10:00 p.m.; hilton symphony Ballroom iii/iv, 2nd floor
Meet Shari Lewis’s daughters, Mallory Lewis and Lamb Chop. True media and audience favorites, see
samples from their shows (including A Lamb Chop Celebration, Lamb Chop Loves America, and
A Very Lamb Chop Holiday) that draw audiences from 8 – 80. | Disciplines: General and youth-oriented
theater. | Asking fee: $3,500–$5,000.

soUTheRn fRieD JaZZ BanD | exhibit 713
9:45 p.m. & 11:45 p.m.; hilton symphony Ballroom i, 2nd floor
The showcase begins and ends with a “bang.” In between, leader Don Edwards describes the show
and the band performs diverse and abbreviated Dixieland classics. | Discipline: Jazz music. | Asking fee:
See artist.

MoJo & The BaYoU GYPsies | exhibit 312
10:00 p.m., 10:15 p.m., 11:00 p.m., 11:15 p.m., 12:00 a.m., 12:15 a.m.; hilton symphony
  Ballroom i, 2nd floor
The legendary MOJO & The Bayou Gypsies thrill you with red-hot mojo music a la Zydeco and Cajun:
You’ll sing, shout, dance, and smile! MOJO’s gonna git ya! | Disciplines: Ethnic/Folk dance; musical
theater; spoken word/storytelling; world and folk music. | Asking fee: $7,500–$18,000, enabling funding
available.
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PResiDio BRass | exhibit 105
10:05–10:20 p.m. & 11:00–11:15 p.m.; hilton symphony Ballroom iii/iv, 2nd floor
Presidio Brass’ Sounds of the Cinema brings together some of the finest classical music used in films,
as well as the most-popular original music written specifically for the movies. | Disciplines: Chamber,
orchestral, and popular music. | Asking fee: $5,000–$7,500.

BeaRfooT | TG2 artists, exhibit 119
10:10 p.m.; hilton Marquette Ballroom vii, 2nd floor
With Alaskan roots and a new Nashville home, Bearfoot fuses string band traditions with youthful
creativity, playing evocative original songs, contemporary covers, and lively instrumentals. | Discipline:
Folk music. | Asking fee: $3,500–$5,000.

alMosT elTon John anD The RockeT BanD
harmony artists, exhibit 305
10:25–10:55 p.m.; hilton symphony Ballroom iii/vi, 2nd floor
A spectacular musical journey celebrating the decades of chart-topping hits by Sir Elton John,
remarkably	recreated	by	multiple-award-winning	singer/musician/actor	Craig	A.	Meyer. | Disciplines:
Musical theater; popular music. | Asking fee: $10,000–$15,000.

JiM BRickMan PResenTs YesTeRDaY once MoRe
Brad simon organization, inc., exhibit 404
10:30 p.m.; hilton conrad a, 2nd floor
Yesterday Once More — A Tribute to the Music of the Carpenters features Jim’s lush arrangements
of the Carpenters’ hits, transporting audiences back in time and recapturing the music an entire
generation fell in love with. | Disciplines: Orchestral and popular music. | Asking fee: See agent.

JoshUa kane | wild Baboo Productions llc, exhibit 227
10:30 p.m.; hilton symphony Ballroom i, 2nd floor
Can he read your mind? With warmth and charm, mentalist Joshua Kane leads audiences through
dazzling demonstrations of the powers of the mind in Joshua Kane’s Borders of the Mind — The
Psychic Show For the Whole Family! Discover your inner superhero at this amazing, interactive
performance that’s been called “timely and provocative.” | Disciplines: General and youth-oriented
theater; spoken word/storytelling. | Asking fee: $7,500; may be packaged with Edgar Allan Poe’s Tales          inDePenDenT showcases
of Terror and workshops.

The GooD lovelies | herschel freeman agency, inc., exhibit 421
10:55 p.m.; hilton conrad a, 2nd floor
The Good Lovelies from Toronto have been warmly embraced by fine-arts presenters for their breezy
swing/folk	harmonies,	hilarious	patter,	and	effervescence	on	stage. | Discipline: Popular music. | Asking
fee: $5,500–$6,500.

PaRenTs niGhT oUT, sTaRRinG JiM colliTon & kaRen MoRGan
Brad simon organization, inc., exhibit 404
11:00 p.m.; hilton Marquette Ballroom vii, 2nd floor
Comedy for grownups. Individually and together, Jim and Karen perform stand-up and improv with
audience participation, exploring the uproarious world of parenting: our kids, parents, spouses.
Discipline: General theater. | Asking fee: See agent.
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BReak of RealiTY | 1st Mark artists Management, exhibit 728
11:00 p.m.; Dakota Jazz club & Restaurant, 1010 nicollet Mall (1.5 blocks from the hilton:
   see map on page 86)
Conference	name	tag	required.
Break	of	Reality:	three	cellists	and	percussion…playing	original	music,	rock	covers,	transcriptions	
of Bach, and other classical composers…amplified and acoustic. | Disciplines: Chamber and new/
experimental music. | Asking fee: See agent.

The seconD ciTY ToURinG coMPanY | ece Touring, exhibit 213
11:20 p.m.; hilton symphony Ballroom iii/iv, 2nd floor
Chicago’s legendary comedy theater has made audiences laugh for over 50 years, performing smart
social and political satire through hilarious sketch comedy, improvisation, and music. | Discipline:
General theater. | Asking fee: $7,000–$10,000.

DRaw The line | harmony artists, exhibit 305
11:45 p.m.–12:15 a.m.; hilton symphony Ballroom iii/iv, 2nd floor
An Aerosmith tribute show: America’s greatest rock-and-roll band comes to life in the only show
actually endorsed by “The Bad Boys From Boston” themselves. | Discipline: Popular music.
Asking fee: $7,000–$10,000.

incanTaTion | Dow artists, inc., exhibit 826
11:45 p.m.; hilton conrad a, 2nd floor
Incantation presents excerpts from Greek myth in Psyche and Eros, performed in a dramatic and
innovative	blend	of	storytelling	and	music.	Adults/older	youth/college	students. | Discipline: Spoken
word/Storytelling. | Asking fee: $5,500–$6,500, depending on block-booking/region/etc.
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D Pantages Theatre                              more about these and other local restaurants
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e nicollet island Pavilion (off map)                = Kitchen open late
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