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Intimate portraits of war are showing at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.
Estate of Tim Hetherington
Intimate portraits of war are showing at the Corcoran Gallery of Art.

(April 5-May 20) Killer contrast
The late photojournalist Tim Hetherington spent much of his career documenting political upheaval and war, but his images didn’t always focus on frenzy. Take Sleeping Soldiers. The collection features photos of American troops at a dangerous Afghan outpost, but it depicts them during downtime-playing video games, driving golf balls, and, yes, sleeping. Hetherington’s work explores the intimacy of war through late May at Northwest Washington’s Corcoran Gallery of Art.

(April 5-April 28) Nostalgia can be a funny thing
An Iranian-born artist illustrates more of the contrasts seen during war in FLY ZONE, showing at the University of Maryland’s Art Gallery in College Park through the end of the month. Shahla Arbabi’s mixed media works illustrate the conflict she experienced during her childhood with horrific and nostalgic imagery.

(April 5) Aztec Two-Step
Aztec Two-Step has been churning out folksy protest songs and acoustic arrangements for forty years. The duo celebrates its hefty catalogue of vocal harmonies and guitar licks tonight at Jammin Java in Vienna.

Music: “Bowsprit” by Balmorhea


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