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Tuesday, September 9th
Cantare will bring their interactive cultural arts programming to the stage for the Silver Spring Maker Faire this Sunday, September 14. Stop by the Veterans Plaza stage from 12:30 to 1:30 and then enjoy the rest of the faire!
For more information on the Silver Spring Maker Faire, click HERE
Through their performance, Cantare will encourage all to sing and dance on this Latin American tour exploring the Indigenous, European and African cultures that shape its music. Share Cantaré’s captivating Spanish and Portuguese songs and rhythms and experience fascinating instruments - donkey jaw, goat toenail rattle and armadillo shell guitar. Themed programs include Carnaval, Navidad, Rainforest, Native American Roots and Latin American Folktales). Performance highlights include National Museum of Women in the Arts, Kennedy Center, Strathmore, Smithsonian Discovery Theater and Wolf Trap.
The Washington Area Music Association nominated Cantaré 7 times for Best Children’s Group or Best Latin Group, and Cecilia Esquivel 5 times for Best Latino Vocalist. She received the WAMMIE award in 2004, 2007 and 2008. Cantaré is a 2006 Parents’ Choice Recommended award winner for their CD, Al Agua Pato. A larger ensemble is also available. Winter discount.
Wednesday, September 3rd
Class Acts Arts begins a year-long celebration of the arts in education and artists in the community. The celebration kicks off on Thursday, October 16 at the Silver Spring Civic Building from 7:00pm to 10:00pm. Proceeds from the event benefit the Class Acts Arts educational outreach programming.
Monday, June 30th
Host Laurie Edberg interviews Class Acts Arts Executive Director James Modrick on BEHIND THE CURTAIN, a YouTube show about the arts and arts organizations in Montgomery County, MD.
Friday, May 30th
On Saturday May, 17, Class Acts Arts Founder, Busy Graham, was recognized for her efforts to increase the funding for visiting performer and artist-in-residence programs in Talbot County schools.
Wednesday, May 14th
Class Acts Arts joins the Commonweal Foundation for a fourth year of bringing arts programming to summer camps for children and youth from low-income minority households in Montgomery and Prince Georges’ County.
Wednesday, April 30th
The Gazette shines a spotlight on our very own Project Youth ArtReach today:
Monday, April 21st
Grant to support Project Youth ArtReach, an arts-in-corrections project
Friday, April 18th
Wednesday, April 16th
Tuesday, April 29 Fundraiser
Tuesday, November 5th
an arts early childhood development program
Monday, August 12th
Get involved in your PTA, make a difference for all children...
Tuesday, June 25th
Welcome to Summer Vacation, Students and Parents! Here's a challenge from Class Acts Arts -- explore some of these summer concerts, workshops and more to keep learning and enjoying the arts during the coming months.
Monday, May 6th
A conversation between Class Acts Arts artist Karim Nagi and Executive Director James E. Modrick highlights the important role of the arts to create bridges of cultural understanding.
Wednesday, March 27th
On Wednesday, April 3 at 11:00 a.m., the mural “Flower Dreams” will be unveiled in the heart of the Long Branch neighborhood, a vibrant ethnic cultural center. Mural created by Project Youth ArtReach of Class Acts Arts.
Monday, February 11th
Class Acts Artists Kim and Reggie Harris brought their Music from the Underground Railroad show to students at Chapel District ES. Using song and story, the acclaimed duo brought to life the inspiring triumph won by a network of slaves and committed citizens from all walks of life. Read more and see video
Wednesday, January 30th
Class Acts Artist Dakshina Dance offered a world dance treat to students in Easton MD yesterday with their lively program, "Dancing Around the World." Read more
Monday, January 7th
Cantaré musicians Cecilia Esquivel and Dani Cortaza performed for students at the Blow Pierce Junior Academy Friday morning. Their musical offerings highlighted holiday music from Latin America and its indigenous, European, and African roots. Class Acts Arts, Inc. and Capital One Bank sponsored the performance.
Monday, October 29th
Class Acts Arts annual celebration of the arts will feature collaborations by national and internationally renowned DC-based artists.
Wednesday, October 24th
Claire Schwadron, Director of Project Youth ArtReach, an award-winning positive youth development program for youthful offenders and incarcerated adults, received the Education Award from the Montgomery County Executive's Awards for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities which was held at Montgomery College’s Cultural Arts Center on Monday night.
Tuesday, October 23rd
Project Youth ArtReach Director Claire Schwadron received the Education Award at last night's Montgomery County Executive's Awards for Excellence in the Arts and Humanities.