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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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Payoffs For Prediction: Could Markets Help Identify Terrorism Risk?

In a terror prediction market, people would bet real money on the likelihood of attacks. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with Stephen Carter about whether such a market could predict — and deter — attacks.

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