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DC’s Own Entertainment Group Presents The Downtown Players In DCPS

DC’s Own Entertainment Group Presents The Downtown Players In  DCPS

This story comes to us from Rahima Rice-Marsh:

Washington, D.C.— Following up on the success of their first production, The Airport Piece, which won Best One-Act Drama at the 2010 DC Black Theatre Festival, The Downtown Players will once again dazzle audiences with DCPS.

 

In this moving drama, students and teachers at a fictitious DC Public High School start the lunch period like any normal day. But, the nature of these interweaving relationships and the complexities of attending an urban institution turn this particular day upside down. The play’s intense dialogue and moments of thought-provoking reflection will have audiences glued to their seats, anxious for what’s next.

 

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.

Airports Authority and DC Public Schools Team Up for 11th Annual Student Art Exhibition

Airports Authority and DC Public Schools Team Up for 11th Annual Student Art Exhibition

This story comes to us from Courtney Mickalonis:

The Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority and District of Columbia Public Schools are proud to announce the 11th Annual DC Public Schools Citywide Student Art Exhibition at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.

The work of more than 300 students from 50 elementary, junior high and high schools will be displayed until May 30 in the baggage claim level of Reagan National’s Terminal B/C. The theme of this year’s exhibition is “Celebration of Artistic Expressions.”

 

Winners Of The National Cherry Blossom Photo Contest

Winners Of The National Cherry Blossom Photo Contest

This story comes to us from Christina Miller:

FotoDC and the National Cherry Blossom Festival announced the winners of the National Cherry Blossom Photo Contest on Wednesday. The contest, which drew over 2,200 submissions from 696 local photographers, provided rich competition for the judges in three categories: landscape, people, and festivities.

 

Jones-Haywood Dance School Honored With Mayor's Award For Visionary Leadership In The Arts

Washington, DC – Celebrating its 70th Anniversary in the nation’s capital this year, the Jones-Haywood Dance School was honored Wednesday with the distinguished Mayor’s Arts Award for Visionary Leadership in the Arts for its unwavering commitment to providing high-quality ballet training and dance education to Washington area students of all races and socio-economic backgrounds.  Accepting the special award at the 26th Annual Mayors Awards ceremony at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts was Sandra Fortune-Green, the school’s artistic director, noted alumna and former recipient of the 1987 Mayor’s Arts Award for Excellence in an Artistic Discipline

"A World At Work" - Bringing Culture East of the River

"A World At Work" - Bringing Culture East of the River

Art and culture in the District of Columbia are often thought to be exclusively west of the Anacostia River. Certainly, the vast majority of D.C.'s cultural attractions and events are located on the northwest side of the Sousa Bridge. But THEARC Theater has opened a door for the arts in the city's less heralded wards.