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You can follow two kids through a world devoid of other people and possessions in When The House Burns Down.
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You can follow two kids through a world devoid of other people and possessions in When The House Burns Down.

(Feb. 9-May 1) Black History dollhouses, photography and theater
You can mark Black History Month with any number of exhibits in and around the District this February. Among your choices are a collection of African American Dollhouses at the Alexandria Black History Museum and When The House Burns Down -- a series of photos following two children of different races through a summer devoid of people and possessions - showing at George Mason University in Fairfax.

Hercules in Russia opens Friday at Silver Spring’s Cultural Arts Center. The historical play portrays former Alabama slave Jim Hercules as he serves as an Imperial Guard to Tsar Nicholas II on the eve of the Russian Revolution.

(Feb. 10) Jean-Yves at Clarice Smith
Renowned French piano man Jean-Yves Thibaudet plays the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park tomorrow. He takes on Shostakovich, Tchaikovsky and a few others with New York’s Orpheus Chamber Orchestra.

Music: “Stars and Butterflies” by Jean-Yves Thibaudet

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