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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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Professional Wrestling World Mourns Longtime Star 'Rowdy' Roddy Piper

The Canadian entered the WWF as a villain and fought Hulk Hogan and Mr. T in the first Wrestlemania event. The career gave the often-bekilted grappler many chances to show off his bagpipe skills.
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Donald Trump Sues Chef José Andrés Over Hotel Pullout

Trump has filed a $10 million breach-of-contract lawsuit against Chef José Andrés and his companies after Andrés announced that he's canceling plans to have a restaurant inside Trump's Old Post Office hotel in downtown D.C.
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Pacific Trade Pact In Limbo As Talks End Without A Deal

Disagreements remain among the 12 countries regarding drug patents, market access and more, and likely will delay congressional debate of any eventual agreement into 2016.
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Despite Host Controversy, Amazon Takes A Chance On 'Top Gear'

The trio that made Top Gear the world's biggest car show will return to the small screen in a new show for Amazon Prime. The BBC canned one of its hosts last year after a fight with a producer.

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