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M2M Founder Lauren Feliz-Durishin "Talks"

Embracing Arlington Arts Talks

Release Date: 09/17/2019

Natalie Graves Tucker's Wide Ranging Natalie Graves Tucker's Wide Ranging "Talks"

Embracing Arlington Arts Talks

The Founder of Blackstage DC, Executive Director of Artomatic and Social Media "Phenom" Natalie Graves Tucker gives a wide ranging interview on so many interesting issues. Learn about why she founded Blackstage DC which highlights the successes and career of artists of color, the multicultural marketing services provided by her company NGT Consulting, the largest pop-up art festival in DC ARTOMATIC and her interesting career journey. Also find out which famous person show would like to portray.

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Laura Connors Hull Laura Connors Hull "Talks" About Creative Caudron

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The Producing Director of Creative Cauldron Laura Connors Hull updated us on all the exciting programming her theater is offering during the pandemic. From outdoor cabarets to online Learning Theater Program (with an interesting twist) to recordings of live music, there is a lot going on. Also find out the wonderful news about the original musical "On Air" and her unique views on a positive change in the DC theater industry due to the shutdown.

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Pryalal Karmakar Pryalal Karmakar "Talks" About Prio Bangla

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The Executive Director of the Bangladesh heritage group Prio Bangla Pryalal Karmakar imparts some historical information about the Bangladesh community in northern Virginia, as well as background on the organization he founded. What was his goal and mission for Prio Bangla? Why did so many Bangladeshis land in northern Virginia? What event from the annual multicultural festival might still be conducted this fall? Find out the answers and much more in this interesting interview.

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Social Media Senior Manager Lyndsey McFail Social Media Senior Manager Lyndsey McFail "Talks" Successes

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Social Media Senior Manager Lyndsey McFail imparts tons of advice on running a successful social media campaign in this podcast. From film, TV, music and print media, Lyndsey has a multitude of experience. Hear about her successes on the Maury Povich show to ESSENCE Magazine to BET and so much more. Also hear about her phenomenal nomination for a Webby award for her "Emoji That Track" Youtube series. Plus learn about her DJing career and company. So many accomplishments already in her career!

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Theater Alliance Artistic Director Raymond Caldwell Theater Alliance Artistic Director Raymond Caldwell "Talks" Theater During Pandemic

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The Artistic Director of Theater Alliance Raymond Caldwell joined our podcast for a wide-ranging interview. Hear how the theater inspires conversation about important social issues, how he picks shows, his specific decision to use the theater to respond to his community's needs during this pandemic, and how the Black Lives Matter movement might change the industry for good. Also get some scoop on the Theater's upcoming season, and entertaining story about Raymond directing himself in a one-man show.

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Artist Sarah Hardesty Artist Sarah Hardesty "Talks" Abstract Art

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Visual Artist Sarah Hardesty appeared on the Embracing Arlington Arts Talks podcast to talk about her work, how she became an artist, how the pandemic and shutdown might impact her future pieces and more. Also learn how what most impacts the type of art she exhibits at different openings, her ideal exhibition, and how she knows when a piece of art is "done." Very interesting look inside the head of a creative visual artist.

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Jeanne Kelly Jeanne Kelly "Talks" About Chorale for Older Adults

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The Founder of the organization "Encore Creativity for Older Adults" Jeanne Kelly enlightens us in this podcast about her entity, the benefits of music (bot listening to and singing) for older adults, upcoming fall programs being offered and her views on when live chorale performances will happen. Also find out the results of a NEA-commissioned study on the effects on older adults when given the opportunity to perform choral activity under a professional conductor. So many benefits identified!

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Sound Impact Co-Founder Danielle Cho Sound Impact Co-Founder Danielle Cho "Talks" Benefits of Music

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The Co-Founder of Sound Impact Danielle Cho talked to Embracing Arlington Arts about the work her organization is doing to use music as a platform for social change and how they are bringing music to marginalized communities in the US and in Latin American countries. Find out how they are helping students and incarcerated youth by exposing them to music and classes, as well providing them with instruments. Also hear about their education series "Time Travel Through Music" being offered for free this fall.

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Jason Tamborini, Prologue Theatre Jason Tamborini, Prologue Theatre "Talks" About "Bike America" Play

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The Artistic Director of Prologue Theatre Jason Tamborini talked about a project his organization will be pursuing - a reading of the play "Bike America". Originally intended as a live performance, the theater had to transition to an online production. Find out the questions they asked when making their decision to not perform live, the "virtual mile challenge" being held in conjunction with the reading, and his ideas for enhanced online productions. Definitely a group that is looking outside the box.

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Set/Costume Designer Deb Sivigny Set/Costume Designer Deb Sivigny "Talks" About Her Trades

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Scenic and costume designer Deb Sivigny appeared on the Embracing Arlington Arts Talks podcast to talk about her industry. She walks us through the process for designing both a set and costume, and offers hints about devising each to perfection. Hear her views on projections as part of a set and how hierarchies of characters impact her designs. Deb also discusses the personal play she wrote "Hello My Name Is.." which she structured as design-centric or having the setting do the heavy lifting vs. the verbal.

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Lauren Feliz-Durishin was the featured guest on this week's "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" podcast to chat about her non-profit organization "Mother 2 Mother" also known as M2M. By producing biennial cabarets, M2M helps at risk women and children by raising funds for partner organizations that offer assistance to these populations. Why did she found this organization? How does she determine which songs to include? Who does the singing with her? Plus find out details about their upcoming performance and organization with whom they are working.