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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, August 22

Godisheus is a hip-hop band that isn't afraid to break free from the mold.
Photo courtesy of The Kennedy Center
Godisheus is a hip-hop band that isn't afraid to break free from the mold.

August 23: Chocolate City Rocks!

D.C. go-go and hip-hop artists unite to produce Chocolate City Rocks!, a funk, rock and soul concert featuring Godisheus, four-time consecutive winner of the Washington Area Music Association's award for Best Hip-Hop Group, and Thaylobleu, an alt-rock band that blends classic rock with old-school D.C. punk. The free performance is tomorrow night at 6 on The Kennedy Center's Millennium Stage.

August 22-Oct. 5: Artemis Herber: No Man's Land

You can get an inside look at one artist's creative process on Saturdays through September 13, when Artemis Herber will be painting onsite at Artisphere in Arlington. The artist creates large-scale landscape paintings on cardboard, which she manipulates and mangles as a tribute to the impact humans have on nature. The finished work will be on view through October 5.

Music: "Thelonious (Instrumental)" by Common

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