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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Wednesday, October 7, 2009

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Pepon Osorio's "La Bicicleta (The Bicycle)" from 1985 mixes media and whimsy.
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Pepon Osorio's "La Bicicleta (The Bicycle)" from 1985 mixes media and whimsy.

(Through December 18) KARSH AT 100 The Embassy of Canada down on Pennsylvania Avenue presents Karsh at 100: Portraits of Artists, running through December 18th. The embassy shines a spotlight on both the subjects and the artist, Yousuf Karsh, in celebration of the centennial year of the Armenian-born, Canadian bred photographer's birth. The show features 28 of the artists captured by Karsh's lens in complex and playful poses.

(October 9) LATINO ART IN TRANSITION The Smithsonian American Art Museum presents a lecture and discussion in its McEvoy Auditorium in downtown D.C. Friday night at 7 p.m. Renowned artist Pepon Osorio and emerging artist Miguel Luciano will be on hand for Latino Art in Transition, talking about the ways in which the genre of Latino art is changing with the times.

(October 9 & 10) LADO The Music Center at Strathmore presents Lado: 60 Years of Celebrating Traditional Croatian Music and Dance Friday and Saturday nights at 8 p.m. This company of whirling dancers, folk singers and traditional musicians bring centuries of Croatian music to life, swirling in more than 1,200 costumes, some more than 100 years old.

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