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Russian Chamber Art Society's Vera Danchenko Stern "Talks"

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Release Date: 10/08/2019

Quill Nebeker Quill Nebeker "Talks" About The Arcanists

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The Executive Director of The Arcanists Quill Nebeker chatted about his evolving thinking about theater productions which led to his founding of The Arcanists. He sought to change the typical (and frustrating) DC theater production model to one that stresses actual dialogue with audiences and is labeled "creative, non-fiction." Hear about previous productions of "The Tarot Reading" and get details on the exciting upcoming events called "SHRINES' which is an interactive series of activities throughout town.

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Visual Artist Sherry Trachtman Visual Artist Sherry Trachtman "Talks" Floppy Discs

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Visual Artist Sherry Trachtman chatted about her unique form of artwork called "collage assemblage" which is wall-hung sculptures using obsolete materials that are headed for the garbage. Find out what objects she has been using, her material driven creative process, details about her exhibit at the Fred Schnider Gallery of Art, and some of the current series of art pieces she is working on. Also learn the first "object" she fell in love with, as well as how the pandemic has impacted her work.

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Visual Artist Jenny Wu Visual Artist Jenny Wu "Talks" Sculptured Painting

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Visual Artist Jenny Wu enlightens us in this podcast about her unique style of artwork - sculptured painting. Learn about her process, what final products look like and how she evolved into this style as a professional artist. Also get all the details about her duo exhibit at the Fred Schnider Gallery of Art, what obsolete object is featured in her pieces and why young children will especially appreciate her work. And what amusing point did a couple of patrons tell her about her brightly colored paintings?

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Leigh and Wyn Delano Leigh and Wyn Delano "Talk" Theater During COVID

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Pianist and Music Conductor Leigh Delano and Actor Wyn Delano joined "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" for a chat and told us a wonderful and heartwarming serendipitous story about how they ended up together as a DC Theater couple. Also find out how they have been staying busy during the shutdown, the silver lining of the pandemic for theater professionals, how it felt to perform in person at a Cabaret this summer and some very insightful words of wisdom for all their fellow actors and theater personnel.

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Luna Duo Valeria Stewart and Kathleen Huber Luna Duo Valeria Stewart and Kathleen Huber "Talk" Music

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The duo members of the band Luna Valeria Stewart and Kathleen Huber were guests on "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" to discuss the origins of their band, how they ended up focusing on performing folk (with a touch of jazz) music, details on their recently released EP "The Alchemist's Journey" and future songs coming soon. Also hear about the visual arts and singing/songwriting contest they organized for local high school students in order to build a better community through the arts.

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Quarantine Players Quarantine Players "Talks" About Playwright Collective

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Playwright AJ Campbell and Actor Cameron Lee Conlan joined us to talk about the new collective formed after the COVID shutdown called the "Quarantine Players." Find out how to get involved (both playwrights and actors), the mission of the group, past play reading themes and future ones coming soon (including "Settlements" about former Theater J Artistic Director Ari Roth and how they uniquely work with playwrights on their plays. Also find out how Cameron had to acclimate to performing online.

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Opera Nova's Jose Sacin Opera Nova's Jose Sacin "Talks" Opera for Children

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The Artistic Director of Opera Nova Jose Sacin appeared on "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" for a discussion about the group's emphasis on introducing children to opera. From "Monkey See, Monkey Do" to "The Barber of Seville" Jose shows children that they already know opera songs. Also the group is releasing concerts for the next five months: Holiday Songs (Dec); Songs for Seniors (Jan); Highlighting African American Singers (Feb); Children's program (March); and Three Peruvian Baritones (April).

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UrbanArias' Anne-Carolyn Bird UrbanArias' Anne-Carolyn Bird "Talks" Opera

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The new Executive Director of the opera company UrbanArias updated our listeners on the company's upcoming release of the one-woman contemporary opera "Driving While Black" starring Karen Slack that promises to bring the subject of racism to the forefront of opera discussions. Also learn about her background, her advice to listeners intimidated by opera productions, what she is most looking forward to in her new role at UrbanArias and more. And find out why she believes opera is theĀ  most complete art form

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Dominion Stage Dominion Stage "Talks" About Return of "Bluefish Cove"

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Actor Judy Lewis and Stage Manager Shayne Gardner give us all the details about the virtual edition of the WATCH award-winning production of "Last Summer at Bluefish Cove." Find out the when and where, as well as how these two had to adapt from their live performance experience to a "ZOOM" one. Also get insight into how an online production is "stage managed" and how the ensemble will be adapting their "set." And with whom did Judy recently record another play recently??

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"What Is Love Actually?" - New Podcast Series

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The Managing Director of Monumental Theatre Company Beth Amann and the Producer of The Original Cast podcast Patrick Flynn have joined forces to produce a new podcast series entitled "What Is Love Actually." Find out the details, their excellent guest line-up, how guests were "assigned" story lines, other topics covered in the series (like movie making techniques and British culture), and details about the film in our interview. Also find out how Beth really feels about screenwriter/director Richard Curtis.

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The Founder of the Russian Chamber Art Society Vera Danchenko Stern provided lots of interesting background about Russian art songs and how her organization tries to perform these least performed lovely pieces of music. What sets this genre apart from Russian operas? How does Tchaikovsky music fit into their upcoming production schedule? Where did she get the inspiration to found this organization. Also find out about their upcoming performance to start the holiday season off right.