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Jun. 29: 18th Street Singers

American vocal styles have changed a lot over the years, and tomorrow night you can enjoy a musical history lesson from the 18th Street Singers, who will be performing at Sixth & I Historic Synagogue in D.C. at 8. Defining the Times: American Music Through the Generations will cover a range of genres, and eras, with tributes to Louis Armstrong, George Gershwin, and Leonard Cohen, to name a few.

Jun. 30: An Italian Extravaganza

The Castleton Festival and the Hylton Performing Arts Center present An Italian Extravaganza, an evening of orchestral music conducted by Maestro Lorin Maazel, with appearances by tenor Jonathan Burton, baritone Corey Crider, and coloratura soprano Elizabeth Futral. The program highlights some of the world's most beloved Italian operas, including La bohème, La traviata, La forza del destino, and more. The performance is this Sunday at 7 p.m., and for an extra fee you can attend a pre-performance dinner featuring a seasonal, four-course Italian menu.

Music: "Rhapsody in Blue" by George Gershwin

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