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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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'Southside With You' Has Us Asking: Where Is The Love In Black Movies?

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Ramen Noodles Are Now The Prison Currency Of Choice

Ramen will buy anything from smuggled fruit to laundry services from fellow inmates, a study at one prison finds. It's not just that ramen is tasty: Prisoners say they're not getting enough food.
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Episode 721: Unbuilding A City

Why is it so hard to knock down 17 vacant houses in a shrinking city?
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Want To Play Video Games Made In D.C.? Here's Your Chance.

An event called District Arcade brings together 23 locally made video games.

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