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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Wednesday, November 11, 2009

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(November 12 & 13) STEP AFRIKA! The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park, Maryland hosts Step Afrika! - that's with an exclamation point - tomorrow and Friday night at 8. The group tours, teaches, and of course steps in a boot-stomping, percussive style that has deep roots in D.C. and Africa.

(November 13) OSBORNE, HOLMES BROTHERS AND THORN Rock, gospel and country come together at The Music Center at Strathmore Friday night at 8. A trio of acts including Joan Osborne, The Holmes Brothers and Paul Thorn offer music that's bluesy, soaring and soulful.

(November 14) KALEIDOSCOPE OF CHOREOGRAPHY Choreographer Peter DiMuro and the 7 Sopranos stage Kaleidoscope of Choreography and Divas at the Capitol Hill Arts Workshop this Saturday night at 7. This free show features is art-in-the-making, giving dancers and singers a chance for some feedback before a final staging next year.

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