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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Thursday, July 8, 2010

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(July 9-17) THE NINA VARIATIONS The vicissitudes of a doomed relationship are wrung dry in The Nina Variations, aptly staged in The Bedroom at Fort Fringe tomorrow night through July 17. Nina and Treplev revisit their relationship over the course of several short scenes in the half-homage, half-deconstruction of Anton Chekhov's classic, The Seagull.

(July 8-December 30) INUIT TO WIN Contemporary Inuit art has arrived at the Canadian Embassy on Pennsylvania Avenue in downtown Washington and it’s staying put until the end of the year. Nipirasait: Many Voices showcases a distinctive portrait of Inuit life and culture in the Canadian Arctic through 36 prints from artists of all ages.

(July 9-10) ENTER THE SANDMAN SIMS The hook of Howard "Sandman" Sims used to denote a bomb at The Apollo Theater, but the man behind the hook was an artiste in his own right. The tap and sand dancing innovator is paid homage in Keepin It Moving: The Legacy of Sandman Sims playing Friday and Saturday nights at Dance Place in Northeast Washington.

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Florida Says Its Fruits, Vegetables Are Safe From Invasive Fruit Fly

Since September, Florida has been fighting an infestation of the Oriental fruit fly, an invasive pest that threatened more than 400 crops. The state declared the insect eradicated as of Saturday.
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The Senate Battle That Looms For Scalia's Replacement

NPR's Domenico Montanaro discusses the upcoming battle on Capitol Hill on replace the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court.
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Colonialism Comment Puts Facebook Under Scrutiny

A Facebook board member lambasted a decision by regulators in India, the social network's second-largest market. He thereby sparked new scrutiny of Facebook's intentions in that country.

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