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(Feb. 21) CHORAL PERFORMANCE FOR PRESIDENTS The Kennedy Center commemorates Presidents Day with an afternoon of choral and orchestral performance. Choirs from Florida and Tennessee voice compositions by Stroope, Barber, Copland and more.

(Feb. 23) THE PRESIDENT'S OWN Feb. 23 is the anniversary of the Iwo Jima flag raising. "The President's Own" United States Marine Band marks the occasion with an evening of symphonic salutes Wednesday night at George Mason University's Center for the Arts in Fairfax.

(Feb. 21-April 8) REMEMBERING CONSTANCE Constance Holden's life was cut short last April when she was hit by a military truck while biking to work at Washington's American Association for the Advancement of Science. Her former employer celebrates her life, work and passion with an exhibit of her oil paintings through early April.

(Feb. 21) TRISTEN Singer-songwriter Tristen grew up in Chicago, but moved to Nashville to develop her sound, which makes sense —- her music is all country, while her witty lyrics are all Windy City. She plays D.C.'s Red Palace Monday night.

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