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Participants of the 2011 Dramathon perform, led by local actress Sarah Marshall. Several Helen Hayes Award-winning actors will perform in this year's Dramathon.
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Participants of the 2011 Dramathon perform, led by local actress Sarah Marshall. Several Helen Hayes Award-winning actors will perform in this year's Dramathon.

Apr. 25-26: Gladys Knight
The week is winding down, but it's never too early to have a little fun. Eight-time Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Gladys Knight is coming to our area for a two-evening-only performance. You can hear the Empress of Soul perform a mix of her greatest and newest hits at the Music Center at Strathmore tonight and tomorrow starting at 8 p.m.

Apr. 26: Dramathon
The Theatre Lab School for the Dramatic Arts hosts the third annual Dramathon tomorrow night at Theatre J in the Washington DC Jewish Community Center. The event kicks off at 10:30 p.m., and will debut eight 10-minute plays written in just one day by local playwrights. Proceeds from the fundraising event benefit the Theatre Lab's scholarship fund.  

Music: "Claudine Theme (Instrumental)" by Gladys Knight & The Pips 

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