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Daniel Manzoni "Talks" About Festival Argentino

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Release Date: 09/14/2021

Groovy Nate Groovy Nate "Talks" Entertaining Children

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Child Entertainer "Groovy Nate" is a gift to children! Listen to his journey to becoming "Groovy Nate" to why he focused his music on entertaining and educating children to the types of events he presents to one of his tricks to keeping even the youngest children engaged and alert. Also find out about his Grammy nomination (and how it almost didn't happen) to how he believes music positively impacts not only the children who sees his performances but also him as an educator. And what's next for Groovy Nate - a new book, a new album, many more events and a lot more!

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Victor Salinas, Playwright and Actor, Victor Salinas, Playwright and Actor, "Talks" Original Play

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Playwright and Actor Victor Salinas joined us on the "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" podcast to talk about his new original play about 2 immigrant sisters - one documented and the other not - and their different perceptions of the United States that is being presented by the Mexican Cultural Institute. Also learn about his role in the upcoming Gala Hispanic Theatre's production of "Bathing in Moonlight," as well as how he got his start in the theater industry at the age of 6 in Mexico City. And his words of wisdom to those starting out about making things happen for yourself!

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Kurt Boehm Kurt Boehm "Talks" Vision for Adventure Theatre

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The newly  named Artistic Director of Adventure Theatre Kurt Boehm returned to the show to give us all the details about their busy and fun upcoming season which offers many shows for young audiences. Also hear about the theater's mission, the associated Musical Theater Center (Academy), his goals for the organization, and where he wants to see the theater in 3-5 years and how he ended up in the theater industry.

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Visual Artists Stephanie Lane and Joe Cortina Visual Artists Stephanie Lane and Joe Cortina "Talk" Artwork

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Visual Artists Stephanie Lane and Joe Cortina joined us on the podcast to talk about their upcoming duo exhibition at the Fred Schnider Gallery of Art which will include unique paintings and even some immersive projections (think floating figures and ghostlike apparitions). Also find out the preferred genres and paint mediums they both prefer, Stephanie's unique painting process, Joe's company "Cortina Productions" which creates immersive experiences in museums and how COVID impacted their work.

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National Chamber Ensemble Artistic Director National Chamber Ensemble Artistic Director "Talks" Diversity for Next Season

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The Artistic Director of the National Chamber Ensemble Leo Sushansky gave us all the details about the upcoming season which focuses on diversity and presenting the works of lesser-known composers of color. Find out who and what will be featured for all five concerts, information about their annual Young Artists Competition, and some of other concerts he has planned for the coming months.

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Actor Lolita Marie Actor Lolita Marie "Talks" About "Sweat"

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Actor Lolita Marie appeared on the "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" podcast to chat with us about how she got into the theater business, a very unique 2nd role she had when starting out and her tricks in preparing for a new role. Also get all the details about the upcoming production of "Sweat," her character some of her fellow actors and one special actor in particular. And what's her next gig?

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Visual Artist Pakan Penn Visual Artist Pakan Penn "Talks" Unique Art Style

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Visual Artist Pakan Penn enlightened us with a discussion about his unique painting style - using a palette knife instead of a brush - which results in a textured "3D" effect because of the many paint layers. Also hear about his upbringing in Cambodia and how these memories  influence his work, the great honor he had of having a painting hung in the White House during the 8 years of the Obama Administration and his response to the age-old question "how do you know when a painting is done."

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Director Matthew Randall and Playwright Craig Houk Director Matthew Randall and Playwright Craig Houk "Talk" Farce

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Director Matthew Randall and Playwright Craig Houk came on the podcast to give us all the details about the upcoming Dominion Stage production of the world premiere of "Brute Farce" - a British farce and play within a play that includes a kidnapping, a potential murder, an unlikable theater critic, along with many twists and turns along the way. Also find out why Dominion chose to present this play, its route through the organization's original play-writing contest and how playwrights can submit original works in the future. And what unique reaction does Craig want from audience members after...

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Mosaic Theater Artistic Director Reg Douglas Mosaic Theater Artistic Director Reg Douglas "Talks" Next Season

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The Artistic Director of Mosaic Theater Company Reg Douglas returned to the podcast to give us all the details about their exciting upcoming season. From four main stage productions, three world premieres (two which received support from the theater's new play development incubator program) and Lincoln, Nancy Reagan, Pocahontas, a hip-hop musical and a time-shifting play, there is something for everyone. Also learn about their innovative "H Street Oral History Project Festival" and a unique project being spearheaded by Paige Hernandez. The season reflects Mosaic's values of diversity and...

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Academy Award Nominated Playwright Jose Rivera Academy Award Nominated Playwright Jose Rivera "Talks" AI

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The Academy-award nominated Playwright Jose Rivera appeared on the "Embracing Arlington Arts Talks" podcast to talk about the premiere of his new play "Your Name Means Dream" at the Contemporary American Theater Festival (CATF). Hear details about the show (that focuses on growing older and AI), the phenomenal two actors appearing in the production, and what he really thinks of AI. Also Jose regales us with interesting stories about his Oscar nomination and attending the awards ceremony, including the very famous singer his son was flirting with (and she flirting back) on the red carpet. And...

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Daniel Manzoni, Executive Director of the Festival Argentino, updated us with all the details about this upcoming event. Forced to cancel last year's festival, this will be a live, in-person production. Find out which dancers and singers will be performing, including folk singers, tango dancers, rock and roll musicians and pop music singers. Also learn about the safety protocols that will be required for patrons, as well as some interesting insight into traveling to and from Argentina.