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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Thursday, July 22, 2010

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(July 22-31) CULPEPER CUTS If you're looking to brush up on some cinematic classics, the Library of Congress Packard Campus in Culpeper, Virginia is a good place to start. This center of conservation reaches into its archives through the end of the month, presenting the best of cinema Americana, including the Warner Brother's 1935 version of A Midsummer Night's Dream) tonight at 7:30 and a pair of Godfathers next Friday and Saturday.

(July 23) MARY LOU WILLIAMS CENTENNIAL Meanwhile, the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra pays homage to America's "First Lady of Jazz" tomorrow night at the National Museum of Natural History. The Mary Lou Williams Centennial Celebration will feature a range of music from the prodigious pianist and inspired arranger, who used her bee bop and swing savvy to forever change the musical landscape.

(July 22-25) PARIS VS. PYTHAGORAS And if you've ever wondered how Paris Hilton might fare in a meeting of the minds with Emily Dickinson, Pythagoras, and Nietzsche, you're not alone. That and four other comedic - or ruinous - creations from Washington's Playwright Zone play out at The Point on 7th Street in Northwest D.C. tonight, tomorrow and Sunday.

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