Hylton Performing Arts Center receives grant to add education wing

The Hylton Performing Arts Center is in the preliminary planning stages to build an education wing after receiving a $2.5 million dollar grant and a $5 million dollar challenge grant from the Cecil & Irene Hylton Foundation.

Rick Davis, the associate dean of the College of Visual and Performing Arts and executive director of the Hylton Performing Arts Center, and Brian Marcus, associate dean for development at the College of Visual and Performing Arts, said that the Hylton’s growth over the years is a result of a rapidly changing community.

Extended director's cut of Civil War film to premiere at Hylton

Film director Ron Maxwell will lead a July 22 panel discussion and theatrical premiere of the new extended director’s cut of Gods and Generals at the Hylton Performing Arts Center on George Mason University’s Prince William campus.

The premiere, organized by Virginia-based Journey Through Hallowed Ground Partnership, commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

In directing Gods and Generals, Maxwell drew inspiration from the epic form.