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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Tuesday, December 8, 2009

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(DECEMBER 8) OVER THE RHINE If you want to check out an alternative take on folk music tomorrow night, the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue hosts Over the Rhine. This husband and wife duo draws from the Great American Songbook and the annals of traditional folk.

(December 10) TOO HOT TO HANDEL Too Hot to Handel turns up the temperature on the "Messiah" at The Music Center at Strathmore Thursday night in North Bethesda. Under the baton of Marin Alsop, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra performs a popular reinterpretation of Handel's classic oratorio, blending traditional meter with jazz, gospel and R&B. If you miss Thursday's performance there are two more on Saturday and Sunday nights at the BSO's home in Baltimore.

(Through February 28) THE CORNARO MISSAL In the hustle and bustle of the holidays, many people forget what Christmas is all about. Not The Walters Art Museum, presenting The Christmas Story: Picturing the Birth of Christ in Medieval Manuscripts in Baltimore's Mount Vernon neighborhood, on display through February 28th. From lowly stables to angelic announcements, the story of Jesus was captured by 16th century illustrators and is now in the Walters for families to peruse, ponder and enjoy.


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