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Art Beat - Monday, August 23, 2010

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"Art Beat" with Sabri Ben-Achour - Monday, August 23, 2010

(August 23-September 3) GOOD PERSPECTIVES Washington’s Goethe-Institut makes some wall space for the output of eight prize-winning graduate photography students from Deutschland through early September. In Gute Aussichten or “Good Perspectives” the artists eschew Photoshop, they create works of illusion the old fashioned way - out of reality.

(August 23) SCISSOR SISTERS And the Germans aren’t the only ones throwing back to the days of yore in the District this week. New York’s Scissor Sisters bring their rapturous glam rock to Washington’s DAR Constitution Hall tonight at 7. You won’t know whether to dance or pitch a tent during this carnival of camp.

(August 23-September 19) IN THE NEXT ROOM In The Next Room, Or The Vibrator Play makes its debut on the stage of Wooly Mammoth Theatre in Northwest Washington tonight. Set in the dawn of the electrical age, the comedy revolves around the creation of a vibrating medical implement originally invented to pacify “hysterical” women. It ended up producing a markedly different result.

(Background music: Booka Shade - Body Language - Interpretation)

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