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D. Andrew Olivo" /><category term="the Shirelles" /><category term="theatre Washington" /><category term="theatre criticism" /><category term="theatreWashington" /><category term="theatreWeek" /><category term="trains" /><category term="trombone concerts" /><category term="vegans" /><category term="veterans" /><category term="vintage gowns" /><category term="violence against women" /><category term="volunteers" /><category term="water colors" /><category term="wet dry" /><category term="women artists" /><category term="women empowerment" /><category term="women historians" /><title type="text">Washington Speaks</title><subtitle type="html">Reviews and notices of events in Washington, D.C. including, but not limited to, the performing arts, speakers, authors, lectures, meetings, books, movies, cycling, hockey games, exhibitions, buildings, and an occasional post about other places and things.</subtitle><link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/" /><link rel="next" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default?start-index=26&amp;max-results=25&amp;redirect=false" /><author><name>Patricia Leslie</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/17795504134889183749</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel="http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail" width="16" height="16" src="https://img1.blogblog.com/img/b16-rounded.gif" /></author><generator version="7.00" uri="http://www.blogger.com">Blogger</generator><openSearch:totalResults>591</openSearch:totalResults><openSearch:startIndex>1</openSearch:startIndex><openSearch:itemsPerPage>25</openSearch:itemsPerPage><atom10:link xmlns:atom10="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" rel="self" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://feeds.feedburner.com/WashingtonSpeaks" /><feedburner:info uri="washingtonspeaks" /><atom10:link xmlns:atom10="http://www.w3.org/2005/Atom" rel="hub" href="http://pubsubhubbub.appspot.com/" /><feedburner:emailServiceId>WashingtonSpeaks</feedburner:emailServiceId><feedburner:feedburnerHostname>https://feedburner.google.com</feedburner:feedburnerHostname><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4081098627537122018.post-7788832827923561239</id><published>2018-01-19T09:20:00.003-05:00</published><updated>2018-01-19T09:36:29.610-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="art exhibits" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Johannes Vermeer" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="National Gallery of Art" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="On the Mall" /><title type="text">Last Washington weekend for Vermeer and Golden Age artists </title><summary type="html">
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  8. Johannes Vermeer, Dutch, 1632-1675, Woman Writing a Letter, With Her Maid, c. 1670-1671, National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin
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  10.  Contingent upon the powers that agree or not agree on a government shutdown, it was reported last night that museums will remain open until Monday enabling the National Gallery of Art to present a major show for one more weekend.
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  12. At the Gallery guests will find &lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~4/1JuVHJYLWf4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</summary><link rel="replies" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/feeds/7788832827923561239/comments/default" title="Post Comments" /><link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=4081098627537122018&amp;postID=7788832827923561239" title="0 Comments" /><link rel="edit" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/7788832827923561239" /><link rel="self" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/7788832827923561239" /><link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~3/1JuVHJYLWf4/last-weekend-for-vermeer-and-golden-age.html" title="Last Washington weekend for Vermeer and Golden Age artists " /><author><name>Patricia Leslie</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/17795504134889183749</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel="http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail" width="16" height="16" src="https://img1.blogblog.com/img/b16-rounded.gif" /></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-Gh_P5yGELJw/WmFgVLC-JvI/AAAAAAAAKGM/mM_9ZQitxIkJ6IYar0E8Qe55k-Uxvh94gCLcBGAs/s72-c/NMWANGATyLibItalEmb%2B105.JPG" height="72" width="72" /><thr:total>0</thr:total><georss:featurename>4th &amp;amp; Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20565, USA</georss:featurename><georss:point>38.891298 -77.019965000000013</georss:point><georss:box>-8.4663630000000012 -159.6371525 86.248959 5.5972224999999867</georss:box><feedburner:origLink>http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/2018/01/last-weekend-for-vermeer-and-golden-age.html</feedburner:origLink></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4081098627537122018.post-1763944213399582927</id><published>2018-01-15T13:24:00.000-05:00</published><updated>2018-01-18T17:07:36.949-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="&quot; New York Times" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Katharine Graham ck" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Meryl Streep" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="movie review" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="movies" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Pentagon Papers" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Steven Spielberg" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="The Post" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Tom Hanks" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Washington Post" /><title type="text">Great (not Best) Picture, 'The Post'</title><summary type="html">
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  26.  Julie Vidrick Evans by Tommy Jordan 
  27. Prize-winning concert organist, Julie Vidrick Evans, will play French music in a free concert Wednesday, January 10, 2018, at St. John's Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square beginning at 12:10 p.m.Ms. Vidrick Evans is the director of music for Chevy Chase Presbyterian Church who followed her grandmother's and mother's practices of organ playing, according &lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~4/IEr1tNQ3alY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</summary><link rel="replies" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/feeds/6726964157105311861/comments/default" title="Post Comments" /><link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=4081098627537122018&amp;postID=6726964157105311861" title="0 Comments" /><link rel="edit" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/6726964157105311861" /><link rel="self" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/6726964157105311861" /><link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~3/IEr1tNQ3alY/free-noon-french-organ-concert-jan-10.html" title="Free noon French organ concert Jan. 10, St. John's, Lafayette Square" /><author><name>Patricia Leslie</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/17795504134889183749</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel="http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail" width="16" height="16" src="https://img1.blogblog.com/img/b16-rounded.gif" /></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-oOwCbzAiMRc/WlVtKfim7KI/AAAAAAAAKFs/BN5LQHem6Q4vWf5-TwHxTnNPxmdYOE7mQCLcBGAs/s72-c/JulieVidrickEvans.jpg" height="72" width="72" /><thr:total>0</thr:total><georss:featurename>1525 H St NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA</georss:featurename><georss:point>38.900459 -77.035904000000016</georss:point><georss:box>13.378424499999998 -118.34449800000002 64.4224935 -35.727310000000017</georss:box><feedburner:origLink>http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/2018/01/free-noon-french-organ-concert-jan-10.html</feedburner:origLink></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4081098627537122018.post-6483104939485444412</id><published>2018-01-01T23:53:00.002-05:00</published><updated>2018-01-19T08:29:40.555-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="director" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Guillermo del Toro" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Michael Shannon" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="movie review" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="movies" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Octavia Spencer" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Sally Hawkins" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Shape of Water" /><title type="text">Best Picture!  'The Shape of Water'</title><summary type="html">
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  31. Sally Hawkins, left, and Octavia Spencer in The Shape of Water/ Photo by Kerry Hayes, 20th Century Fox
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  33. Dear Movie Fans,
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  35. I'm not a sci-fi lover but this movie wowed me! And those  at E Street, too, where most audience members clapped at the end. 
