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Local Music Center sells $3 Million Tickets

Local Music Center sells $3 Million Tickets

Strathmore has reached a significant benchmark - for the first time in a single season the nonprofit arts presenter reached more than $3 million in ticket sales.

Strathmore’s 2010-2011 season includes 52 concerts in the Music Center with tickets made more accessible to patrons by instating a single-ticket sales model, rather than subscription-based. Through this, all seats in the Music Center are sold individually with no minimum ticket purchase required.

Mr. Mitchell and Me

Mr. Mitchell and Me

If you’ve lived in the D.C. area for a while, you’ve probably heard of DeMatha, the Catholic boys’ school in Hyattsville, Maryland. And if you have heard of DeMatha, odds are that it’s because of the school’s nationally renowned athletics program, which has boasted such names as legendary basketball coach Morgan Wootten, basketball Hall of Famer Adrian Dantley, NFL Pro Bowler Brian Westbrook, and NFL broadcaster James Brown, to name just a few. To most with a passing familiarity with the school, DeMatha is synonymous with sports. When I told people that I attended DeMatha, I was frequently asked “What sport do you play?” My response of “I don’t play a sport,” was always met by befuddlement and a perfunctory “Then why do you go to DeMatha?”

Let me tell you.

Get a role in a local film!

Get a role in a local film!

When I returned to the D.C. area following film school, I auditioned for a number of film projects in order to work on my acting chops and get connected to local filmmakers. One of my first roles was in “The Carry-Out,” which told the story of a restaurant robbery that goes terribly wrong. The writer and director of that film was Alexandria native Chris Kiros.

Modus Union Uniting Members of Congress, Philanthropic Community, & Fashion Industry for One Night

Modus Union Uniting Members of Congress,  Philanthropic Community, & Fashion Industry for One Night

Members of Congress, local athletes, philanthropists and the fashion industry are assembling for DC’s Modus Union Spring 2011 – a unique event supporting prevention and early detection of cancer in women.

Modus Union Spring 2011 features a full runway show by acclaimed fashion designer Marc Bouwer (www.MarcBouwer.com), a 3-D film presentation previewing Bouwer’s Fall 2011 line, and an art installation and silent auction featuring some of the most talented visual artists in DC. The proceeds from this one-of-a-kind gathering will benefit Cancer Schmancer (www.CancerSchmancer.org), an organization founded by actress Fran Drescher to prevent cancer in women through education and early detection.

WHAT:          Modus Union Spring 2011

WHEN:          Wednesday, May 4

DC Film Alliance: a local filmmaker's best resource

DC Film Alliance: a local filmmaker's best resource

The DC Film Alliance is quite possibly the single best organization for filmmakers and cinephiles in the Nation's Capital. Founded by Jon Gann, who is also the man behind the highly successful DC Shorts Film Festival, the DC Film Alliance offers seminars on filmmaking through the DC Film Salon. Information on topics such as screenwriting, film promotion, and fundraising is presented by knowledgeable people in the field. The laid back Film Salons also offer an opportunity to meet other film enthusiasts and develop connections to potential collaborators.

"A World At Work" - Bringing Culture East of the River

"A World At Work" - Bringing Culture East of the River

Art and culture in the District of Columbia are often thought to be exclusively west of the Anacostia River. Certainly, the vast majority of D.C.'s cultural attractions and events are located on the northwest side of the Sousa Bridge. But THEARC Theater has opened a door for the arts in the city's less heralded wards.

Free cinema all weekend long

Last week I told you about the screening of Gone Forever at the AFI Silver in Silver Spring this Saturday April 16. There will be two shows at 12:30PM and 1:30PM. And not only are the screenings free to attend, but there will be free food, too. Go to the Gone Forever website for more information.