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(Feb. 15) HIGH NOON HYMNS Valentine's Day is so yesterday, but a gang of romantics recites poetry this afternoon anyway. You can spend your lunch hour enjoying original and well-known verse at the Library of Congress in Northeast.

(Feb. 15) CHURCH AND CELLO Master cellist Frances-Marie Utti plays a set of contemporary compositions tonight at Northwest Washington's St. Mary's Episcopal Church. Utti uses two bows and over 75 tunings to sound more like a quartet than a soloist. Local guitarist Ayman Fanous rounds out the sound with classical and flamenco flourishes.

(Feb. 15-16) AMADEUS, AMADEUS If you prefer a traditional evening of classics there's the Fessenden Ensemble performing Mozart Favorites Tuesday night at Tenleytown's Saint Columba's Church and Wednesday at National City Christian in Thomas Circle.

Music: "Cello Song" by Nick Drake

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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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