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(Jan. 5) JULIE DEXTER DOES BLUES British vocalist Julie Dexter brings a powerful set of pipes to Georgetown's Blues Alley Wednesday night. The classically trained composer seamlessly samples neo-soul, bossa nova, reggae, and afrobeat at 8 p.m. and again at 10 p.m.

(Jan. 5-30) OFF-KILTER COLORS Washington's Touchstone Gallery opens Off-Kilter Wednesday. The exhibit features the unbalanced artworks of local painter Leslie Nolan, whose over-saturated acrylic depictions of humans attempt to relate the energy and instability of modern life.

(Jan. 5) BLANK SPACE, OPEN HOUSE Blank Space SE is a pop-up gallery that provides temporary space to creative folks in need of a showcase and Wednesday’s Open House fits the bill to perfection: Washington's Critical Exposure hosts a one-day exhibition of youth photography with dance and music courtesy of D.C.'s Urban Artistry collective.

Music: "Afternoon Speaker" by The Sea And Cake


Kentucky Boy Solves Rubik's Cube In Record Time

A 14-year-old boy from Lexington, Ky., has solved a Rubik's Cube in less than five seconds. As Guinness World Records declares this a record-breaker, we hear how NPR covered a Rubik's Cube competition in 1981.
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Recipes Get A Makeover With GIFs, Science, And Emojis

On Food Wednesday, we explore the new ways recipes are being presented, with everything from GIFs to scientific method.

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International Military Action In Syria

French President Hollande meets with President Obama in Washington to seek additional U.S. support in the fight against ISIS in Syria, and NATO holds an emergency meeting over the downed Russian fighter jet: An update on international military strategy in Syria.


Used Rocket Is A New Breakthrough For Blue Origin's Space Plan

Blue Origin, the space company founded by Amazon billionaire Jeff Bezos, has sent a craft past the edge of space and then landed its rocket safely – and vertically — in Texas.

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