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  41. Richard Jenkins in The Shape of Water/ Photo by Kerry Hayes, 20th Century Fox
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  44.  It is &lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~4/8WvO7eHCvn4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</summary><link rel="replies" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/feeds/6483104939485444412/comments/default" title="Post Comments" /><link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=4081098627537122018&amp;postID=6483104939485444412" title="0 Comments" /><link rel="edit" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/6483104939485444412" /><link rel="self" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/6483104939485444412" /><link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~3/8WvO7eHCvn4/best-picture-shape-of-water.html" title="Best Picture!  'The Shape of Water'" /><author><name>Patricia Leslie</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/17795504134889183749</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel="http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail" width="16" height="16" src="https://img1.blogblog.com/img/b16-rounded.gif" /></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-XsRR9EPIPQ4/WklMH4rEjaI/AAAAAAAAKFI/7z7ke1reV2M3D90As9n26Ka8myM40V0jQCLcBGAs/s72-c/SOW.jpg" height="72" width="72" /><thr:total>0</thr:total><feedburner:origLink>http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/2018/01/best-picture-shape-of-water.html</feedburner:origLink></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4081098627537122018.post-242970233451836335</id><published>2017-12-04T23:37:00.000-05:00</published><updated>2018-01-09T20:09:42.379-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Episcopal High School Alexandria VA" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="First Wednesday Concert Series" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="free concerts" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="St. John's Church Lafayette Square" /><title type="text">Free noon Christmas concert at St. John's, Lafayette Square, Dec. 6</title><summary type="html">
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  54. The Episcopal High School Chamber Choir will sing music of the season in a free noontime concert on Wednesday, December 6, at St. John's Episcopal Church, Lafayette Square. 
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  56. On the program are: 
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  58. O Come, O Come Emmanuel
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  62. Adam lay ybounden - Boris Ord
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  66. Sicut cervus - Palestrina
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  70. Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day - Nicholas White
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  74. Unclouded Day - arr. Shawn Kirchner
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  78. Steal Away&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~4/90DshlzildU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</summary><link rel="replies" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/feeds/242970233451836335/comments/default" title="Post Comments" /><link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=4081098627537122018&amp;postID=242970233451836335" title="0 Comments" /><link rel="edit" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/242970233451836335" /><link rel="self" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/242970233451836335" /><link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~3/90DshlzildU/free-noon-christmas-concert-at-st-johns.html" title="Free noon Christmas concert at St. John's, Lafayette Square, Dec. 6" /><author><name>Patricia Leslie</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/17795504134889183749</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel="http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail" width="16" height="16" src="https://img1.blogblog.com/img/b16-rounded.gif" /></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-PdiXQ5fF-3Q/WiYcp0DxgEI/AAAAAAAAKE4/xUbmgGp7Kq0xeBsiRSQBib3ytg0-LJYTgCLcBGAs/s72-c/EpisHS.jpg" height="72" width="72" /><thr:total>0</thr:total><georss:featurename>1525 H St NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA</georss:featurename><georss:point>38.900459 -77.035904000000016</georss:point><georss:box>13.378424499999998 -118.34449800000002 64.4224935 -35.727310000000017</georss:box><feedburner:origLink>http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/2017/12/free-noon-christmas-concert-at-st-johns.html</feedburner:origLink></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4081098627537122018.post-4946421319946980731</id><published>2017-12-03T12:42:00.000-05:00</published><updated>2017-12-03T12:45:13.320-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ari Roth" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Atlas Performing Arts Center" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="John de Lancie" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Jon Robin Baltz" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mosaic Theater Company" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Robert Egan" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="theatre" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Vicuna and The American Epilogue" /><title type="text">Last day to see Trump satire on stage!</title><summary type="html">
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  81. From left, John de Lancie, Brian George, and Haaz Sleiman in Mosaic Theater Company's Vicuna and The American Epilogue/photo by C. Stanley Photography
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  83. It's at the Mosaic Theater on H Street, easily accessible by the free trolley which runs up and down H, boarding behind Union Station, and it's a h-u-g-e show, amazing (!), really, really great.  It's beautiful with some very, very good laughs.&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~4/BbTV55Ml80Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</summary><link rel="replies" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/feeds/4946421319946980731/comments/default" title="Post Comments" /><link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=4081098627537122018&amp;postID=4946421319946980731" title="0 Comments" /><link rel="edit" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/4946421319946980731" /><link rel="self" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/4946421319946980731" /><link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~3/BbTV55Ml80Q/last-day-to-see-trump-satire-on-stage.html" title="Last day to see Trump satire on stage!" /><author><name>Patricia Leslie</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/17795504134889183749</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel="http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail" width="16" height="16" src="https://img1.blogblog.com/img/b16-rounded.gif" /></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xXhvtENw3BU/WiMDWn3T7II/AAAAAAAAKEk/CWY2izdYxdsIRzJq6Qh3APPW_FcTI8h9gCLcBGAs/s72-c/vicuna2.jpg" height="72" width="72" /><thr:total>0</thr:total><georss:featurename>1333 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA</georss:featurename><georss:point>38.9000309 -76.987458199999992</georss:point><georss:box>13.377996399999997 -118.29605219999999 64.4220654 -35.678864199999992</georss:box><feedburner:origLink>http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/2017/12/last-day-to-see-trump-satire-on-stage.html</feedburner:origLink></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4081098627537122018.post-1975585210667263871</id><published>2017-11-25T15:23:00.000-05:00</published><updated>2017-11-25T15:37:18.803-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="abstract art" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="art exhibits" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="black artists" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="black female artists" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="contemporary art" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="National Museum of Women in the Arts" /><title type="text">Women's Museum celebrates black female art</title><summary type="html">
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  86.  Mavis Pusey (b. 1928), Dejygea, 1970. Courtesy of Brock and Co. This piece debuted at the 1971 "Contemporary Black Artists in America" exhibition at the Whitney Museum of American Art. It illustrates Ms. Pusey's embrace of old, dilapidated New York structures and their architecture.  The museum label notes that early on, Ms. Pusey's work was frequently mischaracterized by museum curators as &lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~4/8EYiloAykXo" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</summary><link rel="replies" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/feeds/1975585210667263871/comments/default" title="Post Comments" /><link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=4081098627537122018&amp;postID=1975585210667263871" title="0 Comments" /><link rel="edit" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/1975585210667263871" /><link rel="self" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/1975585210667263871" /><link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~3/8EYiloAykXo/womens-museum-celebrates-black-female.html" title="Women's Museum celebrates black female art" /><author><name>Patricia Leslie</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/17795504134889183749</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel="http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail" width="16" height="16" src="https://img1.blogblog.com/img/b16-rounded.gif" /></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-BNhajPt9iKs/WgkJDvbAAAI/AAAAAAAAKC4/NZqDvX11D64hDiWowWrbm-TGfuqTActMACLcBGAs/s72-c/NMWANGATyLibItalEmb%2B016.JPG" height="72" width="72" /><thr:total>0</thr:total><georss:featurename>1250 New York Ave NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA</georss:featurename><georss:point>38.9001095 -77.0291441</georss:point><georss:box>38.8997235 -77.0297746 38.9004955 -77.0285136</georss:box><feedburner:origLink>http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/2017/11/womens-museum-celebrates-black-female.html</feedburner:origLink></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4081098627537122018.post-4219652758511941270</id><published>2017-11-09T23:14:00.000-05:00</published><updated>2017-11-09T23:14:04.962-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Agnes Varda" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Cohen Media Group" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Faces Places" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="JR" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="movie review" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="movies" /><title type="text">Movie review: 'Faces Places' is a total bore</title><summary type="html">
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  92. So much for Rotten Tomatoes and its "100 percent" approval rating.
