Modlin Center for the Arts announces 2012-13 season

The Modlin Center for the Arts at the University of Richmond will open the 2012-13 season on Thursday, Sept. 6 with a live broadcast of the National Theatre of London’s “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.” This new production, based on the international best-selling novel by Mark Haddon and adapted for the stage by Simon Stephens, will be the first of a scheduled 84 events and 113 performances presented by ModlinArts, the Department of Theatre and Dance, and the Department of Music.

Musical acts of different genres will be featured in the ModlinArts Concert Series, Winter Jazz and Classical Series. The ModlinArts School Series will present professional theatre, music, and dance performances for students in grades K-12 in the greater Richmond Area. The ModlinArts Family and Young Audience Series will kick-off with the annual Family Arts Day Celebration and continue with other family-friendly events.

ModlinArts will also present acts in the ModlinArts Dance Series, Theatre, Comedy and Special Events Series, the Philip Glass Festival, National Theatre, and On Screen/In Person, which tours new independent American films and their respective filmmakers to communities across the mid-Atlantic region.

For a full listing of 2012-13 season events, visit http://www.modlin.richmond.edu.
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project:HOMES’ ‘Renew Crew’ helps Henrico citizen


The project:HOMES "Renew Crew" (above) recently assisted an elderly member of the Laurel Presbyterian Church in Henrico by clearing brush, trimming hedges and raking leaves in her yard.

The Renew Crew serves low-income, disabled and elderly homeowners in need of small-scale home repairs such as porch, railing and step repairs, exterior painting, clearing overgrown yards, tearing down outbuildings, wheelchair ramps and other critical repairs and accessibility modifications. > Read more.

Alzheimer’s Walk raises $436,000


More than 2,000 people participated in the the Alzheimer’s Association Greater Richmond Chapter's annual Richmond Walk to End Alzheimer’s Nov. 5 at Markel Plaza in Innsbrook. The event raised more than $436,000 for Alzheimer’s care, support programs and research.

The event is one of three walks that benefit the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Richmond and is held in celebration of National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month and National Family Caregivers Month.

Donations to the Walk to End Alzheimer’s will be accepted through the end of the year and can be made at http://www.alz.org/walk. In total, the three walks this year have raised more than $644,344. > Read more.
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Weekend Top 10


The past couple of days haven’t felt like it, but it’s finally December and this weekend is packed with holiday events. Kicking the weekend off is Glorious Christmas Nights’ production of “Finding Christmas” at West End Assembly of God. Gayton Baptist Church’s annual Jazz Nativity starts tonight. Another annual favorite is tomorrow – the tree lighting at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen. In search of Christmas concerts? The Virginians Barbershop Chorus will present its annual Christmas Show tomorrow at the Collegiate School and the Richmond Choral Society will perform Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church. For all our top picks this weekend, click here! > Read more.

 

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Enjoy an evening of holiday favorites featuring The Rainier Trio with soprano Leslie Mabe at 7 p.m. at The Cultural Arts Center at Glen Allen, 2880 Mountain Rd. The Rainier Trio captivates audiences with gems from the violin-viola-piano trio repertoire. The group consists of Kevin Matheson, violin; Bryan Matheson, viola; and Brenda Wittwer, piano. Tickets are $15 to $20. Dinner and beverages will also be available for purchase. For details, call 261-ARTS or visit http://www.artsglenallen.com. Full text

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