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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Weekend Events, February 19-21, 2010

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

(February 21) METRO PHILHARMONIC The Washington Metropolitan Philharmonic brings 70 musicians to bear on the contemporary works of competing composers from the Mid-Atlantic at T. C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Sunday night at 7:30 p.m. Conductor Ulysses James takes audiences on this odyssey, guiding their ears with a pre-concert lecture at 6:45 p.m.

(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.

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Barry Meier: "Missing Man"

Nine years ago, former FBI agent Robert Levinson disappeared in Iran while on a mission for the CIA. The story of his secret journey to Iran, the CIA cover-up that followed and efforts to rescue the longest-held U.S. hostage.

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'Invisible Army' Of Immigrant Women Finds Its Voice Through Cooking

Brazilian immigrant Roberta Siao says being both a foreigner and mother made it hard to find work in London. At Mazi Mas, a restaurant that trains and employs immigrants, she found more than a job.
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The Fight for D.C.'s Budget Freedom

Last week, a House committee with oversight of the District passed legislation that would block the ability of the Council to spend its own tax dollars.

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The U.S. Expands Ties To Vietnam

President Barack Obama lifts the embargo against U.S. arms sales to Vietnam. We discuss what closer ties between the U.S. and Vietnam mean for trade, leverage on human rights and growing concerns over China's military expansion.

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