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"Art Beat" with Stephanie Kaye - Wednesday, September 9, 2009

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Jacques-Louis David painted "Cupido et Psyche" in 1817...perhaps a favorite of Rossini's?
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Jacques-Louis David painted "Cupido et Psyche" in 1817...perhaps a favorite of Rossini's?

(September 10, 11, 14 and 16) IMAGES OF LOVE AND COQUETRY If you're feeling a little flirty, check out The National Gallery of Art's tour, Images of Love and Coquetry tomorrow through next Wednesday at noon. The gallery talk compliments the operatic Barber of Seville, currently on stage at the Kennedy Center. Art, music and history come together, as guides highlight paintings Rossini would have seen in his lifetime, depicting love and flirtation.

(Sept 9-Oct 18) PINTER IN THE MOONLIGHT Studio Theatre illuminates Harold Pinter's play, Moonlight, opening at the NW D.C. theater tonight and running through October 18th. As a stern patriarch is dying, his wife tries to bring their two estranged sons to a bedside reconciliation. It's a poetic play from a Pulitzer-prize winner about familial love, estrangement and mortality.

(September 10) JANE GOODALL Explorer, researcher and chimpanzee companion Jane Goodall discusses her new book Hope for Animals and Their World at the Library of Congress' Jefferson Building tomorrow morning at 11:30. The septuagenarian's latest tome talks about the ways in which scientists and environmentalists are rescuing endangered species from the brink of extinction.

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