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  94. Agnes Varda may be the greatest filmmaker out of Belgium since, since...(who?) but that still doesn't make her 2017 documentary of rural France any better.  Zzzzzzzzz.....
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  96. Faces Places is a constant refrain of frame after frame after frame of Ms. Varda, 89, traveling around France in a big van with a "mysterious" &lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~4/uar9b_2SVic" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</summary><link rel="replies" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/feeds/4219652758511941270/comments/default" title="Post Comments" /><link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=4081098627537122018&amp;postID=4219652758511941270" title="0 Comments" /><link rel="edit" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/4219652758511941270" /><link rel="self" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/4219652758511941270" /><link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~3/uar9b_2SVic/movie-review-faces-places-is-total-bore.html" title="Movie review: 'Faces Places' is a total bore" /><author><name>Patricia Leslie</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/17795504134889183749</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel="http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail" width="16" height="16" src="https://img1.blogblog.com/img/b16-rounded.gif" /></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-t-aPl1OyDwU/Wf6txEP9w-I/AAAAAAAAKCE/NpQsjKqpW-MVmM1htgcZ5aGH-eVT02fqgCLcBGAs/s72-c/FacesPlnotitl.jpg" height="72" width="72" /><thr:total>0</thr:total><feedburner:origLink>http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/2017/11/movie-review-faces-places-is-total-bore.html</feedburner:origLink></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4081098627537122018.post-4236700396947694612</id><published>2017-11-04T23:57:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2017-11-05T01:11:28.655-05:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Aaron Posner" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Olney Theatre Center" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Our Town" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="theatre" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Thornton Wilder" /><title type="text">'Our Town,' a play to see before you die</title><summary type="html">
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  100. Jon Hudson Odom in Our Town at Olney Theatre Center/Photo by Stan Barouh
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  102. You can see it now through November 12 at the Olney Theatre Center.
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  104. Its message is simple but strong, and I am happy to note that Goodreads agrees with me, including Our Town in its "Top 100 Stage Plays," and ditto, Buzzfeed (32 to Read Before You Die), and the list goes on.
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  106. Olney Theatre is nothing short of &lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~4/1GdCQg_UfGY" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</summary><link rel="replies" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/feeds/4236700396947694612/comments/default" title="Post Comments" /><link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=4081098627537122018&amp;postID=4236700396947694612" title="0 Comments" /><link rel="edit" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/4236700396947694612" /><link rel="self" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/4236700396947694612" /><link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~3/1GdCQg_UfGY/our-town-play-to-see-before-you-die.html" title="'Our Town,' a play to see before you die" /><author><name>Patricia Leslie</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/17795504134889183749</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel="http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail" width="16" height="16" src="https://img1.blogblog.com/img/b16-rounded.gif" /></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-Lpy2ZGnezcY/WfvtfsnwuhI/AAAAAAAAKBk/VYKScufDaa0TI9ojtNPxyOnszwW2bxqxgCLcBGAs/s72-c/OurTownGraveyard-L.jpg" height="72" width="72" /><thr:total>0</thr:total><georss:featurename>2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA</georss:featurename><georss:point>39.1447665 -77.0438843</georss:point><georss:box>13.622732000000003 -118.3524783 64.666801 -35.7352903</georss:box><feedburner:origLink>http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/2017/11/our-town-play-to-see-before-you-die.html</feedburner:origLink></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4081098627537122018.post-1872693486017132920</id><published>2017-10-31T20:06:00.002-04:00</published><updated>2017-10-31T20:06:28.645-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="All Saints Day" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Brent Erstad" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="concerts" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="First Wednesday Concert Series" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="free concerts" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="St. John's Church Lafayette Square" /><title type="text">All Saints Day free concert Nov. 1, St. John's, Lafayette Square</title><summary type="html">
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  109. Fra Angelico (c. 1395-1455), The Forerunners of Christ with Saints and Martyrs (about 1423-24), National Gallery, London/WikipediaMaurice Duruflé, George Shearing, and J.S. Bach are some of the composers whose works will be played at a free lunchtime concert Wednesday at St. John's, Lafayette Square in honor of All Saints Day.Brent Erstad, an organist and assistant director of music at St. &lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~4/mbvHK79ThXA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</summary><link rel="replies" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/feeds/1872693486017132920/comments/default" title="Post Comments" /><link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=4081098627537122018&amp;postID=1872693486017132920" title="0 Comments" /><link rel="edit" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/1872693486017132920" /><link rel="self" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/1872693486017132920" /><link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~3/mbvHK79ThXA/all-saints-day-free-concert-nov-1-st.html" title="All Saints Day free concert Nov. 1, St. John's, Lafayette Square" /><author><name>Patricia Leslie</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/17795504134889183749</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel="http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail" width="16" height="16" src="https://img1.blogblog.com/img/b16-rounded.gif" /></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ZgDdaXoNoUQ/Wfjdh1h1jtI/AAAAAAAAKAg/0wVb-jj-jU4zepAkXskntAVnHKClsVTsQCLcBGAs/s72-c/All-Saints.jpg" height="72" width="72" /><thr:total>0</thr:total><georss:featurename>1525 H St NW, Washington, DC 20005, USA</georss:featurename><georss:point>38.900459 -77.035904000000016</georss:point><georss:box>13.378424499999998 -118.34449800000002 64.4224935 -35.727310000000017</georss:box><feedburner:origLink>http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/2017/10/all-saints-day-free-concert-nov-1-st.html</feedburner:origLink></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4081098627537122018.post-3379673296184200063</id><published>2017-10-29T23:52:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2017-10-30T10:27:57.903-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Herndon VA" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="musicals" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="NextStop Theatre" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Stephen Sondheim" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="The Assassins" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="theatre" /><title type="text">NextStop Theatre targets 'Assassins'</title><summary type="html">
