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"Art Beat" with Stephanie Kaye - Weekend Events, April 30-May 2, 2010

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(April 30) ALLENDE ANSWERS Chilean novelist Isabel Allende brings her magical realism to the Washington National Cathedral tonight at 8 for Discovering Stories That Need To Be Told, an evening of readings and conversation with this legendary writer.

(April 30-May 1) BROTHERLY LOVE DC turns its sights on the city of brotherly love for a dance show titled The Two-Year-Old Gentlemen, making its debut at the Sidney Harman Hall tonight at XX in downtown DC. Ronald K. Brown and Evidence dance company mixes modern and African styles based on male relationships across generations.

(May 2) COMFORTABLY ZANY Though he's been crowned prince of children's music, you may find your moppets aren't the only ones spellbound by the sing-along songs of Dan Zanes & Friends. They drop by the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda for two shows Sunday afternoon.

(May 2) TOTAL ECLIPSE OF THE CHAMBER And members of some of Washington's most distinguished ensembles come together to form Eclipse Chamber Orchestra and cap off an eighteenth season Sunday afternoon at 3 at the George Washington Masonic Memorial in Alexandria with Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 9.

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