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Pullman Porter Blues features classic blues songs such as "Sweet Home Chicago" and "This Train."
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Pullman Porter Blues features classic blues songs such as "Sweet Home Chicago" and "This Train."

Dec. 3: Miracle on 34th Street

Monday morning got you down? After work, you can perk yourself up with an old silver screen favorite. The National Theatre kicks of its Holiday Cinema series tonight with the Christmas-time classic Miracle on 34th Street. The movie starts at 6:30 p.m. and admission is free. But be sure to get in line by 6 p.m., because tickets are distributed on a first come, first served basis.  

Dec. 3-Jan. 6: Pullman Porter Blues

Did you know that D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray has proclaimed it Pullman Porter Awareness Month? Well, it’s true, and Pullman Porter Blues has pulled into Arena Stage. The work was inspired by playwright Cheryl L. West’s grandfather’s experience working on postal trains, and follows three Pullman train porters as they travel from Chicago to New Orleans. The play is set in the late 1930s and features a dozen classic blues songs. Pullman Porter Blues will keep on chugging through January 6. 

Music: "Guitar" by Blue Christmas from Christmas Chillout Album  

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