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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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A WAMU Guide To The 2015 National Book Festival

Need some help navigating the schedule? We've come up with an agenda that highlights authors we’ve spoken with here at WAMU.

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The Democracy Of The Diner (Rebroadcast)

Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.

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Europe's Ongoing Migrant And Refugee Crisis And The Future Of Open Borders

The Austria-Hungary border has become the latest pressure point in Europe's ongoing migrant crisis. We get an update on the huge influx of migrants and refugees from the Middle East and Africa and the future of open borders within the E.U.

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Environmental Outlook: How To Build Smarter Transportation And More Livable Cities

A new report says traffic in the U.S. is worse than it's been in years. But some say there are reasons to be optimistic. For this month's Environmental Outlook: How revitalized urban centers and new modes of transportation are changing how we get around our cities.

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