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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Thursday, February 11, 2010

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(February 11) B.B. KING & BUDDY GUY The formula for blues brilliance is squared, as B.B. King and Buddy Guy make their way to the District, taking the stage at DAR Constitution Hall tonight at 8.

(February 12-20) HOTEL CASSIOPEIA American artist Joseph Cornell lived a reclusive life in his mother's basement in Queens. His art emerges during the show Hotel Cassiopeia at the Clarice Smith Center of the Performing Arts Center in College Park, Maryland, opening tomorrow and running through the 20th. Shaped by years of caring for his disabled brother, Cornell's art has become both influential and revered in the avant-garde movement.

(February 13) RHODES SCHOLARS Tacoma Park rockers The Rhodes Tavern Troubadours take the stage for a show that the whole family can "throw shapes to" at [The Avalon Theater] (http://www.theavalon.org/) in DC's Chevy Chase, Saturday morning at 10. You've got to get up early to get down with the smartest rock band in town.

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