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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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Art Beat With Lauren Landau, July 1, 2015

You can check out work by local women artists or see a comedy about how one woman’s midlife crisis affects those around her.

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Food Packaging & Pricing

Have you ever popped open a bag of potato chips only to be disappointed by the number of crisps in your bag? It's not just you. To avoid raising prices, companies often increase their "nonfunctional slack fill" or the difference between the volume of product and its container. We talk about how food packaging affects your recipe and wallet.

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Environmental Outlook: The Growing Fossil Fuel Divestment Movement

A look at the growing fossil fuel divestment movement.

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USA's 'Mr. Robot,' HBO's 'Ballers' Among Picks For Best Summer TV Series

A flood of some 120 series, both new and returning, are coming to TV sets this summer. So, how to choose which ones to binge-watch by the pool? Our TV critic picks his four favorite new shows.

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