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(Jan. 26) THE HUMANITY Contemporary Israeli cinema gets its own night at the District's Avalon Theatre beginning on this fourth Wednesday of the month. The maiden voyage is a road trip. "The Human Resources Manager" follows an indifferent supervisor on a quest to rediscover his humanity.

(Jan. 26-Feb. 20) THE HOMECOMING An English doctor living in America returns to his working class family for a rude awakening in "The Homecoming", playing at Baltimore's Center Stage through late February. Harold Pinter's classic two-act play is still challenging audiences, critics and mores 45 years after being written.

(Jan. 26-March 20) BIRD'S-EYE VIEW "His Eye Is on The Sparrow" opens Wednesday at Alexandria's Metro Stage. The biographical musical shows how the revered singer and actress Ethel Waters escaped poverty and overcame racism to become a star.

Music: "Trey Of Hearts" by Count Basie

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Verdine White On 45 Years With Earth, Wind & Fire

Forty-five years ago, the band “Earth, Wind and Fire” introduced audiences to a new kind of funk--one that fused soul, jazz, Latin and pop. Bassist Verdine White talks to guest host Derek McGinty about breaking racial boundaries in music and how the band is still evolving.

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The Case Against The Shirley Temple (The Drink)

Author and cocktail enthusiast Wayne Curtis wrote an article called "Shirley Temples Are Destroying America's Youth." He talks about why he hates Shirley Temples — the drink, not the person.
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What's Ahead At The Democratic National Convention

The Democratic National Convention gets underway in Philadelphia, where Hillary Clinton will accept the presidential nomination.

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Experimental Plane Sets Off On Final Leg Of Its Round-The-World Journey

It's the first time for a solar-powered plane to circumnavigate the globe. Now it's en route to Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates — and you can watch the journey in a live video from the cockpit.

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