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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Monday, January 18, 2010

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(January 22) DEBBY BOONE REFLECTS ON ROSEMARY Debbie Boone will be lighting up someone else's life during her tribute to Rosemary Clooney at The Music Center at Strathmore this Friday night at 8 p.m. The Grammy-winning songstress of the '70s pays homage to this chanteuse of the '50s.

(January 16-March 6) ANYONE OTHER THAN The galleries of Conner Contemporary Art in Northwest DC open their new year with the photography of Jeremy Kost opening tonight and remaining on display through March 6th. The show, "Anyone Other Than Me", features pretty pictures of club kids, celebrities and stunning young men in their elements - elements that Kost voyeuristically evokes with his Polaroid. Sculptor Taylor Baldwin and sound maker Matthew Sutton will also have works on display.

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