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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Tuesday, February 9, 2010

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There are plenty of escapes for those looking to forget the flakes...

(February 9) DR. JOHN If you're getting sick of the snow, go see the doctor. New Orleans native Dr. John performs at the Birchmere Music Hall in Alexandria tonight at 7:30, offering a dose of the Big Easy's finest voodoo rock, R&B, and funk, backed by his crew The Lower 911.

(February 9) GALA FLAMENCA The 10th Annual Flamenco Festival stomps through the Lisner Auditorium tonight at 8 in Northwest D.C. Gala Flemenca features mesmerizing choreography courtesy of some of the finest and most daring young stars out of Andalucia.

(February 9-14) MARIINSKY BALLET D.C.'s dalliance with snow is but a drop in the bucket for what the dancers in Russia's Mariinsky Ballet usually deal with. They return to the Kennedy Center tonight through Valentine's Day. One of the world's most influential dance companies over the past 200 years, the Mariinsky performs Sergeyev's 1952 version of the fairy tale ballet, The Sleeping Beauty.

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