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iCivics’ Executive Director Louise Dube won the DVF People’s Voice Award

Louise Dubé is Executive Director of iCivics. Founded by Justice Sandra Day O’Connor in 2010, iCivics is the largest and most successful civic education resource in the country, with a goal of energizing children to get involved in their communities and the government. This school year more than five million students in all 50 states… Continue Reading iCivics’ Executive Director Louise Dube won the DVF People’s Voice Award

Experts in the D.C. Dance community joined us for a “Dancing With the Stars” Panel

“Dancing With the Stars” is back! And Season 24 is warming up with a host of new stars and great professional partners, who are impressing viewers each week with their twists and turns on the dance floor. Some of D.C.’s experts in the dance community joined us to talk about this season: Septime Webre, Nancy Gross, and Teon… Continue Reading Experts in the D.C. Dance community joined us for a “Dancing With the Stars” Panel

Halcyon House: Spring Arts & Entertainment Guide 2017

If you thought David Sedaris’ Billie Holiday imitation was good, wait until you hear (and see) Joey Arias. Dressed in a black sequined gown and with Lady Day’s iconic white flowers in his hair, the New York-based performance artist not only sounds just like Holiday, but he also mimics her mannerisms. Arias has been channeling… Continue Reading Halcyon House: Spring Arts & Entertainment Guide 2017

Washington Post: For these artists, limited vision expanded their horizons

Sharnita “Shugg” Smoot vividly remembers the initial trauma that would lead to her transformation into an artist. It happened five years ago when she was a double major at Towson University, with a packed schedule that included cheerleading and an internship. Suddenly, in the middle of class, the sounds around her became hyperamplified and she… Continue Reading Washington Post: For these artists, limited vision expanded their horizons

Power Play: How Video Games Can Save The World

From Amazon: The phenomenal growth of gaming has inspired plenty of hand-wringing since its inception–from the press, politicians, parents, and everyone else concerned with its effect on our brains, bodies, and hearts. But what if games could be good, not only for individuals but for the world? In Power Play, Asi Burak and Laura Parker… Continue Reading Power Play: How Video Games Can Save The World

FRESH TALK: How can the arts inspire environmental advocacy?

Artists across disciplines and around the globe are creating works in response to climate change and other environmental issues. Join a conversation examining the question: Can the arts communicate data and scientific evidence in ways that inspire advocacy or change attitudes and behaviors? Followed by Sunday Supper, table-talk, and communal supper served family style. ABOUT… Continue Reading FRESH TALK: How can the arts inspire environmental advocacy?

Freedom Day: April 13, 2017

National Freedom Day honors the signing of a resolution that proposed the 13th amendment of the nation’s constitution on February 1, 1865. Abraham Lincoln, who was the president at the time, signed the resolution to outlaw slavery. The National Constitution Center will honor Freedom Day on April 13, 2007. The lineup of featured speakers includes: Mark Thompson,… Continue Reading Freedom Day: April 13, 2017