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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.

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Colson Whitehead On The Importance Of Historical Fiction In Tumultuous Times

Kojo talks with author Colson Whitehead about his new novel "The Underground Railroad" and its resonance at this particular moment in history.

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Today instant ramen is consumed in at least 80 countries around the world and even considered popular currency in American prisons.
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Rating The United States On Child Care

A majority of parents in the U.S. work outside the home. That means about 12 million children across the country require care. A new report ranks states on cost, quality and availability of child care - and says nobody is getting it right.

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Tech Group To Set Industry Standards For Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence is increasingly becoming part of everyday life: think Apple's Siri. Major tech firms formed a group to help the public understand AI and develop standards so it isn't misused.

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