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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Tuesday, March 16, 2010

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Josh Kornbluth is Warhol in Theater J's production.
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Josh Kornbluth is Warhol in Theater J's production.

(March 17-May 29) AMERICAN BEAUTY American identity goes on display tomorrow through May 29th at The Ralls Collection in Northwest D.C. with American Beauty, a collection of works from New Orleans painter Nicole Charbonnet. She plays with quintessential American images and icons, from Western cowboys to Wonder Woman - using a washed-out technique that makes her paintings feel as faded and comfortable as a pair of blue jeans.

(March 16-21) ANDY WARHOL: GOOD FOR THE JEWS? One artist best known for turning American images into pop-art is Andy Warhol. The bohemian master gets a treatment of his own during Theater J's one-man show Andy Warhol: Good for the Jews?, in Northwest D.C. through March 21st. Josh Kornbluth uncovers Warhol's religious identity and the spiritual dimensions behind his art, peeling away the paint layer by layer.

(March 16) CULKIN SCHOOL OF TRADITIONAL IRISH DANCE On the eve of St. Patrick's Day visitors can get their jig on at the Kennedy Center with the Culkin School of Traditional Irish Dance tonight at 6 p.m. The young stars of Irish step take the stage in a celebration of all things Celtic.

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