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"Art Beat" - Thursday, October 1, 2009

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(Through Nov 1) RECENT ACQUISITIONS The exhibit Recent Acquisitions at the Corcoran Gallery of Art showcases the latest and greatest to join the gallery's collection over the past two years, on display through November 1st. The show focuses on modern and contemporary art, with works by the likes of pop artist Andy Warhol, London sculptor Marc Quinn and local photographer Cynthia Connolly.

(Oct 1-Dec 12) JERSEY BOYS D.C.'s National Theater plays host to the hit Broadway show Jersey Boys, opening tonight and running through December 12th. Washington native Joseph Siravo joins the cast in a show chronicling the life, times and music of pop music's Hall of Famers Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.

(October 2) FATHER OF THE BRIDE, REDUX Grammy winner Steve Tyrell performs in North Bethesda at The Music Center at Strathmore Friday night at 8. His cameo role in the movie Father of the Bride has endeared his smoothly delivered American classics to a new generation, rolling out hits by George and Ira Gershwin, Burt Bacharach and Ray Charles.

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At 81, Disney's First African-American Animator Is Still In The Studio

First hired in the 1950s, Floyd Norman is still drawing. "Creative people don't hang it up," he says. "We don't walk away, we don't want to sit in a lawn chair. ... We want to continue to work. "
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America's Real Mountain Of Cheese Is On Our Plates

To help dairy farmers hurt by a glut, the USDA said this week it'll buy $20 million worth of cheese and give it to food banks. But we eat so much of the stuff, that's hardly a drop in the bucket.
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Friday News Roundup - International

Italy searches for survivors after a devastating earthquake. Turkey escalates its role in the fight against ISIS. And Colombia and the FARC rebels sign a peace treaty ending a half-century-long guerrilla war. A panel of journalists joins guest host Derek McGinty for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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WhatsApp Will Start Sharing Data, Including Phone Numbers, With Facebook

It will also test new ways for businesses to communicate with users on the app. The privacy policy changes mark the long-expected move by Facebook to begin making money from the free app.

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