PostClassicalEnsemble – We’re getting RAVE REVIEWS!

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We hate to brag, but…

“unfailingly excellent…”

CD of the week on
Minnesota Public Radio

“truly fresh and interesting”

featured on NYC’s WQXR

The centerpiece of this programme is the first ever recording of the Hiawatha Melodrama, a concert work for narrator and orchestra designed to show the kinship between Dvorak’s New World Symphony and Longfellow’s poem The Song of Hiawatha, which Dvorak said had inspired him in the symphony. It takes music from the symphony, as well as passages from the American Suite and Violin Sonatina, and fuses them with the poem, which is recited by bass-baritone Kevin Deas.

Watch an excerpt from the Hiawatha Melodrama here!

Buy your copy here!

Details of our exciting 2014-15 Season are up on our website!
www.postclassical.com

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DC’s Hot Hits & Hidden Jewels; Friday, July 25 – Sunday, July 27

Check out this weekend’s Hot Hits & Hidden Jewels from CultureCapital, your link to the Arts in Metro DC.

CarrieCarrie: The Musical
Studio Theatre.
Carrie is lonely. Carrie is angry. Carrie will fit in. Whatever it costs. New blood courses through this contemporary rock musical, based on Stephen King’s haunting story of teen angst, religious fervor, and the complicated relationship between a mother and daughter.

AdamsMorganAdams Morgan Tasting Tour
Smithsonian Associates Tours. Sat.
No neighborhood entices diners like Adams Morgan, where restaurants cover a stunning span of global cuisines. Specially prepared samples and appetizing anecdotes highlight the menu for this tasty tour, covering four different spots, with owners or chefs playing host.

CapitalFringeCapital Fringe Festival
Various venues in Metro DC.
Come enjoy a variety of performances in venues all over the downtown DC area, including one act plays, comedies, musicals, dramas, dance, puppetry, improvisation, poetry, and more.

CultureCapital. Your Metro DC Arts Alliance for over 30 years.

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Community Gateway Public Art Dedication – Cancelled

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Due to the ongoing power outage at the Unity Health Care: Parkside Health Center, the July 18 Community Gateway public art dedication has been cancelled.

Please inform your constituents and invitees that we will be scheduling a new date and will provide notice of this once it has been confirmed.

We thank you for patience!

For more information contact
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities:
202-724-5613 or tonya.jordan@dc.gov

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Global Perspectives Film Series | Miss Nikki and the Tiger Girls | 07.30.2014

 

220Join Meridian International Center and ITVS for the Global Perspectives Film Series featuring

Miss Nikki and the Tiger Girls

Wednesday, July 30, 2014

6:30pm Film Screening
Discussion and Q&A to follow with

Susan Markham
Senior Coordinator for Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment, USAID

Dr. Curtis Sandberg
Senior Vice President, Arts and Cultural Programs, Meridian International Center

Special pre-screening event from 5:00pm-6:00pm with GiRLSROCKDC.ORG

Join us for a unique opportunity before the screening to meet with Girls Rock! DC, who will offer a brief tutorial on rock band instruments and a chance to try out the guitar, bass guitar, keyboard, drums or vocal microphone with the help of an instrument instructor. Special performance to follow!

With a base in music education, Girls Rock! DC aims to create a supportive, inclusive and creative space for girls to develop their self-confidence, build community, stand up and rock out!

at
Meridian International Center
1630 Crescent Place, NW, Washington, DC 20009
Limited on-site parking available.

Please RSVP to: publicprograms@meridian.org

About Miss Nikki and the Tiger Girls:
Miss Nikki and the Tiger Girls is a portrait of a young Australian band manager as she tries to empower Myanmar’s first all-girl band to speak out in one of the world’s most repressive regimes. The film follows the quest of one idealistic ex-pat and five starry-eyed Myanmar girls who are fighting for their right to sing in a country where freedom of speech carries enormous risk. Miss Nikki and the Tiger Girls is a metaphor for a country on the brink of change – it explores freedom of expression, censorship, art vs. fame, and the ripple effect of empowering the voiceless through music.

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DC’s Hot Hits & Hidden Jewels; Friday, July 18 – Sunday, July 20

Check out this weekend’s Hot Hits & Hidden Jewels from CultureCapital, your link to the Arts in Metro DC.

RodneyRodney King
Woolly Mammoth.
From the initial glare of the national spotlight as the victim of police brutality, to the heroism thrust upon him that ignited the LA riots, to his lonely death at the bottom a swimming pool, Roger Guenveur Smith captures the story of a flawed, good-hearted everyman.

