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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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The electronic musician's new memoir traces his journey from Connecticut suburbs to New York City raves. It's a tale of dance clubs, DJs and Manhattan in the 1990s full of self-deprecating humor.
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To Survive The Bust Cycle, Farmers Go Back To Business-School Basics

Farming is entering its third year on the bust side of the cycle. Major crop prices are low, while expenses like seed, fertilizer and land remain high. That means getting creative to succeed.
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Power Plant Fight In Prince George's County

A predominantly African American community in rural Prince George's County recently filed a federal civil rights complaint in response to plans to build a third power plant in one town, and fifth in the region.

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Reports Peg Tech Billionaire As Funder Of Hulk Hogan's Case Against Gawker

The New York Times says entrepreneur Peter Thiel confirms he has been bankrolling the ex-wrestler's lawsuit. Gawker is appealing a jury award to Hogan of $140 million over publication of a sex tape.

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