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Dance Theatre of Harlem Coming To DC

Dance Theatre of Harlem Coming To DC

This story comes to us from Judith Keyserling:

After a five-plus year hiatus, Dance Theatre of Harlem (DTH) will return to the stage in Washington, DC when its Dance Theatre of Harlem Ensemble (DTH Ensemble) performs at the Lincoln Theatre on Friday, March 25 at 8pm. Presented by The Laurel Fund for the performing arts, founder/president Elvi Moore, the 12-member troupe, with pianist, will also conduct lecture demonstrations and a master class during its visit to Washington. Established in 2004 from leading participants in Dance Theatre of Harlem School’s Professional Training Program, DTH Ensemble began touring nationally under a “Dance for America” banner in 2009, and since then the Ensemble has toured to more than 35 cities in 26 states, performing for more than 65,000 patrons, drawing positive notices from critics and audiences for its vibrant, energetic presentations of ballet for the 21st century.

Anticipating ArtJamz: The Lincoln Sessions

Anticipating ArtJamz: The Lincoln Sessions

Tomorrow evening, I'm hitting one of the hottest new night-out scenes in D.C.

Meet ArtJamz: an uncommonly creative concept by Michael M. Clements, Executive Editor of Washington Life Magazine. Last June, Clements launched ArtJamz, the first for-profit production of Genki Media LLC. Genki is a combination of the Japanese characters "Gen" and "Ki," and it means "happy and healthy condition." Well . . . by all accounts, it seems that Clements—through his wildly popular ArtJamz series—is indeed making meaningful strides toward the happy and healthy condition of Washingtonians. 

"Give Me Your Hand" at the Corcoran

"Give Me Your Hand" at the Corcoran

Sunday, February 13 at 4 p.m.

Co-sponsored with the US-Ireland Alliance

Two of Ireland’s most eminent actors, Dearbhla Molloy and Dermot Crowley, take to the Corcoran’s stage to perform Give Me Your Hand, based on a collection of poems by celebrated Irish poet Paul Durcan. An original and exciting look at some of the world’s most famous paintings, Molloy and Crowley freshly interpret and give voice to masterpieces by Van Gogh, Rubens, Gainsborough, and others in the collection of the National Gallery in London. Witty, touching, acerbic, and insightful, the performance brings the audience on a journey through the National Gallery and the unique prism of Durcan’s imagination.

 

Click here to see excerpts from a past performance.

 

Thursday Date Nights at the Corcoran

Thursday Date Nights at the Corcoran

Treat your date on a romantic evening at the Corcoran any Thursday in February for Thursday Date Nights!  Enjoy two-for-one gallery admission between 5 - 9 p.m. and Cafe specials featuring "Champagne & Kisses," which includes two glasses of champagne and chocolate covered strawberries or a cheese and fruit plate ($15). 

Date nights:

February 17

February 24

Print this coupon and present it to the front desk upon admission to receive the Thursday Date Nights special.

Staying on Top: Allure Magazine's D.C. Spa Pick Kavenchy 1st Annual Runway Show

Staying on Top:  Allure Magazine's D.C. Spa Pick Kavenchy 1st Annual Runway Show

Allure magazine's top DC salon, Kavenchy, hosted it's first Annual Spring Look Runway Show Monday night.   Guests began arriving at 7PM for the invitation only event sponsored by Phytos and Dermalogica.   The theme for the show was spring and no detail was spared to transport guests from the outside cold into a spring garden.  The "red carpet" was thrown out and replaced instead with green plant wire meshing like the kind you would find at the garden store. The runway was lined with gerber daisies, some orchids and bamboo. The night consisted of two runway shows, one to showcase cut and color and the other featured styling.  Kavenchy tapped PEKvida a newly formed boutique public relations firm, founded by PR veterans Pergrin, Elly Sharriat and Khaleelah Po Rome to create his signature event.

Groundbreaking Author Maxine Hong Kingston to Read at The Writer’s Center February 4

Groundbreaking Author Maxine Hong Kingston to Read at The Writer’s Center February 4

Maxine Hong Kingston, the acclaimed author of The Woman Warrior, will visit The Writer’s Center to read from her most recent work, the memoir I Love a Broad Margin to My Life.  A highly distinguished fiction and non-fiction writer, Kingston has been awarded many of literature’s top honors, including the National Book Award, the National Book Critics Award, the presidentially conferred National Humanities Award, and, most recently, the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters.

Diplomatic Art On Display

Diplomatic Art On Display

The Bing Stanford in Washington Art Gallery recently opened its new exhibit, "Festival des Artistes: Diplomacy through Art." The exhibit consists of paintings, photography, jewelry, and ceramics created by members of the diplomatic community!

"Festival des Artistes" was launched in 2004 by The Hospitality and Information Service for Diplomats (THIS) organization to explore the many ways art can connect people while building international understanding. The Bing Stanford in Washington Art gallery collaborated with THIS to share the work of diplomatic artists from Argentina, Australia, Austria, Chile, China, Djibouti, France, Germany, Haiti, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Malaysia, Peru, Switzerland, and the Ukraine. 

"Festival des Artistes: Diplomacy through Art," is currently on exhibit and will run through March 22, 2011.