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Seize the Dance Performing Arts Gym to Close in One Week without Your Support

flyer for Save Seize Arts SymposiumSeize the Dance Performing Arts Gym in Capital Heights, Maryland is a place where dreams soar. This community gym for young dancers and artists, founded by LaTonya Swann, first winner of BET's "Born to Dance," provides practice and performance space as well as industry training from some of the world's top choreographers. 

Unfortunately, this important space for young artists is in danger of closing – unless we all help. Would you be able to join the efforts to #SaveSeize and save dreams? Full details are below. Thank you for sharing and joining this movement!


Arts Symposium Friday:

On Friday, you're invited to #SAVESEIZE ARTS SYMPOSIUM, a night of art, dancing, music performances, discussion, modeling showcase and dance battle, with music by DJ MIM.

RSVP at
https://saveseize.eventbrite.com/. The event is free before 8 and $10 after.

Donations are being accepted online:  http://www.seizethedance.com/#!donations/c1jnc or texting (SAVESEIZE) to 41411 allows you to donate $5.

Please take a moment to watch the #SaveSeize PSA

Marvin Gaye Celebration flyerWednesday April 3rd, 2013 will mark the 29th Annual Marvin Gaye Day Celebration, an event that has become synonymous with Washington DC’s love for a treasured icon of music. This year’s event will take place at the fabulously restored historic Howard Theatre and, as it has always been, is sponsored by the African American Music Association. The evening’s performances will be highlighted by a special appearance by the legendary Fathers Children and will close with another DC institution; hand dancing, coordinated by the National Hand Dance Association. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased online at www.thehowardtheatre.com.

Trilogy III performing at Celebrating You We had a blast last Saturday with GV, Nu-Era, and Trilogy III at our “Celebrating You” pop-up music event. Despite the logistical challenges and the eventual rain, they came through like the true professionals they are, reminding everybody that the pipeline of artists from the DC area is strong and runs deep. The sky truly is the limit for these acts because they’ve got recognizable skill, energy to spare, and incredible work ethic. If you missed them Saturday be sure to catch them next time they perform. Make sure to follow them on Twitter at @Real_GV, @therealnuera, and @TrilogyIII. And we’d also like to thank our hosts at the M.A. Winter Building for making their beautiful courtyard available to us. We appreciate you!

picture of DMV rap group Triology IIIOn Saturday, August 11th between 4 and 8 pm OnStage DC, along with co-sponsors from the U Street corridor will be “Celebrating You” by presenting a PoP-Up Music and Fashion Event in the courtyard of the historic M.A. Winter Building, 1436 U Street, NW. No matter what you do; love music and/or fashion, make music, create art, are a photographer or videographer, a crafts person, businessman or poet, You’re Invited! This is a celebration of the rich history and cultural vitality of U Street and, by extension, of the entire DMV area. It’s about you…

Join us for this late afternoon, early evening of spontaneous fun and energy. Your day is absolutely free, with performances by GV, Trilogy III, Nu-Era, and Yusuf and the Repenters. There will be open mic time for introductions by area businesses, community workers, artists and others. Contact us if you are interested in sponsoring a table display. And oh yes, since this is about music and fashion, the deal is we’ll take care of the music and you handle the fashion. Bring the Style! We’re Celebrating You!

picture of singer D'AngeloAccording to an article in Yovetta.com D’Angelo will be touring with Mary J. Blige this summer on “The Liberation Tour’ which will kick off in Virginia Beach August 18th and includes a confirmed stop in Washington DC at the Verizon Center on August 26th. So far, the critics agree that D’Angelo is as good as ever despite the long layoff which means you can expect to see the same level of artistry he displayed in this video from his last tour.

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