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Community invited to free events at NOVA-Loudoun

The Loudoun Campus of Northern Virginia Community College is hosting two free events to celebrate Multicultural Awareness Week. Both events are free and open to the public with free parking in the student parking lots. NOVA-Loudoun is at 21200 Campus Drive in Sterling. To learn more, contact Tatyana Schum at 703-450-2520 or tschum@nvcc.edu.

Movie: “Straight Outta Compton”
April 20, 5 to 7:30 p.m., Higher Education Center, Room 203
Plot summary: In 1987, five young men, using brutally honest rhymes and hardcore beats, put their frustration and anger about life in the most dangerous place in America into the most powerful weapon they had: their music. “Straight Outta Compton” tells the true story of how these cultural rebels, armed only with their lyrics, swagger, bravado and raw talent, stood up to the authorities that meant to keep them down and formed the world’s most dangerous group, N.W.A. And as they spoke the truth that no one had before and exposed life in the hood, their voice ignited a social revolution that is still reverberating today. [Summary courtesy of IMDb.]

Rock concert: The Roadducks
April 21, 4:30 to 7 p.m., Higher Education Center, Room 203
The Roadducks, founded in the 1970s by NOVA-Loudoun student Jay Nedry, has played over 5,000 shows in every state from Texas to Maine. A combination of driving guitars, multi-layered harmony vocals and an underlying irreverent humor has enabled the Roadducks to entertain audiences for nearly 40 years. NOVA professor and award-winning musician Sanjay Mishra will accompany the Roadducks.

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Northern Virginia Community College is the largest institution of higher education in the Commonwealth of Virginia and one of America's largest community colleges. NOVA enrolls more than 75,000 students at its six campuses in Alexandria, Annandale, Loudoun, Manassas, Springfield and Woodbridge, and through NOVA Online. For more information about NOVA and its programs or services, call 703-323-3000 or visit the College's Web site, www.nvcc.edu.