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

Embracing Arlington Arts Talks

Release Date: 12/03/2019

Eleanore Tapscott and Simone Jackson-Charles Eleanore Tapscott and Simone Jackson-Charles "Talk" Theater

Embracing Arlington Arts Talks

Director Eleanore Tapscott and Actor Simone Jackson-Charles appeared on the "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" podcast to give us the details about Dominion Stage's production of "The Bluest Eye" based on the novel by Toni Morrison. Find out how they both got into the theater business, what it felt like to rehearse in person with the other cast members and how they dealt with the hard issues in the play of racism, violence, sexual abuse and mental illness. Also learn where Morrison got the idea for her book.

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Visual Artist Agata Peszko Visual Artist Agata Peszko "Talks" Working with Felt

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Visual artist Agata Peszko joined us to talk about her unique artwork with felt (which is working with wool, soap and water). Find out how she learned about this unique art medium, her creative process of working with the felt, her career journey from Poland through Paris through London and ultimately landing in Arlington. Hear how the pandemic impacted her, where her work has been exhibited and where she loves to see her work shown. And find out her very original thoughts on why art is like teenagers.

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Musicians Liz O'Hara Stahr and Matt Richardson Musicians Liz O'Hara Stahr and Matt Richardson "Talk" Chamber Music

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Musicians and duo founding members of the 9th Street Chamber Music organization Liz O'Hara Stahr and Matt Richardson talked about their new entity (which evolved from the 9th Street Chamber Quartet) and its focus on three areas: Education, Concerts and Community Collaboration to achieve their vision of becoming ore involved in their community through chamber music. Also get all the details about the July 16th launch party and the origins behind those "clapping non-no's" between movements during concerts.

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Black American Heritage Museum of Arlington President Scott Taylor Black American Heritage Museum of Arlington President Scott Taylor "Talks"

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The President of the Black Heritage Museum of Arlington Scott Taylor joined us on the "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" podcast to talk about the museum, how it came into existence, its mission, exhibits, and plans for the future. Also hear about Scott's experiences growing up in Halls Hill, the wall that surrounded the community, and background on Freedmen's Village which was created for freed slaves and also welcomed Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass as special guests. Such an interesting chat we had!

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Arlington Arts Center Executive Director Catie Anchin Arlington Arts Center Executive Director Catie Anchin "Talks" Goals

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The new Executive Director of the Arlington Arts Center (AAC) Catie Anchin discussed her goals for the Center. She also gave us details on three current exhibitions: "We Can't Predict Tomorrow" featuring works of 9 artists with the theme of the pandemic and resiliency; "Portrait of a County by a Young-ish Man" that honors County employees who take care of AAC grounds/facility; and "Parking Lot is Beautiful at Dawn" which is sculptures and other art pieces made from paper pulp left in parking lot cracks.

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Dr. Thalia Goldstein, GMU, Dr. Thalia Goldstein, GMU, "Talks" Benefits of Arts for Children

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Dr. Thalia Goldstein from George Mason University's Applied Developmental Psychology  Department, talked about the many studies providing strong evidence on the benefits of being involved in theater and children developing social and emotional understanding and empathy. Less detention issues, higher school attendance, better grades and test scores, more regulated emotions, being able to express themselves in a healthy way, better social skills are only some the benefits of theatrical activity for children.

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CPRO's Kim Klingler CPRO's Kim Klingler "Talks" Hybrid Blues Festival

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The Executive Director of the Columbia Pike Revitalization Organization (CPRO) Kim Klingler appeared on the "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" podcast to give us all the details about their upcoming Hybrid Columbia Pike Blues Festival with both in-person and live-streamed concerts by local bands. Also find out what movies will be shown this summer as part of the Drive-In Movie Nights, other events being planned for the fall and how they plan to celebrate the 35th Anniversary for CPRO.

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Actor Regina Aquino Actor Regina Aquino "Talks" New One-Person Show

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Actor Regina Aquino returned as a guest on "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" to discuss her new one-person show "We're Gonna Die" opening at Roundhouse Theatre. Find out how it felt going on stage with a limited audience for the first time, how she prepared, and why the show is uplifting. Also learn about her exciting new venture as a director, as well as the first play she has written along with her other gigs at Adventure Theatre, Rep Stage and the Kennedy Center's American College Theater Festival.

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Liza Figueroa Kravinsky Liza Figueroa Kravinsky "Talks" GoGo Symphony

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Composer, filmmaker and musician Liza Figueroa Kravinsky gives us an in-depth look into the official music of DC - GoGo. Having composed the original "GoGo Symphony" - a blend of go-go music with classical compositions, Liza founded the GoGo Symphony Ensemble to perform it and other original songs. Hear her interesting story from working with Prince and GoGo bands like Trouble Funk and Robin Power's Uptown Dames in this podcast. Also get insight into how GoGo evolved and its links to pop and funk music.

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Paola Amodeo Paola Amodeo "Talks" Architectural Designs and Artwork

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Architect and owner of the Paola One Design company Paola Amodeo gave us details on the creative process of all types of architectural design in our podcast interview. Find out how she entered the profession via Japanese tea ceremonies, how she begins each design project, assistance she provides clients who do and do not have artwork, and insight into the quality of houses constructed in the 1940s. Also find out her family's unique living arrangements when her house renovation project was underway.

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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?