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Accustomed to free access to Smithsonian museums, visitors to the National Air and Space Museum's center in Chantilly can be taken aback by the hefty $15 parking fee.
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New Jersey Democratic Rep. Rob Andrews is demanding his colleagues strip pork payouts from a massive aid bill intended to help victims of Superstorm Sandy.
Despite being dubbed the "bad girl of rock 'n' roll," Ronnie Spector's strong and sparkling vocals are perfect for the holiday season's cheesiest pop tunes — and her take on "Sleigh Ride" and "Frosty the Snowman" are some of the most-played versions of the songs.
Nam June Paik has been rightly called the George Washington of the video art movement. The South Korean-born artist, who died in 2006 at age 73, led a revolution in embracing television and electronics during the early 1960s to create provocative, quirky and influential works.
The Smithsonian National Zoo says its 6-year-old Andean bear Billie Jean has given birth to twins.
Marina Abramovic, the "grandmother of performance art," has fearlessly used her body as a canvas for political and cultural commentary for nearly four decades. By making the performer (as well as the audience) both physically and mentally uncomfortable, Ms. Abramovic's works have sparked discussions about the limitations of the human body, human consciousness, human relationships and, of course, the value of performance art.
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