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HOPKINTON – Hopkinton Center for the Arts (HCA) announces its first-ever Virtual Gala on Saturday, November 14, in lieu of an in person event.

The “Art Lights the Night” Virtual Gala can be accessed online at and will go live just before 7 p.m.EST. Tune in to learn more about the work of the Hopkinton Center for the Arts and the impact the organization has around the MetroWest region of Massachusetts, and hear directly from current and former students of the HCA, as well as Kelly Grill and Kris Waldman (HCA co-directors).

Performers for the evening include a Grammy-Nominee, a Tony-Nominee, and internationally renowned DJ Mad Marj. Free tickets can be reserved online and include access to the event and auction, a virtual swag bag with discounts from local businesses, and access to a virtual mixology and cooking class before the gala. Additional packages are available with a donation of $25 or more and include access to a VIP pre-party with special guests, including New
England’s own Billy Costa. To learn more about Hopkinton Center for the Arts please visit:

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Mad Marj has been spinning at the hottest parties around the world for an impressive client list that includes Bulgari, Dolce and Gabbana, Tiffany & Co., Tory Burch, Baccarat, Clinique, Kiehl’s, Longchamp, Google, Cadillac, and more!

Known as “The DJ with the Diamond Touch,” it’s no surprise she has opened for the likes of Cardi B, Katy Perry, Liam Payne, Mary J. Blige, Lil Jon, Rita Ora, and New Order. Most recently, you could find Mad Marj as the “In-studio DJ on TODAY with Hoda & Jenna” and appeared as the DJ for Martha and Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party.

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Billy Costa is an Emmy award-winning and popular radio personality with KISS 108-FM in Boston. He serves as co-host of The Matty in the Morning Show and hosts the KISS Top 30 Countdown. He is also host of the High School Quiz Show on WGBH. He and co-host Jenny Johnson currently star on Dining Playbook, a 30-minute show that combines two of New England’s favorite pastimes food and sports.

The Hopkinton Center for the Arts is a non-profit community arts organization that works to create a place for people of all ages and abilities to study, enjoy, and participate in the visual and performing arts under one roof. HCA does this by providing year-round free and low-cost events and concerts, performance opportunities for local and national artists, educational partnerships with senior and disability organizations, and tuition assistance
scholarship support.

Last year the HCA was able to offer over 200 classes to more than 2,000 students from more than 200 towns and cities in Massachusetts and host over 50 productions and exhibitions on-site in its state-of-the-art performance and gallery spaces.

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