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  112. Assassins is on stage at NextStop Theatre in Herndon/photo by Lock and Company 
  113.  Leave it to Stephen Sondheim to take an idea about assassins and write music and lyrics for a show. This is one you aren't sure is about assassins, but it is, with songs to boot. Wikipedia says the play began off-Broadway in 1990 and opened in 2004 on Broadway, winning five Tonys. The actors at Herndon's NextStop &lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~4/308rUBGDfTA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</summary><link rel="replies" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/feeds/3379673296184200063/comments/default" title="Post Comments" /><link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=4081098627537122018&amp;postID=3379673296184200063" title="0 Comments" /><link rel="edit" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/3379673296184200063" /><link rel="self" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/3379673296184200063" /><link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~3/308rUBGDfTA/nextstop-theatre-targets-assassins.html" title="NextStop Theatre targets 'Assassins'" /><author><name>Patricia Leslie</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/17795504134889183749</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel="http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail" width="16" height="16" src="https://img1.blogblog.com/img/b16-rounded.gif" /></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-PLMDPugkF60/WfabseEs0VI/AAAAAAAAKAI/U94CFn87MLU3UYHpANpWyRBM5SOVR4y9wCLcBGAs/s72-c/Assassins%2BPress%2BPhoto%2Bwith%2BMackenzie%2BNewbury%2B3%2B-%2BPhoto%2Bby%2BLock%2Band%2BCompany.jpg" height="72" width="72" /><thr:total>0</thr:total><georss:featurename>269 Sunset Park Dr, Herndon, VA 20170, USA</georss:featurename><georss:point>38.9563542 -77.3750599</georss:point><georss:box>13.4343197 -118.6836539 64.4783887 -36.0664659</georss:box><feedburner:origLink>http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/2017/10/nextstop-theatre-targets-assassins.html</feedburner:origLink></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4081098627537122018.post-1151280869932667732</id><published>2017-09-28T09:55:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2017-09-28T10:57:59.772-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Cosmos Club" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Dolley Madison" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mathilde Townsend" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="National Gallery of Art" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Samuel Morse" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Washington D.C." /><title type="text">Inside the Cosmos Club </title><summary type="html">
  114.  
  115.  
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  117.  
  118.  The Cosmos Club, 2121 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W. Washington, D.C. 20008/Photo by Patricia Leslie
  119.  
  120. The Cosmos Club in Washington, D.C. "founded in 1878, is a private social club for men and
  121. women distinguished in science, literature and the arts or public
  122. service. Members come from virtually every profession that has anything
  123. to do with scholarship, creative genius or intellectual &lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~4/kmXHUf1bUCI" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</summary><link rel="replies" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/feeds/1151280869932667732/comments/default" title="Post Comments" /><link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=4081098627537122018&amp;postID=1151280869932667732" title="0 Comments" /><link rel="edit" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/1151280869932667732" /><link rel="self" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/1151280869932667732" /><link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~3/kmXHUf1bUCI/inside-cosmos-club.html" title="Inside the Cosmos Club " /><author><name>Patricia Leslie</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/17795504134889183749</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel="http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail" width="16" height="16" src="https://img1.blogblog.com/img/b16-rounded.gif" /></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-z5ynz170GWY/WblO54M5nZI/AAAAAAAAJ7Q/M4NqNPAKur8OUVO8ojgjXIiBjqDify0SgCLcBGAs/s72-c/CosmosFCForLease%2B044.JPG" height="72" width="72" /><thr:total>0</thr:total><georss:featurename>2121 Massachusetts Ave NW, Washington, DC 20008, USA</georss:featurename><georss:point>38.9115633 -77.047646699999973</georss:point><georss:box>38.9107913 -77.048907199999974 38.912335299999995 -77.046386199999972</georss:box><feedburner:origLink>http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/2017/09/inside-cosmos-club.html</feedburner:origLink></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4081098627537122018.post-928519524019092053</id><published>2017-09-18T23:57:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2017-11-02T23:39:58.956-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="In the Heights" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Lin-Manuel Miranda" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Marcos Santana" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Olney Theatre Center" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Robin de Jesus" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="theatre" /><title type="text"> Olney sells out two extensions of 'In the Heights' </title><summary type="html">
  124.  
  125.  
  126.  
  127.  The ensemble of In the Heights, co-produced by Olney Theatre Center and Round House Theatre/Photo by Stan Barouh 
  128.  
  129.  
  130. Two extended shows of In the Heights now on stage at the Olney Theatre Center are sold out through October 22.
  131.  
  132. They were announced almost before the show started, yet they are not enough to satisfy demand.
  133.  
  134. Not to fear.  
  135.  
