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Dear Valerie and Gary, With this quick note I would like to send our extended thanks for your visit to Santa Barbara County for ¡Viva el Arte de Santa Bárbara! last month. We appreciate and commend you on your great work in outreach and performance. Your assemblies were well-planned and carried out and you successfully engaged the students. Your outreach sessions with incarcerated youth was really amazing and we appreciate that you engaged so many of the boys in performance and discussion.  The family performances were incredible and people are still talking about them. We appreciate your work in advance as well – for planning and your availability for media interviews. Your commitment to outreach, the community and especially youth is evident and it was so effective. On half of all 2,435 of us in Santa Barbara who you taught and inspired, I thank you again. Sincerely, Cathy Oliverson Cathy Oliverson Manager for Performing Arts & Director Educational Outreach UCSB Arts & Lectures University of California Santa Barbara, CA 93106-5030

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