- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 3, 2004

The 11 local artists exhibiting in Connor Contemporary Art’s Political Climate, opening today, demonstrate that though Washington is primarily a political city, it has the same urban problems as any U.S. metropolis. The photos of Ken Ashton and Lely Constantinople show several of Washington’s decaying sections. Photographers Bradley McCallum and Jacqueline Tarry focus on the anguish of homeless teenage youth — and there’s much, much more. At Connor, 1730 Connecticut Ave. NW. 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, through Feb. 14. Free. 202/588-8750.

— Joanna Shaw-Eagle

The 40th anniversary of the Beatles’ first appearances in the United States will be commemorated during a one-week revival of their debut movie, A Hard Day’s Night, directed by Richard Lester, beginning tomorrow at the American Film Institute Silver Theatre. The 8:50 p.m. showing of the film will be augmented by highlights from the group’s appearances on “The Ed Sullivan Show” on consecutive Sundays in February 1964. Their first American concert was held on Feb. 11, 1964 at the Washington Coliseum, two days after the initial date with Sullivan. The AFI Silver is at 8633 Colesville Road in Silver Spring. Tickets are $8.50 for the general public and $7.50 for AFI members, students and seniors 65 and over. 301/495-6720.

— Gary Arnold

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