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Shine Your Light! with Kari Paludan
Wed, Jul 20, 1:30pm
Busboys and Poets, Langston Room (2021 14th St NW, Washington, DC 20009)

Join Washington Performing Arts Teaching Artist and soprano, Karin Paludan, for this live, fully inclusive edition of FAM! Everyone has a light inside them. It is beautiful and unique and it has power. Through vocal exercises, collaborative singing and guided imagery, children of all ages and abilities will discover how they can empower their voices, shine their lights and change the world. Ready, set, SHINE!

About Karin Paludan
An “outstanding voice,” according to the Washington Post, soprano, Karin Paludan works in opera, recital, operetta, cabaret and musical theater, and also works extensively in educational and community outreach through Washington Performing Arts, the National Symphony Orchestra and Music For Autism. Performing as a soloist in opera and recital she has performed throughout the United States with such companies as Community Concerts, New York City Opera, the Utah Festival Opera and the Lyric Opera of Kansas City, at The Kennedy Center, The Library of Congress, The National Gallery of Art and the Smithsonian. Karin is also a past regional Metropolitan Opera National Council award winner. Current and future collaborations include “The Music of the Mind” with The Paludan Sisters, “George, Ira and Friends” and “For Art For Love” with pianist. Wes McCune, “2 Divas” with NSO violinist, Marissa Regni, and recitals with pianist, Nikola Paskalov, and their vocal-piano duo, Paludan Paskalov. In September 2021, Karin and Nikola shared the stage with Bowen McCauley Dance Company at the Kennedy Center and in April were featured performers at the Cherry Blossom Festival for "Petalpallooza". Upcoming performances include a return to Western Plains Opera and the role of Rosalinda in “Die Fledermaus” and an interactive outreach performance for WPA's Family Arts Moments. An artist committed to connecting communities through the power of music, she believes we all have the potential to raise our voices and change the world.

Ticketing & Seating Policy:
This event is free but requires advanced registration. Registration does not guarantee seating availability, as seating is General Admission and first-come, first-served until venue capacity has been reached. Please plan to arrive more than 10 minutes prior to the start of the event for best seating availability.

COVID-19 Safety Notice: As Washington Performing Arts does not own or operate its own venue, Washington Performing Arts audiences will be subject to the current vaccination policy of each event’s venue on the date of the event. Busboys and Poets does not require proof of vaccination. Masks are highly encouraged when not eating or drinking.

Public Transportation:
Busboys and Poets (14th & V) is located in the Cardozo neighborhood, one block from the U Street/African-Amer Civil War Memorial/Cardozo Metro Station (Green & Yellow Line).

Accessibility: This FAM event will include:

  • Wheelchair accessible venue space
  • Public restrooms
  • American Sign Language (ASL) Interpretation
  • A calming corner with fidget toys if patrons need a quiet place to relax
  • A relaxed atmosphere which allows patrons to talk and vocalize as they wish, as well as leave and re-enter the seating area as needed

Performances related to Washington Performing Arts’s education programs are made possible by Jacqueline Badger Mars and Mars, Incorporated.

Education programs at Washington Performing Arts are made possible in part by the D.C. Commission on the Arts & Humanities; U.S. Commission of Fine Arts and the National Capital Arts and Cultural Affairs Program; The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation; Park Foundation, Inc.; Mr. Bruce Rosenblum and Ms. Lori Laitman; Mr. Tom Gallagher; Mary Jo Veverka; Events DC; Her Excellency Shaikha Aisha AlKhalifa, Spouse of the Ambassador, Embassy of the Kingdom of Bahrain; Prince Charitable Trusts; Verizon Washington, D.C.; Mr. Peter Buscemi and Ms. Judith Miller; The Estate of Josephine S. Huang, Ph.D.; Anonymous; The Greene-Milstein Family Foundation; Dr. J. Stephen and Mrs. Kathryn Jones; Mr. and Mrs. Sherman E. Katz, Esq.; Nancy Peery Marriott Foundation; Mr. James J. Sandman and Ms. Elizabeth D. Mullin; Linda and Isaac Stern Charitable Foundation, in memory of Isaac Stern; Dr. Gary Mather and Ms. Christina Co Mather; Mr. and Mrs. Brian Coulter; Dimick Foundation; Frank Islam and Debbie Driesman; Dr. Robert Misbin; Pepco, An Exelon Company; Québec Government Office in Washington; and George Wasserman Family Foundation, Inc.

Includes gifts of $5,000 and above as of June 24, 2021.


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