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Harman Awards

Harman Center for the Arts Celebrates
Their Annual Gala at Shakespeare Theatre Company

Wednesday, October 8th, 2014
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On October 5, 2014 the Shakespeare Theatre Company recognized John Hurt, Stacy Keach, and Dame Diana Rigg as this year’s recipients of The William Shakespeare

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Journey of a Bombshell: The Ina Ray Hutton Story -
A Bouncy Revelation

Monday, October 6th, 2014
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Author/performer Melissa Ritz discovered Ina Ray Hutton looking for audition material on YouTube. That her subject should have remained obscure during a time when issues

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David R. Allison: Icons of American Culture

Sunday, October 5th, 2014
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More than ten years ago, David R. Allison amassed a series of images that combined his commercial and fine art photography. Looking at the collection,

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Out of Many, One: Celebrating Diversity on the National Mall

Saturday, October 4th, 2014
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When viewed from above ground, Jorge Rodríguez-Gerada’s Out of Many, One, is staggering. The latest in Rodríguez-Gerada’s “facescapes,” or oversized portraits that are visible from

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Gone Girl – Gillian Flynn’s Best-Selling Novel
Comes to the Screen with Ben Affleck

Friday, October 3rd, 2014
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Gone Girl was a page turner and the film version is just as compelling. Gillian Flynn, who wrote the book also wrote the screenplay. No

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The Art of Deception Explored in Art and Craft

Friday, October 3rd, 2014
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“Nothing’s original under the sun. Everything goes back to something.” The fascinating documentary, Art and Craft, opens with these words by Mark Landis, one of

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Nicholas Cage Takes a Wrong Turn in Left Behind

Friday, October 3rd, 2014
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Nicolas Cage is nothing if not convincing. His ability to show range—playing such roles as convicted felon to weatherman to hapless father—has helped him build

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From Here to Here: Richard McGuire Makes a Book

Thursday, October 2nd, 2014
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Every year, throughout the 1960s, 70s and early 80s, Richard McGuire’s parents took a Christmas photo of him and his four siblings, always on the

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