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"Art Beat" with Stephanie Kaye - Tuesday, November 3, 2009

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(Through November 22) HELEN OF ANNOYING Venus Theatre in Prince George's County, steals away with a new play, Helen of Sparta, in Laurel, Maryland through November 22nd. Writer Jacob Appel is a playwright, bioethicist and social critic. This comical version re-writes the Iliad, as Prince Paris discovers "the face that launched a thousand ships" belongs to a woman who is more difficult than he could have imagined.

(November 5-24) EURO FILM SHOWCASE Don't own a personal jet? Not to worry. The AFI Theater in Silver Spring, Maryland, hosts the 22nd Annual European Union Film Showcase, kicking off Thursday and running through November 24th. The showcase provides a passport to festival award-winning films, featuring a wide range of international cinematic artistry.

(November 4) THE HILLS ARE ALIVE Christian music fans gather to see the band Hillsong United in a concert broadcast live from Sydney, Australia to movie theaters throughout the D.C. region tonight at 7:30. These inspiration-based troubadours are led by singer Joel Houston. The concert follows a screening of the band's documentary The I Heart Revolution which features stories about some remarkable people the band has met during its worldwide travels.


Rare Silent Film Discovered With An All-Black Cast

A 1913 silent film starring a black ensemble cast will debut more than a century after it was made. The Museum of Modern Art has built an exhibit around the film called 100 Years in Post-Production.

Tracing A Gin-Soaked Trail In London

Around the world, new gin distilleries are popping up like mushrooms after a rain. NPR traces the boom to its historic roots in London, which once had 250 distilleries within the city limits alone.

Ballot Questions Draw Voters In 43 States

Ballot measures cover a lot of ground this year — from minimum wage to school calendars to one involving doughnuts and bear hunting. NPR's Charlie Mahtesian takes NPR's Scott Simon through the list.

Tech Week: Voice Mail Hang-Ups, Apple Pay And Zuckerberg's Chinese

In this week's roundup, Apple rolls out its mobile payment system but confronts a security test in China, the problem with voice mail messages and Mark Zuckerberg shows off his Mandarin.

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