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Dance Theatre of Harlem Coming To DC

Dance Theatre of Harlem Coming To DC

This story comes to us from Judith Keyserling:

After a five-plus year hiatus, Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) will return to the stage in Washington, DC when its Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble (DTH Ensemble) performs at the Lincoln Theatre on Friday, March 25 at 8pm. Presented by The Laurel Fund for the performing arts, founder/president Elvi Moore, the 12-member troupe, with pianist, will also conduct lecture demonstrations and a master class during its visit to Washington. Established in 2004 from leading participants in Dance Theatre of Harlem School’s Professional Training Program, DTH Ensemble began touring nationally under a “Dance for America” banner in 2009, and since then the Ensemble has toured to more than 35 cities in 26 states, performing for more than 65,000 patrons, drawing positive notices from critics and audiences for its vibrant, energetic presentations of ballet for the 21st century.

January 28-29 The Best of DC Shorts

January 28-29 The Best of DC Shorts

The DC Shorts Film Festival celebrated its seventh year in 2010 and has become one of the area's best events. This weekend, January 28-29, DC Shorts will host a “Best of” program, highlighting some of the outstanding short films from the past seven years.

The average filmgoer doesn't get a chance to see many short films, if any. But short films can offer something that feature films can't. Because of the short format, filmmakers are given the freedom to be daring. They can take risks, try things they never have before, and the results can be unforgettable.

With a two hour program, the audience can be treated to around a dozen films, including narrative, documentary, and experimental. And just like the weather in some places, if you don't like a film... just wait five minutes.

Uniting Girls: United Nations Launches Girl Up in D.C.

Uniting Girls:  United Nations Launches Girl Up in D.C.

On Saturday, January 15th, the Boys and Girls Club of Washington at the THEARC was full of hundreds of excited, passionate, smart adolescent girls, united to change the world with the help of the United Nations Foundation’s Girl Up Campaign.

Girl Up is an innovative campaign, created by the United Nations Foundation, to address the needs of adolescent girls in developing countries. This “for girls, by girls” campaign mobilizes American girls to raise awareness and funds for programs of the United Nations that help some of the world’s hardest-to-reach adolescent girls. Through Girl Up’s support, girls will have the opportunity to become educated, healthy, safe, counted and positioned to be the next generation of leaders.

In true “Pollywood” fashion, for the pep rally tour launch, D.C.

New Documentary Looks at Crime on Streets That Are Named After Martin Luther King, Jr.

New Documentary Looks at Crime on Streets That Are Named After Martin Luther King, Jr.

This story comes to us from George Williams of the D.C. Public Library:

DC Star Gives From The Heart: Grammy Award Winning Mya Hosts Charitable Homecoming

DC Star Gives From The Heart:  Grammy Award Winning Mya Hosts Charitable Homecoming

Grammy award winning singer, model, actress and philanthropist Mya has brought star power and her giving heart to her hometown Washington, D.C.  Her holiday winterfest 2010 started this past Friday at Muse Lounge with a toy drive.  Check out the video above for the full interview.  Saturday, she gave away sneakers for kids in collaboration with Mayor Elect Gray along with special guests Raheem DeVaughn, Tabi Bonney and Wale.  Sunday, Mya fed over 300 guests of families in need at Indulj on U Street in collaboration with 93.9 WKYS and Washington Wizards.  This weekend benefitted, S.O.M.E. (So Others Might Eat), The Grant My Wish Foundation and Mya's charity

Christmas Celebration 2010

Christmas Celebration 2010

The holiday’s are here.  People are Christmas shopping, people are caroling, and it’s snowing.  The holiday’s are in full affect.  But one exciting thing that has come to our area is the Christmas Celebration at Evangel Cathedral in Largo, Maryland.  The Christmas Celebration has been a big hit in our area for many years in the past.  This play will leave you in amazement as you watch the birth, crucifixion, and resurrection of Christ.  You also can’t forget the live animals, the laser shows, pyrotechnics, and other special affects.  But this year marks the 20th anniversary of the Broadway style play.  Twenty years is a huge milestone, so what wouldn’t be better with performances by Grammy artists Yolanda Adams, Donnie McClurkin, and Marvin Sapp.  If you haven’t ever seen this show, this would be the perfect year to attend this extraordinary event.

Family Christmas Concert at the Kennedy Center

Concerts at the Kennedy Center are wonderful any time of the year, but they’re especially magical during the holidays when the halls are adorned with seasonal decorations, spirits are jovial, and family activities are in demand. This weekend is a perfect opportunity to enjoy the experience; on Saturday, December 18, The Choral Arts Society of Washington presents a Family Christmas Concert: The Night Before Christmas, a theatrical concert for audiences of all ages.