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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, March 13

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This drawing depicts what Vector Cloud will look like once the project is installed.
Hiroshi Jacobs
This drawing depicts what Vector Cloud will look like once the project is installed.

Mar. 13: Shodekeh
Tonight at 7, Baltimore-based beatboxer Shodekeh will demonstrate the art of vocal percussion in a performance with dancer slash choreographer Krysia Bock, with collaboration from Corcoran College of Art + Design students. The event is part of the NOW at the Corcoran series, and takes place during the weekly Corcoran Uncorked.

Mar. 13: The Bach Choir of Bethlehem
The Bach Choir of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania is performing Mendelssohn's Elijah tonight at 8 at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda. Baritone Dashon Burton takes the title role in this dramatic, musical retelling of the Biblical prophet's life.

Mar. 15-Apr. 13: Hiroshi Jacobs & Casey Hughes: Vector Cloud
Starting this Friday you can head to Flashpoint Gallery in D.C. to see Vector Cloud, a large installation of metal rods and bungee cords that alternates between two and three-dimensional space as the cloud-like form changes shape. The exhibit is a joint-project between Hiroshi Jacobs and Casey Hughes, whose experimental designs are influenced by their experience as architects.

Music: "So High (Cloud 9 Remix Instrumental)" by John Legend

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