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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Monday, February 8, 2010

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(Feb 9-Apr 4) DEMON BARBER On the heels of some horrific weather, Signature Theatre opens a horrific play. Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street arrives in Shirlington, Virginia tomorrow night, charming and terrorizing audiences through April 4th. Helen Hayes-award winning actor Sherri Edelen reprises the role of the love-struck Mrs. Lovett, who serves up tasty meat pies with a barber bent on revenge.

(February 5-28) CULTURE OF THE MIND The Montpelier Arts Center features the exhibit Culture of the Mind and Spirit, local artists who share their common heritage and local connections. There's a reception on Friday where audiences can meet the artists from 7 to 9 p.m.

(February 8) DRESSED TO DANCE DC's Corcoran Gallery hosts Dressed To Dance fashion show tonight at 7, showcasing the movement and music of Madrid, as dancers perform in costumes created by Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali and other contemporary Spanish fashionistas.

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Impressionist Hero Édouard Manet Gets The Star Treatment In Los Angeles

Manet was not himself an Impressionist, but he mightily influenced the movement. Two of his paintings are now in L.A. The Railway is making its West Coast debut, and Spring just sold for $65 million.
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Stone Age Britons Were Eating Wheat 2,000 Years Before They Farmed It

Scientists have recovered cultivated wheat DNA from an 8,000-year-old submerged site off the British coast. The finding suggests hunter-gatherers were trading for the grain long before they grew it.
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Paycheck Politics And The Homeland Security Bill

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson is blasting Republicans who claim that the department's workers can weather a temporary shutdown if Congress can't finish legislation to fund the department by the end of Friday.

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Fines Remain Rare Even As Health Data Breaches Multiply

Since 2009, a federal watchdog has levied only 22 penalties against health care organizations for failing to safeguard information about patients.

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