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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, March 14

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Happily Ever After is presented in partnership with SPAIN Arts & Culture. Karin Rosnizeck and Doug Krehbel co-star as She and He, respectively.
Ambassador Theater
Happily Ever After is presented in partnership with SPAIN Arts & Culture. Karin Rosnizeck and Doug Krehbel co-star as She and He, respectively.

March 14 to 30: "Happily Ever After"
Ambassador Theater presents the world premiere of "Happily Ever After" at CulturalDC’s Flashpoint Gallery in Northwest. Spanish playwright Cristina Colmena says the show is about love, the struggle to be happy, and the gaps in communication that often occur in relationships.

"Because of the movies and the novels, we have that image of what love should be, and finally life is not so easy. It’s like a struggle," Colmena says. "You have to try one day and another day and sometimes there are disappointments and sometimes there is loss."

The play is directed by Hanna Bondarewska and runs through March 30.

March 15: Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival Kickoff Party
The Kingman Island Bluegrass and Folk Festival is still six weeks away, but adults 21 and older can attend a kickoff party tomorrow night at 9 p.m. at Gypsy Sally’s in Northwest. The event will feature performances by Larry Keel, By & By and Letitia Van Sant & the Bonafides.

Music: “You Don’t Love Me” by any song in the world

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