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"Art Beat" with Stephanie Kaye - Tuesday, September 1, 2009

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(September 2-October 3) TRAWICK PRIZES Bethesda's Arts & Entertainment District for contemporary art at the Fraser Gallery, with an exhibit that is open through October 3rd. Eight finalists are featured; a public reception for the winners will be held next Friday, September 11th, from 6 to 9pm during the monthly Bethesda Art Walk.

(September 3-26) LAUGHING DAUGHTER The Black Box Theater, opening Thursday night and running through September 26th. This warm story is a country rock/Americana musical about the lives and loves of three very different Native American couples.

(Through October 18) MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL) And one more musical to mention - the "musical of musicals." No seriously, that's the name - the Musical of Musicals: The Musical is up and running at MetroStage in Alexandria through October 18th. This frenetically witty off-Broadway hit spoofs the works of Andrew Lloyd Weber, Stephen Sondhiem, Rogers and Hammerstein and more.

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