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Patti LuPone, Liza Minnelli, and More Set for Virginia Arts Festival

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The Virginia Arts Festival has announced programming for its 13th annual festival, to run April 14-May 31 in more than two dozen venues in ten cities across the region.

Three-time Tony Award winner Liza Minnelli will perform at Norfolk's Chrysler Hall on April 24, while two-time Tony winner Patti LuPone will perform at the Williamsburg Lodge on May 24.

Choreographer Mark Morris will present Sergey Prokofiev's Romeo & Juliet, On Motifs of Shakespeare, May 8-10. Dance performances will also include appearances by the Czech National Theatre Ballet, Richmond Ballet, Israel's Kibbutz Contemporary Dance Company, and Ballroom with a Twist, a show that gathers world champion ballroom dancers, American Idol star singers, and a celebrity host.

The festival will also include a wide range of music performances from the likes of the Kronos Quartet, Jerusalem Quartet, Tokyo String Quartet, Kalichstein-Laredo-Robinson Trio, Miami String Quartet, Imani Winds ensemble, Virginia Symphony, Ravi Shankar with his daughter Anoushka Shankar, Ralph Stanley and the Clinch Mountain Boys, and more. 12-time Grammy Award winner Emmylou Harris will perform during the festival's final weekend at Newport News' Ferguson Center for the Performing Arts, May 30.

For more information, call 757-282-2822 or visit www.vafest.org.
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