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Franklin Neighborhood Center Ribbon Cutting

Franklin Neighborhood Center Ribbon Cutting

As Franklin Elementary students played on their school playground several hundred yards away on Tuesday afternoon, Santa Barbara police were busy unveiling a new effort aimed at keeping those students — and the rest of their Eastside neighbors — safer where they live. The Franklin Neighborhood Center at 1136…

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THEY CAN, WE CAN, ICAN

THEY CAN, WE CAN, ICAN

Flying mostly under the radar until recently, the art-minded philanthropy of the Incredible Children’s Art Network (iCAN) has been quietly lending support to a handful of local elementary schools since 2005. Now, with a large new facility in the works at 222 E. Canon Perdido St. and an even bigger vision for the future…

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iCAN is Making Beautiful Music

iCAN is Making Beautiful Music

Over 200 students and teaching artists gathered at Franklin Elementary School on Friday, July 19, for a day of workshops and performances hosted by the Incredible Children’s Art Network (iCAN). The iCAN Music Program partnered with the Los Angeles Philharmonics’ Youth Orchestra of Los Angeles (YOLA) and was joined by…

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YOSAL Tunes Up Its Summer Activities

YOSAL Tunes Up Its Summer Activities

At 4:30 a.m. Friday morning, more than 40 members of Youth Orchestra of Salinas (YOSAL) will board a bus with a dozen chaperones and music director Juan Felipe Molano to attend a special gathering of orchestras in Santa Barbara. They were invited to participate in a joint workshop and concert that will include 100…

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iCAN Play Music

iCAN Play Music

It’s late in the afternoon on a beautiful day in May, but Daniel Lopez, 9, of the Franklin Elementary School in Santa Barbara, and Gustavo Dudamel, 32, of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, are both stuck indoors, rehearsing with their orchestras. Lopez plays the cello and has a concert coming up, so he and the other members of his…

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Incredible Children’s Art Network (iCAN) Students Perform in Pasadena

Incredible Children’s Art Network (iCAN) Students Perform in Pasadena

This month, celebrate the importance of music by witnessing the impact it has on our local children. On May 29, 120 young musicians from Incredible Children’s Art Network (iCAN) in Santa Barbara and VYMA Music Project in Pasadena will work together as one harmonious orchestra and choir in the Pasadena Seminario…

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Jeffry Walker Named Executive Director of Incredible Children’s Art Network

Jeffry Walker Named Executive Director of Incredible Children’s Art Network

The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Jeffry Walker has been named executive director for the Incredible Children’s Art Network (iCAN). Transitioning in mid-April from his home in Carmel and starting on June 3, Walker will lead the organization in its continuing efforts to provide high-quality, accessible arts…

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Quality Arts Education

Quality Arts Education

Tucked in the hills south of Santa Barbara lies Montecito Union School, a top-ranking public school widely recognized for its scholastic achievements and successful programs. The curriculum boasts an award- winning visual arts program, developed by resident teacher Allison Atwill, which provides high-quality art classes to…

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Noozhawk Talks: Shannon McCain Jaffe, Angela Lang Demonstrate the Art of iCAN

Noozhawk Talks: Shannon McCain Jaffe, Angela Lang Demonstrate the Art of iCAN

A decade of painful budget cuts has decimated arts programs in Santa Barbara’s public schools. The result is especially unfortunate given the overwhelming evidence that involvement in the arts leads to gains in math, reading, cognitive ability, critical thinking and verbal skills, as well as improvements in motivation…

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Santa Barbara Strings and iCAN — Making Music, Making Friends

Santa Barbara Strings and iCAN — Making Music, Making Friends

On Oct. 19, with Halloween in the air, young musicians from Santa Barbara Strings spent the afternoon making music with students from the iCAN (Incredible Children’s Art Network) after school el Sistema-inspired music immersion program at Franklin Elementary School. More than120 students took part in performing for each…

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