Music -- and more -- in the Metro
Metro and the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities are looking for D.C. -based performers to entertain the public at 10 stations in the District. The program is part of MetroPerforms! and is open to artists of all types -- singers, dancers, musicians, poets, whatever your talent is.
The artists will perform at Metro station entrances from June through September.
Auditions are scheduled for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Metro headquarters, 600 Fifth Street in Northwest Washington.
Metro worked with local arts councils to develop the program in 2007.
"We were very pleased with how popular the program has become with area artists and Metro travelers," said Michael McBride, Metro's Art in Transit program manager. "We look forward to working with the Arts Commission and with local artists to present another season of exciting performances."
Performers chosen for the program will undergo a background check, Metro said.
While we're on the subject of performing in Metro stations, here's a link to Gene Weingarten's story that won the 2008 Pulitzer Prize for Feature Writing. This wasn't part of any Metro program, but Gene had the idea of having violinist Joshua Bell play at the L'Enfant Plaza Station. The story, video and audio are classics.
-- Staff reports
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