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The Washington Post | October 03, 2014

Move over, Schroeder. Margaret Leng Tan, the formidable, pathbreaking virtuoso of the modern piano, is coming to town for an evening of cutting-edge 21st-century music. But instead of the usual Steinway, Tan will be packing two miniature toy pianos — as well as plastic hammers, toy whistles, rattles, spinning tops, hand-cranked music boxes, miniature cymbals and even an old Melitta coffee can or two — for an all-toy program that, she says, will turn the dry and often forbidding world of modern music on its ear.

Beliefnet | October 02, 2014

I am so excited about this! Steve Taravella, author of the wonderful Mary Wickes: I Know I’ve Seen That Face Before, and I will host an tribute to Wickes at DC’s Hill Center on November 16, 2014. And we will present an exclusive showing of the very first production of “Mary Poppins,” with Wickes in the title role. It was a “Studio One” broadcast in 1949 and co-stars E.G. Marshall as Mr. Banks and “Lassie’s” Tommy Rettig as Michael.

East City Art | October 01, 2014

Rising from the ashes of the Frager’s Hardware Store fire is a new exhibit of paintings by artist Greg Weismantel at Hill Center Galleries. Weismantel is joined in a multi-artist show by seven artists working with a wide variety of mediums, including Tim Eggers (wood) Tex Forrest (multimedia compositions in steel, wood and glass), Ric Garcia (painting and prints), Kristin Herzog (watercolor and acrylics), Sandi Martina (kiln-formed glass and mosaics), JoEllen Murphy (pastels), and Carol Phifer (paintings and pastels).

| September 19, 2014

Margaret Leng Tan, who is called “queen of the toy piano” by The New York Times, returns to Washington, D.C. for her new show CLANGOR! at Hill Center at the Old Naval Hospital on October 8, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 day of, available online at hillcenterdc.org.