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Today is an especially good day to check out the M.L.K. Jr. Memorial in West Potomac Park
Sean Rameswaram
Today is an especially good day to check out the M.L.K. Jr. Memorial in West Potomac Park

(Jan. 16) Let Freedom Ring!

If you haven't already been, there couldn't be a better day to check out the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in West Potomac Park just south of the National Mall. If you've already spent some time with Lei Yixin's towering sculpture The Kennedy Center has a celebration of Dr. King's life this evening. Let Freedom Ring brings vocal virtuoso Bobby McFerrin and Washington's Let Freedom Ring Choir together for a tribute performance and a recognition of King's former aide and attorney Clarence Jones, who helped draft the "I Have a Dream" speech.

(Jan. 16-28) A Haitian Landscape

Two photographers depict everyday life in Haiti after the disastrous 2010 earthquake in Reverb + Echo: A Haitian Landscape, showing through the end of the month at Studio Gallery in Northwest Washington. Keith Lane presents quiet scenes in his photos and Jenna Crowder interprets his images in her prints with saturated colors, drawing and typography.

Music: "With Or Without You" by 2Cellos

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