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Springfield Non-Profit Summer Theatre Program Celebrates 15 years

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Free Summer Entertainment Returns to Local Parks

Free Summer Entertainment Returns to Local Parks

From Fairfax County Park Authority:

The Fairfax County Park Authority, in partnership with the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and with generous contributions from local businesses and corporations, presents a summer-long calendar of shows, concerts and movies appropriate for you and your family. These concerts, held in local parks are the perfect place to bring a picnic dinner, blankets and lawn chairs to enjoy the best local and regional entertainers. Best of all, they are close to home and absolutely free! Performances range from children's puppet shows to big band, jazz, bluegrass, rock, classical and world music. For those who love a classic, enjoy a nostalgic return to the good old days and the drive-in theatre where you can view classic movies on a large, outdoor screen from the comfort of your car.

Maestro Lorin Maazel brings Castleton Festival to the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas

Maestro Lorin Maazel brings Castleton Festival to the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas

 

The Hylton Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce that it is partnering with the Castleton Festival to present three performances in the Hylton Center’s Merchant Hall on July 7, 14 and 21, in addition to the annual festival at the Castleton Farms estate in Rappahannock County, Va., held June 25 through July 24. These three performances will be exclusive to the Hylton Center, and Maestro Lorin Maazel, founder and artistic director of the Castleton Festival, will conduct each of these Castleton Festival at the Hylton concerts.

“The Hylton Center is honored to partner with the Castleton Festival, bringing the highest level of classical music to one of the finest venues on the East Coast,” said Jean Kellogg, the Hylton Center’s executive director. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to present some of today's stars and the stars of tomorrow in our beautiful new performing arts center.”

95-Year-Old Greenspring Resident Prepares to Exhibit Original Artwork in D.C. on May 27

From Jessica McKay:

SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA—It’s safe to say that Sidney Foster, 95, had no idea how much his life would change when he attended his first abstract art class at Greenspring retirement community in October 2010.   Now, Foster is preparing for his first professional art show at the Geoffrey Diner Gallery in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C.  Starting May 27, several of Foster’s paintings will be on display and for sale at the gallery.  The exhibit will close on June 25, just a few days after Foster’s 96th birthday.

Modus Union Uniting Members of Congress, Philanthropic Community, & Fashion Industry for One Night

Modus Union Uniting Members of Congress,  Philanthropic Community, & Fashion Industry for One Night

Members of Congress, local athletes, philanthropists and the fashion industry are assembling for DC’s Modus Union Spring 2011 – a unique event supporting prevention and early detection of cancer in women.

Modus Union Spring 2011 features a full runway show by acclaimed fashion designer Marc Bouwer (www.MarcBouwer.com), a 3-D film presentation previewing Bouwer’s Fall 2011 line, and an art installation and silent auction featuring some of the most talented visual artists in DC. The proceeds from this one-of-a-kind gathering will benefit Cancer Schmancer (www.CancerSchmancer.org), an organization founded by actress Fran Drescher to prevent cancer in women through education and early detection.

WHAT:          Modus Union Spring 2011

WHEN:          Wednesday, May 4

DC Film Alliance: a local filmmaker's best resource

DC Film Alliance: a local filmmaker's best resource

The DC Film Alliance is quite possibly the single best organization for filmmakers and cinephiles in the Nation's Capital. Founded by Jon Gann, who is also the man behind the highly successful DC Shorts Film Festival, the DC Film Alliance offers seminars on filmmaking through the DC Film Salon. Information on topics such as screenwriting, film promotion, and fundraising is presented by knowledgeable people in the field. The laid back Film Salons also offer an opportunity to meet other film enthusiasts and develop connections to potential collaborators.

Youth Performance at the Workhouse!

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