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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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Canterbury Recreation Association ‘wins’ the ‘Dunk Hunger’ drive


For the third consecutive year, the Canterbury Recreation Association in Short Pump donated the most meals to the fourth-annual "Dunk Hunger" campaign, which raises money and food donations for FeedMore's Central Virginia Food Bank. Swim teams and community pools throughout the region combined to raise the equivalent of 77,404 meals this year, with the Canterbury group earning the Gold Medal, with 17,454 meals contributed.

CRA will earn a winners’ bash Aug. 24 from 3 to 5 p.m. at its pool on Pump Road.

“Our pool has adopted Dunk Hunger into its culture with fun ways to raise food and funds," said Canterbury’s Dunk Hunger chairman Jack McSorley, a Freeman High School junior. > Read more.

Bike collection planned at Henrico concert Aug. 22


The last Rock ‘n’ Roll Summer outdoor concert at West Broad Village, scheduled Saturday, Aug. 22 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. in Short Pump, will feature a salute to the upcoming UCI Road World Cycling Championships, coming to the Richmond region next month. As an all-girl band entertains the public with an AC/DC and Foreigner tribute, representatives from West Broad Village will accept donations of children’s new and lightly used bicycles for redistribution to youngsters at the Virginia Homes for Boys and Girls. > Read more.
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‘Shaun the Sheep Movie’ surprises, delights

Have people in the United States even heard of Shaun the Sheep? I certainly hadn’t.

I walked into Shaun the Sheep Movie knowing precisely two things about the film: one, it’s the product of Aardman Animations, the stop-motion animation studio responsible for Wallace & Gromit and Chicken Run. And two, it’s got a cartoon sheep in it. That’s it.

But walking out, I was a total Shaun the Sheep convert – blown away by Shaun the Sheep Movie’s unassuming, good-natured, sheepy charms. (Also, it turns out Shaun the Sheep – originally a TV series – used to air on the Disney Channel. Maybe I’m just out of the loop). > Read more.






 

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