I was at the Cleveland Aradhana for the first time last week with my wife Kalpana and our son Parthiv Mohan. I have posted a whole bunch of photos from the festival for the days 10-13 April 2009 in Facebook (FB) albums which can also be viewed by non-Facebook users. Unfortunately, I couldn't cover all the events that took place even during the short time I was at the festival.
FB users will get to see photo captions, tags identifying people in the photos and comments made by other FB users. They will also be able to add comments and tags to identify more people. Non-FB users will only be able to see the photos and captions. They won't be able to see/add tags/comments. Here are relevant links.
Kalpana's India Currents article on the spread of carnatic music in USA, which also covers the Aradhana, is at http://cli.gs/getMW6
This article recently received the first prize in Northern California in the Arts, Entertainment and Sports category from New America Media (http://cli.gs/16HNN8
The Cleveland Aradhana schedule is at http://cli.gs/EXZGUL
The competition info is at http://cli.gs/5PBJYU
The non-competition photos are in the 3 albums http://cli.gs/YZn3eJ http://cli.gs/X6jyvn http://cli.gs/pXM6Qt
The competition photos are in the 3 albums http://cli.gs/Xjn2sr http://cli.gs/R4N4z1 http://cli.gs/47ubYz
Video clips of some of the Aradhana events are posted by others at http://cli.gs/Vm56zU
The Best School competition was won by Parthiv's school from Saratoga, CA (guru: Anuradha Sridhar).