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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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Why Are Theater Tickets Cheaper On The West End Than On Broadway?

In London, a matinee ticket for Matilda costs about $60; in New York, it's $137. What's going on? The West End has weaker unions and subsidized theater, while Broadway has amenities.
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Why Your 'Small-Batch' Whiskey Might Taste A Lot Like The Others

A food blogger says dozens of distilleries are buying rye whiskey from a factory in Indiana and using it in bottles labeled "artisan."
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House Approves $16 Billion Plan To Improve Health Care For Vets

The Senate is expected to pass the measure this week. It would expand government programs and provide funds for vets who are unable to access VA services to see private doctors.
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Can Pinterest Compete With Google's Search?

Pinterest has created a database of things that matter to humans. And with a programming team that's largely been hired away from Google, the company has begun offering what it calls "guided search."

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