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METROPOLITAN FINE ARTS CENTER FEATURES NUTCRACKER; DONATES TO MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION

METROPOLITAN FINE ARTS CENTER FEATURES NUTCRACKER;  DONATES TO MAKE-A-WISH FOUNDATION

Metropolitan Fine Arts Center (MFAC) of Alexandria and Fairfax Station, Va. will present their annual Nutcracker performances on Sat., Dec. 1 and Sun., Dec. 2 at the Northern Virginia Community College, Ernst Cultural Center at the Annandale Campus. All tickets can be purchased online, with $1 of every ticket going to the Make-A-Wish Foundation in memory of MFAC’s former dance student, Emma Jordan, who lost her battle with cancer.  Nutcracker tickets can be purchased at www.metrofinearts.com.

The dance studio will also offer free Frosty Follies performances at:
            Sat., Dec. 8 at 7 p.m. - Reston Town Center,  Reston Va.

            Sat., Dec. 15 at 7 p.m. – Kingstowne Towne Center,  Alexandria, Va.

Waters-Ward Third Annual Fundraiser for Children's Law Center Held at Boffi Georgetown

Waters-Ward Third Annual Fundraiser for Children's Law Center Held at Boffi Georgetown

Attendees enjoyed Praline Bakery & Bistro sweets, Black Elk wine and light bites in the beautiful Italian kitchen and bath showroom.

Jessica Waters, assistant professor in the Department of Justice, Law & Society at American University, along with her husband Doug Ward, held a fundraiser for the Children's Law Center (CLC), www.childrenslawcenter.org, at Boffi Georgetownwww.boffigeorgetown.com, 3320 M St. NW in Cady's Alley on Saturday evening, November 3rd.

Legends Knock out Abuse and Fight for Children with DC's Signature Charity Events

Legends Knock out Abuse and Fight for Children with DC's Signature Charity Events

Super storm Sandy may have put a damper on Halloween but not so much on the annual Knock Out Abuse (KOA) and Fight for Children "Fight Night" events that raise millions of dollars each year in DC.  Fight Night again raised a fortune for Fight for Children, the nonprofit that helps DC kids receive a great education and stay healthy so they can learn.

Fashion Celebrities evade DC Fashion Beauty & Lifestyle Expo

Fashion Celebrities evade DC Fashion Beauty & Lifestyle Expo

This past weekend was a buzz with hundreds of D.C. area fashinoistas, stylists and bloggers at the Fashion, Beauty & Lifestyle Expo (FBL) at The Washington Convention Center on Saturday.  FBL Expo is DC’s premier style and fashion extravaganza.

Long-time “America’s Next Top Model” runway coach J. Alexander, "Miss J" and Bravo RHODC/DC 50's Paul Wharton hosted multiple fashion shows featuring winter and spring styles and trends.

FBL also featured discount shopping, free makeovers for the first 250 people in line courtesy of Jon David Salon, endless coupons and a model search competition!

Seniors Host Fashion Show Benefitting Alzheimer’s Disease Research

Seniors Host Fashion Show Benefitting Alzheimer’s Disease Research

A dozen female models, volunteers ages 65 through 90, will walk the Fall Fashion Show runway Wed., Oct. 17, at 2 p.m. at Asbury Methodist Village’s Rosborough Cultural Arts and Wellness Center. The show benefits the Alzheimer’s Association, and afterwards, attendees can “shop” for modeled clothes and accessories.

Design Army Launches Aquatic Couture

Design Army Launches Aquatic Couture

With the help of Design Army’s creative genius, Karla Colletto's Cruise 2013 Swim Collection creates a splash

With a crew of 20+, Design Army literally went underwater to direct the filming of the featurette for the Cruise 2013 Swim Collection by Karla Colletto, taking branding to a new level and unleashing the cruise control for a swimwear line that has seen international growth over the past seven years.

"It's about building relationships with our clients," says Pum Lefebure, Design Army's co-owner and creative director. "We're always thinking ahead, how we can elevate our clients up to the next level. We create partnerships and think for our clients when it comes to branding."

Celebrating a Local Sculptor During National Arts and Humanities Month

Celebrating a Local Sculptor During National Arts and Humanities Month

(SPRINGFIELD, VIRGINIA) – After a 25-year career on Capitol Hill, Gwen Harrison Lockhart turned her sights to the fine art of sculpture.  A few years after her retirement in 1990, Lockhart enrolled in her first art class with The Art League of Alexandria, located in the Torpedo Factory Art Center.   “It’s something I always wanted to do,” said Lockhart.  “Now, sculpture is my long suit.”