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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Monday, March 8, 2010

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(March 16) SUPREMELY ENTERTAINING There is no mocking the trial taking place at the Shakespeare Theatre next week, as U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg presides over Judgment at Agincourtin downtown D.C. next Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. High-power D.C. lawyers let the legal sparks fly, as Shakespeare's Henry the Fifth faces judgment for his wartime actions against the French.

(March 8) SPRING SIZZLE There's a party with the seasons in mind, as EDGEWORKS Dance Theater celebrates Spring Sizzle tonight in downtown D.C. in the Knoll Showroom at 6:30 p.m. Live reggae by the band Proverbs provides cool sounds to warm up the night during EDGEWORKS' annual benefit to raise money for arts and community programs.

(March 11) SOLAR POWER Solar enthusiast Richard King directs our attention skyward as he hosts a lecture on lessons learned during this year's Solar Decathlon at the National Building Museum Thursday at 12:30 p.m., exploring the latest in sunshine-powered homes.

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