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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Weekend Events, May 7-9, 2010

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(May 8) FRENCH CANADA’S FOLK French Canadian hockey players may be in the District's penalty box, but that's no reason to rebuff its folk. Quebec's beloved traditional troupe Le Vent du Nord presents what is most likely your only opportunity to see someone play a hurdy-gurdy this week at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown Saturday night. A free demonstration of Quebec's traditional music and dance is open to all at 4:30 p.m.

(May 8) PREPPING FOR PEABODY Young maestros belie their age on stage at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore Saturday. You can catch youth ensembles and orchestras performing Gershwin, Grieg, and many more tomorrow at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., free of charge at the Miriam A. Friedberg and Goodwin Halls.

(May 8) POETS & PROPHETS Roseanne Cash drops by the Music Center at Strathmore Saturday night in North Bethesda for an evening of songs inspired by her father, The Man in Black(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Cash). Cash is joined by accomplished composer and bluegrass fiddler Mark O'Connor.


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