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"Art Beat" with Stephanie Kaye - Monday, September 14, 2009

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(Sept 17-26) DAME MIRREN IS "PHEDRE" Dame Helen Mirren is Phedre at the Washington Shakespeare Theatre Company, opening Thursday for a short engagement at the downtown Harman Hall through September 26th. The legendary actress of stage and screen performs in a production by the National Theatre of Great Britain, in Racine's adaptation of a cutting Greek tragedy.

(September 12-January 3) SARGENT AND THE SEA The Corcoran Gallery of Art presents Sargent and the Sea running through January 3rd. The gallery is bringing together for the first time more than 80 paintings, watercolors and drawings depicting seascapes and coastal scenes from the early career of John Singer Sargent, America's pre-eminent ex-pat painter of the late 19th century. Sargent's work will be joined by others produced during, and inspired by, the artist's summer journeys to Brittany, Normandy, and Capri.

(September 14) METRO D.C. DANCE AWARDS The Kennedy Center's Millenium Stage kicks of the 9th Annual Metro DC Dance Awards tonight at 7:30 (Stephanie I changed the time because web makes no mention of 6 pm. Am I wrong?). Guest Hosts Richard Move from the movie Ghostlight and The DC Cowboys, fresh from competing on America's Got Talent, highlight the free dance performances as an introduction to the main award presentation in the Terrace Theater.

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