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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Tuesday, June 22, 2010

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(June 22) BEING THERE It's all about Being There this morning at 10:30 at The Avalon Theatre in Northwest DC. Hal Ashby's 1979 film "Being There" follows Chance, an ostensibly simple Washingtonian who prefers nothing more than tending to his garden, but who inevitably learns to walk on water.

(June 22-July 11) LESS SHAKY The Reduced Shakespeare Company brings their brand of abbreviated classics back to The Kennedy Center tonight through July 11th during Completely Hollywood. The "bad boys of abridgement" compress 175 movies into 100 minutes during this Hollywood-themed satire, mashing up movies into short acts like "Taxi Driving Miss Daisy" and "Snow White and the Seven Samurai."

(June 23) FROG EYES AND BEACH FOSSILS And the Canadian quartet Frog Eyes meets its match in the Brooklyn band Beach Fossils in concert tomorrow night at DC9 along the U Street Corridor at 8:30 p.m. The bright buoyancy of the Beach Fossils' sound battles the chaos of the Frog Eyes' tunes for an indie-rock showdown.

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