- The Washington Times - Monday, February 12, 2007

If Hallmark cards and mushy films aren’t your cup of Valentine’s Day tea, perhaps an evening of Asian love poems might be just the thing. Tonight from 6:30 to 9:30, the Library of Congress’ Asian Division will host amorous readings and dramatizations representing nine diverse cultures — from India to Japan (where the character for “love” is “ai”). Four actors will collaboratively interpret the works. Following the performance, the St. Charles String Quartet will continue the lovey-dovey mood with music from Asian composers. The event is free and takes place on the ground floor of the Thomas Jefferson building’s Whittall Pavilion, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Reservations are not required. For more details, call 202/707-8000 or log onto www.loc.gov.

Jenny Mayo

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