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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.

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Writer James Alan McPherson, Winner Of Pulitzer, MacArthur And Guggenheim, Dies At 72

McPherson, the first African-American to win the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, has died at 72. His work explored the intersection of white and black lives with deftness, subtlety and wry humor.
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QUIZ: How Much Do You Know About Presidents And Food?

It's week two of the party conventions, and all these speeches are making us hungry. So we made a quiz to test your savvy about presidents and our favorite topic, food.
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Your Turn: Ronald Reagan's Shooter, Freddie Gray Verdicts And More

Have opinions about the Democratic National Convention, or the verdicts from the Freddie Gray cases? It's your turn to talk.

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Trump's Cyber Comments Rouse The Democrats

As they bolster their case that Hillary Clinton is ready to be commander in chief, Democrats are seizing on Donald Trump's comments seemingly encouraging Russia to use cyber-espionage against Clinton.

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