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(Dec. 28) A TOAST TO 1964 As 2010 draws to an end, you can look back on this past year and 1964 Tuesday night at The Birchmere Music Hall in Alexandria. 1964 was the year Beatlemania spread stateside. It's also the name of Rolling Stone Magazine's pick for best Beatles tribute band. 1964 the Tribute brings the "mop top" back to Birchmere Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

(Dec. 28) MAGIC OF PSYCHOTRONIC SPELL The Washington Psychotronic Film Society proudly screens the poorly received -— the obscure, low-budget and sometimes justifiably forgotten fare that most moviegoers missed. You can witness cryptic Kung Fu in Taiwan's "Magic of Spell" Tuesday night at Warehouse Theater in Northwest Washington.

(Dec. 28) ANACOSTIA'S KWANZAA For a Kwanzaa celebration, look no further than The Anacostia Community Museum in Southeast. The Family Kwanzaa Adventure kicks off Tuesday at 10:30 a.m. with interactive drumming, singing, dancing, skits and other group activities.

Music: "In My Life" by Jake Shimabukuro

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Shante, He Stays: RuPaul Reflects On Decades Of Drag — And 2 Emmy Nominations

RuPaul is the most recognizable drag queen in America. His hit show, RuPaul's Drag Race is up for two Emmy Awards as it begins filming its ninth season. But drag, he says, will never be mainstream.
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Food World Rallies For Quake-Hit Amatrice, Home Of Famous Pasta Dish

In Italy and the U.S., restaurants are pledging to use sales of Amatrice's signature dish, spaghetti all' amatriciana, to raise funds for the Italian town devastated by Wednesday's earthquake.
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Friday News Roundup - International

Italy searches for survivors after a devastating earthquake. Turkey escalates its role in the fight against ISIS. And Colombia and the FARC rebels sign a peace treaty ending a half-century-long guerrilla war. A panel of journalists joins guest host Derek McGinty for analysis of the week's top international news stories.

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WhatsApp Will Start Sharing Data, Including Phone Numbers, With Facebook

It will also test new ways for businesses to communicate with users on the app. The privacy policy changes mark the long-expected move by Facebook to begin making money from the free app.

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