The Week's Best

THE WEEK'S BEST

September 09, 2004

Art

Pennsylvania artist J. Clayton Bright produces realistic bronze sculptures that the art elite might not deem fashionable. But his work, on view at the Washington County Museum of Fine Arts, is still popular and skillfully lifelike. page 15

Trips

Philadelphia abounds with historical sites that offer learning experiences for the whole family. page 28

Stage

Washington National Opera presents Umberto Giordano's Andrea Chenier, one of the major works in the verismo -- realism -- style that first electrified audiences at the end of the 19th century. page 14

Family

"Star-Spangled Banner Weekend," running tomorrow through Sunday, includes a number of events marking Defenders' Day and Patriot Day. page 31

PICK OF THE WEEK

What: International / Diversity Celebration Music Festival

When: Sunday from noon to 7 p.m.

Where: Pimlico Middle School, 3500 W. Northern Parkway

Why: Because you can catch a mix of music including Asian-American fusion (Groove Therapy), klezmer breakbeat jazz (Juez), traditional African dance and drums (Sankofa Dance Theater), local roots reggae (Unity Reggae Band), Celtic hip-hop (Seanchai and the Unity Squad), zydeco swing (Crawdaddies) and Latin-African.

Admission: Free

Information: 410-396-4735

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