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"Art Beat" with Stephanie Kaye - Monday, October 12, 2008

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(Oct 13-Nov 21) HISPANIC THEATER FESTIVAL The 12th International Festival of Hispanic Theater begins tomorrow at the Gunston Arts Center in Arlington, Virginia, running through November 21st. Teatro de la Luna presents some of the most evocative theater from the south, including Columbia's American Insomnia and Argentina's Fan of a Single Woman, with something for every age and taste.

(October 12) THE LARAMIE PROJECT, 10 YEARS ON Actress Glenn Close opens The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park, Maryland, with a national pre-performance broadcast from New York's Lincoln Center. The free performance begins tonight at 8pm, taking a look back at the murder of a gay student in Laramie, Wyoming, and the response of its community.

(Oct 13-May 1, 2010) HERBLOCK AT LOC A new exhibition at the Library of Congress celebrates the 100th anniversary of the birth of political cartoonist Herb Block, opening at the Capitol Hill repository's Jefferson Building tomorrow and running through May 1st. The show features 82 original drawings from Block's own library, chronicling more than seventy years of satire and illuminating the man behind the pen.

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