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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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An Outsider In Buenos Aires Goes Incognito, For Love Of Tango

Carolina de Robertis' new novel God of Tango centers on a 17-year-old widow, recently arrived from Italy with little besides a violin. It's Argentina, 1913 — and a magical new music fills the barrios.
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Matt Stonie Downs 62 Hot Dogs For Coney Island Title

The new champion came in second last year in the annual contest put on by Nathan's Famous Hot Dogs, besting eight-time champ Joey "Jaws" Chestnut by 2 dogs.
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A Reopened Embassy In Havana Could Be A Boon For U.S. Businesses

When the U.S. reopens its embassy in Havana, it will increase its staff. That should mean more help for American businesses hoping to gain a foothold on the Communist island.
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Pilot In Solar-Powered Plane Sets Aviation Record

André Borschberg, flying Solar Impulse 2, set a new record of 120 hours in the cockpit on a journey from Japan to Hawaii.

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