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"Art Beat" with Stephanie Kaye - Monday, November 23, 2009

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(November 20-Dec 6) CASA PATAS Three weekends of flamenco are coming to D.C. during Gala Hispanic Theatre's annual Fuego Flamenco Festival, on stage through December 6th. Madrid's Casa Patas cultural center keeps things steamy with performances straight out of Spain, as the group imports its fiery footwork to Washington.

(November 20 - January 10) THE FANTASTICKS Arena Stage resurrects The Fantasticks, opening tonight at D.C.'s Lincoln Theater and running through January 10th. One of the world's longest-running musical gets a remix for this run, as Matt and Luisa journey to maturity in an abandoned amusement park.

(November 18-March 5, 2010) CLIMATE CHANGE The American Association for the Advancement of Science presents Climate Change in Our World, an exhibit of photographs at its downtown D.C. space through March of next year. Photojournalist Gary Braasch uses his images to highlight worldwide climate challenges.

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Remembering Robert Swanson, Advertising's 'King Of Jingles'

Robert Swanson revolutionized American advertising and wrote some of the most memorable ad jingles of the 1950s and '60s for products ranging from Campbell's Soup to Pall Mall cigarettes. He died at 95 July 17 at his home in Phoenix, Ariz.
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More Than Just Saying 'Cheese,' Hundreds Sit Test To Become Official Experts

The American Cheese Society will begin proctoring its next Certified Cheese Professional Exam in Des Moines, Iowa, on Wednesday, during the group's annual conference.
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Democratic National Convention Day Two: Uniting The Party

An update on day two of the Democratic convention: Bill Clinton takes the stage and ongoing efforts by party leaders to build unity.

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How To Help Teens And Children Fight 'Tech Addiction'

Many parents and therapists say obsessive internet use is a very real problem for some teens and children. But the term “internet addiction” is controversial and not officially recognized as a disorder. How to help kids who compulsively use computers and mobile technology.

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