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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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Woody Allen's 'Fading Gigolo' Full Of Loneliness And Longing

In the new comedy Fading Gigolo, John Turturro plays the title character, and Woody Allen plays his pimp. This story originally broadcast on All Things Considered on April 18, 2014.
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Soup to Nuts, Restaurants Smoke It All

While you won't find cigarettes in restaurants anymore, some smoking isn't banned. It's not just meat, either; it's hot to smoke just about anything edible.
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Virginia Remains At Odds With Feds On Medicaid Expansion

Lawmakers in Virginia continue to resist the $9.6 billion Medicaid expansion on offer from the federal government as part of the Affordable Care Act.

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Watch For The Blind Lets You Feel Time Passing

A new watch allows the blind to feel time on their wrists. Designer Hyungsoo Kim tells NPR's Wade Goodwyn his watch allows users to tell time accurately without revealing their disabilities.

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