Our Friend Jon Batiste Has Hit It Big!
March 19, 2016

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Esquire Magazine calls Jon Batiste "the most exciting man in late-night," and he and his incredible band Stay Human performed at Zara Aina's first benefit in 2012! Now he's the band leader for "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert". GO JON GO!

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Lucas and Annie’s January Trip to Madagascar!
March 19, 2016

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HEY THERE EVERYBODY! Lucas and Annie left for Madagascar the day after our Benefit and now they're back! They've got tons of amazing updates to share with you!

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Our December Benefit in the Press!
March 19, 2016

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Two MORE bits of press for ZA and our Benefit!! Check 'em out!!

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Watch Our Latest Video and Meet Mirana
March 19, 2016

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Please take a few minutes to watch our newest video, which follows Mirana, one of our original Youth Company members, from when we first started working with her in 2012, to the present day. See how she's grown; see how we've grown.

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Read about the success of our December Benefit!
March 8, 2016

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Have a read of our latest email blast for updates on the incredible success of our Benefit, on Lucas and Annie making their way to Madagascar, and on your last few days to make a tax-deductible donation to Zara Aina for 2015!

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Announcing the Gentlemen Performers at Our 3rd Benefit
December 6, 2015

The moment you’ve all been waiting for! Announcing the gentlemen performing at Zara Aina’s 3rd annual Big ‘Ol Fancy Pants Benefit: BRANDON VICTOR DIXON: Broadway: The Color Purple (Tony nom.), Motown (Berry Gordy), and the upcoming Shuffle Along; WESLEY TAYLOR: Broadway: The Addams Family, Rock of Ages. TV: Smash And our...

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Meet Our Youth Company: The Old and the New
November 27, 2015

Get to know Zara Aina’s Youth Company in Madagascar. Our Year 1 “Mouse Lemurs” (Or “Tsidy”); Year 2 “Ring-Tailed Lemurs” (Or “Maki”); and our Year 3 “Dancing Lemurs” (Or “Sifakas”). Ranging in age from 10-14, we’re excited to share their stories with you.

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#AskATeach: Annie Worden
November 23, 2015

More awesome press for ZA! Our very own Annie Worden talks to The Write Teacher(s) Blog about ZA, the importance of arts education and “a beautifully embarrassing collection of [her] old journals!”

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Bryce’s Interview with Annenberg Public Policy Center
November 20, 2015

Our very own Bryce Pinkham was awarded the prestigious Leonore Annenberg Arts Fellowship in 2012. In this interview he talks about all of his incredible successes since winning the award,\ and explains what Zara Aina means to him. GO BRYCE!

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How We Do What We Do
November 12, 2015

Zara Aina keeps getting better and better. Along with our new temporary space in Madagascar, we have a new three-tiered curriculum in place, to give each class in our Youth Company specialized training. Read more about that and our pedagogy.

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