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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Tuesday, June 29, 2010

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(June 29-July 3) STRAIGHT TO THE SOURCE The Source Festival continues this week with the debut of three new plays at Source Theater near the U Street Corridor in Northwest D.C. You can spend an evening rapping in the basement of a Brooklyn brownstone, space out at an intergalactic watering hole, or help re-assemble a family torn asunder in works created by some of the East Coast's most promising playwrights.

(June 29) UPROOTED ART The transplanted coiled basket craft is the subject of Grass Roots: African Origins of an American Art at the National Museum of African Art on the Mall through late November. You can learn more about the influence of the African basket-fashioning form on the landscape and economy of the Carolinas in an exhibit that traces their origins to a time immemorial.

(June 29) CONNECTED TO THE THIGH BONE­­ Though rumored to be connected to the thigh bone, The Hip Bones take the stage at Twins Jazz tonight on U Street. The San Francisco-based trio dabbles in dub, jazz and funk in their instrumental originals and unlikely covers of the Beatles, Jimi Hendrix and Radiohead.

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