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Kennedy Center Celebrating Arabs

How low can we sink in America? The Washington Times reports on an upcoming Kennedy Center festival: hen "Arabesque: Arts of the Arab World" became a major Kennedy Center project a few years ago, it appeared to be a look at a distant, exotic world. After three years of planning, the center announced its three-week festival last spring. By then, the timeliness of its Arabic theme seemed downright prescient. "Arabesque" opens Tuesday, looking more relevant than ever, bringing Washington an in-depth, multifaceted look at a part of the world vital to our own. As theatergoers enter the Kennedy Center's two...

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