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Alexandria Symphony Orchestra’s Children’s Arts Festival

On Sunday, May 20 at 2 p.m., take a solar journey with the Alexandria Symphony Orchestra as they present their 2012 Children’s Arts Festival, Cosmic Quest, at T. C. Williams High School in Alexandria. Choose from one of two concerts at 2:30 p.m. or 3:30 p.m., featuring selections from Holst’s Planets symphony. Children are also encouraged to participate in various art, music, and movement projects including an instrument petting zoo, yoga, art stations, reading centers, and hand bell demonstrations. The whole family can join in for $5 per person. Tickets may be purchased online at www.alexsym.org or by calling 703-548-0885.

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When Noah Davis founded the museum, he wanted to bring world-class art to a neighborhood he likened to a food desert, meaning no grocery stores or museums. Davis died a year ago Monday.
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The Strange, Twisted Story Behind Seattle's Blackberries

Those tangled brambles are everywhere in the city, the legacy of an eccentric named Luther Burbank whose breeding experiments with crops can still be found on many American dinner plates.
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State Taxes, School Budgets And The Quality Of Public Education

Budget cutbacks have made it impossible for many states to finance their public schools. But some have bucked the trend by increasing taxes and earmarking those funds for education. Taxes, spending and the quality of public education.

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Listen: 'Web Site Story,' NPR's Musical About The Internet — From 1999

Found in our archives: an Internet-themed remake of West Side Story from the dot-com bubble era. It begins with Bill Gates and features the sound of a modem but isn't as obsolete as you might expect.

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