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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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Once Outlaws, Young Lords Find A Museum Home For Radical Roots

Inspired by the Black Panthers, the Young Lords were formed in New York City by a group of Puerto Rican youth in 1969. Their history is now on display in a new exhibition.
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Europe's Taste For Caviar Is Putting Pressure On A Great Lakes Fish

Scientists say lake herring, a key fish in Lake Superior's food web, is suffering because of mild winters and Europe's appetite for roe. Some say the species may be at risk of "collapse."
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A Congressional Attempt To Speed The Development Of Lifesaving Treatments

Earlier this month, the House of Representatives passed the 21st Century Cures Act in a rare bi-partisan effort. The bill is meant to speed the development of lifesaving treatments, but critics warn it may also allow ineffective or even harmful drugs onto the market.

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Some Google Street View Cars Now Track Pollution Levels

Google's already tested three of the pollution-sensor equipped cars in Denver, and is currently trying them out in the Bay Area.

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