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(Jan. 10) A WEEK AWAY FROM MLK We are one week away from Martin Luther King Jr. Day, a proximity not lost upon the District's MLK Library, kicking off King Week Monday evening with street art and jazz. Noise policies are shelved from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. as the library showcases King-inspired images and reminisces along to some of the rhythms of the King-era.

(Jan. 10) A COMPASSIONATE LIFE If compassion plays a key role in your New Year's resolution, you can get some help honing your heart at Washington's Sixth & I Historic Synagogue, presenting best-selling author Karen Armstrong and her latest offering, "Twelve Steps to a Compassionate Life". The former nun discusses how to put being nice in theory into being nice in practice Monday at 7 p.m.

(Jan. 10-Feb. 28) THE KENNEDYS CIRCA '66 Nine photos of one family are on display for the first time at the American Museum of National History on the National Mall through the end of February. The Kennedys 50 Years Ago features stark stills taken for Harpers Bazaar in 1966.

Music: "Kennedy" by Ratatat

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