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(Jan. 6) THE SCIENCE OF IMAGINATION Northern Virginia's Creative Cauldron gears up for the New Year with a lecture this evening at ArtSpace in Falls Church. A neuroscientist, educator and a couple of theater mavens discuss The Science of Imagination -– how our brains function, desire creation and have a proclivity for telling a good story.

(Jan. 7-16) LYME PARK If you'd rather just take in a good story, there's Lyme Park debuting Friday at Round House Theatre in Silver Spring. Inspired by the works of Jane Austen, the play follows a modern-day debutant faced with living in a charming fantasy worn or an untidy reality.

(Jan. 6-Feb. 27) HAIRSPRAY HIVE If you yearn for the bygone reality of the 1960s, you can relive them at Toby's Dinner Theater in Balitmore. Beehive opens Thursday and features the talents of six women, countless wigs and music from some of the biggest musicals of the day through the end of February.

Music: "Absinthe Party At The Fly Honey Warehouse" by Minus The Bear

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The Music And Legacy Of Motown

Motown founder Berry Gordy and director Charles Randolph-Wright of “Motown the Musical" join Diane for a conversation about the history of Detroit's famous sound.


New York City To Require Sodium Warnings On Restaurant Menus

New York City has implemented a new rule requiring chain restaurants to put sodium warnings on their menus. Menu items that contain lots of salt will be marked with an icon of a salt shaker.
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Chicago Police Chief Firing And Efforts To Boost Public Trust Of Police Nationwide

Chicago's mayor fires the city's police chief amid protests over the response to the police killing of a black teenager. An update on efforts to boost public trust in police forces across the country.

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Computer Guys And Gal

Another year is coming to a close and the Computer Guys And Gal are here to discuss this year's biggest technology news, including the growth of virtual reality and the "Internet of Things."

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