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PWCS Student Artwork Selected for Hylton Performing Arts Center Exhibit

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) Forty works of art produced by students in 24 PWCS schools are on exhibit through March 10 in the Buchanan Partners Gallery at the Hylton Performing Arts Center, 10960 George Mason Circle, Manassas. The 2018 exhibit of student artwork represents the creative talents of students from elementary to high school. After their selection …

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Livingston Taylor: A Hylton Extra! Exclusive

Provided by Hylton Performing Arts Center Singer-songwriter, pianist, and guitarist Livingston Taylor presents an introspective evening of music peppered with personal stories and anecdotes. Over 50 years, the celebrated musician has released 13 albums and amassed a varied repertoire of Top-40 hits from folk and pop to gospel and jazz. Taylor also has shared the stage with Joni Mitchell, Linda …

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Freedom High School Band Marched in the Governor’s Inaugural Parade

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) The Freedom High School “Soul Squad” Marching Eagle Band participated in the Virginia Governor’s Inaugural Parade in Richmond on Saturday, Jan. 13. Only four bands across the commonwealth were selected this year, and Freedom is one of two high school bands selected to participate. Thomas Thorogood, Freedom High School Band director, explained that they …

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Wearable Art Contest -American Disposal and Colgan High School

Provided by American Disposal Services, Inc. School closings often affect more than student learning.  While there is the excitement of a “snow day,” school closing sometimes brings disappointment because a planned activity for students is cancelled. This disappointment was felt by at least 10 students in Colgan High School’s fashion design program last week.  Due to snow, schools were closed …

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Fauquier Community Theatre presents Ira Levin’s “Deathtrap”

Provided by Fauquier Community Theatre Fauquier Community Theatre is thrilled to present Deathtrap, the story of Sidney Bruhl, a successful writer of Broadway thrillers. Sidney is struggling to overcome a dry spell which has resulted in a string of failures and a shortage of funds. A possible break in his fortunes occurs when he receives a script from a student in …

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White as Snow

Provided by Artists’ Undertaking Gallery The Artists’ Undertaking Gallery in Historic Occoquan presents “White as Snow,” an exhibit featuring Photography by Gerry Gantt of Fairfax and Fused Glass by David & Dale Barnes of Sterling.  A Meet the Artists Reception will be held on Saturday, Feb. 10, from 1:00 to 5:00 p. m.  The exhibit runs Feb. 6 through March …

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Civil Rights Activist Recounts Freedom Rides

Provided by Prince William County Schools (PWCS) What student doesn’t get excited about a first-person account of an historic event? Theatre students at Colgan High School had the chance to meet with Joan Mulholland, who described her experiences as a Freedom Rider during the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s. Mulholland visited the school to watch a rehearsal for “The …

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“Mobile Views” Art Exhibition at Workhouse Arts Center

Provided by Imagewerks Opening on Feb. 4 and on exhibit until March 4, the Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton will showcase an exhibit by artist Kathy Strauss. In her show, Mobile Views, Kathy explores the ‘fine art’ of cellphone photography. Kathy will be on hand to talk about her work and the process she used at the opening reception on …

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Virginia National Ballet Announces World Premiere and New Facility

Provided by Virginia National Ballet Virginia National Ballet is breaking ground in two ways this season! First, the company, which has established itself in the region by consistently presenting exciting world premieres each season and offering not only classical ballet but also neo-classical and contemporary works to a wide range of music including classical, opera, contemporary, and hard rock, is …

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Nothin’ Fancy: Award-winning Bluegrass Band in Our Backyard

By Helena Tavares Kennedy While the roots of bluegrass are commonly thought of as dating back to the 1600s in Ireland, Scotland, and England, bluegrass music has developed into its current form in the U.S. only in the last 70 or 80 years, and its popularity increases each year. Many in the Prince William region may have heard of Nothin’ Fancy, bought one of its …

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