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"Negro es Bello II" by American-born Mexican sculptor and printmaker Elizabeth Catlett. Her work is part of a show on democracy and art at Contemporary Wing.
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"Negro es Bello II" by American-born Mexican sculptor and printmaker Elizabeth Catlett. Her work is part of a show on democracy and art at Contemporary Wing.

Nov. 21: Kojo the Original Blackbyrds at Blues Alley
This song, "Rock Creek Park" by the Blackbyrds, was a hit back in 1975, and it's been sampled and resampled ever since. The D.C.-based group was formed by Howard University students, and now several are reunited. They're playing tonight at Blues Alley in Georgetown.

Nov 21 - 23: 'Of the People'
The presidential election is over, but a show about democracy and art is still up at the Contemporary Wing gallery. The show features artists from Shepard Fairey to the anonymous Egyptian street artist El Teneen, who was active in the Arab Spring, and whose current work criticizes Islamists in government. The show runs through Friday.

Nov. 21-Dec. 22: 'Mindscapes' and 'Meditation on the Rocks'
A new exhibition opening today highlights the work of two local painters: Andrew Acquadro, a professional tennis coach, whose work is playful and light, and Suzanne Goldberg, a practicing psychologist, whose landscapes are brooding and intense. The show is at Studio Gallery in Dupont.

Music: "Rock Creek Park" by the Blackbyrds.

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