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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Monday, July 19, 2010

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(July 19-August 22) MARY POPS IN The Perfect Nanny is available every evening through August at the Kennedy Center. Mary Poppins the musical is surprisingly psychedelic, keeping adults and kids entertained with her practically perfect brand of Broadway magic.

(July 19-October 10) CHECKMATE!! MEDIEVAL PEOPLE AT PLAY Meanwhile, you may want to check out Charm City's Walters Art Museum for Checkmate! Medieval People at Play on display through mid-October. The exhibit sheds some light on the Dark Ages, with paintings that explore the whimsical side of medieval life - from Dupont Circle-style snowball showdowns to afternoon sessions of "Ring around the Rosie."

(July 21-August 7) DARKNESS ON THE EDGE OF TOWN Or, opt-out of the kids games during artist/filmmaker Karen Yasinsky's latest exhibit, I Choose Darkness at G Fine Art on Florida Avenue in Northeast D.C., with reflections on social interaction and repression in three stop-motion animation films Wednesday through Sunday until August 7th.

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Barry Meier: "Missing Man"

Nine years ago, former FBI agent Robert Levinson disappeared in Iran while on a mission for the CIA. The story of his secret journey to Iran, the CIA cover-up that followed and efforts to rescue the longest-held U.S. hostage.

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5,000-Year-Old Chinese Beer Recipe Revealed

Researchers discovered ancient "beer-making tool kits" in underground rooms built between 3400 and 2900 B.C. Analyses of funnels, pots and jugs show the brewers were using pretty advanced techniques.
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The Fight for D.C.'s Budget Freedom

Last week, a House committee with oversight of the District passed legislation that would block the ability of the Council to spend its own tax dollars.

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The U.S. Expands Ties To Vietnam

President Obama lifts the embargo against U.S. arms sales to Vietnam: Please join us to talk about what closer ties between the U.S. and Vietnam mean for trade, leverage on human rights and growing concerns over China's military expansion.

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