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

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Release Date: 12/03/2019

Educational Theatre Company Principals Educational Theatre Company Principals "Talk" New Programs

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Educational Theatre Company's Managing Director Ashley Hammond and Development Director Katie McCreary updated our listeners on several new and exciting programs for ETC in 2022. From a Partnership with Challenge Racism to help change live and disrupt racism to the reestablishment of the Creative Age program for seniors, elementary school theater programs and the Devising Hope partnership with Street Sense, ETC has been pivoting constantly during the pandemic.

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Evan Hoffmann Evan Hoffmann "Talks" NextStop Theatre 2022 Season

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The Producing Artistic Director of NextStop Theatre Company Evan Hoffmann gives us details about the upcoming season in this "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" podcast. Learn about his return to the stage after a 10-year acting hiatus in "Every Brilliant Thing," upcoming shows, safety protocols being followed by the theater, and how the chosen productions are perfect for this year. Also get the scoop on why the theater transitioned from Elden Street Players to NextStop Theatre and what is behind that name.

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"A Night of One Acts" by TAP and LTA

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Co-producers Olivia Hairfield and Nick Friedlander of "A Night of One Acts" - a collaborative effort between The Arlington Players (TAP) and the Little Theater of Alexandria (LTA) gave us details about this 40+ year event featuring never-before produced short plays. Learn about this opportunity for playwrights, where and when to see the show, what the 3 shows are about, and how volunteers can get mentored in any theater craft. Also find out what exactly a stage manager does in the theater.

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Background Story About Iranian Artist Rafat Mossadeghi show art Background Story About Iranian Artist Rafat Mossadeghi

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Sholeh Shirazi appeared as a guest on "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" to tell us the story about her mother-in-law - Iranian artist Rafat Mossadeghi. Find out about her life in Iran and how her experiences there influenced her artwork, as well as other major themes like women helping other women women's rights and nature. Also hear a truly wonderful story about a person who bought a piece of art done by Rafat in 1978 and what she told Sholeh more than thirty years later.

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Visual Artist Jean Sausele-Knodt Visual Artist Jean Sausele-Knodt "Talks" Sculptures

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Visual artist Jean Sausele-Knodt appeared on the podcast to talk about her unique sculptural artwork using oil paint, wood, embroidery, metal and even concrete. Find out more about these three dimensional wall pieces that are being shown at the Fred Schnider Gallery of Art, as well as some fun events including an artist talk and Artists Holiday Tour. Also hear how the theme of "fragmentation" relates to all her work and how the pandemic impacted her work.

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Ballston BID CEO Tina Leone Ballston BID CEO Tina Leone "Talks" Holiday Events

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The Executive Director of the Ballston BID Tina Leone returned to the podcast to update us on the Ballston business and non-profit community in a post-pandemic world. Also she gave us all the details about their upcoming Ballston Holiday Wreath Market which will be raising funds for several non-profit organizations, and offering entertainment, art projections, a pop-up outdoor bar and an appearance by Santa. Plus get a sneak peek into some fun happenings in 2022 being sponsored by the BID.

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Urban Arias Principals Urban Arias Principals "Talk" About New Commissioned Opera

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Urban Arias' Artistic Director Bob Wood and Executive Director Anne Carolyn Bird appeared talk about the organization's new commissioned opera entitled "Unknown." The productions encompassed five poems set to operative music and depicts personal reflections about the emotions that people int he military experience. Learn how the idea came up for the work, who will be performing, the premiere film event details and more. Also hear about their spring show - a comedy to reopen their live performances again.

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Director Dani Guy Director Dani Guy "Talks" About Dominion Stage Upcoming Show

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Director Dani Guy gives us all the details about Dominion Stage's upcoming production of "Five Women Wearing the Same Dress." Find out about this interesting show, the actors performing in it, safety protocols for actors and patrons, and whether she agrees that this is a "feminist" show. Also find out what is on her director bucket list and her process for directing shows, including the importance of having the actors involved.

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Newly Named Artistic Director of Signature Theatre Matthew Gardiner Newly Named Artistic Director of Signature Theatre Matthew Gardiner "Talks"

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The newly named Artistic Director of Signature Theatre Matthew Gardiner appeared on the "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" podcast and gave us all the details about the upcoming production of "Rent," as well as his goals for the theater. Also get details about the rest of the season, as well as his anti-racism initiatives he is implementing in the theater and goals he has as Artistic Director.

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BalletNova Artistic Director Matthew Powell BalletNova Artistic Director Matthew Powell "Talks" Reopening and New Season

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The Artistic Director of BalletNova Center for Dance Matthew Powell returned to the show to give us all the details about their production of "The Nutcracker," including new choreography, costumes and new sets that will surprise the audience from the moment the curtain opens. Also find out how he felt when seeing his students in person again, how they are keeping their dancers safe during classes and performances, safety protocols for patrons and where some BalletNova alum are now professionally dancing.

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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?