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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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Remembering Robert Swanson, Advertising's 'King Of Jingles'

Robert Swanson revolutionized American advertising and wrote some of the most memorable ad jingles of the 1950s and '60s for products ranging from Campbell's Soup to Pall Mall cigarettes. He died at 95 July 17 at his home in Phoenix, Ariz.
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More Than Just Saying 'Cheese,' Hundreds Sit Test To Become Official Experts

The American Cheese Society will begin proctoring its next Certified Cheese Professional Exam in Des Moines, Iowa, on Wednesday, during the group's annual conference.
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Democratic National Convention Day Two: Uniting The Party

An update on day two of the Democratic convention: Bill Clinton takes the stage and ongoing efforts by party leaders to build unity.

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How To Help Teens And Children Fight 'Tech Addiction'

Many parents and therapists say obsessive internet use is a very real problem for some teens and children. But the term “internet addiction” is controversial and not officially recognized as a disorder. How to help kids who compulsively use computers and mobile technology.

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