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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Tuesday, February 2, 2010

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(February 2-7) ALVIN AILEY AMERICAN DANCE THEATER The Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater has brought American modern dance to audiences around the world for more than half a century, and the troupe will be at the Kennedy Center tomorrow through Sunday. The company tackles audience favorites as well as new works by today's most inventive choreographers, under the supervision of artistic director, Judith Jamison, a Kennedy Center honoree.

(February 3-28) MORE THAN HALF FULL RepStage presents the Tennessee Williams classic, The Glass Menagerie, opening tomorrow on the campus of Maryland's Howard Community College and running through February 28th. In Williams's first successful play, which made it big in 1945, a disillusioned son remembers his mother's misguided attempts to provide for her fragile family.

(February 5) THE THREE STARS OF BROADWAY Three Broadway stars appear in the constellations of North Bethesda, at the Music Center at Strathmore Friday at 8 p.m. Side Show's Emily Skinner, Wicked's Julia Murney and Rachel York of Les Mis join cabaret and comedy star Jim Caruso for a performance recognizing Strathmore's 5th birthday.

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