CapitalFringeCapital Fringe Festival
Various venues in Metro DC.
Come enjoy a variety of performances in venues all over the downtown DC area, including one act plays, comedies, musicals, dramas, dance, puppetry, improvisation, poetry, and more.

FlamencoFlamenco Workshop with Daniel Paredez
Sat. Joy of Motion Friendship Heights.
Join Daniel for an Introductory Flamenco workshop. Incorporate flamenco rhythm and style into your tap dance repertoire.

 

CultureCapital. Your Metro DC Arts Alliance for over 30 years.

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James Brown Biography to be Screened in DC

James Brown: The Man, The Music, & The Message Film catalogues the life and music of the iconic singer.

James Brown_blue[3]On the Potomac Productions (OTP), in partnership with the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities (DCCAH), will present screenings of the film James Brown: The Man, The Music, and The Message at the Historic Lincoln Theatre on July 18 at 8:00 PM and at THEARC on July 19 at 7:00 PM. The screenings are free and open to the public, but reservations are recommended.

“The film features exclusive interviews, concert performances and major events from the life and times of James Brown, “The Godfather of Soul.” In addition to his impressive musical career, the film also presents a moving and engaging look into Mr. Brown’s role as a global legend and American hero” According to Thomas Hart,  President of  OTP, a local production company.

“This production is noteworthy for its historic nature as well as its origins in Washington, DC,” said Lionell Thomas, Executive Director of DCCAH. “James Brown’s contributions to social activism during the Civil Rights Movement are significant to his legendary entertainment status, which will be highlighted through the film screenng.”

“This film is provocative and inspiring, while providing a unique perspective of James Brown the entertainer, and James Brown the cultural icon,” said Pierre Bagley, Director of the DC Office of Motion Picture and Television Development. “We are pleased to endorse this project.”

The film aims to connect diverse audiences by bridging past and present generations of James Brown fans. The  screenings will be at the Historic Lincoln Theatre, 1215 U Street NW, on July 18 at 8:00 PM and at THEARC, 1901 Mississippi Avenue, SE on July 19 at 7:00 PM. To RSVP for the event or get a DVD of the program, visit OTPvideo.com.

Lincoln Theatre: http://www.thelincolndc.com/event/619559-james-brown-man-music-washington/

THEARC: http://www.thearcdc.org/events/james-brown-man-music-and-message

For additional information contact Thomas Hart, OTP Productions at 1221 11th St. NW Washington, DC 20001

(202) 898-0899 onpotomac@aol.com.

 

 

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Blue Moon/Red River Opens on Friday at Fringe!

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Blue Moon/Red River Opens on Friday at Fringe!

Live percussion and physical storytelling convey the sounds

and spaces of the American Southwest

9th Annual Capital Fringe Festival July 10–27

Blue Moon/Red River draws dance and music enthusiasts, boasting live drums and 11 athletic dancers in 50 minutes of dynamic, non-stop choreography

Where: Lang Theatre at the Atlas Performing Arts Center
1333 H Street NE, Washington DC 20002 (in the heart of the H Street Corridor)
When:

 

OPENING NIGHT: Friday, July 11 at 6 p.m.; Sunday, July 13 at 4:15 p.m.; Friday, July 18 at 6 p.m.; Friday, July 25 at 7:45 p.m.; Sunday, July 27 at 6:15 p.m.

 

Details: One of the few dance-focused companies presenting work at this year’s Fringe, Jane Franklin Dance collaborates with Helen Hayes Award-winning percussionist Tom Teasley live on stage as 11 athletic dancers show off Jane’s dynamic, non-stop choreography.

Blue Moon/Red River presents two artistic mediums together in an athletic, interactive performance of music and dance. Live percussion and physical storytelling convey the sounds and wide spaces of the American Southwest. The mythic idea of ‘frontier’ traces the emotion that the landscape and its history generate. Animals, moon and sun, water spirals are recreated in a vibrant animated video backdrop to reference the many ancient petroglyphs of Canyon de Chelly and the Four Corners area.
Tom Teasley plays live original music combining acoustic percussion with the electronics of modern technology.  The dancers of Jane Franklin Dance frame creation myth, forming organic and human landscapes that dwell in persistent sound reminiscent of the winds of the Southwestern plains. Dancers evoke the effort to scale to the top of a mesa as the Aqua-sonic, an instrument with water inside, creates bravado for a marking ritual that explores the desire to belong.

