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The 2011 Capital Fringe Festival runs from July 7th through July 24th.
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The 2011 Capital Fringe Festival runs from July 7th through July 24th.

The District is in store for another summer of no-holds-barred, independent plays, musicals, dance and other performances, with the sixth annual Capital Fringe Festival. Running from July 7 through July 24, Fringe is the only unjuried, self-producing, open-access festival in the D.C. area, and Rebecca Sheir speaks with the Fest's executive director, Julianne Brienza, to learn how the anything-but-mainstream magic happens.

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