Dance studio readies for recital debut

May 22, 2014

BY ELANA DURE — At Hyattsville’s newest dance and fitness studio, ballerinas and hip-hop dancers alike are preparing for their first recital, which will be held at Joe’s Movement Emporium on June 15. Since opening Ballet, Tap, and All That Jazz six months ago, owner Rene Hoffler has been [read more]

Art open house

May 14, 2014

Glass artist Scott Mitchell puts finishing touches on his latest piece at DC Glassworks during the Gateway Arts District Open Studio Tour, held on May 10 throughout the Gateway Arts [read more]

International string ensemble has Hyattsville connections

April 15, 2014

BY JENNA HECKER — The Auryn Quartet, a string ensemble formed in 1981, has played at concert halls and music festivals around the globe, from New York to Edinburgh to Salzburg. Its April 9 performance, “Schubert, Schubert and Beethoven,” was held in a relatively humble setting: First [read more]

Arts District architect tackles new public art project

March 15, 2014

BY AMANDA EISENBERG AND SUSIE CURRIE — What do you do when the most prominent feature about your new property is a giant, nonfunctional satellite dish? If you’re part of the Hyattsville Community Development Corporation (CDC), and the property will be your new headquarters, you plan to turn it [read more]

Placemaking grants awarded

March 15, 2014

BY JENNA HECKER — Two Hyattsville artists were among the 2014 grant recipients announced by Art Lives Here at Urban Eats Cafe on February 27. The 19 projects that received grants were selected from nearly 50 proposals, each coming from individuals that live, work or are connected in some way to [read more]

Art Works loses decision, but not hope

January 19, 2014

BY DANIELLE PROBST — While a December decision by the Historic Preservation Commission seemed likely to derail the planned Art Works/Pizza Paradiso project at the former Marche building, it now appears that the project will go forward, though details are yet to be determined. On January 8, Art [read more]

City names Felix-Thompson Volunteer of the Year

December 12, 2013

Congratulations to longtime resident Gloria Felix-Thompson, the City of Hyattsville’s 2013 Volunteer of the Year. In her many years of service to the city, Felix-Thompson has served in leadership positions with the Hyattsville Preservation Association, the Hyattsville Community Development [read more]

Community needs to speak up to create something worth preserving

December 12, 2013

BY STUART EISENBERG — Do you want a great, kid- focused, non-profit arts school in Hyattsville, to round out our momentum-gaining Arts District? Who doesn’t want a proven, tasty, hip pizza restaurant in the neighborhood?  Gimme a slice!  If your answer is yes to these questions, then you had [read more]

New friends with old memories

November 18, 2013

– PEGGY DEE – I recently had the pleasure of meeting a delightful 88-years-young gentleman, John Small, who grew up in Hyattsville.  Although he now resides in Montgomery County, his heart remains here. As he was born in 1925, John saw the effects of the Great Depression.  His father [read more]

Arts festival evolves and grows

October 15, 2013

BY GRETCHEN BRODTMAN — The myriad of 70 colorful booths, the clean modern lines of the newly completed Palette apartments, and the vibrant music combined to make the Sixth Annual Hyattsville Arts Festival a clear success. The event was held on September 14  throughout the Shoppes at Arts [read more]
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