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EmiSunshine performs at the California WorldFest. The 11-year-old singer, songwriter, and multi-instrumentalist from East Tennessee made her fame by her online video going viral.

The California Arts Council announced it plans to award $36,768 to The Center for the Arts as part of its Creative California Communities program.

The Creative California Communities program supports large-scale collaborative projects that harness arts and culture as a key economic and/or community development strategy.