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"Art Beat" with Stephanie Kaye - Monday, November 30, 2009

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(November 30) HEAP'IN IT ON English singer-songwriter Imogen Heap performs at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue near D.C.'s Chinatown tonight at 8. Electronic rockers Tim Exile and Back Ted N-Ted join Heap for a night of synthesized sound at the synagogue.

(November 25-December 5) PORTRAIT 2.0 Portrait 2.0 snaps a shot of Washington with photographs and events as part of FotoWeek DC through December 5th at Pyramid Atlantic Art Center in Silver Spring, Maryland. These people-pictures include Chan Chao's portraits of women in prison and Matt Dunn's snapshots of Washingtonians being...themselves.

(November 29-December 27) MIRACLE ON 34th STREET The holiday movie classic Miracle on 34th Street is set to music at Wayside Theatre in Middletown, Virginia, running through December 27th. The show is chock full of Santas - both drunk and indignant - as a lawyer finds himself defending a man claiming to be the Kris Kringle.


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