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Bob "Hoff" Hoffman's singular collection of harmonica cases is showing at Artisphere in Arlington.
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Bob "Hoff" Hoffman's singular collection of harmonica cases is showing at Artisphere in Arlington.

(Dec. 21-Jan. 28) Hoffman’s harmonicas
It’s safe to say harmonicas usually end up in the pockets of harmonica playing-musicians, but if harmonica case maker Bob “Hoff” Hoffman had his druthers they’d spend their downtime in an intricately designed lobster harmonica case. Hoffman has helped design hundreds of harmonica cases and he’s curated a show of some of the best. What may very well be the largest collection of handcrafted harmonica cases on our green earth is showing through the end of January at Artisphere in Arlington.

(Dec. 21-Jan. 15) Ann
Actress Holland Taylor is most recognizable from roles on Bosom Buddies and Two and a Half Men. She’s taken on the real-life role of playwright for Ann showing through mid-January at The Kennedy Center. Taylor criss-crossed the country to interview the people who knew former Democratic Texas governor Ann Richards best. Figuring she knew the role best, she decided to star in the no-holds-barred portrait that resulted from her research.

Music: “Harmonica Train” by Sonny “Hootin’” Terry And His Night Owls

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