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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, August 19

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Josh Groban will perform with Wolf Trap Orchestra this week.
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Josh Groban will perform with Wolf Trap Orchestra this week.

August 19-Sept. 21: Shining City & Molly

Scena Theatre brings plays from around the world to D.C. audiences. The company is presenting two Irish dramas at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Northeast through September 21. Shining City by Conor McPherson is about a widower who believes he can see his dead wife, so he starts seeing a therapist. But the newbie shrink has his own problems to deal with. Molly, a world premiere play by George O’Brien, is about the mistress of Irish playwright J.M Synge. It opens this Saturday.

August 19-20: Josh Groban with Wolf Trap Orchestra

Josh Groban is performing with Wolf Trap Orchestra tonight and tomorrow at the Filene Center. The multiplatinum vocalist is either a baritone or a tenor, depending on whom you ask. His repertoire includes arias pop ballads such as his 2004 hit cover of “You Raise Me Up.” Both shows start at 8 p.m.

Music: “In Your Arms Again” by The Ballycastle Players
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