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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Monday, March 29, 2010

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(March 29) BUILDING BRIDGES IN GEORGETOWN The boundaries of jazz are tested in the alley tonight as The Outer Bridge Ensemble performs two shows at Blues Alley in Georgetown. These captains of cadence fuse funk, jazz, and world music with frenetic improvisations that bridge the gap between genres.

(March 29) BARITONE & SOPRANO Down the Potomac River from Georgetown, a bona fide baritone performs with a sultry soprano at The Kennedy Center tonight at 8 p.m. Russian opera star Dimitri Hvorostovsky takes the stage with homegrown songbird Sondra Radvanovsky and the National Philharmonic.

(March 30) DUCAN REDONE Interpretive dance goes underground tomorrow night with Revolutionary! Isadora Duncan at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park, Maryland. The firebrand mother of modern dance is presented by the equally radical Word Dance Theater using the evocative musical masterpieces that inspired her some 100 years ago.

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