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Gerson Lanza

02/27/2024 to 02/27/2024

10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA 20110

Honduran tap dancer and choreographer Gerson Lanza captivates Hylton Center audiences in his love letter to the American percussive art form of tap, during an afternoon of syncopated rhythms and intricate footwork. For his Matinee Idylls debut, he will be joined by his jazz quintet featuring some of the best musicians on the East Coast. Lanza began training at Wadleigh School for the Performing and Visual Arts and the Harlem School of the Arts. He has completed residencies at Lincoln Center, Jacob’s Pillow, and Strathmore—all while simultaneously working towards a master’s degree in performance studies and dance from the University of Maryland. In addition, he has been featured in the Guggenheim Work and Progress Series, Fall for Dance Festival at New York City Center and headlined the Millennium Stage with his jazz quintet at The Kennedy Center. Whether performing alongside spoken word artists, musicians, other dancers, or in solo performances, Lanza mesmerizes with complex moves that he makes look easy. For more information, please visit: https://hylton.calendar.gmu.edu/gerson-lanza

AGING MATTERS Podcast

02/27/2024 to 02/27/2024

2118 21st Road North, Arlington, VA 22201

Studies show that nearly 90% of older adults prefer to stay in their own homes and age in place. To achieve that goal, home modifications and repairs may be necessary for these residents to be safe and avoid injuries in their homes. Listen to the next AGING MATTERS podcast when host Cheryl Beversdorf talks with guest Patti Klein, Executive Director, Rebuilding Together Arlington/Fairfax/Falls Church, rebuildingtogether-aff.org, about health and safety needs for older adult homes, examples of home modifications and home repairs, and Rebuilding Together services and programs. This broadcast will be posted after 3 pm on Tuesday, February 27 on Apple Podcast - https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/aging-matters/id1526204286, Spotify Podcast - https://open.spotify.com/show/0HvZeXmoVAmtXmbQwBJVvM and Mixcloud – www.mixcloud.com/AgingMatters/, To access AGING MATTERS radio programs & TV episodes, visit www.agingmattersonline.com.

J2B2 (John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band)

03/02/2024 to 03/02/2024

10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA 20110

Saturday, March 2 at 5 and 8 p.m. Four Bluegrass giants—John Jorgenson on acoustic guitar, mandolin, and vocals; Herb Pedersen on banjo, acoustic guitar, and vocals; Mark Fain on bass; and Patrick Sauber on acoustic guitar and vocals—combine their talents in J2B2 (John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band). The quartet delivers fresh interpretations of Bluegrass classics combined with the stylings of West Coast folk rock. In addition to recording their 2018 debut album, From the Crow’s Nest, J2B2 has performed at festivals across the U.S., creating a buzz wherever they perform. The International Bluegrass Music Association praised J2B2 for their “warmth, and storytelling, and lots of laughter.” Experience American roots music at its finest with J2B2 and “expect fireworks and amazing playing from some of the best string players in the world” (Yes! Weekly).

African Americans and Children’s Literature: A Symposium and Exhibition

03/02/2024 to 03/02/2024

125 Michigan Ave.NE , Washington, DC 20017

African Americans and Children's Literature: A Symposium and Exhibition presented by Esther Productions, Inc, The Black Student Fund, and The Institute for African American Writing. Mar 02, 2024, 8:30 AM – 6:30 PM EST. 125 Michigan Ave NE, Washington, DC 20017, USA. COME LEARN THE STORY AND LEGACY OF WASHINGTON, DC’S AFRICAN AMERICAN AUTHORS OF CHILDREN’S LITERATURE—Past and Present, including May Miller Sullivan, Sterling Brown, Maxine Clair, Gwendolyn Brooks, Daphne Muse, Lucille Clifton, Eloise Greenfield, Jason Reynolds, Kwame Alexander, Jennifer Lawson, Courtland Cox, Adjoa Burrowes, E. Ethelbert Miller, Carolivia Herron, Aisha Rice, Tricia Elam Walker, jonetta rose barras, Sheila Crider, David Miller, Michelle Meadows, Leah Henderson , Michelle Green, Lakia Wilson and others. Panel discussions topics include: REMOVING THE MASK, AMPLIFYING OUR VOICES: The Struggle of Black Authors To Publish Authentic Stories About African American People--Their Lives and Their Culture PRESENTERS: Brian Gilmore, Carolivia Herron, Wynn Yarbrough, Bernard Demczuk and jonetta rose barras; SEEING OURSELVES IN THE RIVER, IN THE MIRROR, IN THE WORLD: Illustrators Talk About The Challenge of Creating Images That Bring Children’s Books Alive PRESENTERS: Jennifer Lawson, Justin Johnson, Keesha Ceran and Sheila Crider ; TRUNKS, SATCHELS AND THE US POSTAL SERVICE: Book Distributors and Store Owners Tell Their Story About Getting Black Books into the World By All and Any Means Necessary PRESENTERS Courtland Cox, Paul Coates, Vanessa Williams, and Kojo Nnamdi ; and UNFINISHED BUSINESS, UNTOLD STORIES: The Future of Black Children’s Literature PRESENTERS: Kwame Alexander, Tricia Elam Walker, David Miller, Tiffany Mitchell Patterson, Leroy Nesbitt and Joy Jones. IT'S FREE. REGISTER IS REQUIRED. -https://www.estherproductionsinc.com/events-1/new-details-african-americans-and-childrens-literature-a-symposium-and-exhibition. For more information write to aachildrenslit2023@gmail.com

Camerata Ireland

03/03/2024 to 03/03/2024

10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas, VA 20110

Camerata Ireland, a groundbreaking chamber orchestra, has delighted audiences across Ireland and worldwide since 1999. In this program, enjoy a nocturne by John Fields, Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2, selections from Mozart’s most beloved operas, and a genre-defying musical collaboration between Barry Douglas (pianist and conductor), Eimear McGeown (Irish flute and whistle), and Celine Byrne (soprano). For more information, please visit: https://hylton.calendar.gmu.edu/camerata-ireland

Still Kicking (and we’re not ready to hang it up yet!)

03/03/2024 to 03/03/2024

5200 Cathedral Ave., Washington, D.C., DC 20016

Join us for an eclectic musical revue about the pitfalls, joys, and wisdom of being on the other side of 60. Featuring songs from musical theater, country, folk, and cabaret. When you get to be our age, the best thing you can do is sing about it. Reserve a free ticket through the link. A goodwill offering of any amount at the performance is encouraged and appreciated to help support the missions of Mini-Musicals on the Move® and Palisades Hub.