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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 30

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Trees over the River Frome at Stapleton, 1862, watercolor and gouache on wove paper by James Jackson Curnock.
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Trees over the River Frome at Stapleton, 1862, watercolor and gouache on wove paper by James Jackson Curnock.

July 30-August 3: Mary Poppins

Jane and Michael Banks aren't well-behaved children. In fact, they can be quite naughty and have sent several caretakers packing. But Mary Poppins isn’t your average nanny. She sings, she flies and with a pinch of magic, and a crash course in etiquette, she might be able to teach the kids and their parents how to behave in a loving, civilized manner. You can see the musical at Shenandoah University in Winchester through Sunday.

July 30-Sept. 14: The Color of Nature: Recent Acquisitions of Landscape Watercolors

In the past decade, the National Gallery of Art had added more than 200 19th-century European and American watercolors to its collection. You can see 15 of those works of art in The Color of Nature: Recent Acquisitions of Landscape Watercolors. The exhibit will be on view through September 14.

Music: “Chim-Chim-Cher-Ee [Instrumental]” by Disney’s Karaoke Series

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Presidential candidates today frequently use popular pieces of music as campaign "theme songs"...often without approval from the musicians themselves. But using music on the campaign trail is not a modern phenomenon: it goes back to our earliest presidential elections. In the 1800s songs were used out of necessity: to reach potential voters who could not read. We investigate the history, evolution, and modern-day role of music in political campaigns.

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