ArtsEnPower

February 23, 2021 | Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Ed.D.

Blog: Season One of ArtsEnPower, Mondays at 4:30 p.m. on Channel 21

Valerie Baugh-Schlossberg is the program director of Story Tapestries, an arts-based nonprofit located in Rockville. Baugh-Scholssberg brings her theater training and youth-development background to Story Tapestries, an innovative nonprofit that helps individuals and organizations optimize their work with young people. In this episode of ArtsEnPower, Baugh-Schlossberg is interviewed by Karina G, a former participant in […]

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February 22, 2021 | Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Ed.D.

MCM Youth Media Academy Participant Creates Media for the Kennedy Center

In the fall of 2020, Kennedy Center Theater for Young Audiences put out a call to young artists, ages 16-25. The asked youth to create short-form videos designed for a project called Art Under a Minute. These videos were to be  “brain breaks” – moments to interact and shift our thinking. The video makers who […]

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October 26, 2020 | Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Ed.D.

Blog: Playwright Ayesis Clay Uses Theatre to Inspire and Empower Teachers

Last year, the theater company Theatre Alliance included my play Follow the Money, This Is America in their annual Word Becomes Action Festival as they introduced me and three other playwrights as their Quadrant Playwrights. I had the opportunity to see my play read by actors I didn’t know and directed by someone I had […]

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October 16, 2020 | Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Ed.D.

Blog: Choreographer Turned Arts Administrator C. Lorenzo Evans III Talks Dance and Pivoting as an Artist During COVID-19

C. Lorenzo “goLo” Evans III is a dancer/choreographer from the Washington DC metropolitan area. He is best known for his work with Fantasia Barrino and the iconic Godfather of Soul, go-go artist Chuck Brown. Following many years of training in Philadelphia at Temple University, Koresh Dance and Freedom Theatre, Evans began goLoworld Dance Company in […]

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October 6, 2020 | Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Ed.D.

Blog: La Marvela Represents the Musical Traditions of Colombia

Music lovers in the Washington DC metropolitan area have been out of sorts since the start of the pandemic as many local venues have had to close due to COVID-19. Performing artists have had to find creative ways to connect with their audiences. Many have been successful as some still struggle with the changes. Alison […]

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September 29, 2020 | Khadijah Ali-Coleman, Ed.D.

Blog: Montgomery County Youth Poet, Karina Gorham, Reacts to the Breonna Taylor Court Decision

Art has been central to the protest movements surrounding this year’s overwhelming acts of injustice impacting our country. From the Black Lives Matter mural in DC to the motley assortment of fiber art, posters and photographs plastered to the chain link fence President Trump erected in front of the White House, art has highlighted the […]

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