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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Tuesday, October 13, 2008

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(October 13-19) LABORS OF LOVE
Staff at the AFI Theater have been working hard, assembling the movies of the 2009 D.C. Labor FilmFest for screening in Silver Spring, opening tonight and running through October 19th. The festival features new films and beloved classics about work and workers, from farm to cubicle.

(October 14) ADDING MACHINE: A MUSICAL Studio Theatre opens Adding Machine: A Musical near Dupont Circle tomorrow night; the show runs through November 1st. An arid bookkeeper, Mr. Zero, loses his monotonous job to a machine and finds his staid life swirling into chaos. This musical is based on the expressionist play written by Elmer Rice in 1923, and has eerie echoes in our current economic climate.

(October 17) HONFLEUR CONCERTS Honfleur Gallery in Anacostia presents the latest installment of its concert series, bringing Yeveto to perform among the artwork this Saturday night at 8 p.m. The dramatic, brooding melodies of this Baltimore-based band are flawlessly executed by cello, drums, keyboard and guitar in this free show.

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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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We Don't Know How Many Workers Are Injured At Slaughterhouses. Here's Why

Injuries in the meat industry are likely to be under-reported, a new GAO report finds. Workers may be sent back to the line without seeing a doctor, or may not report out of fear of losing their jobs.
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Power Plant Fight In Prince George's County

A predominantly African American community in rural Prince George's County recently filed a federal civil rights complaint in response to plans to build a third power plant in one town, and fifth in the region.

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Reports Peg Tech Billionaire As Funder Of Hulk Hogan's Case Against Gawker

Silicon Valley entrepreneur Peter Thiel is said to be bankrolling the ex-wrestler's lawsuit. Gawker is appealing a jury verdict that awarded Hogan $140 million over the 2012 publication of a sex tape.

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