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Look Who’s On Stage This Week!

Look Who’s On Stage This Week!

Greetings – That’s beautiful spirit Shamarr Allen up there blowing his trumpet. Give his photo a click and see if you don’t start smiling at his Quarantine Chill. Gratitude to Shamarr for bringing the party no matter how . . .

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New Classes & New Shows For You

New Classes & New Shows For You

Greetings – If you’re ready for some good cheer, some grounding wisdom, some encouragement, this weekend’s schedule will make you happy. We also have a new slate of music classes online . . .

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2 Ways to Put Harmony In Your Life

2 Ways to Put Harmony In Your Life

Greetings – Streaming is here to stay. It has become an essential tool in keeping artists and venues afloat and audiences engaged. Our goal is to make it a great experience for you, and economically viable for us and our artists. Hence, CaffeLena.TV, our new livestreaming platform and . . .

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Caffè Lena In the News

Caffè Lena  – an example of how to flourish in a pandemic

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — It seems contradictory to say that when an organization has been severely hurt economically, it has also prospered. It is, however, true of Caffe Lena in Saratoga Springs. Established in 1960, in 2020 the venue saw the lowest earned revenue period in their history. Mostly because it has not had a ticket sale or income from food sales since last March. However, generous foundation grants, patron donations and earned income from unexpected sources have kept the organization afloat. Indeed, Caffe Lena has innovated to build new business models. They have become a leader in offering live streamed performances, opened an educational component to their operation and have been a type of outreach source for many individuals and groups needing a secure facility with digital capabilities. They have done more than survive. They are a model of how a performing space can be an inspiration to a community in troubled times and act as a supportive resource for musicians and other area arts organizations.

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