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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, July 24

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Town of Runners is a documentary that really has legs.
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Town of Runners is a documentary that really has legs.

(July 26) Bekoji’s best
There’s a tiny Ethiopian highland town whose runners have won eight Olympic gold medals, broken ten world records, and won 32 world championships. A new documentary explores the competitive culture there just in time for the London Olympic Games, beginning this Friday. Town of Runners screens Thursday evening at the World Bank’s Preston Auditorium in Northwest. The filmmakers will be on hand to enjoy wine and cheese and discuss their work.

(July 28-Sept. 16) Worlds within Worlds
Some of the finest paintings and manuscripts from 16th and 17th century India and Iran are showing at Washington’s Sackler Gallery beginning Saturday. Worlds within Worlds features imperial works from the collections of India’s Mughal emperors, including Akbar, Jahangir, and Shah Jahan.

(July 24) Rufus
One of Canada’s finest exports drops by Wolf Trap in Vienna tonight. Rufus Wainwright performs his highly lyrical, richly crafted pop songs with the help of his 8-piece band.

Music: “Piay Tu Ab To Aja” by Kazi Aniruddha

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