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"Art Beat" with Stephanie Kaye - Thursday, September 24, 2009

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(Sept 24-Oct 11) OMBAMANOLOGUES Decades down the road, what will you recall about the election of President Barack Obama? That's the question posed by Obamanologues, on stage at the Mead Theatre Lab at Flashpoint in downtown D.C. through October 11th. This political theater production provides an historical account of the 44th President's bid for the White House, through monologues ranging from the rebellious to the scholarly.

(September 24) WPA RETURNS The Phillips Collection hosts the Washington Project for the Arts near Dupont Circle tonight at 6:30. This experimental media series allows artists the space to create innovative sound and video art, showcasing local, international and emerging talent.

(September 24) ARGOS TRIO The Argos Trio arrives at [The Strathmore Music Center] (WHERE? Bethesda?) (http://www.strathmore.org/) tonight at 7:30. Liana, Lars and Linda play violin, cello and piano, applying their musical mastery to a cheeky performance of Piano Trios No. 1 and 2 by Mendelssohn and Shostakovich, respectively.

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

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$81 Million Bangladesh Bank Heist Sparks Push For Stepped-Up Cybersecurity

The head of the Society for Worldwide Interbank Financial Telecommunication acknowledged at least two security breaches in addition to February's spectacular theft involving Bangladesh's central bank.

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