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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Wednesday, January 13, 2010

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(January 14) SOMETHING BEYOND GREATNESS The Meditation Museum gives visitors something to ponder beyond power, wealth and prestige. The authors of the book Something Beyond Greatness will appear tomorrow night at 6:30 at the mind-body-soul hub in Silver Spring, Maryland. The authors will discuss their book and lead an exploration into the noble characteristics of ordinary lives, in an event dedicated to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

(January 15) ALBUS CAVUS CORE CURRICULUM The DC-based public arts group Albus Cavus is hosting workshops for children through May. This Friday night is a fundraiser at The Fridge arts center near the Eastern Market metro from 8 to 11. Attendees can help sponsor the Albus Cavus Classroom, which teaches youth to create public murals and sculptures. There will be music by local Indie/folk musician Aaron Thompson.

(January 16) BALALAIKA SYMPHONY The Music Center at Strathmore hosts a symphony of balalaikas in North Bethesda this Saturday night at 8 p.m. The American Balalaika Symphony brings the music of 19th century Russia to 21st century Maryland, with balalaikas accompanied by the unique sound of the button accordion and the shimmering horizontal table harp.


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