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Spotlights
La bohème
Sat, November 1 thru Sat, November 15
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts

Puccini's timeless tale of young bohemians in Paris struggling to fulfill their dreams and find love returns in a brand-new production filled with moonlit duets, snowy streets, rowdy celebrations, and heartrending tears.
Bryan Batt: Batt on a Hot Tin Roof
Thu, November 20
Strathmore

This Broadway veteran played leading roles in La Cage Aux Folles, Disney’s Beauty and the Beast, Sunset Boulevard, and more.
Modern American Prints and Drawings from the Kainen Collection
Thru Sunday, February 1, 2015
National Gallery of Art

The final installation in a series of three exhibitions celebrating the generous bequest of Ruth Cole Kainen explores the first seven decades of 20th-century American art. The 37 works on view reveal a trend toward abstraction—from the light-dappled impressionism of Childe Hassam, through the jazz-inflected rhythms of Stuart Davis, to the vigorous brushy forms of David Smith.
Guitar Passions: Sharon Isbin, Stanley Jordan & Romero Lubambo
Sun, November 23
Strathmore

Stanley Jordan, a player of “jaw-dropping technique and lyrical interpretations” (The Washington Post) and Brazilian master Romero Lubambo, “an absolute wizard,” (Acoustic Guitar magazine).
Beatrice Rana, piano
Sat, November 8
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts
Risk Takers: Pushing the Limits
Wed, December 3
National Geographic