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    IT began with a love of music.  From studying the
    piano at the age of five, to learning the acoustic
    bass and hearing Thelonius Monk as a teenager
    in New York, that love eventually grew to
    encompass all the performing arts.  And there
    lay the  origin of ArtBeat.  

    ArtBeat is a not-for-profit arts presenting
    organization that was formed by David Shaw in
    Ashland, Oregon in 1987.  In addition to seven
    tours of 'Ain’t Misbehavin',’ ArtBeat also
    toured  'A Closer Walk with Patsy Cline' and
    'Shirley Valentine,' starring Helen Reddy.

    Presenting world music, dance and jazz in
    40 West Coast communities,  ArtBeat is
    committed to bringing the very best in cultural
    entertainment to communities that appreciate
    the arts but may be off the  beaten track and
    under-served.  

    ArtBeat renovated and presented in Oregon’s
    Old Ashland Armory, and raised funds for the
    Historic Everett Theater restoration.  Preserving
    a community's interest in the arts and it's
    theatrical facilities is crucial to sustaining a
    community's culture and vitality.  

    Contact ArtBeat  for bookings of these and
    other events; for strategic planning assistance
    and performing arts- related grant proposal
    writing.

    ArtBeat acknowledges its Board of Directors:
    Karen Harper, Beckye Randall, Beverly Hawkins,
    and David Shaw, President.
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David Shaw,
ArtBeat Founder
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