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(Jan. 20-30) GENESIS Genesis walked away from 2010's Capital Fringe Festival with top honors. The story of a troubled patient in a mental institution tackles questions of faith and morality at Northwest Washington's Warehouse Theater Thursday night through the end of January.

(Jan. 21-April 8) FRIDAY BECOMES ECLECTIC Strathmore's Friday Night Eclectic series returns to North Bethesda Friday with three of the District's rising rappers. X.O. teams up with RAtheMC and AB the Pro for an evening of hip hop alphabet soup.

(Jan. 21-22) 18TH STREET SINGERS SPAN CENTURIES A group of young professionals living on Washington's 18th Street realized they shared a love for choral music and decided to do something about it. The result is the 18th Street Singers, performing their seventh annual Winter Concert Friday and Saturday at First Trinity Lutheran Church all the way down on 4th Street.

(Jan. 22) BRAZILIAN GUITAR QUARTET For some serious solos you can take in the chops of The Brazilian Guitar Quartet Saturday night at Georgetown's Dumbarton Church. The crack ensemble pays homage to the giants of Spanish and Brazilian classical music.

Music: "Hotel California" by Gipsy Kings

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Remains In Jamestown Linked To Early Colonial Leaders

Scientists from the Smithsonian's National Museum of Natural History and The Jamestown Rediscovery Foundation say they've identified four men buried in the earliest English church in America.
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The Democracy Of The Diner

Whether the decor is faux '50s silver and neon or authentic greasy spoon, diners are classic Americana, down to the familiar menu items. Rich, poor, black, white--all rub shoulders in the vinyl booths and at formica counters. We explore the enduring appeal and nostalgia of the diner.

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D.C. Council Member David Grosso

D.C. Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Education David Grosso joins us to discuss local public policy issues, including the challenges facing D.C. Public Schools.

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Twitter Faces Challenges As It tries To Balance Profitability, Popularity

The social network Twitter is popular with users, but that's not enough. It also needs to be profitable, and by its 140-character nature that's a challenge.

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