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Native Warner Williams is a Recipient of the 2011 NEA National Heritage Fellowship Award

Native Warner Williams is a Recipient of the 2011 NEA National Heritage Fellowship Award

 

As a recipient of a 2011 NEA National Heritage Fellowship award, the nation’s highest honor in the folk and traditional arts, Piedmont blues musician Warner Williams, will be honored in Washington, DC in September 2011.

County Executive Ike Leggett to Discuss Trip to Morazan, El Salvador

On Wednesday, July 3rd at 11 a.m., County Executive Ike Leggett, Councilmember George Leventhal, Maryland State Delegate Ana Sol Gutierrez and former Congresswoman Connie Morella discussed their trip to El Salvador last week at The Executive Office Building, 101 Monroe Street, Rockville, MD.

They traveled with a group of 70 volunteers, business leaders and county officials on an eight-day mission to Morazan, located in the eastern part of the country.  All of the participants paid their own way.

The officials forged a Sister City agreement with Morazan, and worked to identify ways that Montgomery County can help Morazan with such issues as housing, education, and economic development.

Outdoor Movies on Bethesda Row

Outdoor Movies on Bethesda Row

 

Strathmore Goes International

 

Strathmore’s Backyard Theater provides innovative performances during Free Summer Outdoor Concerts for adults and a Backyard Theater for children, featuring international artists and musicians who bring eclectic, multicultural flavor to Strathmore’s campus through August.

Children can experience performances inspired by the cultures of Japan, Russia,India and Spain on Strathmore’s tented backyard theater stage during Backyard Theater for Children, every Thursday in July at 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. Families will see performances by Sin Miedo, Taikoza, Citydance and Barynya. Tickets are $8 for the general public, $7.20 for Strathmore Stars members and free for kids 2 years old and under.

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2 Opens at Two Smithsonian Imax Theaters

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Smithsonian Theaters presents Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2: The Imax Experience, starting July 15 at the National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center’s Airbus Imax Theater in Chantilly, Va., and in 3-D at the National Museum of Natural History’s Johnson Imax Theater, starting July 29.