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"Art Beat" With Stephanie Kaye - Weekend Events, December 11-13, 2009

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(December 12 & 13) LESOLE MAINE Lesole Maine Dance Projects brings powerful messages from the streets of South Africa to the stages of Dance Place in Northeast D.C. Saturday and Sunday. Two of their newest works, "Without a Home" and "Nna" explore the lives of kids in the streets of Johannesburg and here in the US and mix elements of African ritual with the 20th century step dance style of African American college students.

(December 13) FAMILY SINGS If you find it hard to sit quietly in your seat without bursting into song, the Strathmore Family Sings! allows you to exercise those vocal chords. The seasonal sing-along kicks off at 4 p.m. Sunday at The Music Center at Strathmore in North Bethesda.

(December 15-January 10) YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN If you're a little "holiday'd" out, escape from the Nutcrackers and Sugar Plum Fairies can be found during Young Frankenstein opening Tuesday night at 7:30 in the Kennedy Center Opera House. The new musical is based on the Oscar-nominated 1974 film, patching together Mary Shelley's classic tale with Mel Brooks' comic genius.

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Cult Survivor Documents 2 Decades Inside 'Holy Hell'

Will Allen directed the documentary Holy Hell, which depicts his experience as a videographer and member of The Buddhafield cult. Allen used his own footage, as well as his interviews with other former members, to make this documentary.
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Evaporated Cane Juice? Puh-leeze. Just Call It Sugar, FDA Says

Companies cultivating a healthful image often list "evaporated cane juice" in their products' ingredients. But the FDA says it's really just sugar, and that's what food labels should call it.
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Friday News Roundup - Domestic

Donald Trump now has enough delegates to clinch the Republican nomination, according to the Associated Press. A State Department review criticizes Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. And 11 states sue the federal government over a transgender bathroom directive. A panel of journalists joins guest host Sabri Ben-Achour for analysis of the week's top national news stories

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After Departure Of Uber, Lyft In Austin, New Companies Enter The Void

Earlier this month, voters in Austin, Texas, rejected an effort to overturn the city's rules for ride-hailing companies. Uber and Lyft tried to prevent fingerprinting of their drivers, and now both have left town. A few other ride-share companies have popped up to help fill the void. NPR explores how people are getting around town without Uber and Lyft.

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