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(Dec. 27-28) THE ROOTS Philadelphia's The Roots are quite possibly the only hip-hop band to claim a sousaphonist in their ranks. Tuba Gooding Jr. and the rest of The Roots' crew have successfully fused traditional hip-hop sounds with rock, jazz and other influences. A permanent gig on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon has only furthered their crossover success. The Roots bring their rousing live show to Northwest Washington's 9:30 Club Monday night and stay on for Tuesday.

(Dec. 27-30) VIVAT REX! Vivat Rex! or "Long live the king!" celebrates the life of King Henry VIII through Thursday at the Folger Shakespeare Library in Southeast. Rare books, manuscripts, handwritten letters and prints offer a look at the king and his court during an eventful period in England's history.

(Dec. 27-Jan. 23) CINDERELLA, ELLA, ELLA If you like a Cinderella story, there's "Cinderella" at Toby's Dinner Theatre in Columbia, Md. Rogers and Hammerstein's) take on the timeless fairy tale is staged Monday night through late January.

Music: "Clock With No Hands" (Instrumental) by The Roots

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