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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Thursday, June 24, 2010

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(June 24) CRAINIUM FOLK Folk music is electrified tonight in Arlington as Samantha Crain takes the stage at the Iota Club and Cafe on Wilson Boulevard. The Oklahoman croons along to luscious instrumentation after an opening set by Michigan folksters Frontier Ruckus.

(June 24-July 11) A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE Meanwhile, A Man of No Importance continues its run at the Keegan Theater in Northwest DC tomorrow night through mid-July, as a bus conductor from Dublin dreams of dominating the stage with his amateur theatre group in a musical that celebrates Oscar Wilde and the joys of creative pursuits.

(June 25-July 2) INSURMOUNTABLE ODDS Or you can spend time on the front lines of the battle for education in The Lottery, beginning a one-week engagement tomorrow at The Avalon Theatre in Chevy Chase, DC. The feature-length documentary follows four families from Harlem and the Bronx as they await placement in the Harlem Success Academy, one of New York's most successful charter schools.

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