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"Art Beat" with Stephanie Kaye - Tuesday, September 8, 2009

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"Petals and Leaves,Blossoms and Greens" is on display at Gallery West through October 4th.
Gallery West
"Petals and Leaves,Blossoms and Greens" is on display at Gallery West through October 4th.

(Sept 9-Oct 4) PICTURING DORIAN GRAY Round House Theatre Bethesda presents a new twist on The Picture of Dorian Gray, opening tomorrow and running through October 4th. The play - about a handsome young man who sells his soul for eternal youth - is updated to 1980s London, putting a provocative, contemporary spin on this scandalous thriller.

(Sept 9 - Oct 4) PETALS AND LEAVES Gallery West in Old Town, Alexandria features Petals and Leaves, Blossoms and Greens), a collection of paintings by local artist Kathy Guzman, opening tomorrow. The gallery hosts a meet-the-artist reception with Guzman on Saturday. Her paintings are inspired by the lines, shapes and colors found in local gardens and conservatories.

(Sept 9) OPERA AT NATIONALS PARK Light opera meets national past-time as the cast of the Washington National Opera's The Barber of Seville attends Opera Night at Nationals Park tomorrow at 7. The cast will perform the National Anthem, and the top diva - or divo - will throw out the first pitch during the Washington Nationals' game against the Philadelphia Phillies. The opera team is getting the mound ready for its appearance at Opera in the Outfield Saturday evening.

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