ARTS IN BRIEF

ARTS IN BRIEF

The Soweto Gospel Choir, which blends Western pop and South African harmonies, will perform at George Mason University.
The Soweto Gospel Choir, which blends Western pop and South African harmonies, will perform at George Mason University. (By Jay Town)
Thursday, February 15, 2007

Falls Church Arts Show

Members of Falls Church Arts are featured in a show that includes 60 works by 16 artists, including oils, pastels, acrylics and chalk, through May 30 in the Falls Church Housing Corp.'s Winter Hill Clubhouse, at 330B South Virginia Ave. A reception for the artists runs from 6 to 9 p.m. March 3.

Hours for the exhibition are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. weekdays.

For information, visit http://www.FallsChurchArts.org or call 703-593-5697.

African Gospel Choir

The Soweto Gospel Choir, a 26-member group that performs in eight languages, blending traditional hymns, Western pop and South African harmonies performs at 4 p.m. Sunday at George Mason University's Center for the Arts.

An artistic discussion, free for ticketholders, will be at 3:15 p.m. on the hall's Grand Tier.

Tickets are $38, $30 and $19; children under 12, half-price. Tickets are available by phone at 888-945-2468 and at http://www.tickets.com.

For more information, call 703-993-2787 or visit http://www.gmu.edu/cfa.

Tribute to Alfred Reed in Fairfax

Armenian Dances, a tribute to Alfred Reed, will be the subject of the City of Fairfax Band performance at 8 p.m. Sunday at Fairfax High School, 3500 Old Lee Highway. The band will present Reed's "Armenian Dances" and will also present some of Reed's settings and arrangements of music by other composers.

Tickets are $13; seniors and students, $7.

For more information, call 703-757-0220 or visit http://www.fairfaxband.org.

One-Man Show Portrays Frederick Douglass

Roger Guenveur Smith portrays Frederick Douglass in a one-man show about the abolitionist, 8 p.m. Saturday at Reston Community Center's CenterStage, 2310 Colts Neck Rd.

Smith, who has appeared in several collaborations with Spike Lee, portrays the man who rose from slavery to advise the president and the nation on the rights of all people

This show is suitable for ages 9 and older.

Tickets are $15. Reservations by phone at 703-476-4500 (press 3), from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. daily at the center's information and service desk, or at the box office from 4-9 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, 1-5 p.m. Saturdays and two hours before show time. For more information, visit http://www.restoncommunitycenter.com.

-- Compiled by BOB SAMSOT


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