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(L to R) Chuck Underwood, Byron McWilliams, Zachary Smith and Andy Kochenour bring the sounds of the bayou to D.C.
Dixie Power Trio
(L to R) Chuck Underwood, Byron McWilliams, Zachary Smith and Andy Kochenour bring the sounds of the bayou to D.C.

August 28-Sept. 14: Gidion’s Knot

NextStop Theatre Company opens its 2014/2015 season tonight with Gidion’s Knot, a co-production with Forum Theatre Company. Written by Johnna Adams, the drama, which is set in an elementary school, touches on serious topics such as academic standards, bullying and suicide. Producing Artistic Director Evan Hoffman says the play doesn’t simplify these difficult issues.

“You might start thinking you know what is right and what is wrong and who is at fault and who is the victim,” he says. “But at the play goes on and you learn more, you discover that like in real life, the situation has a lot more grey areas.”

The show runs through September 14.

August 29: Jazz in the Garden

If you haven’t made it out to the National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden for the 14th season of Jazz in the Garden, tomorrow is your last chance. The final event in the free, outdoor concert series begins at 5 p.m. with a performance by Dixie Power Trio. Although the group got its start in Fredericksburg, Virginia, the four-piece band channels the bayou rather than the Potomac with styles such as zydeco, Cajun and Louisiana funk.

Music: “The Garden feat. Big Daddy Kane (Instrumental)” by DJ Jazzy Jeff

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