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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Tuesday, February 16, 2010

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(February 16-May 9) JAPANESE CLOISONNE If you yearn for urns, check out the new exhibit at The Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. Opening today, it's Japanese Cloisonne featuring some of the finest enameled vases, trays, and urns ever created, transporting viewers to an era rich with sumptuous decoration and technical perfection.

(February 16-21) BOLSHOI BALLET Tough-guy meets tu-tu at the Kennedy Center, as the Bolshoi Ballet presents Spartacus tonight through Sunday. Director Yuri Grigorovich takes on this Roman epic portraying the leader of an ancient slave uprising during the Third Servile War. Pirouettes included.

(February 16) MARDI GRAS GETS CLARE-UNDONE Snowmageddon may have nixed plans for the annual Clarendon Mardi Gras Parade, but you can still get a slice of Fat Tuesday treats and tunes tonight in the District at the high-end, high-spirited restaurant Central Michel Richard with New Orleans-infused jazz quartet Laissez-Foure swinging from 6 to 10 p.m.

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To Help Fight World Hunger, You Can Overeat At José Andrés' 'Dine-N-Dash'

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Administration Announces Controversial Plan To Protect Sage Grouse

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New Season Of 'Halt And Catch Fire' Is A Welcomed Upgrade

AMC's show Halt and Catch Fire chronicles the dawn of the PC-era at a time when companies like Texas Instruments dominated the Silicon Prairie. The second season debuts Sunday.

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