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The King James Bible is one of the most widely read and published books in the history of man and Folger Shakespeare Library knows it.
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The King James Bible is one of the most widely read and published books in the history of man and Folger Shakespeare Library knows it.

(Nov. 25-26) The King of Cole

The Kennedy Center presents a tribute that promises to be Unforgettable tonight and tomorrow. Ten-time Grammy-winning guitarist and vocalist George Benson plays the songs of Nat King Cole with the help of the National Symphony Orchestra Pops.

(Nov. 25-Jan. 15) The Creation and Afterlife of the King James Bible

An unforgettable book gets the tribute treatment at the Folger Shakespeare Library just east of the Capitol building through mid-January. An exhibit tells the story of the creation and influence of the King James Bible in celebration of its 400th anniversary.

(Nov. 25-Dec. 3) Still pretty much under the radar

Just a few blocks away The Fridge hosts Above the Radar II through early December. Over 40 graffiti and street artists, mostly from the western United States showcase over 100 works in the traveling show.

(Nov. 25-Dec. 31) The Art of Fiber

The Workhouse Arts Center in Lorton has an opening reception for The Art of Fiber this evening. The exhibition is a reliable source of fiber art, with wearable works, sculpture and paintings.

Music: "Unforgettable" by Pepper Adams Quintet

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