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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Weekend Events, May 21-23, 2010

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Yuja Wang plays the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue for the Washington Performing Arts Society.
Yuja Wang
Yuja Wang plays the Sixth & I Historic Synagogue for the Washington Performing Arts Society.

From glam-rock solos to classical pianos, our region is teeming with weekend events that will pluck at your heartstrings...

(May 21) FATHER'S FOOTSTEPS ...starting in a father's footsteps. Like his legendary dad, Josh White Jr. is a bona fide bluesman, albeit one that dabbles in acting and education as well. White performs at the Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, Maryland tonight at 8.

(May 22) RISING PIANIST Meanwhile, twenty-two-year-old Yuja Wang serenades with some sacred songs at the Sixth and I Historic Synagogue in Northwest DC tomorrow night at 8. China's rising sensation drops some Debussy, Scarlatti, Beethoven and more.

(May 22) SURRENDER TO CHEAP TRICKS If you're looking to "Surrender" to 70s nostalgia, The Belmont Country Club in Ashburn, Virginia hosts Cheap Trick on Saturday. The reminiscing begins at 5 p.m., but don't forget to hoist your lighter.

(May 21-23) HYLTON ARTS STARTS And George Mason University kicks open the doors on its brand-new Hylton Performing Arts Center on the Prince William Campus in Manassas, Virginia, with a three-day cavalcade of theater, dance and music performances, and an instrument "petting zoo" for budding baby performers.

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O'Keeffe Museum Acquires Rarely-Seen Work By The Famed Artist

An atmospheric image of barns in Lake George, N.Y., is joining the collection at the Georgia O'Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, N.M. The painting reveals a lesser-known genre of the artist's work.
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We Don't Know How Many Workers Are Injured At Slaughterhouses. Here's Why

Injuries in the meat industry are likely to be under-reported, a new GAO report finds. Workers may be sent back to the line without seeing a doctor, or may not report out of fear of losing their jobs.
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Power Plant Fight In Prince George's County

A predominantly African American community in rural Prince George's County recently filed a federal civil rights complaint in response to plans to build a third power plant in one town, and fifth in the region.

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Reports Peg Tech Billionaire As Funder Of Hulk Hogan's Case Against Gawker

The New York Times says entrepreneur Peter Thiel confirms he has been bankrolling the ex-wrestler's lawsuit. Gawker is appealing a jury award to Hogan of $140 million over publication of a sex tape.

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