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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, June 20

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Bassist Tómas R. Einarsson of Iceland will perform at Twins Jazz this Friday with the Tómas R. Einarsson Trio.
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Bassist Tómas R. Einarsson of Iceland will perform at Twins Jazz this Friday with the Tómas R. Einarsson Trio.

Jun. 20-29: Nordic Jazz 2013
Starting tonight you can check out modern jazz music from five Scandinavian countries as part of the seventh annual Nordic Jazz Festival. Presented by Twins Jazz Club in D.C. and the Nordic Embassies, the festival runs through June 29 and will feature eight concerts by performers from Denmark, Finland, Norway, Iceland, and Sweden. This year’s festival is bigger than ever and provides attendees with the opportunity to experience the unique sounds of Nordic jazz, which is characterized by improvisation and an emphasis on the natural elements of Nordic countries.

Jun. 20-Jul. 14: Angel Street
Olney Theatre Center continues its 75th anniversary season with Angel Street by Patrick Hamilton. The Victorian thriller focuses on a seemingly normal couple living in 19th century London. But when a dedicated Scotland Yard detective shows up at their door, secrets begin to unravel as young Bella struggles to figure out whether she’s losing her mind, or her husband, Jack, is twisting it. You can see the play through July 14.

Music: “Safari” by Eero Koivistoinen

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