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Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell appears at the Hylton Performing Arts Center

Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell appears at the Hylton Performing Arts Center

Dubbed Broadway's "last leading man" by The New York Times, Tony Award-winning singer, actor and entertainer Brian Stokes Mitchell will appear at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on George Mason University's Prince William Campus on Saturday, May 5 at 8 p.m.

Taking the Hylton Center's Merchant Hall stage for the first time, "Stokes," as he prefers to be called, brings a thrilling program showcasing his dynamic repertoire, which includes timeless show tunes, heartrending ballads and classic loves songs, such as "Embraceable You," "They Can't Take That Away From Me," "It Ain't Easy Being Green" and his showstopper, "The Impossible Dream" from "Man of La Mancha." Stokes earned a Tony nomination and the Helen Hayes Award for his role as Cervantes/Quixote in the 2002 Broadway revival of this classic musical.

D.C. Food Truck Festival Comes to RFK May 5

D.C. Food Truck Festival Comes to RFK May 5

No Cinco de Mayo plans? You're in luck.

Curbside Cookoff: Trucko De Mayo is set to take place on Saturday, May 5 from noon until 9:00 p.m. on the RFK Stadium Festival Grounds. The food festival features free admission, live music, two bars and over 35 food trucks including Dangerously Delicious, Fojol, DC Slices, Curbside Cupcakes, Red Hook Lobster and more!

School of Rock, a rock band consisting of students ages 8 to 17, will perform from 4 – 6 p.m.

For more information, and a full list of participating vendors click here!

Prince George’s County Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

Prince George’s County Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month

 

The following information was sent to us by Christy A. Lipscomb:

In recognition of Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Office of the County Executive, Asian-American Heritage Month Committee, Prince George’s County Council, Maryland – National Capital Park & Planning Commission, Prince George’s County Public School System and Prince George’s Office of Community Relations will jointly host this upcoming celebration.

 

Prince George's County 13th Annual Harlem Renaissance Festival

Prince George's County 13th Annual Harlem Renaissance Festival

 

Stop by the annual Prince George’s County Harlem Renaissance Festival on Saturday, May 5 where Chuck Brown’s band will be performing a musical tribute in his honor.

The family oriented festival will occur at the Columbia Park/Kentland Community Center located at 2411 Pinebrook Avenue in Landover. Others headlining this year’s celebrity performances include DC’s favorite funk/rock band, “Mother’s Finest, and Comedian/Social Activist Dick Gregory .

The festival serves as a cultural enrichment and educational venue that allows families and students to learn more about the Harlem Renaissance Era. Kids can enjoy fun activities such as moon bounces, flag football, derby racing, a skating rink, and pony rides.

Inside the Community Center there will also be educational displays, county students’ artwork, and over 60 food and craft vendors!

PGCPS to Host 26th Annual Teacher of The Year Celebration

PGCPS to Host 26th Annual Teacher of The Year Celebration

 

Join Prince George’s County administrators, staff, students, and special guests at the 2012 Teacher of the Year Awards Celebration on Wednesday at Martin’s Crosswinds located at 7400 Greenway Center Drive in Greenbelt.

Twenty-six educators were nominated for “most outstanding educator of the year.” The Prince George’s County teacher who wins will then compete for the prestigious Maryland Teacher of the Year award.

County Executive Rushern L. Baker III and Superintendent of Schools Dr. William R. Hite will be in attendence as well as Board of Education Chair Verjeana M. Jacobs and the 2011 Prince George's County Teacher of the Year, RaeShauna Mboma.

Student performers in the Jazz Band from Gwynn Park High School will entertain attendees.

The Maryland Teacher of the Year Program recognizes the work being done by the state’s outstanding teachers. 

A Preview of Spaces 21, 22 & 23 at the 2012 DC Design House

A Preview of Spaces 21, 22 & 23 at the 2012 DC Design House

This is the Eighth of an Eight-Part Feature on the designers’ vision and progress at the DC Design House, which is now open through May 13th. The DC Design House benefits Children's National Medical Center.

Victoria Sanchez of Victoria Sanchez Interiors in Alexandria, VA, www.victoriasanchezinteriors.com, was inspired by her own children for the design of Space 21, the Teenager’s Getaway. “I looked to their likes and dislikes, and their wants and desires as I created this design,” says Sanchez, who is excited to part of the Design House but also knows the amount of work that had to be completed in a short period of time.