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"Art Beat" with Stephanie Kaye - Weekend Events, November 27-29, 2009

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(November 28) SPRING IN WINTER ArtSpring at the Pyramid Atlantic Art Center hosts a Meet the Artists Afternoon tomorrow from 1 to 4 in Silver Spring, Maryland. The get-together gives audiences a chance to talk in-depth about the creative process behind the work on the walls. There's also a craft workshops for children Saturdays from 1 to 3.

(November 27 & 28) SOUND KAPTIAL Govinda Gallery hosts Sound Kapital: Beijing's Music Underground in Northwest D.C. tonight and tomorrow. Matthew Niederhauser's raw and revealing photographs capture a slice of China's underground music scene in moving images.

(November 27 & 28) THE MUSIC OF THE MUSIC MAN National Symphony Orchestra Pops presents The Music of The Music Man . Marvin Hamlisch, a well-known music man himself, conducts songs from the Tony Award-winning musical, including "Seventy-six Trombones" and "Till There Was You," marching audiences from "Rock Island" to "Gary, Indiana."

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