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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, September 12

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Go-go group Be'la Dona is the official band for the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! & SOUL TOUR, where they back up artists Erykah Badu, Melanie Fiona, very Sunshine, Estelle, Goapole, Rah Digga and Lil Mama.
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Go-go group Be'la Dona is the official band for the BLACK GIRLS ROCK! & SOUL TOUR, where they back up artists Erykah Badu, Melanie Fiona, very Sunshine, Estelle, Goapole, Rah Digga and Lil Mama.

Sept. 12-13: Mirror and Music
Japanese choreographer Saburo Teshigawara and his company KARAS make their Kennedy Center debut tonight with the North American premiere of Mirror and Music. The highly-visual work plays with shadows and lighting as it explores the simultaneously tangible and intangible nature of music and the reflection we see when we gaze into the mirror. You can see the performance tonight and tomorrow at 8 p.m.

Sept. 13-14: Crank & Groove: A Go-Go Love Story
You can hear true tales told live tomorrow night and Saturday at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Northeast. In Crank & Groove: A Go-Go Love Story, SpeakeasyDC brings storytellers, musicians and dancers to the stage where they will take audiences on a rhythmic journey through the past and present of go-go. Directed by Jess Solomon, the event will feature music by Be’la Dona and storytelling by Nina Mercer, Christylez Bacon, Natalie Hopkinson, Kato Hammond, and Black Picasso of the Poem-Cees.

Music: “Man in The Mirror (Instrumental)” by Michael Jackson

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