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This mixed media paper work, "Caribbean Woman," by Leslie Printis is just one of the pieces you can see in The Passion of the Media.
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This mixed media paper work, "Caribbean Woman," by Leslie Printis is just one of the pieces you can see in The Passion of the Media.

July 17-August 10: Dani Girl

Unexpected Stage Company presents its first musical, Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond’s Dani Girl. When a nine-year-old girl loses her hair to leukemia, she, a fellow hospital patient and an imaginary friend embark on a magical journey to get it back. Dimond, who wrote the book and lyrics, says the show isn't the dark drama that people might expect.

“It’s about a girl who really takes her disease head-on and there’s a lot of humor in the show, which I think is very true to life that people dealing with these sorts of things do combat it with humor and find the moments of levity within their serious situation,” he says.

The production makes its D.C.-area debut today at Randolph Road Theater in Silver Spring, where it will be on stage through August 10.

July 17-Sept. 6: The Passion of the Media: And the Process from a Global Perspective

The Passion of the Media presents work by African and African-American artists who share an enthusiasm for their chosen materials. While one artist makes time-intensive collages, another applies thick layers of bold-colored paint to canvas. The third crafts playful doll-like sculptures from terracotta and mixed media. You can see the exhibit at Zenith Gallery in Northwest through September 6.

Music: “Dani California” by Vitamin String Quartet

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