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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Wednesday, March 31, 2010

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(March 31) THE ART OF GAMAN The Renwick Gallery in Northwest D.C. exhibits the arts and crafts of interned Japanese-Americans during World War II in The Art of Gaman through January 2011. Guest lecturer Karen Matsuoka arrives at the gallery today at noon to share her insights as the daughter of an internee in commemoration of the 10th anniversary of the National Japanese American Memorial.

(March 31) MAN VS. FAN And oriental arts are combined by Kaishi Katsura at the The Kennedy Center's free Millennium Stage show tonight at 6 p.m. Katsura brings the Rakugo comedic tradition to D.C., performing an entire cast of Japanese characters while crouched on a cushion, using only a delicate fan and witty repartee.

(March 31-April 18) IN DARFUR The unconscionable costs of war are examined in the show In Darfur playing tonight through April 18th at Theater J in Northwest D.C. Playwright Winter Miller traveled to Sudan to interview genocide survivors, basing this searing story on the struggles she witnessed.

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