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"Art Beat" with Stephanie Kaye - Thursday, August 20, 2008

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(August 21) PAPER HEART PRINCESS Comedienne Charlene Yi appears at The Arlington Cinema and Drafthouse for some old-school stand-up, tomorrow and Saturday nights at 9:45. The musician, writer, painter and actress first came to the big screen in 2007, and brings her full range of talents to the stage. Her "hybrid documentary" Paper Heart currently plays in movie theaters around the country.

(Various dates) HISTORY ON FOOT Ford's Theatre leads History on Foot walking tours through downtown Washington, bringing a bit of Lincoln's legacy to the streets of D.C. The tours are guided by actors playing characters from the Civil War, including Elizabeth Keckly, a free black woman and confidante to First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln. She tells the story of her friendship with the Lincoln family and of her efforts to help former slaves find their way in the newly free city of Washington.

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