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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Thursday, February 18, 2010

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(February 19) MONTEREY JAZZ FESTIVAL TOUR If you want to jazz up your weekend you can start by celebrating the Music Center at Strathmore's 5th anniversary. The Monterey Jazz Festival makes a stop in North Bethesda Friday night at 8 p.m. Get in some "jazzercise" before indulging in a slice of the Strathmore's birthday cake in the lobby.

(February 20) A TO ZENON If you prefer chops to cake, head out to the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue Saturday night for Miguel Zenon and his crack quartet. The 2008 MacArthur Genius Award winner is an alto sax giant and composer. He drops by Bethesda with his unique folk-laced songs in tow.

(February 20) CANDLELIT CLASSICAL And from historic synagogue to historic church, Dumbarton Concerts presents Baroque Requiem by Candlelight this Saturday night at 8 p.m. Washington's own Choral Arts Society, led by local legend Norman Scribner, will expertly perform masterworks from the hushed cathedrals of late Renaissance Europe.

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