  136. At the Olney's web page lies a hint that more seats &lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~4/KuWWkU1ed2w" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</summary><link rel="replies" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/feeds/928519524019092053/comments/default" title="Post Comments" /><link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=4081098627537122018&amp;postID=928519524019092053" title="0 Comments" /><link rel="edit" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/928519524019092053" /><link rel="self" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/928519524019092053" /><link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~3/KuWWkU1ed2w/olney-sells-out-two-extensions-of-in.html" title=" Olney sells out two extensions of 'In the Heights' " /><author><name>Patricia Leslie</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/17795504134889183749</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel="http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail" width="16" height="16" src="https://img1.blogblog.com/img/b16-rounded.gif" /></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zwiv5beoJYI/WcCEuZdLZYI/AAAAAAAAJ-8/cjHe6cWF3-0XMN9klGSwGf8uMOB0PACuQCLcBGAs/s72-c/Htsdance.jpg" height="72" width="72" /><thr:total>0</thr:total><georss:featurename>2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA</georss:featurename><georss:point>39.1446998 -77.044170600000029</georss:point><georss:box>13.622665299999998 -118.35276460000003 64.6667343 -35.73557660000003</georss:box><feedburner:origLink>http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/2017/09/olney-sells-out-two-extensions-of-in.html</feedburner:origLink></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4081098627537122018.post-1166676489703796239</id><published>2017-09-17T02:08:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2017-09-17T09:06:37.535-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="JFK" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="photography exhibition" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="President John F. Kennedy" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Smithsonian American Art Museum" /><title type="text">JFK photographs leave the Smithsonian today</title><summary type="html">
  137.  
  138.  
  139.  John F. Kennedy, 1961, by Shirley Seltzer Cooper (1919-1999)
  140.  
  141. In celebration of what would have been President  John F. Kennedy's 100th birthday on May 29, 2017, the Smithsonian American Art Museum opened a collection of 77 photographs and other remembrances of the man whose spirit, intelligence, appreciation for the arts, and energy captivated America which has never been able to regain its &lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~4/7ePu62xRojM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</summary><link rel="replies" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/feeds/1166676489703796239/comments/default" title="Post Comments" /><link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=4081098627537122018&amp;postID=1166676489703796239" title="0 Comments" /><link rel="edit" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/1166676489703796239" /><link rel="self" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/1166676489703796239" /><link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~3/7ePu62xRojM/jfk-photographs-leave-smithsonian-today.html" title="JFK photographs leave the Smithsonian today" /><author><name>Patricia Leslie</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/17795504134889183749</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel="http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail" width="16" height="16" src="https://img1.blogblog.com/img/b16-rounded.gif" /></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-e5tOf7-unTE/Wb2TlU_pqxI/AAAAAAAAJ98/LM1crvnzgq4-Du5YCRhDJ2iVTN5geGKowCLcBGAs/s72-c/JFKMemDayParade%2B001.JPG" height="72" width="72" /><thr:total>0</thr:total><georss:featurename>F St NW &amp;amp; 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA</georss:featurename><georss:point>38.8978609 -77.022941899999978</georss:point><georss:box>13.375826399999998 -118.33153589999998 64.4198954 -35.714347899999979</georss:box><feedburner:origLink>http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/2017/09/jfk-photographs-leave-smithsonian-today.html</feedburner:origLink></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4081098627537122018.post-4828433506298782099</id><published>2017-09-10T23:54:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2017-09-18T11:16:51.662-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bessie Smith" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Devil's Music: The Life and Blues of Bessie Smith" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Miche Braden" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mosaic Theater Company" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="theatre" /><title type="text">'Devil' sings Bessie Smith's blues at Mosaic (extended)</title><summary type="html">
  142.  
  143.  
  144.  
  145. Miche Braden as Bessie Smith with Anthony E. Nelson, Jr., in The Devil's Music: The Life &amp;amp; Blues of Bessie Smith/Photo by Stan Barouh
  146.  
  147. Bessie Smith fans, this one's for you!  The Devil's Music:  The Life &amp;amp; Blues of Bessie Smith now on stage at Mosaic Theater on H Street, in one of the most dynamic theaters in Washington, D.C.
  148.  
  149. The music of Bessie Smith (1894-1937) and parts of her life are &lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~4/Y5jKuZCXL60" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</summary><link rel="replies" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/feeds/4828433506298782099/comments/default" title="Post Comments" /><link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=4081098627537122018&amp;postID=4828433506298782099" title="0 Comments" /><link rel="edit" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/4828433506298782099" /><link rel="self" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/4828433506298782099" /><link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~3/Y5jKuZCXL60/devil-sings-bessie-smiths-blues-at.html" title="'Devil' sings Bessie Smith's blues at Mosaic (extended)" /><author><name>Patricia Leslie</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/17795504134889183749</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel="http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail" width="16" height="16" src="https://img1.blogblog.com/img/b16-rounded.gif" /></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-sdShrPJvfn4/Wa9uM2xdy-I/AAAAAAAAJ6k/rsvCBs2zcKcWHqvg38Kp3Nuoo7PvsXslgCLcBGAs/s72-c/TDM_06.JPG" height="72" width="72" /><thr:total>0</thr:total><georss:featurename>1333 H St NE, Washington, DC 20002, USA</georss:featurename><georss:point>38.9000309 -76.987458199999992</georss:point><georss:box>13.377996399999997 -118.29605219999999 64.4220654 -35.678864199999992</georss:box><feedburner:origLink>http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/2017/09/devil-sings-bessie-smiths-blues-at.html</feedburner:origLink></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4081098627537122018.post-84723993219696715</id><published>2017-09-03T02:28:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2017-09-06T21:02:06.346-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="National Gallery of Art" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="sculpture" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Theaster Gates" /><title type="text">Last weekend for Theaster Gates at the National Gallery of Art</title><summary type="html">
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  151.  
  152.  
  153.  
  154. On display at Theaster Gates: The Minor Arts at the National Gallery of Art,  is part of an old roof from a Chicago church/Photo by Patricia Leslie
  155.  
  156. In the Tower at the National Gallery of Art's East Building, you can catch some of Theaster Gates' art if you hurry, for this weekend is the last for the show.
  157.  
  158. Wikipedia identifies Gates (b. 1973) as a Chicagoan who makes installation art and &lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~4/e3gFljhI3ws" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</summary><link rel="replies" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/feeds/84723993219696715/comments/default" title="Post Comments" /><link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=4081098627537122018&amp;postID=84723993219696715" title="0 Comments" /><link rel="edit" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/84723993219696715" /><link rel="self" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/84723993219696715" /><link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~3/e3gFljhI3ws/last-day-for-theaster-gates-at-national.html" title="Last weekend for Theaster Gates at the National Gallery of Art" /><author><name>Patricia Leslie</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/17795504134889183749</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel="http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail" width="16" height="16" src="https://img1.blogblog.com/img/b16-rounded.gif" /></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-kDMgKejWUyc/WauLfeVaj2I/AAAAAAAAJ5Y/iAdmwscWsF8Gmq72fBYmrDfGHkvVJt8ZACLcBGAs/s72-c/NGAAspenChefs%2B009.JPG" height="72" width="72" /><thr:total>0</thr:total><georss:featurename>150 4th St NW, Washington, DC 20001, USA</georss:featurename><georss:point>38.8912854 -77.016579799999988</georss:point><georss:box>13.3692509 -118.32517379999999 64.4133199 -35.707985799999989</georss:box><feedburner:origLink>http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/2017/09/last-day-for-theaster-gates-at-national.html</feedburner:origLink></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4081098627537122018.post-5138254950570612554</id><published>2017-08-31T23:14:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2017-09-01T00:02:49.559-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Bette Midler" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Hello Dolly!" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="New York City" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Shubert Theatre" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="theatre" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Tony Awards" /><title type="text">Get on the bus for 'Hello, Dolly!'</title><summary type="html">
  159.  
