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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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Kate Mulgrew: "Born With Teeth" (Rebroadcast)

Kate Mulgrew, who stars as "Red" in the Netflix TV series "Orange Is The New Black", opens up in a new memoir about her complicated family and the baby she gave away for adoption as a young woman.


Sweet Name Of Kids' Clinic Gives Some People Heartburn

The Krispy Kreme Challenge Children's Specialty Clinic gets its name from a student-run charity race in Raleigh, N.C., that has already raised $1 million for kids. Still, some find the name unhealthy.

Americans Don't Disagree On Politics As Much As You Might Think

Everyone knows that distrust of Washington at near-record levels and that Congress has grown more polarized. But what's going on with American voters is more complicated than you may realize.

Someday A Helicopter Drone May Fly Over Mars And Help A Rover

NASA is building a 2-pound helicopter drone that would help guide the vehicle on the Red Planet's surface. That way, the rover wouldn't need to wander as much to find its way around.

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