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Insight from Cody Gallery Curator Meaghan Kent

Embracing Arlington Arts Talks

Release Date: 08/27/2019

Jane Frankin Jane Frankin "Talks" Dance

Embracing Arlington Arts Talks

Jane Franklin, the Founder and Artistic Director of Jane Franklin Dance joined Embracing Arlington Arts President Janet Kopenhaver on the "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" podcast to talk about her company's newest projects and productions. Learn about the "Border" project which incorporates personal heartwarming stories into dance numbers. Also find out about her latest project entitled "Going Polar" which will be exploring how people deal with conflict and how listeners can get involved.

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Bob Wood Bob Wood "Talks" About UrbanArias "Glory Denied" Opera

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The Founder and Artistic Director of UrbanArias Bob Wood was on the show to talk about the organization's upcoming production of "Glory Denied" - based on the true story of the longest-held POW during Vietnam Col. Floyd James Thompson. Why was the opera named "Glory Denied?" What happened in his family while he was held captive? What did his children think of the opera? Learn the answers to these questions and more, including improv stories about horrendous first dates, in this interview.

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Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer "Talks"

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Signature Theatre's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer was a featured guest on the "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" podcast as part of our five-part "Artistic Directors STEAM Ahead" series starring the five most successful theaters in DC region. What advice does Eric give young adults who want to open a theater? What are the joys of running a theater? And find out about two upcoming world premieres being presented by Signature. Honored to have had this opportunity to interview such a successful professional!

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Woolly Mammoth Artistic Director Maria Manuela Goyanes Woolly Mammoth Artistic Director Maria Manuela Goyanes "Talks" Arts Career

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Maria Manuela Goyanes, the Artistic Director of Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company, talks about her career in arts management. Speaking directly to young listeners, she offers unique advice about the industry, insight into this job choice, joys and hurdles of running a theater and whether she recommends an arts management career. Also learn her views on progress made on diversity both on and off the stage. This interview is part of a five-part "Artistic Director STEAM AHEAD" podcast series airing this winter.

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Virginia Humanities and Theatre Merge to Change the Narrative on Racism show art Virginia Humanities and Theatre Merge to Change the Narrative on Racism

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Virginia Humanities Board Member Mark Habeeb and Project Advisor Mary Hynes gave an interesting interview about a grant given to Arlington from the Kellogg Foundation entitled "Changing the Narrative on Racism." Several projects were included in this grant including making cigar box instruments and middle school students creating new lyrics to traditional Piedmont blues songs. Also discussed was a theater production by high school students about the County's racial history and what surprised them the most.

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Playwright and Podcaster Patrick Flynn Playwright and Podcaster Patrick Flynn "Talks" About Many Hats

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Playwright/Podcaster/Filmmaker/Director (and much more) Patrick Flynn sat down with Embracing Arlington Arts President Janet Kopenhaver to talk about the many hats he has worn during his career. How exactly does one write an adaptation of a children's book? What is the unique story about Peter Pan adaptations? What does he have guests talk about on his podcast "The Original Cast?" Plus learn more about "The Velveteen Rabbit" that he wrote and is being presented by Adventure Theater.

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Musician Chris Urquiaga Musician Chris Urquiaga "Talks" Music

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The talented Chris Urquiaga was a guest on the "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" podcast. Among the many interesting stories he told was about his first public performance, why his mother was convinced he would be an entertainer instead of a traditional concert pianist and what is on both his career and personal bucket list. Also get the inside scoop on the musical he is composing entitled "Mr. Manhattan." He has accomplished so much in such little time - he certainly has a long and prosperous career ahead.

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Leo Sushansky from National Chamber Ensemble Leo Sushansky from National Chamber Ensemble "Talks" Holiday Chamber Music

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The Artistic Director of the National Chamber Ensemble Leo Sushansky was the latest guest on the "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" podcast. Learn about their upcoming concert series, as well as the find out who the winners are from the latest piano young artists competition. Also find out who the very special and unique guest musician at the Benny Goodman concert in February will be. And how does Leo pick all the pieces to be performed in a season?

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Educational Theatre Company Staff Educational Theatre Company Staff "Talk" about Main Stage Residency Program

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Learn more about the Educational Theatre Company's Main Stage Program for elementary students from staff members Katie McCreary and Nigel Rowe. What do teachers say about their students after they complete the ten-week program? What is the process for these students to write the entire script and all the songs? Why is theatre so important for our students of all ages? Find out the answers to these questions and more during this podcast. Wonderful program to help build confidence among the participants.

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Violist Elizabeth O'Hara Stahr Violist Elizabeth O'Hara Stahr "Talks" Music for Strings

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The Artistic Director of the Crescendo Youth Chamber Music Program - Elizabeth O'Hara Stahr - was a guest on the podcast talking about this unique program for young talented musicians. Find out about the audition process, the difference between a viola and violin, contrasts between performing in a symphony vs. a quartet, and what this classical musician listens to while driving. Also get her take on whether today's youth are more talented than their predecessors. Very interesting interview overall.

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Embracing Arlington Arts Chair Janet Kopenhaver chatted with the Curator of the Cody Gallery at Marymount University Meaghan Kent. How does she choose themes and artwork for exhibitions? What advice does she have for visual artists to maximize their visibility? What is currently on exhibit at the Gallery and what is coming down the pike? All these questions and much more are answered in this podcast.