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"Art Beat" with Stephanie Kaye - Thursday, April 22, 2010

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The "wanna-be" master of ceremonies, Twix Kaye, will be at the Rescue Me Gala Saturday night.
Stephanie Kaye
The "wanna-be" master of ceremonies, Twix Kaye, will be at the Rescue Me Gala Saturday night.

(April 24) RESCUE ME If it's been dog's years since you've had a night on the town, The Washington Animal Rescue League invites you and your dog to the 10th annual Rescue Me Gala Saturday at Union Station. The fundraiser supports the League's work and promises to please both peeps and pups with canine-friendly cupcakes and owner-friendly cocktails.

(April 23) SONG OF THE EARTH There are plenty of ways to celebrate Earth Day the entire weekend, including singing the planet's praise at the Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda tomorrow night at 8, when music man Malcolm Dalglish takes to the stage with "Song of the Earth." Dalglish and his planeteers occupy the earthy tones of Celtic melodies, Appalachian fiddle tunes and Balkan harmonies, evoking the bounty of nature.

(April 23-May 2) MARYLAND MESOPOTAMIA Gilgamesh pays a visit to the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center in College Park tomorrow night through early May. You can see Mesopotamia like never before in the University of Maryland's take on this 4000 year-old epic that incorporates Japanese movement, masks and puppets.


Black Leadership In The Age Of Obama: A Look Back

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Michigan State University engineers tried 3-D-printed fingertips and special conductive replicas of the victim's fingerprints to crack the biometric lock on his Samsung Galaxy phone.

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