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(March 2-May 15) BECOMING BLINKY German abstract painter Blinky Palermo's work is best appreciated en masse, which is possible stateside for the first time at the Hirshhorn Museum on the National Mall through mid-May. Blinky Palermo: Retrospective 1964-1977 highlights the evolution of the painter's trademark bold colors and geometric shapes from his early shift away from traditional materials to his late works of acrylic paint on metal.

(March 2-20) ONE COLORFUL COAT For more bold colors, there's Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat at Maryland's Olney Theatre until late March. The favorite of Jacob's 12 sons is sold into slavery by his jealous brothers, only to end up on top with a better wardrobe in the musical by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber.

(March 2-6) MIDDLE BROTHER New York's Middle Brother is a trio of unrelated folk-rockers. The frontmen of three separate bands decided that their harmonic abilities would blend better together than apart. The poppy results play out Tuesday night at the 9:30 Club in Northwest Washington.

Music: "Schrapnell" by Isolée

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

The movie Southside with You is opening in theaters. The film follows Michelle and Barack Obama's very first date, and shows something we don't get too see too often in film: black romance.
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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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