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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Monday, June 14, 2010

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(June 12-August 8) SEE SOMETHING? SAY SOMETHING! Drawing inspiration from Metro's own loudspeaker alerts, Dutch painter Gery De Smet presents See something? Say something! at American University's Katzen Arts Center in Northwest DC, on view through August. Struck by the evocative phrase encouraging riders to prevent terrorism, De Smet took to his canvas, creating a series of witty works that focus on the idiosyncrasies of identity.

(June 14-July 25) PATSY AT TOBY'S Sixties songstress Patsy Cline's correspondence with a devoted fan is the basis of [Always…Patsy Cline(http://www.tobysdinnertheatre.com/tobysbaltimore_003.htm), playing tonight through late July at Toby's Dinner Theatre in Baltimore. The production chronicles Cline's fan-ship and the influential country singer's untimely death.

(June 14-) LOOKS GOOD ON PAPER Meanwhile, the National Museum of American History follows the paper trail during the exhibit Paper Engineering: Fold, Pull, Pop & Turn, opening today in downtown D.C. This display of innovative book designs turns the page on movable, pop-up and folding books from the 16th century to the present.


Kentucky Boy Solves Rubik's Cube In Record Time

A 14-year-old boy from Lexington, Ky., has solved a Rubik's Cube in less than five seconds. As Guinness World Records declares this a record-breaker, we hear how NPR covered a Rubik's Cube competition in 1981.
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International Military Action In Syria

French President Hollande meets with President Obama in Washington to seek additional U.S. support in the fight against ISIS in Syria, and NATO holds an emergency meeting over the downed Russian fighter jet: An update on international military strategy in Syria.


Used Rocket Is A New Breakthrough For Blue Origin's Space Plan

Blue Origin, the space company founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, has sent a craft past the edge of space and then landed its rocket safely – and vertically — in Texas.

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