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(Jan. 26) THE HUMANITY Contemporary Israeli cinema gets its own night at the District's Avalon Theatre beginning on this fourth Wednesday of the month. The maiden voyage is a road trip. "The Human Resources Manager" follows an indifferent supervisor on a quest to rediscover his humanity.

(Jan. 26-Feb. 20) THE HOMECOMING An English doctor living in America returns to his working class family for a rude awakening in "The Homecoming", playing at Baltimore's Center Stage through late February. Harold Pinter's classic two-act play is still challenging audiences, critics and mores 45 years after being written.

(Jan. 26-March 20) BIRD'S-EYE VIEW "His Eye Is on The Sparrow" opens Wednesday at Alexandria's Metro Stage. The biographical musical shows how the revered singer and actress Ethel Waters escaped poverty and overcame racism to become a star.

Music: "Trey Of Hearts" by Count Basie

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