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My Favorite (Arlington Arts) Things

(This column was written and underwritten by Embracing Arlington Arts.)

Although we considered not doing our annual holiday poem due to the horrendous impact the pandemic has had on the arts, we decided that the shutdown made it even more important to offer an entertaining tribute to our Arlington artists and arts organizations.

(Sung to the tune of “My Favorite Things”)

Sondheim plays at Sig, and TAP musicals
Local artists’ art, edgy Avant Bard
Synetic movement up on the stage
These are a few of my favorite things

UrbanArias and OperaNova
Bowen McCauley and Jane Franklin Dance
Concerts by Leo’s Chamber Ensemble
These are a few of my favorite things

Encore Stage students producing live shows
ETC’s programs for both young and old
Prologue and Arcanists spurring discussions
These are a few of my favorite things

Balalaika, Dominion Stage, and Prio Bangla
Philharmonic, Los Quetzales and Argentina Fest
Chorale, Concert Band and Cloggers

When COVID hit, then the shutdown, things got really bad
But the arts will survive and help heal us all
When we get to the other side.

(Apologies for any groups not listed as space was limited. Here is a complete list of Arlington Arts organizations.)

This pandemic has hit artists and arts organizations extremely hard and will continue to over the next several months. Yet they are critical to our health and well-being. If you can support them through a donation or buying a piece of artwork from a local artist, please do so. Happy 2021!

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