 

Follow us on social media! @jfranklindance #capfringe14 #DMVdance

 

Tickets: Tickets are on sale online or by calling 866-811-4111.

 

Photos: For high-resolution photos, visit www.janefranklin.com/performances.

VIDEO OF BLUE MOON/RED RIVER

 

Contact:

 

Alison Waldman, Marketing Assistant
703-933-1111, janefranklindance@gmail.com

 

Jane Franklin, Artistic Director

703-298-3235, info@janefranklin.com

 

About Jane Franklin Dance

Jane Franklin Dance crosses disciplines in partnership with music, media, visual artists and community participants. A vibrant part of the Washington DC/Northern Virginia cultural community, Jane Franklin Dance has been presented at multiple venues and festivals and internationally in Mexico.  A recipient of the Community Foundation for the National Capital Region Creative Communities Award, Jane has developed innovative and collaborative projects combining dancers with the round wall skateboarding community, with a life size kinetic sculpture, with the architecture of a specific site, with dogs & owners, and with interactive live video and sound for numerous public art projects. Jane Franklin is a recipient of the American Association of University Women Elizabeth Campbell Award for the Advancement of the Arts in Arlington, and Jane Franklin Dance has been recognized by Virginia’s Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts. The company tours for the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Paul Mellon Arts in Education Program and the Virginia Commission’s Tour Directory.

 

About Tom Teasley

Tom Teasley, described in the Washington Post as “a percussionist in the widest and most exuberant sense of the word,” is a soloist, educator and collaborator in the DC area. He is a multi-dimensional performer and composer, crossing the boundaries of solo performance through the use of instruments from the world over, and cross-pollinating techniques from diverse traditions, and combining ancient percussion with digital technology. Tom is a two-time Helen Hayes Theater Award recipient for outstanding sound design, the 2013 WAMA (Washington Area Music Award) World Music Instrumentalist of the year, and a three-time recipient of a Fulbright-Hayes grant. He has toured extensively around the world and has recorded seven albums greeted with high praise.

 

About Capital Fringe

Capital Fringe is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded in 2005 with the purpose of connecting exploratory artists with adventurous audiences by creating outlets and spaces for creative, cutting-edge, and contemporary performance in the District. Capital Fringe’s vital programs ensure the growth and continued health of the local and regional performing arts community by helping artists become independent producers while stimulating the vibrant cultural landscape in our city.

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Untitled no. 4 opens July 19th

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Untitled no. 4
 
Avi Gupta
Rania Hassan
Abby Martin
Craig Roper
Hillary Werth
Jessica Van Brakle

July 19th-August 23rd

 

opening reception

Saturday, July 19th

6pm-8pm

links

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DC’s Hot Hits & Hidden Jewels; Friday, July 13 – Sunday, July 15

Check out this weekend’s Hot Hits & Hidden Jewels from CultureCapital, your link to the Arts in Metro DC.

CapitalFringeCapital Fringe Festival
Various venues in Metro DC.
Come enjoy a variety of performances in venues all over the downtown DC area, including one act plays, comedies, musicals, dramas, dance, puppetry, improvisation, poetry, and more.

MarleyFilmfest DC: Marley
THEARC. Fri.
Marley is the definitive life story of legendary reggae musician and political prophet, Bob Marley, and features rare footage, incredible performances and revealing interviews with the people that knew him best.

Altered EgoAltered Ego
Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery. Fri. & Sat.
Altered Ego features the work of seven visionary artists who alter discarded fragments of our everyday lives–used clothing, valet tickets, tattered cookie boxes, bobby pins, etc.–into thought-provoking works of art. Altered Ego brings together the provocative and reclaimed works of Gwendolyn Aqui-Brooks, Kim Boggs, Matt Hollis, Maria Karametou, Donna McCullough, Brian Petro, and Lee Wheeler.

CultureCapital. Your Metro DC Arts Alliance for over 30 years.

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The Community Gateway Arch Dedication – Rescheduled

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The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities

Invites you to a Public Art Dedication of

The Community Gateway Arch

Due to a power outage at the Unity Health Care Parkside Health Center, the Community Gateway public art dedication has been rescheduled for:

Friday | July 18 | 2014

7:00 – 9:00 PM

Unity Health Care: Parkside Health Center

765 Kenilworth Terrace, NE Washington, DC 20019
For more information contact
The DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities:
202-724-5613 or tonya.jordan@dc.gov

Light refreshments will be served

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