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"Art Beat" - Thursday, October 1, 2009

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(Through Nov 1) RECENT ACQUISITIONS The exhibit Recent Acquisitions at the Corcoran Gallery of Art showcases the latest and greatest to join the gallery's collection over the past two years, on display through November 1st. The show focuses on modern and contemporary art, with works by the likes of pop artist Andy Warhol, London sculptor Marc Quinn and local photographer Cynthia Connolly.

(Oct 1-Dec 12) JERSEY BOYS D.C.'s National Theater plays host to the hit Broadway show Jersey Boys, opening tonight and running through December 12th. Washington native Joseph Siravo joins the cast in a show chronicling the life, times and music of pop music's Hall of Famers Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

(October 2) FATHER OF THE BRIDE, REDUX Grammy winner Steve Tyrell performs in North Bethesda at The Music Center at Strathmore Friday night at 8. His cameo role in the movie Father of the Bride has endeared his smoothly delivered American classics to a new generation, rolling out hits by George and Ira Gershwin, Burt Bacharach and Ray Charles.

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