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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, September 18

Sept. 19-Oct. 9: AFI Latin American Film Festival
The 24th annual AFI Latin American Film Festival kicks off tomorrow and runs through October 9 at AFI Silver Theatre in Silver Spring. The festival will showcase 45 films from 21 different countries, including Spain, Portugal, Chile and Uruguay, to name a few. The festival opens with two films by Argentinian director Matías Piñiero: Rosalinda, a short film, and Viola, a modern adaptation of Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, set within the hipster community of Buenos Aires.

Sept. 19-22: Cirque de la Symphonie
Starting tomorrow, you can enjoy the magic of the circus at The Kennedy Center’s Concert Hall, where Cirque de la Symphonie’s aerial artists, acrobats, jugglers, contortionists and more will be performing through Sunday. Conducted by Steven Reineke, the National Symphony Orchestra Pops will provide the soundtrack to the high-flying spectacle.

Music: “Vincent (Acoustic Instrumental Version)” by The Acoustic Guitar Troubadours

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Free Wi-Fi On Buses Offers A Link To Future Of 'Smart Cities'

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