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Art Beat With Sean Rameswaram, Sept. 6

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These folks aren't terribly famous, but maybe they should be.
Lisa Ruyter
These folks aren't terribly famous, but maybe they should be.

(Sept. 5-23) Read: White and Blue
D.C. has a hip-hop theater duo. It’s called Hueman Prophets. The duo presents a tale of class division and consciousness through late September at Flashpoint’s Mead Theatre Lab in Northwest Washington. Read: White and Blue follows a white-collar author struggling to write a book about a blue-collar ex-con. There’s a reception for the production Friday night.

(Sept. 8-Oct. 20) Let Us Now Praise Famous Men
D.C. artist Lisa Ruyter opens Let Us Now Praise Famous Men at CONNERSMITH in Northeast on Saturday. The collection of acrylic paintings features Americans the artist thinks have largely lived unnoticed and unrecognized lives. Ruyter’s work reimagines Depression and Dust Bowl-era black-and-white photography from the Library of Congress archives through late October.

(Sept. 6-16) Sup, Shorty?
The DC Shorts Film Festival kicks off today at a number of venues in Washington and one in Northern Virginia. One hundred and forty films from 27 countries screen through the 16th. This year’s festival pairs local chefs with food-themed films, so you’ll want to save a little space for those screenings.
 
Music: “Lost Ones (Instrumental)” by Lauryn Hill

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