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In the Moment: An Interview With Rick Davis on ‘Arts By George!’ on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at George Mason University’s Center for The Arts

These are times of increasing emphasis on STEM as the seemingly set future direction for American students; when there is serious discussion that college bound students and their parents be presented with a ROI (Return on Investment) given the major student debt many incur. With that perspective in mind, I enjoy my regular conversations with […]

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In the Moment: ‘Technical Theater Boot Camp’ at Hylton Performing Arts Center.

This summer Hylton Performing Art Center is offering a unique opportunity for “hands-on” learning about what happens backstage during a live theater performance. The Hylton is offering a “learn-by-doing,” short-course in the basics of technical theater production. The course will be taught by teachers who are skilled working professionals in the field of technical design elements. The […]

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In the Moment: George Mason’s Center for the Arts Announces its Upcoming 2016-2017 Season

Next season’s Great Performances series at the Center for the Arts was recently announced to hearty applause at a lovely evening event on the George Mason University campus in Fairfax, Virginia. Heading toward 30 years as a premiere performing arts venue in Northern Virginia, the upcoming 2016-17 Great Performances season clearly aims to engross and […]

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In the Moment: Hylton Performing Arts Center Announces Their 2016-2017 Schedule

Dance, Music, & Theater Comes to Manassas, VA The Hylton Performing Arts Center announces its 2016-2017 season, a fantastic line-up of music, dance, theater and performing arts. Now entering its seventh season, this award-winning community arts center in Manassas provides a permanent performance home for local and regional ensembles and world-class performance stages where people […]

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‘American Festival Pops Orchestra: Holiday Pops: Songs of the Season’ at GMU’s Center for the Arts

On December 12, 2015, American Festival Pops Orchestra presented Holiday Pops: Songs of the Season at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts’ concert hall. Founder and Artistic Director Anthony Maiella conducted a 60-piece orchestra in what has turned out to be one of my very favorite productions of the year! It’s easy to make […]

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In the Moment: Pocket Change Theatre Company Presents ‘Midsummer on a Playground’ 8/28-29 at Workhouse Arts Center

So where does a new theater company head after a successful introduction at the recent Capital Fringe Festival with its production of War and Peas?  In the case of Pocket Change Theatre, the answer is to the Workhouse to produce an adaptation of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, which the troupe calls Midsummer on a Playground.  Catchy […]

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George Mason University’s Center for the Arts Announces 25th Anniversary Season of Great Performances at Mason by Jill Graziano Laiacona

Celebrating 25 years of bringing outstanding performing arts to George Mason University and audiences in the greater Washington, DC area, George Mason University’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax announces its 2015-2016 Great Performances at Mason season, featuring a collection of renowned artists and ensembles from across the globe. The season begins in September 2015 […]

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Hylton Performing Arts Center Announces 2015-2016 Performance Season by Jill Graziano

The Hylton Performing Arts Center announces a superb collection of performances coming to Northern Virginia in 2015-2016. Now entering its sixth season, this outstanding community arts center on George Mason University’s Prince William Campus provides a permanent residence for local and regional ensembles and a world-class performance space where people from around the region gather to […]

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‘West Side Story + Roméo et Juliette’ at Young Artists of America and Maryland Classic Youth Orchestras at Strathmore

What makes a standout performance that leaves the audience gushing long after leaving the theater? The Young Artists of America at Strathmore seems to have hit upon the perfect recipe – combine a sumptuous setting in The Music Center at the Strathmore, invite a myriad of local groups for creative collaboration, assemble nearly 200 talented […]

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‘In the Moment’: Aquila Theatre’s ‘The Tempest’ Visits George Mason University’s Center for the Arts on Friday, January 23rd at 8 PM

Bringing “the greatest works to the greatest number,” the nationally recognized Aquila Theatre, will bring its touring stage production of William Shakespeare’s The Tempest to the George Mason University Center for the Arts on Friday, January 23, 2015 at 8 PM. The Aquila touring productions are generally on college campus venues. The Tempest arrives on the Fairfax campus […]

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‘Young Artists of America’ is Now ‘Young Artists of America at Strathmore’

On Sunday, November 16, 2014 Strathmore, a leading multi disciplinary arts center in the Washington, DC region, announced its new affiliation with Young Artists of America, a non-profit organization providing talented young musicians with exceptional music education and performance opportunities. In tandem with the 10 year anniversary of its hallmark Music Center, Strathmore has launched a […]

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Vpstart Crow Productions Takes Final Bow by Shellie Jablonowski

Vpstart Crow Productions Takes Final Bow It was with great sadness that I read this announcement today. Vpstart Crow Productions had produced so many fine productions and we were honored to have seen and reviewed some two of them this year: –Arsenic and Old Lace. –Six Degrees of Separation. (And a preview article). “Vpstart Crow […]

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