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Natalie Graves Tucker's Wide Ranging "Talks"

Embracing Arlington Arts Talks

Release Date: 09/15/2020

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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Actor Frank Britton Actor Frank Britton "Talks" Theater in the DMV

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Helen Hayes award-winning actor Frank Britton joined Embracing Arlington Arts Talks for a wide-ranging interview about the DC theater community and his unique journey to that industry. Find out what his original career was supposed to be, which organization most responsible for his success, how he prepares for roles, and his "bucket list" of roles. Also get details about the first play he is writing as part of 1st Stage's Commission of Solo Works - a very personal story and why it has been so challenging.

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Fred Schnider Gallery of Art Fred Schnider Gallery of Art "Talks" Exhibits

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Mary Anne Schnider and Bobby Mahoney who together manage the Fred Schnider Gallery of Art gave us the details about their upcoming exhibition featuring the work of Sherry Trachtman and Jenny Wu as the first duo presentation. Find out about their work, the theme of the show, safety measures put into place and interesting online offerings the Gallery has been working on. Also get the details about how to visit the gallery and what else is in store for the exciting 2021 season.

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Musician Ken Avis Musician Ken Avis "Talks" Anacostia Delta

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Musician and Co-producer of the documentary film "Anacostia Delta" Ken Avis joined us on Embracing Arlington Arts Talks to update listeners on how his band VERONNEAU has been busy and performing during the shutdown, including holiday shows at the Canadian Embassy and Botanical Gardens. Also hear about the extremely interesting documentary he co-produced entitled "Anacostia Delta" about guitarists Danny Gatton and Roy Buchanan, and their unique style of playing and how DC was a music destination city.

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Photographer Lloyd Wolf Photographer Lloyd Wolf "Talks" About Pictures

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Photographer Lloyd Wolf joined Embracing Arlington Arts to talk about his career, projects, how the pandemic has impacted his work and more. Also we learned about his many social justice documentaries and his "Quarantine Diary" that covers the most emotional issues and events happening in our nation. His photos are so important to us better understanding these issues.

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Visual Artist Beth Hudgins Visual Artist Beth Hudgins "Talks" Painting and Art

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Visual Artist Beth Hudgins updated us on a new collaborative she founded with 4 other artists - Studio 10 Artists. With new exhibitions every two months at Sterling Picture Framing in Arlington, the group's work centers around a theme each time and care is made for all the pieces to fit nicely together. The collaborative is looking forward to hosting opening receptions and other events this spring. Beth also talks about how she got into painting, her preferred mediums and when she knows a painting is done.

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EDI Expert Dr. Monica Almond EDI Expert Dr. Monica Almond "Talks" Diversity

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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Expert and President of The Almond Group Dr. Monica Almond offers much critical advice to non-profit organizations about embarking on a Diversity Strategic Planning process. Warning that most groups do not know what they want when starting, Dr. Almond gives details about what groups should expect, what they should be attaining, what their goals should be and so much more in this extremely timely podcast. Every non-profit organizations should listen to her wise words.

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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.