arts in brief

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Henry Hubchen plays former sportscaster and pool shark Jacky Zucker in
Henry Hubchen plays former sportscaster and pool shark Jacky Zucker in "Go for Zucker!," part of the Jewish Community Center's film festival. (First Run Features)

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Thursday, April 13, 2006

GMU Dancers Honored

Basketball players weren't the only ones nimble of foot who stood out for George Mason University in March.

Both dances performed by the George Mason dancers at the American College Dance Festival East Central Conference at Ohio State University were selected for the conference's gala program. It was the first time both dances by George Mason performers were chosen.

"Beautiful Day" and "3-Way Stop" were selected. The judges called "3-Way Stop," choreographed by Billy Smith, "pure movement." The "Beautiful Day" duet by Mark Morris was performed at a recent gala at the university's Center for the Arts.

The conference drew 27 universities; more than 50 dances were judged.

Exhibit of Nature Scenes

Vicky Beine's paintings of nature will be at the Vienna Arts Center through April 29.

Beine, a self-taught artist, began painting a few years ago with some instruction from Marty Posiak, a Fairfax County art teacher.

Attracted to realism and humor, Beine incorporates elements she has learned from studying masters of classical painting.

Beine, a member of the Women's Caucus for Art of Greater Washington, D.C., the Vienna Arts Society and the Springfield Art Guild, paints scenes and still lifes that include birds, flowers and landscapes.

The Vienna Arts Center is at 115 Pleasant St., Vienna. For information, call 703-319-3971 or visit .

For Seniors, Fiesta Time

The Reston Community Center's Senior Academy will hold a Spanish fiesta from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. May 25 at its Hunters Woods location.

The band Latin Soul will play dance music; there will also be Latin dancing by the group Salsa Fuego.

In addition, there will be traditional Latin American food and health screenings by the Reston Hospital Center.

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