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Antico's Apollo Belvedere and his bronze friends spend a few months at the National Gallery of Art.
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Antico's Apollo Belvedere and his bronze friends spend a few months at the National Gallery of Art.

(Nov. 14-April 8) The Golden Age of Bronze

An Italian Renaissance sculptor who went by Antico was fittingly an expert in classical antiquity. Dozens of the artist's highly detailed bronze masterpieces are showing through April at the National Gallery of Art.

(Nov. 14-19) Donizetti's darkness

The Kennedy Center has some Italian sounds through Saturday. The Washington National Opera presents Gaetano Donizetti's tragedy Lucia di Lammermoor. Lucia loses her mind and kills her betrothed in the dark psychological libretto set in 17th century Scotland.

(Nov. 14-17) This is the film, la la la la, Elmo's film

For something a touch less disturbing Being Elmo is showing through Thursday at Washington's E Street Cinema. The documentary feature tells the story of Baltimore native Kevin Clash, who went from making puppets out of his dad's coat to being the hands and voice behind the most lovable furry red monster on Sesame Street.

Music: "Donizetti's Lucia di Lammermoor, Orrida è questa notte" by Chorus of the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, Luciano Pavarotti, Richard Bonynge & Sherrill Milnes

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