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The annual meeting of the American Alliance of Museums, the world’s largest gathering of museum professionals, will be held in D.C. May 26 to 29. Featured speakers include Dr. Mae Jemison, the first woman of color to go into space; Dr. David Skorton, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution; and the five-time presidential candidate who founded the American Museum of Tort Law in his hometown of Winsted, Connecticut. Advance registration closes April 29.

Levine Music will begin offering classes this fall at the Silver Spring Library, which opened last year in a new $70 million downtown building. In addition to its main campus in Van Ness, Levine has locations at THEARC in Southeast, Strathmore in North Bethesda and Westover Baptist Church in Arlington. The school was founded in 1976 in memory of D.C. attorney Selma Levine.

Chase Maggiano, executive director of the Gay Men’s Chorus of Washington, D.C., has been named executive director of The Washington Chorus, succeeding Dianne Peterson, chief administrator of the chorus since 1986. Maggiano, a violinist, McLean native and George Washington University alum, will start in July. Founded in 1961, the Grammy Award-winning Washington Chorus frequently performs with the National Symphony Orchestra.


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