  160.  
  161.  
  162.                                         Bette Midler in Hello, Dolly!/New York Lifestyles Magazine
  163.  
  164. Dear Theatre Fans,
  165.  
  166. Get on the bus*, even for a day, to New York City to see Bette Midler in Hello, Dolly! before she leaves the show in January.
  167.  
  168. The Divine Miss M is 71 which just goes to show you how young 70 is. (Speak for yourself.)
  169.  
  170. Hello, Dolly! is Ms. Midler's first leading role in a &lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~4/Gns3H2k0lCA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</summary><link rel="replies" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/feeds/5138254950570612554/comments/default" title="Post Comments" /><link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=4081098627537122018&amp;postID=5138254950570612554" title="0 Comments" /><link rel="edit" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/5138254950570612554" /><link rel="self" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/5138254950570612554" /><link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~3/Gns3H2k0lCA/get-on-bus-for-dolly.html" title="Get on the bus for 'Hello, Dolly!'" /><author><name>Patricia Leslie</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/17795504134889183749</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel="http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail" width="16" height="16" src="https://img1.blogblog.com/img/b16-rounded.gif" /></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-SzkntYlzBUM/WZ0RoHvcyOI/AAAAAAAAJ5I/uLCBFJiGuPEfhfpakNrWzUSMjb1eMemMACLcBGAs/s72-c/bette.jpg" height="72" width="72" /><thr:total>0</thr:total><georss:featurename>225 W 44th St, New York, NY 10036, USA</georss:featurename><georss:point>40.7580922 -73.987160599999982</georss:point><georss:box>15.2360577 -115.29575459999998 66.2801267 -32.678566599999982</georss:box><feedburner:origLink>http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/2017/08/get-on-bus-for-dolly.html</feedburner:origLink></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4081098627537122018.post-8249256465122125319</id><published>2017-08-20T23:51:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2017-08-21T09:22:36.859-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Kennedy Center" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Second City" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="theatre" /><title type="text">Second City was second rate in D.C.</title><summary type="html">
  171.  
  172.  
  173.  
  174. The cast of Second City in Almost Accurate Guide to America: Divided We Stand included Tyler Davis, Ross Taylor, Angela Alise, Chucho Perez, Katie Kershaw, and Ryan Asher/Kennedy Center and Second City
  175.  
  176. This was a comedy?  
  177.  
  178. That's the way it was billed in the Kennedy Center promotion, but "hilarious" it was not.
  179.  
  180. With a song about abortions?  
  181.  
  182. A skit on "Black Heaven"?  
  183.  
  184. Please. 
  185.  
  186. We &lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~4/DUqgbmd8yCs" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</summary><link rel="replies" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/feeds/8249256465122125319/comments/default" title="Post Comments" /><link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=4081098627537122018&amp;postID=8249256465122125319" title="0 Comments" /><link rel="edit" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/8249256465122125319" /><link rel="self" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/8249256465122125319" /><link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~3/DUqgbmd8yCs/second-city-was-second-rate-at-kencen.html" title="Second City was second rate in D.C." /><author><name>Patricia Leslie</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/17795504134889183749</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel="http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail" width="16" height="16" src="https://img1.blogblog.com/img/b16-rounded.gif" /></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-G97ZMlzcu2k/WZETSuFh-WI/AAAAAAAAJ40/DQFjrCkkswQv6MCQkZ9lJf14E7g__6TjQCLcBGAs/s72-c/SecCyCast.jpg" height="72" width="72" /><thr:total>0</thr:total><georss:featurename>2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566, USA</georss:featurename><georss:point>38.8958996 -77.0549924</georss:point><georss:box>13.3738651 -118.3635864 64.4179341 -35.746398400000004</georss:box><feedburner:origLink>http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/2017/08/second-city-was-second-rate-at-kencen.html</feedburner:origLink></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4081098627537122018.post-8636721915668914868</id><published>2017-08-09T22:51:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2017-08-09T22:51:06.531-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Grand Night for Singing" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Herndon VA" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Michael J. Bobbitt" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="musicals" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="NextStop Theatre" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Rodgers and Hammerstein" /><title type="text">Herndon sings Rodgers &amp; Hammerstein</title><summary type="html">
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  193. The set for A Grand Night for Singing at NextStop Theatre, Herndon/Photo by Lock and Company
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  196. When was the last time you sang Oh What a Beautiful Morning while you sat in traffic on 66 or stood on a packed Metro when there were no seats?
