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"Art Beat" with Stephanie Kaye - Wednesday, August 19, 2008

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Rumba shows tonight only, highlighting a happy couple's common passion for Latin Dancing.
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Rumba shows tonight only, highlighting a happy couple's common passion for Latin Dancing.

(August 20) PHILLIPS AFTER PHIVE It's after-hours at the museum, as The Phillips Collection near Dupont Circle hosts Phillips After 5 tomorrow night from 5 to 8:30. This evening features Sensory Remix: A Video-Art Collage, as video artists do battle, mixing sampled and original video clips. The John Kocur Quartet will be on hand for some live jazz, as well as light snacks, gallery talks and more.

(August 19) FRENCH CINEMATHEQUE The French Embassy and La Maison Francaise host French Cinematheque at the Avalon Theater in Northwest D.C. tonight at 8. This month's Francophile film, Rumba, highlights a happy couple with a common passion for Latin Dancing - and nothing can keep them off the floor, in this dark comedy.

(Through September 6) ENCOUNTER OF THE FIRST (AMENDMENT) KIND There's a close encounter of the "First Amendment" kind at Olney Theater Center in Maryland, as A Passion for Justice: An Encounter with Clarence Darrow plays out on the main stage through September 6th. Paul Morella holds down this one-man play based on defense attorney Clarence Darrow, America's first celebrity lawyer. Renowned for moving juries and judges to tears, this passion play presents arguments from some of the landmark cases in U.S. legal history.

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