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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Weekend Events, January 22-24, 2010

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(January 22) BEATLES 1964 1964: The Tribute brings back the Beatles in a re-creation of their legendary concerts. It's at The Weinberg Center in Central Maryland tonight at 8 p.m. Mark, Gary, James and Greg become John, Paul, George and Ringo, drawing on decades of research and performance to conjure up the Fab Four's glory days.

(January 24) MOZART'S BIRTHDAY Another famous European performer is celebrated this Sunday. Mozart's 254th birthday is commemorated by 10-year- old Andrew Lu. The young violinist and pianist joins the National Chamber Ensemble at the Rosslyn Spectrum in Arlington, Virginia at 4 p.m., as a current-day prodigy honors one of the classics.

(January 22 & 23) BEETHOVEN'S THIRD PIANO CONCERTO Beethoven was one of many composers influenced by Mozart. His Third Piano Concerto is presented by the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Friday in Baltimore at the Meyerhoff and Saturday in North Bethesda at Strathmore. The Third Concerto shows Beethoven clearly on his own creative path, producing a dynamic work rich in the emotional quality he became known for.

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The Big Internet Brands Of The '90s — Where Are They Now?

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