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  198. Yeah, me neither, but now that I've seen A Grand Night for Singing at the NextStop Theatre in Herndon, I am ready to adjust my attitude and let it all &lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~4/Y4ex-a7xoBA" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</summary><link rel="replies" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/feeds/8636721915668914868/comments/default" title="Post Comments" /><link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=4081098627537122018&amp;postID=8636721915668914868" title="0 Comments" /><link rel="edit" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/8636721915668914868" /><link rel="self" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/8636721915668914868" /><link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~3/Y4ex-a7xoBA/herndon-sings-rodgers-hammerstein.html" title="Herndon sings Rodgers &amp; Hammerstein" /><author><name>Patricia Leslie</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/17795504134889183749</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel="http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail" width="16" height="16" src="https://img1.blogblog.com/img/b16-rounded.gif" /></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-SdV1jSUmdR8/WYkW41bmzxI/AAAAAAAAJ4k/5fBQQQ6lvRAt__PmcUOegYdl_C5n9eUSACLcBGAs/s72-c/Grand.jpg" height="72" width="72" /><thr:total>0</thr:total><georss:featurename>269 Sunset Park Dr, Herndon, VA 20170, USA</georss:featurename><georss:point>38.9563542 -77.3750599</georss:point><georss:box>13.4343197 -118.6836539 64.4783887 -36.0664659</georss:box><feedburner:origLink>http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/2017/08/herndon-sings-rodgers-hammerstein.html</feedburner:origLink></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4081098627537122018.post-9165310206264490989</id><published>2017-08-05T23:52:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2017-08-06T00:00:48.433-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Catholic University of America" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Kennedy Center" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="piano festivals" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Washington International Piano Festival" /><title type="text">International pianists at the Kennedy Center</title><summary type="html">
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  201. The hands and arms of Jinseon Lee of Korea at the Ninth Annual International Piano Festival at the Kennedy Center, July 31, 2017.  According to program notes, Ms. Lee played Etudes No. 3 and No. 4 by E. Wild (1915-2010)/Photo by Patricia Leslie of the enlargement on the large screen with its black lines
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  203. Young pianists from Korea, Italy, and China were on the program last week at the Ninth &lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~4/C96IUfJ7kG8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</summary><link rel="replies" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/feeds/9165310206264490989/comments/default" title="Post Comments" /><link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=4081098627537122018&amp;postID=9165310206264490989" title="0 Comments" /><link rel="edit" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/9165310206264490989" /><link rel="self" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/9165310206264490989" /><link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~3/C96IUfJ7kG8/international-pianists-at-kennedy-center.html" title="International pianists at the Kennedy Center" /><author><name>Patricia Leslie</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/17795504134889183749</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel="http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail" width="16" height="16" src="https://img1.blogblog.com/img/b16-rounded.gif" /></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-eon_rSoTQAY/WYYzxKJiQrI/AAAAAAAAJ2s/cxfNmkl65GggOi73clPTb6BMfxR8mxIlACLcBGAs/s72-c/FarmersNatsPiano%2B057.JPG" height="72" width="72" /><thr:total>0</thr:total><georss:featurename>2700 F St NW, Washington, DC 20566, USA</georss:featurename><georss:point>38.8958996 -77.0549924</georss:point><georss:box>13.3738651 -118.3635864 64.4179341 -35.746398400000004</georss:box><feedburner:origLink>http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/2017/08/international-pianists-at-kennedy-center.html</feedburner:origLink></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4081098627537122018.post-7999360470977507623</id><published>2017-08-01T23:57:00.002-04:00</published><updated>2017-08-02T08:31:24.264-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Alexandria Virginia" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Biking" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Mt. Vernon Trail" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="National Airport" /><title type="text">Bike the Mt. Vernon Trail </title><summary type="html">
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  206. You can bike the Mt. Vernon Trail but you're better off riding your own bike than renting one of these available for rent at the Washington Sailing Marina since, of the bikes pictured above, only one was suitable for riding. All the others had flat tires, the attendant said.   Photo by Patricia Leslie
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  209. The "quality" bikes (says the Washington Sailing Marina's website) are so bad (they remain &lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~4/nOkZBPFdcP0" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</summary><link rel="replies" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/feeds/7999360470977507623/comments/default" title="Post Comments" /><link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=4081098627537122018&amp;postID=7999360470977507623" title="0 Comments" /><link rel="edit" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/7999360470977507623" /><link rel="self" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/7999360470977507623" /><link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~3/nOkZBPFdcP0/bike-mt-vernon-trail.html" title="Bike the Mt. Vernon Trail " /><author><name>Patricia Leslie</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/17795504134889183749</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel="http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail" width="16" height="16" src="https://img1.blogblog.com/img/b16-rounded.gif" /></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-21SkV4Ssjg8/WX-RHJyh8cI/AAAAAAAAJ1E/a8RVwctkHHUU3bEyCIiWGqQWjEBumu_aACLcBGAs/s72-c/FCNPFoodwasteBike%2B015.JPG" height="72" width="72" /><thr:total>0</thr:total><georss:featurename>Mt Vernon Trail, United States</georss:featurename><georss:point>38.7930742 -77.049519499999974</georss:point><georss:box>38.5950892 -77.372242999999969 38.9910592 -76.726795999999979</georss:box><feedburner:origLink>http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/2017/08/bike-mt-vernon-trail.html</feedburner:origLink></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4081098627537122018.post-939191744143391876</id><published>2017-07-29T22:12:00.000-04:00</published><updated>2017-08-01T10:32:04.795-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Brian Anthony Wilson" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="George Stevens Jr." /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Olney Theatre Center" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Thurgood" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Thurgood Marshall" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Walter Dallas" /><title type="text">Olney's 'Thurgood" lays it out in black and white</title><summary type="html">
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  213. Brian Anthony Wilson is Thurgood Marshall in Olney Theatre Center's production of Thurgood/Photo by Stan Barouh 
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  215. If I were a high school political science, American history or civics teacher, I would require my students to see Thurgood and write a paper about what they saw and learned.
