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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Thursday, June 3, 2010

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(June 4) DRIVE YOUR CHEVY TO SEE LEVY You can drive your Chevy to see Levy - Howard Levy, that is - the founding member of Bela Fleck and the Flecktones tomorrow night at 8 at the Montpelier Arts Center in Laurel, Maryland. The mouth harp master and multi-instrumentalist performs a diverse set, busting tricks out of his bag of blues, jazz, and world music.

(June 4-June 12) SWINGTIME Springtime may be over, but Swingtime is just getting started at the Atlas Performing Arts Center in Northeast D.C. This period piece about the 1940s examines the tumultuous decade's sweeping cultural changes with a proclivity for song and dance this weekend and next on the H Street Corridor.

(June 4) LIVING IN EMERGENCY The vital work of Doctors without Borders gets the documentary treatment starting tomorrow night at the E Street Cinemain downtown D.C. Living in Emergency follows four volunteers as they struggle to provide medical care and retain their ideals on the frontlines of humanitarian crises in the Congo and Liberia.

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Leaked Democratic Party Emails Show Members Tried To Undercut Sanders

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Making The Cloud Green: Tech Firms Push For Renewable Energy Sources

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