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Art Beat With Stephanie Kaye: June 1, 2010

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(June 1-June 30) CRYSTALIZED CONGRESS Crystal City, Virginia's Business Improvement District gives a hand to government, showcasing the U.S. House of Representative's youth art program. An Artistic Discovery: The Congressional Art Competition highlights high school talent from coast to coast at 2011 Crystal Drive, with an election of artistic selections from each Congressional district.

(June 2-19) BAGHDAD REVISTED The Foundry Gallery presents an encore exhibit of Baghdad Revisited tomorrow through June 19th near DC's Dupont Circle. Iraqi refugee Ahmad Alkarkhi depicts the forgotten beauty of pre-war Iraq in oils, acrylics and watercolors.

(June 2) NEW HORIZONS And there's jazz on the horizon tomorrow night at Joe's Movement Emporium in Mount Rainier, Maryland as Ernest Dawkins' New Horizon Trio performs bebop, swing, and avant-garde jazz. The leading Chicago sax-man takes the stage at 8 with his trusted troupe for a night of nostalgia.

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