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Peggy Sampogna's 'Unkown Tablets' is part of the 'Local Color' at Artists' Gallery.
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Peggy Sampogna's 'Unkown Tablets' is part of the 'Local Color' at Artists' Gallery.

Oklahoma! Cape Verde! Maryland!

(Aug. 9-Oct. 2) Oh, what a beautiful Oklahoma!

The people have spoken and they’ve said they want more Oklahoma!. Washington’s Arena Stage debuted the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical back in October of last year. The production proceeded to break 60 years of Arena’s sales records, so they’ve decided to stick with it through early October. A couple of tweaks have been made here and there to tell the tale of romance out on the Oklahoma territory.

(Aug. 9) Batuque, the Soul of a People

For a taste of the art of Cape Verde Bloombars in Columbia Heights has Batuque, the Soul of a People tomorrow evening. The documentary explores the music and dance that women have performed since slaves were first brought to the island in 1462.

(Aug. 8-26) Local Color

For some art originating a little closer to home there’s Local Color at Columbia’s Artists’ Gallery. Artists from all over Maryland show paintings, photography, sculpture and stained glass through the end of the month in the juried exhibit.

Music: “Ahoulaguine Akaline (I Greet My Country)” by Bombino

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