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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Weekend Events, May 7-9, 2010

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(May 8) FRENCH CANADA’S FOLK French Canadian hockey players may be in the District's penalty box, but that's no reason to rebuff its folk. Quebec's beloved traditional troupe Le Vent du Nord presents what is most likely your only opportunity to see someone play a hurdy-gurdy this week at the BlackRock Center for the Arts in Germantown Saturday night. A free demonstration of Quebec's traditional music and dance is open to all at 4:30 p.m.

(May 8) PREPPING FOR PEABODY Young maestros belie their age on stage at the Peabody Institute in Baltimore Saturday. You can catch youth ensembles and orchestras performing Gershwin, Grieg, and many more tomorrow at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m., free of charge at the Miriam A. Friedberg and Goodwin Halls.

(May 8) POETS & PROPHETS Roseanne Cash drops by the Music Center at Strathmore Saturday night in North Bethesda for an evening of songs inspired by her father, The Man in Black(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Johnny_Cash). Cash is joined by accomplished composer and bluegrass fiddler Mark O'Connor.

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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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5,000-Year-Old Chinese Beer Recipe Revealed

Researchers discovered ancient "beer-making tool kits" in underground rooms built between 3400 and 2900 B.C. Analyses of funnels, pots and jugs show the brewers were using pretty advanced techniques.
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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 Obama lifts the embargo against U.S. arms sales to Vietnam: Please join us to talk about 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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