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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Tuesday, January 19, 2010

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(January 20-February 21) THE FOUR OF US Theater J knows the value of a good friend. Its newest production, The Four of Us opens tomorrow and runs through February 21st. When a writer's first novel shoots him into literary stardom, his best friend is thrilled...or is he? The play explores the nature of friendship in the face of changing salaries.

(January 20) FRENCH HEAT WAVE In the middle of winter there's a heat wave in Northwest Washington, as the Avalon Theater presents Les Grandes Chaleurs during this month's French Cinematheque tomorrow night at 8. A widowed social worker's life perks up with a paramour who's three decades her junior, as a series of unexpected visitors highlights the friction and fun of their generation-defying love.

(January 20) SIMPLY SINATRA It's Simply Sinatra tomorrow night as George Mason University's Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra plays the school's Center for the Arts at 8 p.m. Reminiscent of one of ol' Blue Eye's concerts, vocalist Steve Lippia will be "spreadin' the news," lending his voice to Sinatra's classic sound. A pre-performance discussion, free for ticket holders, kicks off the show.


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