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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, Dec. 24, 2012

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In Million Dollar Quartet, rock 'n roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins come to life for an historic jam session.
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In Million Dollar Quartet, rock 'n roll icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins come to life for an historic jam session.

Dec. 24-Jan. 13: An Iliad

After Christmas, you can head to Studio Theatre to see An Iliad. Based on Homer's epic poem about the Trojan War, the show presents a theatrical narrative of the gore, heroism and mythology in this age-old tale. Humanity's penchant for violence may never change, but this play won't last forever. Scott Parkinson stars as The Poet in this production through January 13.

Dec. 24-Jan. 6: Million Dollar Quartet

The Tony Award-winning Broadway musical Million Dollar Quartet is rocking and rolling at The Kennedy Center through January 6. The play is inspired by rock'n roll icons Johnny Cash, Carol Perkins, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Elvis Presley, and their 1956 impromptu jam session at Sun Records' studio in Memphis, Tennessee. The musical brings that momentous occasion to life with hit songs such as "Blue Suede Shoes," "Who Do You Love," and many more.

Dec. 24: Christmas Eve at St. John's Church

Oh come all ye faithful, who don't already have plans, to St. John's Church in Lafayette Square for a Christmas Eve celebration that includes caroling, and a Christmas pageant performed by local children.

Music: "Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree" by The Bar Music All Star Trio

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