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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Wednesday, June 9, 2010

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(June 9-12) A GRETTY GOOD TIME Matters of life and death are the fodder of Gretty Good Time, running tonight through Saturday at the H Street Playhouse in Northeast Washington. Playwright John Belluso’s daring drama satirizes the horrors of hospice as part of the ongoing 2010 International VSA Festival.

(June 9-July 3) ROYAL ART, REGAL SWANS And if you’ve been on the prowl for some regal art, look no further than the Meridian International Center in Adams Morgan where The Wild Swans: Original Artworks by Her Majesty The Queen of Denmark will be exhibited through July. The decoupage set designs and costumes created by Denmark’s leading lady were used in a recent film adaptation of Hans Christian Andersen’s eponymous fairy tale.

(June 10-July 22) GOLDEN SUMMER And the Golden Triangle Summer Concert Series kicks off Thursday night in Farragut Square Park. You can catch local acts from Baltimore and the District every Thursday evening through mid-July. Charm City’s Jah Works heats up the stage with their blend of reggae, dub, and hip hop at 5:30 tomorrow.

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Food World Rallies For Quake-Hit Amatrice, Home Of Famous Pasta Dish

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WhatsApp Will Start Sharing Data, Including Phone Numbers, With Facebook

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