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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Monday, June 21, 2010

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(June 21-27) SILVERDOCS There will be more docs than you'd find at an international health conference tonight through Sunday at the AFI Silver theater in Silver Spring as Silverdocs kicks off with Alex Gibney's take on Freakonomics, and a full slate of District debuts, guest speakers and conferences to follow. Documentary doyen Frederick Wiseman receives this year's Guggenheim honors at the film fest.

(June 21-August 16) FREE GRANTS The National Theatre's free 2010 Summer Cinema series kicks off today on Pennsylvania Avenue in Northwest D.C., paying tribute to Hollywood's definition of debonair. Archibald Alexander Leache - a.k.a. Cary Grant - does the disappearing act in the movie To Catch a Thief tonight at 6:30 p.m.

(June 21) BRAVING THE ELEMENTS If you can brave the elements, Earth, Wind & Fire storms the stage at Wolf Trap tonight at 8 p.m. in Vienna, Virginia. The original funksters promise to "Sing a Song" of "September" at the park's annual theater party.

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Donald Trump Attacks Federal Judge Involved In Trump University Case

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In Omaha, A Library With No Books Brings Technology To All

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