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Blacktop's Plays Don't Just Play It Straight

The 2011 Capital Fringe Festival marked the debut of a new theater company in Washington. A handful of recent George Mason graduates started the group, and a glimpse of their Fringe submission makes one thing obvious: when they put on a play, they do mean play.

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‘Art Beat’ With Sean Rameswaram

Screen on the Green returns to the Mall, Bauhaus is still in style and Ms. Fridrich gets emotional at the Black Cat.

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VisArts Showcases Five Local Emerging Artists

VisArts Gallery in Rockville, Md. is running a new art exhibit that showcases five local artists. The exhibition held by the non-profit is titled “D.C. Emerging.

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Ocean City Hopes to Appeal to Younger Crowds with the DEW Tour

The Dew Tour is bringing big crowds and big stars from the world of extreme sports to Ocean City, Md. this weekend. But, the event may be a sign the town is going for a younger demographic.

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Johnny Depp Revitalizes Role of Tanto In Remake Of Lone Ranger

A Hollywood remake of The Lone Ranger is in the works with Johnny Depp playing Tonto. The fictional characters first appeared nearly 80 years ago, and their success is measured not only in their longevity but also in the profitability of their brand.

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‘Art Beat’ With Sean Rameswaram

Conversations with Earth, Japanese ceramics, a double dose of theater and The Lion of Zimbabwe.

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