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(June 12-July 1) First You Dream

The musical masterminds behind Chicago, Cabaret, and New York, New York are celebrated this month at The Kennedy Center. First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb brings a cast of six and an orchestra of 23 together for a tribute.

(June 12-July 15) The Not-So Desperate Housewives

The Merry Wives of Windsor arrive at Washington's Shakespeare Theatre Company today for a month-long stay. Set at the end of World War I, The Bard's conniving Falstaff attempts to woo two wealthy wives at the same time. Shortly after the plan backfires the wives begin to plot their revenge.

(June 12) Art is hard

Have you ever wondered how local artists fare in a city where so much attention is devoted to nationally significant artists and exhibits? Some key players from both scenes get together tonight to discuss the benefits and drawbacks of making art in the District at the Corcoran Gallery of Art in Northwest.

Music: "New York, New York" by Hans Zimmer

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