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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Thursday, July 22, 2010

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(July 22-31) CULPEPER CUTS If you're looking to brush up on some cinematic classics, the Library of Congress Packard Campus in Culpeper, Virginia is a good place to start. This center of conservation reaches into its archives through the end of the month, presenting the best of cinema Americana, including the Warner Brother's 1935 version of A Midsummer Night's Dream) tonight at 7:30 and a pair of Godfathers next Friday and Saturday.

(July 23) MARY LOU WILLIAMS CENTENNIAL Meanwhile, the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra pays homage to America's "First Lady of Jazz" tomorrow night at the National Museum of Natural History. The Mary Lou Williams Centennial Celebration will feature a range of music from the prodigious pianist and inspired arranger, who used her bee bop and swing savvy to forever change the musical landscape.

(July 22-25) PARIS VS. PYTHAGORAS And if you've ever wondered how Paris Hilton might fare in a meeting of the minds with Emily Dickinson, Pythagoras, and Nietzsche, you're not alone. That and four other comedic - or ruinous - creations from Washington's Playwright Zone play out at The Point on 7th Street in Northwest D.C. tonight, tomorrow and Sunday.

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Shante, He Stays: RuPaul Reflects On Decades Of Drag — And 2 Emmy Nominations

RuPaul is the most recognizable drag queen in America. His hit show, RuPaul's Drag Race is up for two Emmy Awards as it begins filming its ninth season. But drag, he says, will never be mainstream.
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Food World Rallies For Quake-Hit Amatrice, Home Of Famous Pasta Dish

In Italy and the U.S., restaurants are pledging to use sales of Amatrice's signature dish, spaghetti all' amatriciana, to raise funds for the Italian town devastated by Wednesday's earthquake.
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Friday News Roundup - International

Italy searches for survivors after a devastating earthquake. Turkey escalates its role in the fight against ISIS. And Colombia and the FARC rebels sign a peace treaty ending a half-century-long guerrilla war. A panel of journalists joins guest host Derek McGinty for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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WhatsApp Will Start Sharing Data, Including Phone Numbers, With Facebook

It will also test new ways for businesses to communicate with users on the app. The privacy policy changes mark the long-expected move by Facebook to begin making money from the free app.

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