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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Monday, January 25, 2010

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(January 26-March 2) BABY BUILDERS Any parent familiar with Bob the Builder might be particularly interested in a workshop at the Arlington Arts Center](http://www.arlingtonartscenter.org/) beginning tomorrow afternoon at 4:30. Spectacular Structures: Intro to sculpture and architecture is a six week course suitable for budding builders between the ages of five and seven. The class uses clay, wood and metal appealing to young architects and artists. Taking a cue from Michelangelo, the class will be taught in Italian, as well as English.

The arts center offers other classes which start soon, including If I Were a Caveman: Exploring media then and now, a drawing and painting class for pre-Kindergarten and Kindergarten-age students.

(January 26) FOOD & FOLKLORE Another installation of the Food & Folklore series, will be held tomorrow night at Eatonville restaurant in DC, just off the U Street Corridor, starting at 6:30 p.m. NPR's own Tom Gjelten will be on hand for the evening's topic, Rum!, to share his knowledge of Emilio Bacardi, the rum business in Cuba, and to mix a few really cool drinks.

(Jan 23-April 11) BEAUTY & THE BRAIN The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore opens an exhibit on beauty and the brain, running through April 11th. A Neutral Approach to Aesthetics explores why people find things pretty, taking a look at the artist-as-neuroscientist in a show that's part exhibit, part experiment.

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As an African-American Annie arrives on movie screens, critic Bob Mondello looks at other cross-cultural reinventions, from Pearl Bailey's Dolly to the Americanization of Carmen as Carmen Jones.
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Japan's Butter Shortage Whips Its Cake Makers Into A Frenzy

For the Japanese, Christmastime means sponge cake. But a nationwide butter shortage has lead to mandatory butter rationing, forcing cake bakers to seek out substitutes.
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Hogan Cabinet Appointments Announced In Annapolis

Maryland governor-elect Larry Hogan will announce some of his cabinet appointments today, but there's no early indication which positions he will fill.

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Major Movie Theater Chains Drop 'The Interview' After Threats

Audie Cornish talks with LA Times Hollywood Editor Joe Bel Bruno about the latest surrounding hacker threats to Sony and theaters showing the film, The Interview.

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