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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Thursday, April 15, 2010

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(April 15) MONEY, MONEY, MONEY On your way to file taxes today, you can stop at the Smithsonian American Art Museum for some money-themed music that's far from taxing. The series Take Five! takes over the Kogod Courtyard for a jazzy performance. There will be board games on hand for you to try your luck in a round of Monopoly, and the museum's cafe can offer a glass of nerve-calming wine, to steady your hand as you sign that check.

(April 15) D.C. FILMFEST The District's 24th Annual International Film Festival kicks off tonight, with shorts and full-lengths from across the globe playing around town for the next 10 days. You can expect features from some of the usual suspects as well as groundbreaking works from nascent powers as this year's fest focuses in on new Italian films and cutting edge works from Romania.

(April 16) COVINGTON'S COVEN Charm City's Charles Covington, Jr. is a virtuoso jazz pianist with a trick up his sleeve. The full-time piano man, part-time magic man pulls a rabbit out of his Hammond B-3 tomorrow night at the Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, Maryland.

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