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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, March 19

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Artists tackle limited space by downsizing their work in Tight Fit.
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Artists tackle limited space by downsizing their work in Tight Fit.

(March 19-April 15) Into the Sondheim

You can spend some time in the fantastical forests of the Brothers Grimm through mid-April at Baltimore's Center Stage. Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods brings characters from Cinderella, Jack and the Beanstalk, Little Red Riding Hood, and Rapunzel together to find adventure and their way home before it gets dark.

(March 19-28) Tight Fit

For some adventure in smaller spaces Dunes Gallery in Northwest has Tight Fit through March 28th. Several District-based artists comment on urban life in limited space with small-scale paintings that wouldn't look out of place on the walls of a studio apartment.

(March 21-24) Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

It isn't easy making it in the music business under regular circumstances, but if you add elements like segregation, clashing egos, and a bitterly cold Chicago winter you're really facing an uphill battle. That's the case in Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, showing Wednesday through Saturday at Georgetown University's Davis Performing Arts Center. August Wilson's play explores the unrelenting realities facing an African-American blues musician in 1927.

Music: "Cowgirl" by Nick Cave & Warren Ellis

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