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Tastee Diner in Laurel: As American as the Fourth of July

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LAUREL — The small Tastee Diner chain, opened in 1935, is a venerable staple in the historic districts of Laurel, Bethesda and Silver Spring. Anticipating Independence Day, I took a trip to a couple of these restaurants in the chain to experience a bit of Americana as American as the Fourth of July – or as apple pie, keeping with the diner theme.

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Sea surges and swells in ‘Sadko’ opera

Sadko 2SILVER SPRING – “The ocean foamed, and from the white billows rose the visage of the great King of the Sea, crowned in weeds of his watery kingdom,” writes the poet Heine. England, Greece, and even Germany (home to Heine) all have their great poetry of the sea. Such art of the maritime is presented in Russian music in Nikolai Rimsky-Korsakov’s opera “Sadko,” performed at Silver Spring’s Randolph Road Theatre during performances in March.

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