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DC Youth Orchestra Concert at THEARC Feb. 15

February 8, 2015

The DC Youth Orchestra with conductor Luke Frazier, will perform Forever Free, a joint concert including the Manhatttan Girls Chorus on Sunday, February 15th at 3:00 pm and 6:00 pm at THEARC in Southeast Washington, D.C.

Tickets are $7-$20 and on sale here.  

Forever Free features music of the Civil War era as well as music from the 1960s Civil Rights Movement, telling the story of Americans Abraham Lincoln, Harriet Tubman, Dr. Martin Luther King, and Rosa Parks and their contributions to the Civil Rights Movement. This diverse musical program includes narration and projections.

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The DC Youth Orchestra Program (DCYOP) is the leading curriculum-based classical music education program in the Washington, DC metropolitan region. Founded in 1960 by Lyn McLain at the request of DC Public Schools, the mission of DCYOP is "music for young people; achievement for life!" DCYOP offers group lessons and ensemble training on all orchestral instruments for students ages 4 to 18. The program consists of six ensembles including the renowned Youth Orchestra. 

The Manhattan Girls Chorus is a nurturing community of young women grades five through twelve from all ethnic and socio-economic backgrounds seeking an extraordinary music education and opportunities for performing excellence. In addition to helping each singer realize her full musical potential, the organization encourages mentoring relationships with women in the arts and other professions. 

Considered a rapidly rising star in the pops world, conductor Luke Frazier has established himself as both an innately musical conductor and a sensitive pianist.  His commitment to re-envisioning pops programming has quickly established him as a dynamic force across the music community.

THEARC Theater is located at 1901 Mississippi Avenue in SE, Washington, DC.

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Three Georgetown Hotels in USA Top 50

January 29, 2015

(Photo by: Four Seasons Hotel, Washington DC)

U.S. News and World Report's 2015 list of the country's 50 best hotels includes three in Georgetown: The Capella, Washington DC, Georgetown, Ritz-Carlton Georgetown, Washington DC and Four Seasons Hotel Washington, DC.

Ranked 18, 29 and 32 respectively, these hotels were chosen from more than 1,700 luxury hotels across the country.

(Photo by: Ritz-Carlton Georgetown)

A combination of a hotel's industry accolades with expert and guest reviews and hotel class ratings decided the winners.

The Jefferson, Washington DC was ranked 10!

See the full list of the Best Hotels in the USA here.

(Photo by: Jefferson Hotel, Washington, DC)

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Frank Hallam Day's 'Shrines' at Addison Ripley Fine Art Now

December 16, 2014

Shot in Burma (Myanmar) and Thailand, the photographs Frank Hallam Day selected for his "Shrines" exhibition, now through January 24, 2015 at Addison Ripley Fine Art, describe a sacred and profane continuum, photographs of ancient temples and stupas alongside anachronistic, often dysfunctional, gritty telephone booths. In all of the selections the mood ranges from jangled, surreal, dystopian to quiet and timeless, suggestive of a profound inner radiance. Under the artist's deft touch, the telephone shrines of Bangkok city streets are transformed into offices, shops or bulletin boards and the more conventional, picturesque shrines morph into god radios broadcasting into the night.

Shrine by Frank Hallam Day (Photo by: Shrine by Frank Hallam Day

Frank Hallam Day has already been recognized for work done in Europe, Africa and throughout the East Coast of the United States.  This body of work, taken over the last three years in Asia, represents yet another rich vein of material by the artist. He was the winner of the prestigious Leica Oskar Barnack Prize in 2012. He has won the Bader Prize in 2006 and was a finalist both for the Sondheim Prize in 2007, the Sony Prize in 2010 and the Voies Off Prize at Arles in 2010, and has received several grants from the District of Columbia Commission on the Arts and Humanities.  He was Artist in Residence at Acadia National Park in 2007, and was U.S. Cultural Envoy to Ethiopia in 2008. He has juried and curated numerous photography shows and competitions in the Washington area.  He also writes on photography for Photo Review.

For more information about the artist and his work, images from the exhibition or to schedule an appointment to view the work, please call Ms. Romy Silverstein at 202.338.5180.

Addison Ripley Fine Art is located at 1670 Wisconsin Avenue in Upper Georgetown. Tel: 202.338.5180

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