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"Art Beat" with Stephanie Kaye - Monday, August 24, 2008

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(Through September 15) HIP TO BE SQUARE D.C.'s young people are piecing together some community spirit for The American Quilt: Weaving the District's Future, a project sponsored by the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities. The Commission is seeking "squares," taking entries for ideas to construct a community quilt through September 15th. Anyone 17 years or younger can enter their ideas -- via drawings, photos or video -- and enter to win a spot on the city's blanket. Winners will be on display at the Textile Museum.

(August 26-September 13) WITTENBERG Rep Stage opens their new production, Wittenberg, at the Smith Theatre in Columbia, Maryland, on Wednesday, running through September 13th. This historical drama tells the story of the Protestant Reformation in a time-bending tale pitting reason against faith, as two professors engage in a battle of wits for the soul of their student.

(August 26) LYIN' TAMER For any fans of the TV series "Lie to Me," the 16th Street Center in D.C. hosts Janine Driver for a session on decoding expressions tomorrow night at 7. Driver trained with the original "lyin' tamer," Paul Ekman, whose research on the seven universal emotions inspired the TV show.


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