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  217. We don't know enough about American history and critical events of 50, 60 years ago, but George Stevens, &lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~4/xk5lCIq9j6Q" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</summary><link rel="replies" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/feeds/939191744143391876/comments/default" title="Post Comments" /><link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=4081098627537122018&amp;postID=939191744143391876" title="0 Comments" /><link rel="edit" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/939191744143391876" /><link rel="self" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/939191744143391876" /><link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~3/xk5lCIq9j6Q/olneys-thurgood-tells-it-like-it-wasis.html" title="Olney's 'Thurgood&quot; lays it out in black and white" /><author><name>Patricia Leslie</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/17795504134889183749</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel="http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail" width="16" height="16" src="https://img1.blogblog.com/img/b16-rounded.gif" /></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-xvzFy3cHosI/WX08criY-TI/AAAAAAAAJ0A/722y5-qfJlYRBzNxuPkyx05iAI_vJSuvQCLcBGAs/s72-c/Thurgoodstanding.jpg" height="72" width="72" /><thr:total>0</thr:total><georss:featurename>2001 Olney Sandy Spring Rd, Olney, MD 20832, USA</georss:featurename><georss:point>39.144797 -77.044715</georss:point><georss:box>13.622762499999997 -118.353309 64.6668315 -35.736121</georss:box><feedburner:origLink>http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/2017/07/olneys-thurgood-tells-it-like-it-wasis.html</feedburner:origLink></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4081098627537122018.post-3891611344152178207</id><published>2017-07-15T23:57:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2017-07-16T10:54:25.623-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="art exhibits" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="drawings" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Ian Woodner" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="National Gallery of Art" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Woodner Collections" /><title type="text">Seven centuries of drawings close Sunday at the National Gallery of Art</title><summary type="html">
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  220. Pablo Picasso, Spanish, 1881 – 1973, Two Fashionable Women, 1900, charcoal, Woodner Collections, Dian Woodner. © 2017 Estate of Pablo Picasso/Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York 
  221. Francisco de Goya, Spanish, 1746 – 1828, Mendigos que se llevan solos en Bordeaux (Beggars Who Get about on Their Own in Bordeaux), 1824/1827, chalk on greenish paper, National Gallery of Art, Woodner Collection, &lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~4/03GQ3PCF6vw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</summary><link rel="replies" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/feeds/3891611344152178207/comments/default" title="Post Comments" /><link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=4081098627537122018&amp;postID=3891611344152178207" title="0 Comments" /><link rel="edit" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/3891611344152178207" /><link rel="self" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/3891611344152178207" /><link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~3/03GQ3PCF6vw/seven-centuries-of-drawings-to-come.html" title="Seven centuries of drawings close Sunday at the National Gallery of Art" /><author><name>Patricia Leslie</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/17795504134889183749</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel="http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail" width="16" height="16" src="https://img1.blogblog.com/img/b16-rounded.gif" /></author><thr:total>0</thr:total><georss:featurename>6th &amp;amp; Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20565, USA</georss:featurename><georss:point>38.891298 -77.019965000000013</georss:point><georss:box>13.369263499999999 -118.32855900000001 64.4133325 -35.711371000000014</georss:box><feedburner:origLink>http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/2017/07/seven-centuries-of-drawings-to-come.html</feedburner:origLink></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4081098627537122018.post-4692252757267029327</id><published>2017-07-14T23:52:00.002-04:00</published><updated>2017-07-15T01:05:36.872-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Civil War photographs" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="historic photographs" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="National Gallery of Art" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="photography exhibition" /><title type="text">19th century photographs on display through Sunday   </title><summary type="html">
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  224. Edward H. Fox, 1851-1919, On Clear Fork, Rugby, Tennessee, 1880s.  From the collection of William L. Schaeffer.The label describes Rugby as a utopian coummunity established for British boys who were ineligible to inherit family estates due to primogeniture. A new railroad to Chattanooga permitted the viability of the town which still exists!
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  226. See America's 19th century history in 175 pictures&lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~4/nT520SniOo4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</summary><link rel="replies" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/feeds/4692252757267029327/comments/default" title="Post Comments" /><link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=4081098627537122018&amp;postID=4692252757267029327" title="0 Comments" /><link rel="edit" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/4692252757267029327" /><link rel="self" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/4692252757267029327" /><link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~3/nT520SniOo4/photographs-from-19th-century-on.html" title="19th century photographs on display through Sunday   " /><author><name>Patricia Leslie</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/17795504134889183749</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel="http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail" width="16" height="16" src="https://img1.blogblog.com/img/b16-rounded.gif" /></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-s7ubqG7vy98/WWmN6yUeRlI/AAAAAAAAJzI/kmQdDwWVfwQLX6p-04Z_mEyr1c05l_9AwCLcBGAs/s72-c/NGAAspenChefs%2B050.JPG" height="72" width="72" /><thr:total>0</thr:total><georss:featurename>6th &amp;amp; Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20565, USA</georss:featurename><georss:point>38.891298 -77.019965000000013</georss:point><georss:box>13.369263499999999 -118.32855900000001 64.4133325 -35.711371000000014</georss:box><feedburner:origLink>http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/2017/07/photographs-from-19th-century-on.html</feedburner:origLink></entry><entry><id>tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-4081098627537122018.post-3140730219754066453</id><published>2017-07-08T23:48:00.001-04:00</published><updated>2017-07-10T08:34:27.288-04:00</updated><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Greek Slave" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Hiram Powers" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="National Gallery of Art" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="sculpture" /><category scheme="http://www.blogger.com/atom/ns#" term="Smithsonian American Art Museum" /><title type="text">Last weekend to see Smithsonian's 'Greek Slave' </title><summary type="html">
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  229.  Model of the Greek Slave, 1843, plaster, metal points, Hiram Powers (1805-1873)/Photo by Patricia Leslie
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  231. This life-size plaster cast was completed in Hiram Powers' Florence, Italy studio on March 12, 1843 from a clay model, and it served as the prototype for six marble statues which sculptors, working under Powers' watchful eyes, carved for patrons between 1844 and 1869.
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  234. The gallery at &lt;img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~4/m_cpMFZPS2A" height="1" width="1" alt=""/&gt;</summary><link rel="replies" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/feeds/3140730219754066453/comments/default" title="Post Comments" /><link rel="replies" type="text/html" href="http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=4081098627537122018&amp;postID=3140730219754066453" title="0 Comments" /><link rel="edit" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/3140730219754066453" /><link rel="self" type="application/atom+xml" href="http://www.blogger.com/feeds/4081098627537122018/posts/default/3140730219754066453" /><link rel="alternate" type="text/html" href="http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/WashingtonSpeaks/~3/m_cpMFZPS2A/last-day-to-see-smithsonians-greek-slave.html" title="Last weekend to see Smithsonian's 'Greek Slave' " /><author><name>Patricia Leslie</name><uri>http://www.blogger.com/profile/17795504134889183749</uri><email>[email protected]</email><gd:image rel="http://schemas.google.com/g/2005#thumbnail" width="16" height="16" src="https://img1.blogblog.com/img/b16-rounded.gif" /></author><media:thumbnail xmlns:media="http://search.yahoo.com/mrss/" url="https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-SFxd0Pzbv8M/WVrVyyXD_gI/AAAAAAAAJyI/0y4lIyfZ03AIQ1rpoM3aV7SvNBb2AGe2ACLcBGAs/s72-c/SAAMHillGreekSlave%2B033.JPG" height="72" width="72" /><thr:total>0</thr:total><georss:featurename>F St NW &amp;amp; 8th St NW, Washington, DC 20004, USA</georss:featurename><georss:point>38.8978609 -77.022941899999978</georss:point><georss:box>13.375826399999998 -118.33153589999998 64.4198954 -35.714347899999979</georss:box><feedburner:origLink>http://washingtonspeaks.blogspot.com/2017/07/last-day-to-see-smithsonians-greek-slave.html</feedburner:origLink></entry></feed>
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