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Arts & Entertainment

VISUAL ARTS

<lst>Loudoun Art Council

15 North King St., Suite 202, Leesburg

703-777-7838

info@loudounarts.org

www.loudounarts.org

The promotion and expansion of art around the county is the primary goal of the Loudoun Arts Council (LAC). The council is a nonprofit organization constructed to benefit artistic expression in and around the community through the sponsoring and/or co-sponsoring of numerous programs. To become a member of the LAC, fill out a membership form at the organization's Web site. Annual member dues required.

Programs:

Arts in Offices: This program rotates artwork submitted by 30 LAC members to area business offices in the county every three months. Member artwork is displayed in waiting rooms, meeting rooms and other areas. Acceptable artwork includes sculpture, photography, painting and graphic art. The LAC accepts artwork primarily from LAC members. For more information, contact Zofia Lategano at 252-305-6505.

Loudoun Arts Advance: This quarterly publication, sent to all LAC members, contains news on arts and business and a local calendar of artistic events.

Excellence in the Arts Award: The Excellence in the Arts Award provides scholarships to 10th-, 11th- and 12th-grade students in Loudoun County who display exceptional skill and achievement in the field of arts. Judged categories include theater, dance, visual arts, literary arts, digital arts, piano performance and vocal and instrumental performance.

VSA Arts of Virginia (Loudoun County)

215 Depot Court, S.E., Leesburg

www.loudoun.gov/prcs/adapt/vsa.htm

Motto: Promoting the creative spirit in people with disabilities.

The VSA Arts of Virginia in Loudoun County is an organization that helps community members with disabilities enjoy and create art. The organization caters to a variety of artistic media, ranging from dance and creative writing to drama and the visual arts. Offered programs include art workshops, traveling theater groups and dance workshops. The Da Vinci studio space for disabled artists opened in August 2003 in Round Hill.

For more information call Maria Auger at 703-771-5013.

<cal1>THEATER

<lst>Sterling Playmakers

P.O. Box 1611, Sterling

703-437-6117

boxoffice@sterlingplaymakers.com

www.sterlingplaymakers.com

Visit the Web site for upcoming performances and ticket information.

Not Just Shakespeare

Leesburg

703-909-4903

notjustshakespeare@comcast.net

www.notjustshakespeare.net

This is an amateur theater group based in Leesburg founded for the purpose of "bringing the beauty and majesty of Shakespeare to audiences near and far." Individuals are invited to attend workshops on any Saturday, from 10 a.m.-noon.

College Community Theatre

Waddell Theater

Loudoun Campus, Northern Virginia Community College

1000 Harry Flood Byrd Highway, Sterling

703-948-7701

www.nvcc.edu/loudoun/waddelltheater/cct

The College Community Theatre was formed in 2003 with a mission to entertain, enlighten and educate the diverse community in which the campus resides by producing plays through the unique collaborative effort of community volunteers, NVCC faculty, staff and students.

<cal1>MUSIC

<lst>Bluemont Concert Series

P.O. Box 208

Leesburg, VA 20178

703-777-6306

info@bluemont.org

www.bluemont.org

The Bluemont Concert Series is a nonprofit organization that brings music, dance and other events to communities in Loudoun County and Ashland.

Loudoun Summer Music Fest

www.liveatbelmont.com

The Music Fest concert series is held every Sunday at the Belmont Country Club. Benefits local nonprofits. Visit Web site for upcoming performances and ticket information.

The Master Singers

P.O. Box 341

Ashburn, VA 20146

703-655-7809

msva@msva.org

www.msva.org

The Master Singers is a Northern Virginian arts organization of musicians focusing mainly on a cappella and accompanied choral works of the 20th and 21st centuries. Seasonal concerts sell out fast. Visit the Web site for upcoming concert dates.

Loudoun Chorale

P.O. Box 6197

Leesburg, VA 20178

703-722-4055

info@loundounchorale.org

www.loudounchorale.org

The Loudoun Chorale is a community-based group of singers created to respond to the need of local performers to offer quality music presentations on a continuing basis.

Loudoun Symphony

15 N. King St., Suite 102, Leesburg

703-771-8287

info@loudounsymphony.org

www.loudounsymphony.org

Visit the Web site for upcoming concerts and ticket information. Not available during the summer.

<cal1>MOVIES

<lst>Regal Countryside 20

45980 Regal Plaza, Sterling

703-404-8600

This movie-theater complex holds 20 screens, displaying the latest in motion-picture entertainment.

Fox Cinemas

22875 Brambleton Plaza, Ashburn

703-957-1035

This movie-theater complex holds 16 screens, displaying current films.

Tally Ho Theatre

19 West Market St., Leesburg

703-777-1168

www.tallyholeesburg.com

A historic theater in downtown Leesburg screening current films on three screens.