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"Art Beat" with Stephanie Kaye - Thursday, September 10, 2009

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This wrenching story of family love is on stage in Crystal City through October 18th.
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This wrenching story of family love is on stage in Crystal City through October 18th.

(September 11) THE BLUES AT HONFLEUR Honfleur Gallery presents Phil Wiggins & Friends in Southeast D.C. tomorrow night at 7. The beautiful gallery in the heart of historic Anacostia will pulse to the blues rhythms of one of D.C.'s native sons.

(September 10) SHAPING BLACK HISTORY The National Archives in D.C. presents The Shaping of Black History: A Hopeful Vision, A Dream Realized tonight at 7. The conversation centers on Dr. Carter Woodson's pioneering work in black history, shaping an ethos of preservation and protection of African Americans' untold stories.

(September 11- October 18) THE QUALITY OF LIFE Arena Stage opens a new play, The Quality of Life, tomorrow night at 8. The work of Emmy Award-winning writer Jane Anderson http://arenastage.pmailus.com/pmailweb/ct?d=I3lErQBzAAEAAAJAAAMOtw of TV's Mad Men runs through October 18th in Crystal City, Virginia. In the wake of personal tragedy, two cousins meet and attempt to forge a friendship out of their distant family bonds.

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