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'Art Beat' With Sean Rameswaram, Mar. 16

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Yes, it's an art form.
Nimesh Rameswaram
Yes, it's an art form.

(March 16-Sept. 30) Video games killed the board game star
An art form has been evolving in our living rooms over the past forty years and the American Art Museum is officially taking notice. The Art of Video Games opens today in downtown Washington with Gamefest - a three-day celebration of all things gamer. The opening festival brings costume photo opportunities, panel discussions with video game pioneers, movie screenings, live music, and - naturally - gaming stations. The actual exhibition explores the history of video games from the Atari VCS to Playstation 3 with still images, video footage, interviews, and game consoles through the end of September.

(March 16-17) Gettin’ jiggy with it
If you’re not a gamer you still have something to celebrate this weekend. The Chieftains head to the The Kennedy Center tonight to mark 50 years as a band and to throw St. Patrick a party with traditional Irish music. And the Hylton Performing Arts Center in Manassas has Celtic Nights: “Journey of Hope” tonight and tomorrow night. Musicians and dancers from the Emerald Isle tell the epic tale of a determined people who left their beloved homeland in search of opportunity in America.

Music: “Video Game” by Paz Lenchantin

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