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b2ap3_thumbnail_masterclass1314-grundvig.jpgClassical Ballet Theatre is excited to offer two master classes with the acclaimed Marjorie Grundvig, Director of the renowned Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre (PBT) School since August 2005!  Ms. Grundvig has enjoyed an international performing and teaching career, and she is highly regarded as a Master Teacher.

Master Classes are open to the public. Telephone (703) 471-0750 to register.

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Pictured: Kathie Lee Gifford — Photo by: Andrew Eccles/NBCNextStop Theatre Company's new production of Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods, running May 1-June 1, 2014, makes a major announcement for the season-closing production. Directed by NextStop's Artistic Director Evan Hoffmann, the production team is announcing the addition of TODAY Show Co-Host, Kathie Lee Gifford, as the voice of the Giant's Wife. The addition of Ms. Gifford is a significant achievement for the emerging company as they close out their inaugural main stage season.

Having previously worked directly with Artistic Director, Evan Hoffmann, Kathie Lee Gifford shares her excitement in joining this production:

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b2ap3_thumbnail_Workhouse-Golf-Lindsay-Lexus-Team.jpg7th Annual Workhouse Arts Golf Classic
Thursday, May 15, 2014
Laurel Hill Golf Course
8:30 Tee Time


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b2ap3_thumbnail_shout.jpgCreative Cauldron Presents Washington, DC Area Professional Premiere

MAY 2-25

Creative Cauldron joins the 50th anniversary celebration of the British invasion, with SHOUT! The Mod Musical, a hip-swiveling tribute to England's female pop divas of the swinging 60s. Five groovy gals sing a medley of infectious and soulful pop anthems that made household names of Petula Clark, Cilia Black, Dusty Springfield and Lulu, including: "To Sir With Love," "Downtown," "These Boots are Made for Walking," "Son of a Preacher Man," "Goldfinger" and the title song. Their journey from the pre-feminist 1960s into the liberated 1970s is chronicled through true confessions, popular advertisements and their hopeful correspondence with a fictional SHOUT! Magazine advice columnist.

Creative Cauldron's production, directed by Matt Conner and choreographed by Stephen Gregory Smith, plays at ArtSpace Falls Church from May 2 through 25. Curtain times are Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00pm and 7:00 pm. PRESS NIGHT IS SUNDAY, MAY 4 AT 7:00 PM.

SHOUT! was co-created by Phillip George and David Lowenstein and produced Off-Broadway at the Julia Miles Theatre in New York City in 2006 where it ran for 156 performances and critical praise. "The Hottest New Musical in New York! – Good Morning America. "SHOUT! rivals Jersey Boys for sheer fun." – David Cote, Time Out NY. "Delightfully Entertaining!"-- John Simon, Bloomberg Radio. "Buoyant, lively, and utterly charming revue. A total delight...something to shout about! – Gay City News. Since its New York debut, SHOUT! has been produced in over 125 theaters around the world. Creative Cauldron's production will mark its DC area professional premiere.

Mark Deffenbaugh (Music Director/Keyboard) leads a powerhouse professional cast through a hit parade of 14 musical numbers written by pop music icons like Tony Hatch, Carol King and Bernie Goffin, Burt Bacharach and Hal David. The cast includes Iyona Blake (Green Girl), Ashleigh King (Orange Girl), Aimee Barnes (Yellow Girl), Melissa Berkowitz (Red Girl) and Sarah Anne Sillers (Blue Girl).

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The League of Reston Artists has a variety of art-focused activities—from a call for artists to an exhibition reception. There's something to inspire every artist and art lover to celebrate spring's arrival. Please consider running these items in your calendar.

b2ap3_thumbnail_LRA-Fuhrman-Schulz_Cascading0414.jpgCelebrate Founder's Day with Exhibit and Reception

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b2ap3_thumbnail_moha20thlogo.jpgMosaic Harmony's 20th Annual Spring Fundraiser Concert
Sunday, April 27 at 4 pm
Silent auction begins at 3:15
Unitarian Universalist
Congregation of Fairfax
2709 Hunter Mill Road, Oakton, VA 22124

For Tickets:

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The Office of Public Private Partnerships is pleased to announce these free workshops offered through its Grants Research and Training Center:

Nonprofit Sustainability and Proposal Writing Basics Workshop

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b2ap3_thumbnail_fairfax-symphony.jpgThe Fairfax Symphony Orchestra's full forces gather for a performance of
Mahler's Monumental Fifth Symphony

SATURDAY APRIL 26th, 2014 8pm
Concert Hall
George Mason University Center for the Arts
Fairfax, VA

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FAIRFAX, VA – The Fairfax Symphony Orchestra (FSO) and music director Christopher Zimmerman return to the Center for the Performing Arts' Concert Hall to present Gustav Mahler's Fifth Symphony. Maestro Christopher Zimmerman describes this remarkable work: "There is no music like this. A monumental journey from darkness to light. It starts with a single voice, the lone trumpeter, and ends with the radiant and joyful clamor of a hundred voices. Like climbing Everest we are taken on a dramatic and sometimes dangerous journey to finally reach the summit in a blaze of sunlight."

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b2ap3_thumbnail_61096_469564085308_5634795_n-peter-buffet.jpgLife Is What You Make It: A Concert & Conversation with Peter Buffett

"Don't miss this live performance featuring Peter Buffett on piano with cellist, Michael Kott. This is a multi-media presentation that takes the audience on a journey with Peter from his discovery of the piano, to writing music for commercials and film, and then on to how his current philanthropic work with the NoVo Foundation has ultimately influenced his songs and 
life. Using his own life story and experiences as illustration, Buffett discusses how important it is for each person to define his or her own path, regardless of their wealth or background, and ultimately conveys that it's ones values—and what we are able to give back to society—that shape and define us as individuals. Buffett's integrity, candor and musical talent make for an uplifting and rewarding evening that will resonate with every audience member looking to lead a more fulfilling life and leave a meaningful legacy. The event is the live companion to Buffett's recently released book, Life Is What You Make It (Random House/Harmony Books), which debuted at #4 on the New York Times Best Seller Hardcover Advice list.

A limited number of copies of Mr. Buffett's book will be available for purchase and Mr. Buffett is scheduled to be available to sign copies of his book after the performance.

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b2ap3_thumbnail_cropped-cvwg-logo.jpgDeadline: June 7, 2014

The Central Virginia Watercolor Guild is now accepting entries for the 23rd Annual Exhibition.  Acceptable media include watercolor, acrylic, casein, gauche. Ink, watercolor crayons and graphite may be present but must not dominate. (No water soluble oil or pastel products.) Acceptable substrates include natural or synthetic paper, or paperboard. The juror is Susan M. Stuller, Virginia resident and member of NWS, TWS, and many others. Prospectus and entry details at

Prizes total at least $3,000.  Eligible artists are Virginia residents age 18 or older.  Entry fees for one or two works (only one eligible to be juried in):  $25 for CVWG members/$35 for non-members

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