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"Art Beat" with Stephanie Kaye - Tuesday, September 8, 2009

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"Petals and Leaves,Blossoms and Greens" is on display at Gallery West through October 4th.
Gallery West
"Petals and Leaves,Blossoms and Greens" is on display at Gallery West through October 4th.

(Sept 9-Oct 4) PICTURING DORIAN GRAY Round House Theatre Bethesda presents a new twist on The Picture of Dorian Gray, opening tomorrow and running through October 4th. The play - about a handsome young man who sells his soul for eternal youth - is updated to 1980s London, putting a provocative, contemporary spin on this scandalous thriller.

(Sept 9 - Oct 4) PETALS AND LEAVES Gallery West in Old Town, Alexandria features Petals and Leaves, Blossoms and Greens), a collection of paintings by local artist Kathy Guzman, opening tomorrow. The gallery hosts a meet-the-artist reception with Guzman on Saturday. Her paintings are inspired by the lines, shapes and colors found in local gardens and conservatories.

(Sept 9) OPERA AT NATIONALS PARK Light opera meets national past-time as the cast of the Washington National Opera's The Barber of Seville attends Opera Night at Nationals Park tomorrow at 7. The cast will perform the National Anthem, and the top diva - or divo - will throw out the first pitch during the Washington Nationals' game against the Philadelphia Phillies. The opera team is getting the mound ready for its appearance at Opera in the Outfield Saturday evening.

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Auction Of Artifacts In Paris Stirs Protest At American Indian Museum In D.C.

"It's almost like seeing one of our own tribal members being auctioned off," says a member of California's Hoopa tribe who denounced the auction during an event at the National Museum of the American Indian.

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D.C.'s Public Schools Select New Lunch Providers

D.C. Public Schools is abandoning longtime school food provider Chartwells in the wake of allegations of poor food quality and fraud and moving forward with new vendors for 2016. But, questions remain about the selection process and future oversight.

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Creating A D.C. State Constitution

We explore the historic process of crafting a constitution for D.C. statehood nearly three decades after the last attempt, and find out how drafters are preparing for the June constitutional convention.

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Watchdog: Hillary Clinton Violated State Dept. Policies By Using Private Email

A report issued by the department's inspector general found that previous secretaries of state also failed to comply with record-keeping and security policies.

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