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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, February 26

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Carl Tanner as Captain Ahab and Talise Trevigne as Pip.
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Carl Tanner as Captain Ahab and Talise Trevigne as Pip.

Feb. 26-Mar. 8: Moby-Dick
Moby-Dick is on stage at The Kennedy Center through March 8 in the new American opera’s East Coast premiere. Based on the 19th-century novel by Herman Melville, the show has been described as “perhaps the most technically challenging opera Washington National Opera has ever mounted.” Projections and an elaborate nautical set paint a scene of life aboard the Pequod, as Captain Ahab desperately seeks revenge on the fabled white whale that once took his leg.

Feb. 28-Mar. 9: The Secret Case of Sherlock Holmes
Starting this Friday, children can watch a classic literary figure come to life at Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre in Arlington, where Encore Stage & Studio presents The Secret Case of Sherlock Holmes through March 9. Recommended for ages 4 and up, the show follows Detective Sherlock Holmes and his right-hand man Dr. Watson as they attempt to solve a murder on the grounds of the Freudly Institute. But with so many fantastical stories, will the famous sleuth be mistaken for just another patient?

Music: “Moby Dick - Instrumental” by Ito Miranda

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