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Hooded, Or Being Black for Dummies

May 2 @ 12:00 am - June 3 @ 12:00 am

Back by popular demand, Tearrance Arvelle Chisholm’s “breathtakingly on-point new comedy” (Washington Post) returns for a special encore remount after its sold-out run became one of the first breakout DC hits of 2017. This irreverent examination of growing up Black in America features two unlikely allies—Marquis and Tru. Suspecting that Marquis has lost his “blackness,”…

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7:30 pm

Secret Music Skirmishes of the Cold War: The Shostakovich Case

May 23 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
National Cathedral, 3101 Wisconsin Ave NW
Washington, DC 20016 United States

Only in recent decades has it become known that the CIA covertly funded a Cold War cultural war against the Soviet Union. A frequent target was Shostakovich, portrayed as a Soviet stooge shackled by Socialist Realism. Meanwhile, JFK gave speeches insisting that the arts can only flourish in “free societies.” Looking back on the 1950s and…

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