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Kennedy Center plans Nordic arts festival in 2013
Kennedy Center plans 'Nordic Cool' arts festival in 2013, new productions in theater, opera
By The Associated Press

WASHINGTON (AP) ' Nordic artists, including an ice percussionist, will take over the Kennedy Center in Washington next year for a monthlong festival to cap a new season of programs in 2012 and 2013.

The "Nordic Cool 2013" festival announced Tuesday includes theater, music, dance, food and art exhibits to showcase the cultures of Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, Sweden and territories including Greenland.

The Kennedy Center also is planning new productions in theater and opera, a new jazz club performance space, and special concerts celebrating "Songs of Conscience" from folk singer Woody Guthrie and reggae musician Bob Marley.

In theater, the center plans a new adaptation of Ferenc Molnar's 1910 play "The Guardsman." It will also host tours of the Tony Award-winning productions of "The Book of Mormon," ''War Horse" and "Anything Goes."

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