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Rising Brazilian samba star Diogo Nogueira plays at Arlington's Artisphere tonight.
Rising Brazilian samba star Diogo Nogueira plays at Arlington's Artisphere tonight.

(Jan. 6-12) This Bird Has Flown
Norwegian Wood opens today at Washington’s West End Cinema. The Japanese film adaptation of Haruki Murakami’s bestselling novel tells a couple of love stories amidst the tumult of Tokyo in the late 1960s.

(Jan. 6-20) Generous Company’s Gumbo
The Generous Company’s Gumbo brings theater, music, visual art and, yes, gumbo to Baltimore’s Theatre Project beginning today. The festival intends to chase away winter blues with 16 new theatrical works over the next three weeks. This weekend it’s [Last Chance: the story of a broken heartland] - a mystical account of life in the Ozarks replete with live music, aliens and flying refrigerators.

(Jan 6-28) Three continents, one Arlington
Arlington’s Artisphere spends much of this first month of 2012 exploring sounds from across the globe. Tonight rising Brazilian samba star Diogo Nogueira makes his D.C.-area debut. The 2010 Latin Grammy Award-winner follows in his father Joao’s footsteps with a rich baritone and a knack for writing Rio’s melodic brand of samba.

Music: “Norwegian Wood” by Count Basie and His Orchestra


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