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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Tuesday, February 23, 2010

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(Through February 25) GET SHORTY If you're looking for an excuse to downsize, check out this year's Academy Award-nominated short films through Thursday at E Street Cinema in downtown D.C. You can decide for yourself which shorty is deserving of a little Oscar glory among the animated and live-action contenders.

(Through March 14) STRANDED Olney Theater Center's newest scenes are set smack in the middle of a blizzard, making its latest production, Bus Stop, one that local audiences will be able to appreciate. The play runs in Maryland through March, unwinding the lives of a group of people in a local diner stranded among the snow berms.

(February 27 & 28) COCO DANCE Cynthia Oliver's CoCo Dance Theater reveals the beauty of Caribbean movement and rhythm at Dance Place, Oliver's Ruptured Calypso dance theatre layers myth, history, spoken word and dance into one stratified show.

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Indiana Governor: Lawmakers To 'Clarify' Anti-Gay Law

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App That Aims To Make Books 'Squeaky Clean' Draws Ire From Edited Writers

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