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Cellist Zuill Bailey is delighted to return to “the region that produced everything that is my life—especially to the glorious hall of Strathmore, which is a musical instrument itself.” The recent double Grammy Award-winner—Best Instrumental Solo and Best Contemporary Classical Composition--is a Northern Virginia native who earned one of his degree View more
Nilimma Devi won the Lifetime Achievement Award in the 2013 County Executive’s Awards for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities. Four years later, the artist, educator and choreographer continues to create and achieve. Devi is the founder and director of the Silver Spring-based Sutradhar Institute of Dance and Related Arts (SIDRA), which presents c View more
Elliott Kashner nearly became a lawyer. When the 31-year-old actor, who plays Father Flynn in Quotidian Theatre’s production of “Doubt: A Parable,” first came to the D.C. area from his hometown of York, Pa., it was on a full scholarship to George Mason University to study economics.
Fellow potters and visionary art lovers who have been privileged to meet Mary Bowron are as passionate about her as she is about her work. Those who have visited her studio and seen her art tend to concur with her youngest daughter Ellen who has stated unequivocally that her mother is a genius.
The desire in the eyes of the dancers in Companhia Urbana de Dança fuels the creativity of its Brazilian choreographer and artistic director. “We definitely are not an ordinary dance company,” Sonia Destri Lie (known as Destri) said of the ensemble she co-founded in 2005, its members recruited from Rio de Janeiro’s poor suburbs and favelas (mostly View more
“Maryland Citizens for the Arts was born 40 years ago today,” noted Hess, MCA’s founder and one of the state’s staunchest arts advocates, just before introducing Graham and kicking off the largest gathering of arts professionals in the state. “And Busy has been active throughout Maryland for the past four decades.
Gaithersburg playwright John Morogiello’s work has been performed all over the world, including Theatre 40 in Beverly Hills, Ca. His earliest works—written on his mom’s old manual typewriter—were set in less glamorous locales. “She loaded up a piece of paper for me, showed me how it worked, and I immediately started plagiarizing old episodes of ‘F View more
“Desperate unhappiness” was the source of Merrill Leffler’s earliest inspiration for writing poetry. Fortunately, the spirits of Takoma Park’s poet laureate have improved considerably since those dark days. The septuagenarian’s achievements as laureate as well as career highlights that include cofounding and editing a poetry magazine that evolved i View more
“We also tried to counter the myth that chamber musicians are somehow inferior to soloists, so we chose the name to stress our individuality as two pianists,” added Schumann, his wife and musical partner. “It became the name of our record label and somehow became our brand.”
For Laura Anderson Wright, changing lives is what it’s all about. The Rockville attorney, educator, historian and museum curator is one of six Montgomery County residents inducted into the 2016 Human Rights Hall of Fame by the county’s Office of Human Rights on Dec. 4.
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