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Rissi Palmer Brings Southern Soul to Family Music
Jul 01, 2022

Rissi Palmer Brings Southern Soul to Family Music

Singer/songwriter Rissi Palmer’s career has spanned various genres and audiences. An artist who feels equally at home in country, R&B, popular music, and more, Palmer brings her influences together to create what she calls “Southern Soul,” a spirit that encompasses not only her adult career, but also her foray into family music. Palmer will make her debut on the Children’s Theatre-in-the-Wood stage Saturday, July 16....

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A Better Backstage
Jun 30, 2022

A Better Backstage

On July 1, 1971, the stunning 7,028-seat Filene Center opened to great fanfare. Built of Douglas Fir and Southern Yellow Pine, the venue was designed to be in harmony with nature, and to serve the performers of the time. After the original was lost to fire on April 4, 1982, it was rebuilt in the same location. The building was enormous and packed with amenities,...

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Marsha and the Positrons Put a Fun Twist on Science Learning Through Kindie Music
Jun 24, 2022

Marsha and the Positrons Put a Fun Twist on Science Learning Through Kindie Music

If it’s true that you should write what you know, then Marsha and the Positrons know A LOT about science. But they also have a knack for turning what could be staid lessons about science into fun, catchy tunes that both children and their parents can enjoy together—and if they learn something while they’re at it, then Marsha and the Positrons have accomplished something really...

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Catching Up With Josh Lovelace on Fatherhood, Music, and Happiness
Jun 16, 2022

Catching Up With Josh Lovelace on Fatherhood, Music, and Happiness

Singer/Songwriter and musician Josh Lovelace was set to debut on Wolf Trap’s Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods stage in summer of 2020, but the pandemic had other plans. Two years later, he will finally get to make that debut, as he kicks off Wolf Trap’s Children’s Theatre-in-the-Woods 2022 summer season on June 21. Lovelace was first introduced to music lovers as keyboardist for Grammy-nominated rock band NEEDTOBREATHE. He...

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Jennifer Hudson; NSO; National Symphony Orchestra; September 5, 2019
Jun 06, 2022

Where You’ve Seen Them Before: Wolf Trap Summer 2022

Wolf Trap’s summer season features talented artists that excel in all arenas: be it the concert stage, the theater, or the screen. Here are some musicians that you’ve likely seen before, making their mark in more ways than one. Fantasia You probably first heard Fantasia’s fantastic vocals on American Idol, where she rose to fame as the winner of the show’s third season. After releasing...

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Fun Times for Father’s Day
Jun 03, 2022

Fun Times for Father’s Day

Father’s Day is almost here, and what better way to make the fathers and other important men in your life feel special than by taking them out for a night of great music? Whether you’re looking for smooth country jams, roaring rock numbers, or something to tickle your funny bone, Wolf Trap has just the show for you. FOR A ROCKIN’ GOOD TIME The Black...

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Credit: Konan Bokosee
Jun 03, 2022

Arts As A Medium For Social Change

New Category for Wolf Trap Grants for High School Performing Arts Teachers Encourages Students to Channel Commentary Through Artistic Expression How does one define peace? What does it mean to be culturally responsive, and how does one address the struggle for human rights? These questions form the basis for three compelling new projects for this year’s Grants for High School Performing Arts Teachers. Each grant,...

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Summer Book Picks for Families and Educators
Jun 03, 2022

Summer Book Picks for Families and Educators

In the Lazy Days of Summer, Set Aside Some Reading Time to Build Literacy For many families, summer means beach vacations, park playdates, and pool days. For educators, it means a much-deserved break from the rigors of the classroom. But as educators and parents are stuffing their beach bags and children’s backpacks with sunscreen, goggles, and snacks, why not consider adding a book to fill...

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Summer Crafts and DIY Projects with an Arts Focus
Jun 03, 2022

Summer Crafts and DIY Projects with an Arts Focus

The end of school year countdown is on, and soon children will be at home looking for things to do. Wolf Trap has composed a list of arts-integrated projects that parents can do at home with their children to extend learning opportunities for them outside of the classroom. Teachers, you can also try them out while they are working on their lesson plans for the...

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A Juneteenth Celebration
May 27, 2022

A Juneteenth Celebration

Wolf Trap celebrates Juneteenth with a performance by Thee Phantom and the Illharmonic Orchestra on June 19. This special family-friendly event features some of the most outstanding Black orchestral musicians from across the country—including a young cellist from Northern Virginia!...

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