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The new Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra is a 17 piece big band co-founded by baritone saxophonist Brad Linde, trumpeter Joe Herrera and club owner Omrao Brown.
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The new Bohemian Caverns Jazz Orchestra is a 17 piece big band co-founded by baritone saxophonist Brad Linde, trumpeter Joe Herrera and club owner Omrao Brown.

(May 2) BOHEMIAN BIG BAND If you want a big start to your week, Bohemian Caverns' Jazz Orchestra plays two sets tonight in Northwest Washington. The 17-piece big band features some of the District's jazziest hands playing Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Thad Jones, and some originals.

(May 2-31) THE FIGHT FOR KAHO'OLAWE Kaho’olawe is Hawaii's smallest volcanic island, but that didn't stop Native Hawaiians from fighting to recover the land that was used a military bombing range from World War II until the early 1990s. Washington's National Museum of the American Indian screens Kaho’olawe today through the end of the month. The 1997 documentary chronicles the years-long effort to regain rights to the land using traditional Hawaiian oratory, dance, and ceremony.

(May 2-22) WHAT'S NEXT AT CORCORAN The Corcoran Gallery of Art wants you to see what you can expect from its next generation of bachelors and bachelorettes. NEXT at the Corcoran: BFA Class of 2011 showcases the thesis work of seniors in design, fine art, and photography with an emphasis on the process behind the art.

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